Are you planning some bathroom renovations and looking to make the most of your project? You will find that a little perspective and enlightenment on approaching this task can make all the difference to the final product.
Bathroom fittings are that final touch that can tie the entire décor together in your most secret of chambers.
Most people assume that the fittings and fixtures are just the tapware at the sink, but they also include showerheads, bathtub spouts, drain covers, light switches, power outlets, light fixtures, accent lighting, and even the handle on the toilet.
So, let’s go over some important things to know before you go about selecting the fixtures and fittings for your bathroom.
Define Your Style
Before you begin, ask yourself what style and results you are looking for. This way you will have a better perspective on choosing the fixtures and all style elements that will affect the final look. Some of the more common styles to choose from include:
From these basic styles, you can accomplish a wide range of personal expressions to create the environment you desire in your bathrooms.
The final goal is that your bathroom represents your personality and character. By determining the style from the beginning, you will have a clear frame of reference to make the important decisions that will follow.
The Fixtures and Fittings Should be Selected First
Even though fixtures and fittings are the finishing touches of your bathroom, they should be selected first. As a matter of fact, one of the most common errors made in a bathroom remodeling project is not selecting these important functional and aesthetic elements from the very beginning.
There are several important reasons that fixtures and fitting should be selected first. First and foremost, choosing these elements from the beginning will give you a clearer perspective on the budget you are working with.
For example, you can adjust your budget in the future by changing the choice of tiling or using a different painting plan without swerving too far from your original décor plan and still achieving the desired outcome.
But because the fixtures and fittings are such a central part of tying together all the aspects of your bathroom, any last-minute swap-outs or adjustments can throw the aesthetics of the bathroom on a tailspin.
By selecting the fixtures from the beginning, you have greater space to make less noticeable adjustments more freely. You will also have a better idea perspective on your budget for this aspect of the project and be able to make other adjustments more easily as well.
Prioritizing Your Objectives
Because the fixtures and fittings represent the culmination of all the values you hope to apply in your bathroom remodeling project, you will also have a clearer idea of what these values are and how you would like to apply them and enhance these values throughout the project.
For example, if you have decided that a specific set of taps and faucets is what you need to accomplish the desired effect, you may be disappointed if that option raises the price above budget limitations.
Nevertheless, you may be able to make room for this important feature, if you adjust other aspects of your project.
When it comes to choosing your fixtures and fittings, you will find that the price tags can range from mind-blowingly cheap to prohibitively expensive. While you don’t necessarily need gold-plated diamond-encrusted showerheads, it certainly pays to invest a little more into your fixtures and fittings.
The fixtures and fittings in your bathroom will see the most functional use and cheaper items on the market can be expected to break within months, if not weeks of installment.
Because of the mercurial nature of the low-tier bathroom fittings and fixtures market, you may not ever find that specific style element again.
But a higher quality item will last for many years and perform well when maintained and repaired. They will also maintain a constant style and theme you can depend on and this adds considerable value to the project.
Final Notes on Choosing your Bathroom Fittings and Fixtures
Most agree that choosing the fixtures and fittings is the most important but also the most fun part of a bathroom remodeling.
Never forget how many small fittings and features are available from towel racks to toilet paper roll holders, and a wide range of electrical fixtures as well. When the entire bathroom is coordinated perfectly the results are nothing less than sublime,