Upgrading Your Bathroom Fixtures Style and Functionality

Upgrading Your Bathroom Fixtures Style and Functionality

January 9, 2024 0 By Aran Lovell

Fixtures like faucets, showerheads, and toilets play a large role in your bathroom’s aesthetic. Upgrading these fixtures with modern options can elevate your bathroom’s style and boost functionality.

Modern fixtures combine luxury and function with efficient technologies that reduce energy use. They also promote better hygiene with touchless and self-cleaning options.

1. Faucets

Faucets are a key component of bathroom style, and the right faucet can enhance your bathroom’s aesthetic and increase its functionality. Newer fixtures often feature advanced technologies that promote improved hygiene and water efficiency. Touchless faucets and self-cleaning toilets help eliminate the need to touch potentially germ-infested surfaces and can cut down on cross-contamination in your home.

The type of faucet you choose depends on your bathroom’s style and the needs of your family or guests. For example, younger children may have trouble reaching a lever that’s located high on the spout, making a shorter, single handle model a better choice.

You’ll also need to consider whether you prefer a deck mount or a wall mount. A deck mount is easy to install and works best if you have existing holes in the sink or countertop. It is easier to keep clean than a wall mount, which is harder to reach and may require you to use plumber’s putty to create a seal.

2. Showerheads

Showerheads are an easy and cost-effective way to upgrade your bathroom. Whether you want to replace a showerhead that has blocked sprays or are in the market for a more luxurious experience, there is a shower head for every bathroom style and function.

Fixed showerheads mount to your wall and provide a consistent water flow with options for adjustability. They come in a variety of styles and finishes to fit your bathroom aesthetic.

If you’re looking to transform your bath into a spa-like retreat, consider a rainfall-style showerhead that mounts to the ceiling and creates a luxurious waterfall effect in your home. These showerheads offer an energizing start to the day and are available in a wide range of sizes and finishes to match your bathroom.

When it comes to choosing a showerhead finish, Greg Crouse, marketing director at Leaf Home, suggests matching the color to your existing brassware or sticking with one classic finish so your bath is consistent. To do so, he recommends selecting rich jewel tones or earthy colors that let gold accents shine.

3. Lighting

The right light fixture can add a design focal point that elevates your bathroom. If your old one is tarnished or outdated, consider replacing it with a new fixture that suits the overall style of the room.

Layering lighting is a popular design trend that accentuates your bathroom while offering a functional element. You can control brightness in different areas of the bathroom with layers that are regulated with dimmers and individual circuits.

Smart features, like motion-sensor lighting, are a popular upgrade that aligns well with Plainfield’s safety-conscious community. They provide a convenient way to turn on and off the lights in your bathroom without having to fumble for a switch. Plus, they help reduce energy usage and save money over time.

4. Toilets

The last major fixture in most bathrooms is the toilet, and this is one area where it pays to avoid making too many changes. A big reason is that bathroom style fads can pass quickly, and swapping out large fixtures can be pricey. Also, changing out a toilet can affect your home’s resale value.

That said, upgrading your toilet can make a significant difference in both the comfort and convenience of your daily bathroom routine. For example, a simple lighted seat can help you find your toilet in the dark without turning on your bathroom lights.

There are also plenty of other smart toilet upgrades, like touchless flushing systems that make cleaning easier. Or a 2-in-1 toilet and sink that saves space and allows for easy cleaning of the bowl and cistern. And don’t forget the water savings — a low-flow or high-efficiency toilet can cut your household water use by 20 percent.