Outfitting Your Bathroom: The Basics
Whether you are remodeling your entire bath or just looking to spruce things up, bath hardware is key in defining the look and feel of a bathroom
. But with the sheer number of choices in styles and finishes, putting a bath ensemble together can seem overwhelming. Paring down your choices can help make your job easier; consider just a few must-have items and add one or two “wish-list” pieces.
* Faucet: One of the main focal points of the bathroom
, the faucet can often set the tone for the entire room.
* Showerhead: Rainshower, overhead, body spray—this bathroom
essential is available in many different styles. Determine your ideal shower experience and choose from there.
* Towel Bar Or Hooks: Dry and wet towels need a designated place, preferably off of the floor. Whether you choose a traditional towel bar or get creative and use hooks to hang your towels, this is a must-have in any bathroom
* Toilet Paper Holder: These come in both wall-mounted and floor models. Wall-mounted versions take up less space in a crowded bath, but if you have the space, a floor model can be placed in a spot that’s most convenient for you.
Once you’ve decided on your essentials, you can decide if you have the room (and budget) for wish-list items like towel warmers, towel rings, and shelving.