Whether you are undertaking a full bathroom remodel or just looking to freshen up the room, hardware can be one feature that is difficult to decipher. Here are a few things to consider when choosing bathroom hardware that will help narrow your search.
How would you describe the style of the bathroom overall?
Is your bathroom ultra modern? Country chic? Try to identify one general theme that will help guide you in your search for the right bathroom hardware. When you know the theme of your bathroom, you’ll be able to ask yourself, “Is this hardware contemporary?” or “Is this hardware transitional?” rather than just “Do I like this piece?”
What types of bathroom fixtures are in the room?
Your bathroom sink faucet, light fixtures, showerhead, and any other metals in the room should also impact your decision. If you take a look at the selection available from The RTA Store, you’ll see bathroom hardware in polished chrome, satin nickel, stainless steel, and rubbed bronze. It’s important that you aren’t clashing metals, so consider all current fixtures before purchasing any new hardware.
What do the knobs or pulls on your bathroom vanity look like?
Like with your bathroom fixtures, you also want to take into account the metals on your bathroom vanity. In some situations, it is okay to use multiple metals in the same room, but you want to make sure they complement each other. Consider the knobs and pulls as well as your bathroom fixtures before buying hardware.
What do you value more – trendiness or timelessness?
Some pieces of hardware are very trendy and may fall out of favor in a few years. If your goal is to not make any changes to your bathroom for a while, going with a classic style may be more preferable. A simple, timeless towel bar or toilet bar holder will be as modern five years from now as it is today.
What is the flow like in your bathroom?
When choosing the right bathroom hardware, you’ll also want to think realistically about who uses that bathroom and how they use it. A pretty robe hook may be alluring, but does anyone that uses that bathroom wear a robe? If it’s shared by two or three kids, probably not. Would an extra towel rack be more useful? Your hardware should make your bathroom more functional, not just serve as sparkly wall décor. Consider what a day looks like in the life of that bathroom before buying any hardware for it.
After you’ve asked yourself these questions, you should have a better idea of the style, finish, and type of bathroom hardware you want to purchase. If you still need some inspiration, browse the selection from The RTA Store for ideas. You can easily refine your search so you are only shopping for what you want. For example, you might know that you want a polished chrome finish but the rest is a mystery. If so, select “Polished Chrome” under “Finish,” and refine your search to only show polished chrome hardware in a variety of styles. Happy shopping!
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