We recently completed our second bathroom remodel for a Chicago area, Glenview home. Pleased with the master bathroom renovation, the Glenview family asked us to renovate the double vanity hall bathroom. We took the oak cabinets and pink tiled bathroom from 1990 to 2019.
Remember the old style pull-on crystal looking faucet handles? Faucet designs have come a long way over the years, so we are going to walk you through fixture options and what to look for when designing on a budget.
Consider the overall look and feel of your home. You may be inspired to do a modern and minimalistic look for your bathroom; however, if the rest of your home is traditional, that may not be the best route from a resale perspective. If you are a family with small children, consider more of a functional look and feel. Think about the tub and sink design as well and try and match the fixtures.
Fixture Finish Options:
The Parkview family chose matte black fixtures, which are very popular with white walls. Overall the matte black look is trendy and can be found in sinks, walls, faucets, lighting, bathtubs, ceilings, and floors. Black matte is a bold look and a great option as it compliments modern and traditional designs alike.
Copper Steampunk decor has become popular over the years. It is considered to have a masculine look but also is an excellent option in farmhouse decor. Dark walls tend to make copper stand out more.
A popular, traditional and standard look in a lot of kitchens and baths. Chrome is economical and comes in several styles. When designed with a fun color that pops, chrome stands out, giving your remodeled bathroom a clean and polished look.
We recently wrote about porcelain tile but did not mention porcelain faucets. The combination of porcelain and nickel or chrome is a timeless option and is available in various styles.
Brass faucets come in all shapes and sizes. Its striking finish, when complemented with a white sink, give it a unique and eye-catching look. Brass light fixtures pull the entire style together.
Ever wonder why public restrooms have hands-free sink options? 1. It helps with water waste 2. It’s an excellent germ-free option, and 3. some are ADA compliant. Don’t rule the hands-free possibility out for your home. Touch-less faucets are perfect for smaller children and help eliminate unnecessary water waste.
About Masters Kitchen and Bath
Masters Kitchen & Bath has been providing top quality construction, cabinetry, and design on kitchen renovations and remodeling since 2004. We coordinate and manage development, ordering, and installation. Masters help homeowners get more enjoyment from their homes with new kitchen designs that blend beautifully with their new or existing home decor. Visualize your complete kitchen remodel by visiting our showroom. We also offer consultations where our seasoned project manager will inspect your job site, listen to your specific needs and considerations, and offer you design suggestions that best meet your needs.
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