Making sure you choose the right fixtures in your bathroom is extremely important as it can make or break your renovation. There are so many things that you need to consider when choosing the plumbing fixtures including the style, material, functionally, price and compatibility. Below are 3 things you should keep in mind when making the important decision.
Have a look around you home and decide what styles, materials and colours work within your home and be consistent. You may be renovating just one room with the plan to eventually renovate the whole home, and you will need to take that into consideration. What colours did you want to take through the home? Do you have a theme that you want to keep too? There are two broad styles to consider; modern or traditional.
Modern homes generally have shiny, metallic finishes. Sleek stainless steel taps can add a touch of luxury and elegance to a contemporary city apartment. The same fixtures will look completely out of place compared to ornate bronze or copper fixtures more commonly associated with old-fashioned country homesteads.
This is a important question to ask as you want to make sure the fixtures you choose suit your lifestyle. Do you have children? Do you want to have children in the future? Possibly a single easy to reach tap may not be the best choice. In regards to showers, what type of shower head do you want? One person may enjoy a powerful massaging jet but another loves the rain showers. Just be aware that there is a variety of water efficient fixtures so always check the pressure and temperature ratings.
You also will need to consider the current plumbing system and look at fixtures that are compatible with the system. This will make your life a lit simpler!
Price is normally the ultimate deciding factor when it comes to bathroom fixtures as there is a variety of fixtures available at a wide range of prices, depending on the material, style, brand and warranty. Best suggestion is to figure out your budget first and then stick to it. There is often a cheaper version of the more expensive fixtures, but be careful. You don’t want to get a great bargain only to have to replace it 1 month down the track. Spending a little extra on high-quality materials can save you in the long term.
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