Refreshing a bathroom with new hardware helps you gain style and comfort without overspending. In addition to new fixtures for the sink, shower, and tub, you can economically replace towel bars, clothing hooks, and drawer pulls to give a bathroom a unified and updated appearance. To help you decide which plumbing fixtures to purchase, follow these steps.
How to Choose the Best Plumbing Fixtures
1. Make a List
Head into your bathroom and make a list of every plumbing fixture and hardware accessory you intend to replace. First, note how the faucet is constructed. Is it widespread with separate taps for hot and cold water, or is it a single-hole unit with one handle? Next, look into the shower. The list of fixtures inside it likely includes the showerhead and controls, tub downspout, drain plate, and overflow plate. There’s also the toilet level and the metal ring that covers the sink drain to consider swapping out.
2. Focus on the Finish
The images you’ve collected for inspiration should indicate your color preference for sink and shower fittings—either brass, nickel, chrome, or bronze. After you’ve locked in a color choice, think about which level of sheen attracts your eye most. Your options include polished, matte, satiny, and antiqued.
3. Refine by Style
You can narrow potential choices further by weighing your preference for traditional versus modern or edgy industrial designs. Consider how you furnish the other rooms in your home. If your overall aesthetic leans toward timeless classics, your bathroom fixtures should reflect that preference.
If your home is a bit more eclectic, feel free to mix and match hardware. However, designers typically recommend unity of finish and style for water-related fixtures. For example, after you’ve decided to focus on traditionally styled polished chrome fixtures, make your selections for the faucet, shower, tub, and toilet from the same manufacturer’s collection. Then, to achieve a look that’s not overly uniform, select other bathroom accessories with a different finish and style.
When you’re ready to redo your bathroom with new fixtures, contact the licensed professionals at John Lockwood Plumbing in Ontario, NY, for help. They specialize in upgrading bathroom plumbing fixtures for clients across the Rochester region. Visit them online to learn more their residential services, or call (585) 265-0736 to speak one of their plumbing experts about your project.