How to Choose the Perfect Finish for Your Bathroom Fixtures
Choosing the perfect finish for your bathroom fixtures can be a painstaking process, as you’re not just choosing one piece. You want to make sure you choose the right finish in terms of style, budget, and durability. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of a few popular finishes.
If you want a bright and clean finish for your bathroom, look no further. Go with a white finish only on your faucet to create contrast, or match all of your fixtures to create a uniform oasis. White fixtures are usually made of porcelain, which is easy to clean, and the coloring means no visible water spots or fingerprints. However, a white finish does serve as a blank canvas for darker stains, so regular cleaning is necessary. Porcelain is often a higher-budget material and can be fragile, so make sure you’re willing to invest both the finances and the proper ongoing care.
Nickel typically comes in two finishes: polished or brushed. Polished nickel has a shiny finish that is usually darker than chrome. It is both durable and easy to clean, though it is one of the more difficult finishes to match with other color elements. Brushed nickel provides a softer look than polished, and it is typically less costly. It is also durable and easy to clean, though it ultimately lends a more subtle impact than its bold counterpart.
Much like nickel, brass can be bold or subtle. Polished brass is a classic finish that gives bathrooms a more vintage look. It is highly available, is easy to match with other fixtures, and it is durable. Satin brass is a brushed look that offers the bold color of bronze with a more understated impact. The matte finish means water spots or fingerprints are less visible.
Bronze is typically available in two unique textures. Oil-rubbed bronze is a beautiful and timeless option for a more traditional bathroom. It’s durable, easy to clean, and widely available. The best part? If you already have brass items in your bathroom, you can apply a brass darkening solution to match them. Satin bronze sits somewhere between oil rubbed bronze and copper. It is a lighter than bronze, yet more subtle option than copper.
These are just a few of the numerous finish options for your bathroom fixtures. Not sure where to start? Contact HomeStyling Design to help you find your perfect aesthetic. Or, have you already picked out your fixtures and are ready to install them? UBuildIt is here for all your personal construction consulting and support needs. Let’s collaborate and determine the perfect fixtures for your home and your wallet.