5 Types of Bathroom Fixtures

Bathroom fixtures normally serve one of two purposes: function and style. When you combine the two, you can have a stylish bathroom that you'll be proud to share with family and guests. Some fixtures are a must-have to do what you need to complete routine shower and grooming tasks. Others are nice to have, and can be installed gradually when you have the time and money for it. Here are 5 types to consider for your bathroom.

1 - Towel Bars

Having bathroom towel bars is necessary in every bathroom. However, they don't have to be plain. There are many styles and shapes to choose from. For example, consider installing curved or circular bars instead of the standard straight bars. You can buy towel bar sets that have different lengths to hang hand towels and body towels. Also experiment with the towel bar materials. Instead of plastic and wood, try brass or satin nickel towel bars.

2 - Wall Mount Mirror

You can't have too many mirrors in a bathroom. There's the traditional bathroom sink mirror, as well as one that comes with a medicine cabinet. You can also add a wall mount magnification mirror. Jerdon First Class makes a 8 inch model that magnifies up to 5 times, and another one up to 7 times. These are handy for shaving or examining those hard-to-see areas on your body.

3 - Robe Hook

This is a small bathroom fixture, but it's a convenient accessory. This prevents you from having to throw your robes on the toilet, towel bar or on the floor. It also gives the bathroom an elegant look. You can install a single or double robe hook, depending on how many people use the bathroom. These weigh around 10 pounds and come in a variety styles, such as bronze or pearl nickel.

4 - Bathroom Faucets

These are a must-have and can help to define the look and style of the bathroom. You're used to the traditional metallic faucets with plastic or glass knobs. Think beyond those and replace or install news ones with different materials to give your bathroom a fresh look. Delta sells single level faucets with ceramic valves and instead of knobs, a metal pop up. These are easy to install and weigh 6 pounds.

5 - Bathroom Lighting Fixtures

Lighting in a bathroom is key for functionality and style. There are many options to choose from, but it's important to think about what you want to accomplish with your lighting. If you want bright lights so that you can see well while using the bathroom mirror, then you should consider 3 or 5 light systems that you can install above your bathroom sink mirror. One product to try is the Thomas Lightning Homestead Collection Five-Light Fixture Brushed Nickel Finish with Swirl Alabaster Style Glass. These measure 36 inches wide and 9 inches high, and can fit 100 watt bulbs.

All of these bathroom fixtures can make your bathroom experience pleasant and well organized. Start with the must-haves on this list and make a plan to add the others later.