A Guide to Choosing the Right Fixtures and Fittings

April 15, 2017

Planning a bathroom renovation? Looking for bathroom design ideas?

In this post we will offer some tips on choosing the right fixtures and fittings for your new bathroom space. Bathroom fittings are really the finishing touch and can turn your bathroom from looking good to great. They are not limited to taps and spouts, but also include things like shower heads, drain covers, towel rails and electrical fittings.

Define Your Style

First you need to work out what your style preferences actually are. Then you can have a much better idea of the right fittings and fixtures for your new bathroom. Is your style:

  • Retro
  • Modern minimalistic
  • Rustic
  • Classic
  • Contemporary

The five listed above are just some of the design types out there and they easy to research to determine which one you are.

You want your new bathroom design to be a reflection of you, a space that fits your personality and where you feel right at home. Determining your design style will help you decide on just the right fittings and fixtures.

Quality Counts

The higher quality the fittings and fixtures, generally the higher the price tag. But your new bathroom renovation is an investment. It really is worth spending a little more on quality fittings that will not only stand the test of time, but also stay new looking for much longer. Build quality and design quality are ultra important when it comes to fittings and fixtures for bathrooms.

Taps and Spouts

There are so many of these to choose from, but so long as you keep the first two tips in mind – your style and the quality – you can’t really go wrong with your final choice. Practicality also has to come into play here. While you want your taps and spouts to look awesome, they also need to be easy to use. So keep that in mind when making your choice.

Shower Heads

Another vital component in the bathroom fitting department is the shower head. Get this one wrong and you will be cursing every time you take a shower. Just as with taps and spouts, you want your shower head to look nice, but also be highly functional; its design enabling it to do the intended job: Shower you with a solid stream of water.

Another thing to consider with the shower head is its water saving capacity. A good shower head can save thousands of litres of water a year and cut you water bills way down. But at the same time, you don’t want it to be so water efficient that you struggle to wash the soap from your skin.

Other Fittings

Choose your taps, spouts and shower head first, then pick towel racks, drain covers and soap dishes to match. And don’t forget about the light fittings and other electricals. Having beautiful bathroom lighting that is both ambient and effective is also vitally important to the enjoyment of your bathroom renovation.

For tips and advice on what fittings and fixtures to choose, get in touch with Complete Bathroom Renovations in Kedron, Brisbane.

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