bathroom-fixturesWhen choosing fixtures for your bathroom sink and tub, it’s easy to get caught in the battle between aesthetics and practicality. However, both visual beauty and functionality are necessary aspects of a room that should have a restful atmosphere, equally perfect for taking a relaxing shower after a hard workout or applying makeup in the morning before a busy day at work.

How can you incorporate both? Choosing the right fixtures is an excellent place to start.

Consider our tips for choosing bathroom fixtures that are a pleasure to see and use.

Scout Styles Before Purchasing

In order to set yourself up for faucet purchase success, determine first which sink and shower handles you prefer – single or double – and what style and finish best match your current decor. If you are remodeling your entire bathroom in a new style, consider which details most closely match that style. Some manufacturers package the bathroom faucet separately from the handles, so budget for both when deciding how much to spend on your new investment.

Quality Rules

Regardless of the style you choose, remember that quality rules when it comes to your bathroom fixtures.

Avoid lightweight designs that use plastic internal parts, as these temporary models will need to be replaced soon. Many inexpensive models may look as attractive as their counterparts, but they will not last as long or perform optimally. Look instead for sturdy, long-lasting models, even if that means a slightly larger investment.

Materials

Whether you’re looking for fixtures to complement a Romanesque marble design or a more rustic country style, you can find them. Fixtures now come in a wide variety of materials, including:

  • Polished chrome

  • Satin nickel

  • Polished nickel

  • Polished brass

  • Antique brass

  • Platinum

  • Gold

  • Acrylic enamel (multiple colors available)

  • Stainless steel

  • Copper

Finding your ideal fixtures is as easy as imagining them with this variety of materials available.

Special Types

While you may think of bathroom fixtures as only sink and bathtub faucet handles, the term includes much more. From whirlpool faucets to bathroom faucet trim, there are many types of fixtures. Be sure that what you choose designs that complement, if not match, other hardware in your space.

Keep in mind that additional components like trim pieces, faucet accents, faucet bodies, and rough-in valves must be purchased separately, so be prepared to compare finishes and styles at the store.

Choosing bathroom fixtures is an exciting aspect of putting your home together. By choosing fixtures that complement your vision and create functional ease, you go a long way to putting together a luxurious bathroom space, enjoyed by your family and guests alike.

Planning a bathroom remodel? Call Meticulous Plumbing for unbeatable customer service and expertise you can trust.

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