How to Choose the Right Bathroom Fixtures and Hardware

by | Apr 28, 2016 | Bathroom Design

modern bathroom with simple fixtures

Redesigning a new bathroom is very exciting and plays an important role in how we feel about the house as a whole. We want this space to evoke a sense of cleanliness, happiness, and health that can emanate through the rest of the home. Thus, every so often it is important to give your bathroom countertops, flooring, cabinets, and other fixtures a makeover, and proper selection is a huge part of that process. In fact, simply switching out your fixtures and hardware can encompass the whole job, providing each bathroom its own unique aesthetic.

Bathroom Hardware Completes the Look Proper fixures and hardware of modern luxury bathroom in minimalistic style

Bathroom hardware can be switched out relatively easily. Simple bathroom cabinet upgrades can be done by an enterprising do-it-yourselfer with spare time over the weekend. The whole look and feel of the bathroom can be transformed with upgraded hardware.

Sometimes the simplest change can mean so much. You might replace your toilet paper holder with a brushed nickel hook that is not only easy to use but is elegant in its simplicity. Match the holder by affixing matching towel rings near the sink and your bathroom starts to take on a new dimension of class and distinction.

If you want to continue the brushed-nickel look in your bathroom, take the time to replace the towel rack, too. For extra convenience, you could also install a swing-arm towel rack near the bath or shower so that you won’t have to step out onto your bathroom floor before drying off.

Before you know it, you’ll have revamped your bathroom without having to use a plumber’s wrench or even lift a paintbrush.

Importance of Newer Bathroom Fixtures

Modern-Transitional showerhead installationBathroom fixtures are often your bigger concerns. They involve the plumbing and require a trained professional to install.

These days, everyone is talking about sustainability and efficiency. Since standard showerheads use 2.5 gallons per minute, you might consider a new, upgraded shower head that not only is on the cutting edge of bathroom design but which will save you money on your water bill. Select a shiny chrome model that is attractive, self-cleaning and that provides plenty of power.

The toilet is also an area where bathrooms tend to waste water. Not so long ago, a “low-flow” toilet often meant a lack of water pressure and thus more flushes. These days, there are modern-looking toilets that use a minimum of water while providing the power you expect. In fact, some are designed to release two measures of water, to be used according to your needs at the moment.
bathroom fixturesConsider the overall aesthetic you’d like to see in your bathroom remodel before you install new hardware or fixtures. The new items you desire may necessitate more work, such as painting, floors, and even cabinetry. Take stock of your ideas and compare that against what you have in your home.

You may want to consult a Certified Bath Designer who can help streamline your road to a new bathroom.

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