How To Choose New Fixtures For Your Bathroom

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When it comes to choosing new bathroom fixtures, there are numerous aspects to consider. Is your home conventional or modern? Do you like modern or traditional interior design? These are important questions, and the solutions will ultimately depend on your personal preferences, the general aesthetic of your house, your long-term design objectives, and the requirements of everyone living there. Bathroom hardware, also known as bathroom fixtures, is a vital part of achieving the correct look for your bathroom decor. Bathroom fixtures include faucets for sinks, showers, and tubs, as well as towel racks, rings and bars, toilet paper holders, soap dispensers, and other items.

Whether you’re considering a bathroom makeover to increase the value of your home or to improve functionality as your family grows, here are some pointers to help you choose new fixtures for your bathroom…


#1 – Make a checklist

It’s easy to overlook the importance of some bathroom fixtures to your overall design and spending budget. Make a list that includes:

  • The large, and very obvious elements (toilet, bathtub, sinks)
  • The frequently ignored plumbing components (overflow, towel bar/ring, toilet paper dispenser, and exhaust fan)
  • The potential for luxury lighting options (such recessed can lights and bathroom vanities).


#2 – Consider who will use the space

The size, shape, and type of bathroom fixtures should be accessible to everyone, including kids, older family members, visitors, and people with disabilities. Installing a handrail next to the toilet, tub, and shower is one suggestion. Check the toilet height, too: go a few inches shorter than the standard size to accommodate a young family, or consider an accessory like a step stool for toddlers.


#3 – Mix and match shower fixtures

There are a variety of shower fixtures on the market today, and you may find that combining several of them provides the best cost-effectiveness for your bathroom. The most common and convenient option is a showerhead that mounts to the wall, but you also have the option of installing a handheld shower.


#4 – Add some variety

Choose a variety of materials, colours, and styles for your bathroom fixtures to create a customised look. One style can get old pretty fast, so try mix-and-matching for a distinctive bathroom. For consistency, you might choose the same colour and material for your toilet, sink, and tub, but switch things up with a faucet or showerhead in a contrasting finish. Pick mirrors and lamps with a similar design aesthetic and finish. This manner, your updated bathroom will always look modern.


#5 – Create space with sinks

A sink unit can sit right on top of a cabinet if you need extra storage space, while a pedestal sink fits perfectly in a corner. A transparent tempered glass sink can create the illusion of space, just like a mirror. The idea is that you don’t have to settle for a tiny sink when there are other options available for small bathrooms. Faucet size is also important; too-small fixtures will make a huge sink seem out of place (and vice versa), and too-large fixtures will cause unnecessary splashing and waste. To avoid cluttering up the area near your sink, think about installing a wall-mounted toothbrush and soap container.


#6 – Invest in eco friendly taps / faucets

There’s a lot more to your bathroom tap or faucet than you think. A leaky tap will add to your water bill and require more repairs than necessary. Always check that your taps meet industry standards.


#7 – Opt for an easy to clean toilet unit or WC

It’s important to think about things like cleaning and upkeep when selecting a toilet for your new bathroom. A simple but useful addition is a toilet seat hinge that quickly detaches. These allow you to quickly and easily remove the toilet seat for cleaning, and if they break, you can simply replace them. It’s nice if the toilet has soft-closing hinges so that the lid doesn’t slam down onto the seat. If you want your bathroom to look uncluttered and modern, consider having the toilet cistern positioned behind walls.


#8 – Choose materials wisely

When it comes to metal finishes, you may choose from a wide variety of materials for your bathroom remodel. For a classic feel, brass is ideal, while polished stainless steel is ideal for a modern bathroom. Even plastic features can get a shine with a glossy chrome finish. Always go for materials that resist mould, corrosion, stains, and scratches.


#9 – Double and triple check your bathroom measurements and dimensions

Keep in mind your bathroom size as you shop for fixtures. This is an effective method for adjusting the proportions of bathrooms of any size. Also, account for pipes, drains, countertops, entryways, and storage places. Something as simple as which way your bathroom door opens can determine the entire room’s design. A bathroom specialist can use CAD software with your bathroom’s actual size and fixture dimensions from manufacturers. This will help you visualise your finished bathroom renovation.


#10 – Stick to your budget

It’s easy to get carried away with your bathroom remodel, but at the end of the day, your budget determines what you’ll end up with. Your budget is a great elimination tool. It’s much easier to take out a fixture or finish that’s outside of your range and it can guide your bargain choices too. It’s important to keep in mind that more expensive does not necessarily mean superior fixtures. Instead, you should evaluate the quality of craftsmanship for each item in the bathroom. Instead of focusing on pricing, pick bathroom fixtures that will last the longest and use the least amount of water.


Take as much time as you need to plan your bathroom renovation. If you have the opportunity, visit a showroom or store to see the fixtures in person. This will give you a better sense of their quality, finish, and how they might look in your space. It will also give you the chance to test them, do they feel clunky, smooth, cheap, difficult to use – none of this is possible with online purchases!! Remember, the key is to choose fixtures that not only look good but also meet your practical needs.