If you're looking to turn your bathroom into a new construction project, the fixtures are probably the last thing that you're thinking about. You will quickly learn that the faucet is not just for running water, but actually considered a design focal point! Picking out the faucet you want will be one of the first major decisions you'll have to make when you're determining your design scheme. Let's take a walk through your thinking process together.
Decide on a Budget: The first thing you want to do before starting any project is to determine your limit. It's important to do this because all of these fixtures can begin to add up rather quickly. You want to spend the most money on your focal areas. Be sure to buy those first. You don't want to fall in love with something important at the end of your spending and not have enough for it.
Know Your Priorities: You will be overwhelmed by the amount of fixtures that you have to pick from. When you go to the store, make sure you have a firm grasp on what is the most important to you and your bathroom. Do you want an environmentally friendly faucet? Do you want one that is more family friendly? Do you want a motion sensor? Be sure to know what is important to you.
Coordinate Your Colors: Polished chrome has been the industry standard, but bronze, antique and chrome are also very popular. You'll want a finish that matches your towel racks and other hardware as well as matches with your general color scheme in the bathroom.
Fixtures may look like an afterthought to someone who's never redesigned a bathroom, but they are truly the foundation to both the appearance and function of the room. Selecting the right set for you is simply a question of budget, style and personal priorities.