We spend far more time in the bathroom than we realize. From showering, styling our hair, brushing our teeth and more, we end up spending a decent portion of our day there. If this is the case, why wouldn’t the bathroom be one of the rooms you remodel first?
When thinking about a bathroom remodel, you tend to notice the big things: the tub, the shower, the sink or the mirror. It’s not often that we think of our bathroom fixtures. Though they may seem insignificant, they’re an important part of bringing your decor together. Choosing stylish, functional and matching bathroom fixtures can immediately draw the eye of a homebuyer and help to increase the price of your home.
Ready to change out your bathroom fixtures? Let’s go over some of the options you’ll need to consider before getting started.
What Exactly Is Bathroom Hardware?
Bathroom hardware includes more pieces than you may anticipate, especially since we rarely give thought to these parts of the bathroom.
While remodeling you may consider changing these fixtures:
- Shower handles
- Shower heads
- Towel hooks
- Shower curtain rods
- Toilet paper holders
- Toilet handles or buttons
- Cabinet knobs
There are so many places to start that it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the options. Before you get started, make a list of everything you plan to change to avoid getting overwhelmed by the scope of the project. Then, check out a showroom or a local hardware store to see the options available. This can help to prepare you for a conversation with a contractor.
What Should I Consider When Choosing Bathroom Fixtures?
Once you’re ready to start picking out the fixtures for your bathroom, take some time to consider the details we’ve listed below.
No matter your color preferences, there’s something out there for you. Looking for a modern vibe? Try matte black or chrome for your shower hardware. Do you prefer a more classic look? Bronze or copper finishings can give an antique feeling to your bathroom. There are dozens upon dozens of more color options than the ones mentioned, and you can customize to your heart’s content. Make sure that the colors either match exactly or compliment very well, otherwise your bathroom may look like a last minute remodel project.
Your bathroom fixtures should look good while still working with your lifestyle. For instance, if you have small children you may opt for shower hooks that are lower to the ground so the kids can reach. Alternately, if you plan to age in place in your home, you may choose fixtures that will be accessible even as you lose dexterity. You should always prioritize functionality, otherwise you will be stuck with a beautiful home you can’t live in.
Style of Your Home
Your bathroom shouldn’t feel like it’s part of a different house entirely. While you may choose to divert your style a bit, steer away from choosing a completely different style. If your home is ultra modern, think the same for your bathroom hardware. If you’re committed to trying a new style in your bathroom, consider adding small elements of another style for a unique spin.
If you’re looking to save some cash, choosing water efficient bathroom fixtures can help cut your water bill down significantly. With many homebuyers, an eco-friendly house is a massive plus, and it may raise the worth of your home. Look for fixtures that are marked WaterSense — these are certified by the EPA to lower your water usage.
Ready to change your bathroom fixtures out for something new?
Contact Elite Renovations. From start to finish, we’ll work with you to create the bathroom you’ve been envisioning.