• Juliana Linssen

Designer Guide: How to Choose Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures


When renovating or updating your bathroom, one of the most important decisions you'll make is what fixtures to choose. There are so many different types and styles of plumbing fixtures on the market it can be tough to know which ones are right for your bathroom. This guide will help you make the right decision for your home. We'll break down the different plumbing fixtures available and show you how to pick the perfect ones for your needs. So read on, and get ready to take your bathroom remodeling project up a notch!


Showerheads

When it comes to choosing a showerhead, the most important thing to keep in mind is the function of the fixture. For example, you will want to consider how much water pressure you need and the type of shower you prefer (rain, handheld, etc.). Once you have narrowed down your options by function, you can start considering style. Do you want a traditional or contemporary look? What finish do you prefer? There are many different options, so it's essential to take some time to browse before deciding.


Sinks

Bathroom sinks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. With so many options on the market, knowing where to start when choosing a sink for your bathroom can be challenging. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you shop for a bathroom sink:

Size

Bathroom sinks come in a wide range of sizes. Measure the available space in your bathroom before you start shopping. You'll want to leave enough room around the sink for comfortable use.

Shape

Bathroom sinks come in both oval and rectangular shapes. Oval sinks can give your bathroom a more elegant look, while rectangular sinks are more versatile and can be used in various spaces.

Material

Bathroom sinks are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, glass, and metal. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, so choosing one that will fit your needs and lifestyle is important.

Finish

The finish on your bathroom sink will also play a role in its overall appearance. Choose a finish that complements the other fixtures in your bathroom for a cohesive look.

Faucets

When shopping for a new bathroom faucet, it is crucial to consider style and function. For example, if you have a small bathroom, you may want to choose a wall-mounted faucet to save space. However, if you have a large bathroom, you may want to select a more traditionally styled faucet with two handles. Regarding function, it is vital to consider your sink type. For example, if you have a pedestal sink, you must choose a single-hole faucet to mount correctly. However, if you have a vessel sink, you can choose from various styles of faucets. Finally, be sure to consider the finish of your faucet.


You will want to select a finish that coordinates well with the other fixtures in your bathroom. For example, if your bathroom has matte black hardware, you may want to choose a matte black

faucet. Of course, mixing metal finishes is also an option and if you want to learn more about how to do it right, check out this post, Master the Mix: 5 Design Tips for Mixing Metal Finishes.


Toilets

With some research, you can find the perfect toilet for your home. The first thing to think about is how much space you have. If you have a small bathroom, you'll want to choose a compact toilet that doesn't take up too much space. You should also think about how often you'll be using the toilet. If you have a large family, you'll need a durable toilet that can handle many uses. If it's going in a powder room, it will likely see less use than in your primary bath. Another important consideration is water usage.



If you're concerned about conserving water, look for a low-flow toilet with less water per flush. And finally, don't forget to think about style! Of course, white is a timeless go-to, but there are so many different designs and colors to choose from, so be sure to look around and see what suits your décor best.



Finally, don't forget to factor in your budget. Bathroom fixtures can range widely in price, so it's essential to set a realistic budget before beginning your search. By keeping all these factors in mind, you can narrow down the options and find the perfect bathroom fixtures for your home. Need a little help with your selections? Connect with Spaces by Juliana today to get an expert eye on which fixtures are best for space!