Plumbing Fixtures and Lighting Fixtures

Plumbing Fixtures

Depending on what style you like, you can coordinate your bathroom and kitchen fixtures to suit your tastes. Colors, materials and finishes can dictate your style, whether it is traditional, contemporary, or a transitional mix. Nearly all plumbing fixture manufacturers offer a variety of styles and finishes in their products.

Bathroom faucets and kitchen faucets are the most used items in any home. So don’t be afraid to look for the best your money can buy. How about a pull-out faucet? Now you don’t need a separate sprayer on your sink deck – simply pull the spray head directly out of the faucet!

Speaking of sinks, you have a world of choices when it’s time to pick a new one. There are kitchen sinks with single, double or triple bowls for your convenience. Double and triple sinks are handy for washing dishes. Bathroom sinks can be drop in, which drop right into a hole in the counter, or undermount, which is installed from underneath the counter. Self-rimming sinks add interest to the countertop, but undermount sinks makes the counter easier to clean.

Proper bathroom lighting is essential to a comfortable space. Install sconces on either sides of your mirror or medicine cabinet for a better view of yourself. A ceiling light is also important for general lighting needs, and accent lighting is a nice touch.

Make your bath a sanctuary by installing a luxurious Kohler whirlpool tub or Elizabethan Classics clawfoot tub. The tubs come in old-fashioned durable cast iron or acrylic. Build a spa-like atmosphere into your shower by adding handshowers, body jets and Swanstone shower walls to your tub and shower area. Don’t forget that hand showers can be added to whirlpools and tub faucets as well. The hand-held showers also make the shower or tub easier to rinse down after cleaning.

Toilet design shouldn’t be overlooked. There are toilets available in contemporary, traditional, modern and Victorian styles, as well as ones with elongated bowls and those that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

You most likely need a medicine cabinet in your bathroom. They keep essentials handy and also out of sight. A tri-view mirrored cabinet allows you to see more angles of your face with pull-open mirrors; it makes shaving or makeup application much easier. And you can choose whatever finish you like – you’ll find cabinets framed in brass, nickel, stainless steel, wood and also frameless glass.

Bathroom vanities are other fixtures that come in styles to satisfy nearly every taste. They run the gamut from ornate vanities in cherry with porcelain double sinks, all the way to the other end of the spectrum with minimalist console vanities for smaller spaces or simpler designs. Try them with coordinating bathroom furniture.

With so many choices, it should be easy to find exactly the plumbing fixtures you need and have fun doing so!