Making sure you choose the right fixtures in your bathroom is extremely important as it can make or break your bathroom renovation. There are so many things that you need to consider when choosing the plumbing fixtures including the style, material, functionality, price and compatibility.
Below are 3 things you should keep in mind when making the bathroom fixture choices.
Have a look around your home and decide what styles, materials, and colours work within your home and be consistent. You may be renovating just one bathroom or ensuite with the plan to eventually renovate the whole home, and you will need to take that into consideration.
What colours do you want to take throughout the home? Do you have a theme, design brief, or style that you want to keep too?
There are two broad styles to consider; modern and 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 if used in a home that already has ornate bronze or copper fixtures more commonly associated with a more traditional design.
This is an important question to ask as you want to make sure the fixtures you choose to suit your lifestyle. Do you have children? Do you want to have children in the future? Possibly a single easy to reach tap may be the best choice.
In regards to showers, what type of shower head do you prefer? One person may enjoy a powerful massaging jet but another loves the rain showers style showerhead. Just be aware that there is a variety of water-efficient fixtures so always check the pressure and temperature ratings on the shower rose you choose.
You also will need to consider the current plumbing system and look at fixtures that are compatible with the system.
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.
The 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.
Want to get started on your bathroom renovation? Speak to the team at Symcorp today.