How to Choose the Best Bathroom Fixtures

Bathtub display at the store


If you’re planning to renovate an old bathroom or construct a new one, one of the more important decisions you’ll have to make is on what type of bathroom fixtures you want to install.

There is a whole lot of options to choose from, priced varying according to the quality and to suit the budget of the customer. Let’s read about crucial things to consider before zeroing on any particular type of fixtures.

To begin with, you’ll have to decide whether you’re looking for a contemporary or a traditional design bathroom. Traditional style will necessitate the use of an antique décor that will resemble of bathrooms in the 19th century or even before that.

On the other hand, modern bathroom design will feature the latest style of fixtures. Having a clear vision will help you narrow down your choices.

The next decision you’ll have to consider is what fixtures you actually want. Do you want a standard bath/shower combination? Or a claw-foot tub with a separate shower stall?

The same applies to the sink where you can choose between a modern vanity and a pedestal sink. Then there are optional fixtures, such as bidet. It may not be common in North America, but these are gaining popularity as they are as much about function as style.

Your budget is another vital factor that determines if you can afford to buy more upscale fixtures or not. If you have a limited budget, you will still be able to buy good quality fixtures manufactured by reputable companies. Compromising on the quality to save some bucks can prove more costly in the future.

You can also get your old bathtub, shower and countertop refinished for chips, cracks, rust, and holes by a local, reputable company such as Total Koatings. In fact, if the style you currently have is not what you are looking for you may be able to save by buying used. Many people remove fixtures that would be suitable for use if refinished. For pennies on the dollar you may be able to find just the style you desire and with the help of Total Koatings have your dream bathroom. The perfect color and style without the high price tag.



Author: Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith is the founder and co-owner at Total Koatings, Inc in Sarasota, Florida. This is a family franchise business owned by Jerry and daughter Jodie Smith with Jerry's sons Steve and Randy both factory trained technicians along with other non-family staff. Serving Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties since 2006 with thousands of satisfied customers.

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