Choose the Best Bathroom Fixtures
Although you may not realize it, the fixtures you choose for your bathroom will have a tremendous impact on how efficiently and practically it functions over time. However, the sheer amount of options out there can make the selection process a challenge. Below are some tips that will help you choose bathroom fixtures that are not only functional, but also visually attractive.
Install Low-flow Showerheads
These showerheads have not only become more affordable and aesthetically attractive than ever before; research has indicated that over time, low-flow shower heads could save you almost 4,000 gallons of water per year in a household consisting of just two people.
Wherever possible, it’s recommended that you look for showerheads that carry the EPA’s WaterSense label. These units have been proven to use at least 20% less water than other comparable units and although they may seem a little costly to purchase, you will recoup the savings over time with regards to water consumption.
Check those Faucets Carefully
These days, it’s possible to purchase an extensive range of bathroom faucets from online and brick and mortar locations, and while you may fall in love with a specific unit, it’s crucial to check that it doesn’t contain any traces of lead.
Although all faucets provided by US suppliers must be certified as being lead-free, this may not be the case if you have decided to import your units from elsewhere. As such, it’s strongly recommended that you only purchase from reputable US-based suppliers.
Don’t Follow Trends
It can often be tempting to base your selection of bathroom fixtures on the latest trends. However, over time, some of these fixtures could cause your bathroom to look dated (think avocado, mint green and pale pink floor tiles, tubs, sinks and toilets, for instance that were all the rage in the late 70s and early 80s).
In most cases, it’s best to stick with neutral color choices and not to allow your choices to be dictated by what has been deemed to be trendy at the moment.
Try to View Fixtures in Person
After you’ve searched and found styles of tubs, sinks, faucets and toilets that you like, it’s a good idea to see if you can get a closer view of them. This will allow you to determine whether they look as good up close as they did online or in printed catalogs – it will also give you the opportunity to change your mind if something doesn’t look as good as you thought it would.
Regardless of the bathroom fixtures you eventually choose, our team will be able to assist you with installing them and ensuring that they are performing at their best afterwards. If your home’s bathroom is in desperate need of a makeover and you’re unsure of where to start or which fixtures will be most suitable for your family, get in touch with us today. We look forward to working with you and ensuring that your bathroom gets the upgrade it deserves.