Types of Bathroom Hardware to Incorporate Into Your Design
Last Updated on Friday, 1 August 2014 06:14
Written by bkshowplace
Wednesday, 6 August 2014 09:00
When planning a bathroom remodel, most of the attention goes to the vanity, flooring, and tub. Homeowners will often spend hours poring over decisions of which option to buy, only to ruin their aesthetic plan by forgetting to incorporate hardware into the design. Make sure your design plan includes these essential types of bathroom hardware:
Towel bars typically range from 12 inches to 24 inches long. Double towel bars are becoming more popular as they allow you to hang a wash cloth next to your towel, and there are even towel racks which can hold multiple towels without taking up much wall space. When choosing a towel bar, note whether the mounting hardware is included.
There are three main types of towel rings: closed, mini towel rings, and open towel rings. Closed towel rings are the most common and traditional. Mini towel rings actually resemble very small towel bars. Open towel rings let you drop the towel into the ring instead of having to pull it through, and come in interesting designs. Towel rings can be wall mounted or freestanding.
Toilet Paper Holder
This is the piece of hardware which will probably get the most use in the bathroom. You want to make sure that it is attractive and a very good quality, preferably made from a durable material. Avoid any toilet paper holder which has plastic parts as they will quickly crack. It is common for the springs to burst out of plastic toilet paper holders. Also consider the mount type of the paper holder (wall mount, freestanding countertop, freestanding floor, recessed), type (double post, single post, pivot).
You’d be surprised at how many different style variations there are of robe hooks. If you aren’t buying hardware in a set, stick with a classic design so you are better able to match it with other hardware.
Shower Curtain Rods
Shower curtain rods used to just be straight bars. Now you can find curtain rods which are curved or in L shapes. This can help add more space to the shower.
Knobs and Pulls
Consider which knobs you will use on your cabinets, drawers, and doors. You will want to make sure they all match with the other hardware in the bathroom.
Finally, don’t forget to match your cup holder, toothbrush holder, and soap dish to the rest of the hardware for a seamless design.