Bathroom Renovation Fixture Selection 101

When you're planning a bathroom remodeling job, you have a lot of details to consider. While you might be focused on the larger decisions first, you also have a few smaller details to think about as well. One of the things that many homeowners don't consider early enough in the process is the types of fixtures you want to use in the bathroom when it's finished. Here are a few of the things you need to consider as you get ready to select the fixtures for your newly renovated bathroom.

Consider the Appearance

If you don't like the way that the bathroom fixtures look, you won't be happy with the final product when your building and renovation are done. That makes the appearance of the fixtures one of the more important considerations. Think about what types of materials you will use in your new bathroom and the materials and colors you'll have throughout the house. That will help you determine if you need modern fixtures or something more classic and traditional.

If you have a home that's more country-styled or rustic, you'll want to opt for something that's more traditional, like older-style brass, copper, or similar fixtures. However, if you have a modern home designed with a lot of edgier decor, it would be better suited to metallic or marble.

Think about the actual shape of the fixtures, too. Classic styles will look out of place in a modern home, while the smooth lines or sharp angles of a modern fixture style will fit much better.

Determine Your Budget

You can't even begin to narrow down your options for fixtures until you know how much you have left in your remodeling budget to invest in them. You'll want to work with your remodeling contractor to find out how much the bulk of the project is going to cost and what was allocated to the fixture investment. Once you know how much you have to spend, you can more effectively start narrowing down your options within the style and appearance class that you're looking for.

If you find that your budget doesn't completely fit the type of fixtures you really want, there are a few options to consider. First, you can consider investing in them from a wholesaler, or have your renovation contractor try to find a source that offers them a commercial discount. Further, you might be able to find a less expensive version of the fixture you like with only subtle differences.

Assess Your Lifestyle

When choosing the fixtures for your bathroom, you also need to consider what your lifestyle is like and how those fixtures fit into it. For example, if you are planning a family or you have young children in the house, you'll want to choose fixtures with single temperature controls instead of having fixtures that control the hot and cold water separately. This will reduce the risk of scalds and burns. Further, you might even find that a hands-free fixture is the best choice when you have young kids or a busy household.

To learn more about bathroom fixtures, speak to companies like Tonka  Plumbing Heating &  Cooling Inc.