When it comes to choosing bathroom tiles and fixtures, there are many options to consider. From faucets to toilets to showerheads, it can be overwhelming to decide what will work best for your space. To help you make the best choice, here are ten tips to keep in mind when making selections for your bathroom:
- Determine your budget: Bathroom tiles and fixtures come in a wide range of prices, so it’s important to have a budget in mind before you start shopping.
- Measure and plan the layout of your bathroom: The size of your bathroom will affect the type and size of fixtures you can choose. Make sure to measure and plan your space before making a purchase. I always go to the store with a bathroom plan and precise list of fixtures and quantities of what I need.
- Think about your lifestyle: Are you a busy household with lots of people using the bathroom? If so, you may want to opt for more durable fixtures and finishes that are easier to keep clean. This will save you time and effort in the long run.
- Think about the style of your bathroom: Bathroom tiles and fixtures come in a variety of sizes, styles and colours, from traditional to modern. Consider the overall aesthetic of your bathroom when making your selection.
- Shiny or matt tiles, large or small mosaic tiles? Chrome, brushed nickel, graphite, matt black, white or rose gold fixtures? Think about which finish will complement your bathroom’s overall design and in the case of tiles the practicality of choosing larger tiles with less grout lines.
- Make sure you understand the advantages and disadvantages of 3-way mixer interputz or 4/5-way mixer interputz with diverter for shower heads, hand held shower heads and bath fill. Also ensure to carefully plan the placement of these faucets.
- Ask about the warranty: Look for fixtures with a good warranty to protect your investment and buy from a recommended store and supplier. If there are any problems, they can help too.
- Don’t forget about lighting: I always say lighting is everything. It is an important part of the bathroom and can make or break any space!
- Wall hung toilets are modern and provide clean lines in a bathroom. Discuss with your builder the option of burying the structure in the wall, so that you don’t have to have a box built around it. It is not always possible to do this, so use the shelf for a few pretty accessories otherwise.
- Talk to your builder about edges. Is he going to cut the tile in an angle (gerung) in the corner or will he use a trim? Ensure you know this upfront and match the correct colour and type of trim and also grout colour, because this cannot be changed or replaced without starting again.
In conclusion, choosing bathroom tiles and fixtures can be a challenging task, but by keeping these tips in mind and always using a professional designer, you can be sure to make the best choice for your space. A designer can help you to select the right fixtures that suit your style, budget and lifestyle, and ensure that they fit well with the overall design of your bathroom.