Bathroom Fittings – What are They and What are Your Options?
If you’ve planned the renovation of your bathroom and have started asking around for the same, you may be confused with a whole new set of ‘bathroom terms’ and a common among them is bathroom fittings. It’s useful to understand what bathroom fittings are, what options you have and how you can get started.
What are Bathroom Fittings?
If you ask a professional bathroom fitter, like bathroom fitters Weybridge, they will tell you that they are the things that are fitted along with the main parts of your room (called fixtures). While bath, toilet, shower, basin, taps etc. are bathroom fixtures, toilet seat, removable shelves, soap dispensers, mirrors etc. are examples of bathroom fittings.
Since toilet seats undergo a fair amount of wear and tear over time, they are one of the most common replacements during bathroom renovation. Hence they are the most popular bathroom fittings.
Toilet seats made of thermoset or thermoplastic are durable and resistant to scratches and stains. However, you can even get solid wood or wood effect seats in a wide range of colors.
Most toilet seats are available with soft close hinges that help stop wear and tear, and prevent tiny fingers from getting trapped. Moreover, detachable seats that make the cleaning tasks easy are also available.
Removable shelves are one of the best solutions for storing towels, brushes, personal hygiene products, medications etc. You can have shelves with integrated wheels. Or you can even have shelves that you can remove and rearrange according to your needs. These can be fitted anywhere you want. Some shelves can even double as toilet roll holders with a hook at their bottom to hold the toilet paper roll. Or an even better option is racks fitted on a pole which you can place wherever you want.
Soap dispensers come in various capacities. You should choose the one with the capacity suited to you and your family. E.g. a large family will need a big dispenser. Ideally the dispenser should hold the soap for at least a week. Also, choose a dispenser which is convenient to use for people of all ages. When it comes to materials, they are available in plastic and also in bronze and glass.
While choosing your bathroom mirror, consider its size. Typically, a vanity mirror is just as wide as the vanity itself. You’ll have to customize this. Another approach is to make the mirror 70% to 80% as wide as the vanity. When it comes to height, it needs to reach about a foot above the eye line. But the more height, the better as it will offer more viewing angles and a more open look to the space.
Choose your bathroom fittings to make your bathroom look amazing and relaxing. Happy shopping!