Installing new bathroom hardware is one of the most popular–and most affordable–ways to upgrade your bathroom. It allows you to bring the entire style of the room together and spice up a would-be boring bathroom. There are numerous options for bathroom hardware and the first place to start is the finish.
The finish you choose for your bathroom hardware should be the same throughout. This is one of the musts when remodeling a bathroom. Whether you choose brushed nickel, rubbed bronze, brushed natural pewter or something completely different make sure the finish extends to everything, from light fixtures and towel racks to the bathtub hardware and faucet. This will ensure your bathroom looks planned, put together and stylish.
So what do you do after you’ve fallen in love with a finish? Next comes the fun part: shopping. Decide what your bathroom will need. Common accessories and hardware items include the sink faucet and bathtub hardware, a light fixture, toilet paper holder and soap dish. Be sure not to overlook the special touches like cabinet handles, towel stands and wastebaskets. Shop around to get the best deal on bathroom hardware. As long as you stick with one finish it can be very easy to purchase items individually from a number of stores.
There are a number of advantages to upgrading your bathroom hardware. If your home was built new or comes with cheap starter hardware replacing the hardware can actually increase the value of your home. It may also be a good idea if you purchase a home with mismatched hardware. Lastly, replacing outdated or unattractive bathroom hardware and accessories allows you to completely redo your space and create an oasis.
Keep in mind that replacing the hardware in your bathroom does not have to be expensive. You can also start small. If everything already matches consider replacing just your sink faucet with something grand and luxurious. You’ll spend under $200 but completely change the feel of the room. You can also replace the bathtub hardware with a beautiful, retro faucet. Adding items such as a towel warmer can also make the space more welcoming and enjoyable on those cold mornings. Remember, it’s all up to you. Changing bath hardware is all about personal taste and is a simple way to recreate the bathroom for yourself.