Everyone would surely love to have a bathroom that is not only comfortable but is also beautiful. That could be the reason why homeowners grab certain bathroom accessories. But of course, the function of these accessories matters first before its aesthetic impact to the entire bathroom. In designing a bathroom, the question of what one may need to buy or what one may want to buy would surely arise. You can’t just go on shopping for these items without a minute idea on what to grab. So, allow us to give you some guidance on how you can choose bathroom accessories.
If you have decided to remodel your bathroom or just decorate it, then this post would be helpful for you. For sure, you would grab new bathroom accessories and you would also not want to waste your money on just anything. You would not want to buy something lesser than what you are actually eyeing to acquire. Hence, read on and use our guide in choosing and buying the best bathroom accessories for your home.
1. Know your budget.
Of course, it would always be important for you to know how much you’re your budget is. This will allow you to choose the ones that would suit your bathroom and would also be within the bracket of your budget allotted for it. For sure, you would not like to splurge too much if you have only enough. So, budget well and get bathroom accessories that are of good quality and affordable price.
2. Know what you need.
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Before you start shopping, make sure that you already know what you really need. Look at your bathroom and check what needs to be placed there. Also, you need to consider your usage being the homeowner. Do not get those which you do not use. Only buy accessories that are important.
3. Do not be brand conscious.
When buying bathroom accessories, it would not really be necessary to think about brands. Most people would think that if the brand is popular, it is the best buy. There are times that it isn’t really the item with the best quality. Look into every item well and not just the brand. See to it that you have also considered the function of the items that you are about to buy. Make sure that it suits to your needs. It is not the brand that really matters.
4. Look for affordable items of good quality.
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Another misconception of buyers is that when it costs more, it means that it is better. Actually, that is wrong because there are a lot of other items that are cheaper and even better. So, be a smart buyer. Carefully look at the item’s details and prices so that you will be able to get a good one in an affordable price.
5. Consider your available space.
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You might buy some accessories that would eat up a lot of space even if your bathroom is just small. So, look into the available space so that you won’t be able to purchase items that will only crowd your bathroom. Remember that it is the function that matters most and not the look.
6. Prioritize necessary accessories.
Not all accessories are actually important. Some of them don’t have to be purchased. In buying, see to it that you buy the necessary ones before you buy those which are not so needed. Do not ever forget to buy sinks, faucets, showers, floor drains, and others. See to it that the accessories that you truly need are bought first. Also, make sure it would fit your style and would serve a good purpose.
7. Choose apt faucets and showerheads.
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Make sure that your faucets and showerheads would complement with your bathroom fixtures. If you have used a sink and tub that are streamlined, then use faucets and shower heads that would go along with it to get a modern look like a goose neck faucet. If your fixtures are embellished, then you can get porcelain-brass combos for a traditional look. Also, look into how effective are your chosen faucets and showerheads.
8. Choose plain style or neutral colors.
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If you plan to change your bathroom theme from time to time, then it would be wise if you use neutral colors and plain styles. This way, you won’t have to buy accessories whenever you intend to change your bathroom’s look. You can buy a basic porcelain bathtub, toilet and sink.
9. Choose lighting well.
Some may not consider lighting as part of the accessories but you would nod on its value for the bathroom. It is a very vital accessory and can even create a totally great feel for your bathroom. Choose lighting that would illuminate your bathroom and could also give it a good look. You can use wall sconces, pendants and others. Your choice of lighting actually depends on the size of the bathroom.
10. Buy other bathroom accessories.
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After you have bought the necessary ones, you can now add other bathroom accessories which include the soap dish, toothbrush holder, towel hanger, shower curtains, and others. But do not place those which are not really needed because it will only clutter your bathroom and will also make it appear too crowded.
In buying bathroom accessories, you have to see to it if what you are buying is worth the cost. Always consider the condition of your bathroom, the space available, the budget you have and the functions you need. Also, aside from looking at the quality of the items, you can also check if how long the warranty of the items is. The design concept of the bathroom is also an important consideration-if it is a modern bathroom, a contemporary or a traditional one. Enough knowledge on the items you will buy is also a good factor for you to choose the best bathroom accessories.