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Tips For Choosing The Perfect Hardware For Your Bathroom
The bathroom hardware might seem to be a functional afterthought to the main design features, but it can really make a difference to the overall style of your space. From the shower door handles to the shelving. Here are some tips for selecting the perfect luxury finishing touches.
A bathroom mirror is essential for grooming tasks and also helps to reflect light and make the room feel bigger. The mirror should ideally be no wider than the sink or the same width as the vanity unit for a neat finish. Ensure that there is plenty of height for convenience of viewing and to help increase the sense of space.
Two mirrors placed side by side can create a pleasing symmetrical look and is useful if you have a vanity unit with double basins. The other option is to have a large mirror that runs wall to wall and up to the ceiling. This looks sleek and contemporary and really opens up the room.
If you have a large bathroom with a vintage or boho vibe, then a full-length freestanding mirror or even a framed mirror that simply leans against the wall can complete the look. However, consider if you want convenient features such as back lighting or anti-fog technology, which is more suited to a wall-mounted mirror.
The shower door handles
The shower door handles can be ergonomic for ease of grip, combined with rails for extra storage, or used to add an extra decorative detail. For a clean minimalist look, choose small metal knobs. This is a great choice if you have frameless glass shower screens for example. A more retro bathroom style may suit more ornate handles.
Alternatively you could choose multifunctional bars that act as a pull handle/towel combination, which may be a consideration in a small bathroom with limited wall space.
The finish of the handles can match the rest of your bathroom hardware, such as chrome, brushed nickel, brass, or matte black. This pulls the room together and creates a cohesive look. However, if you have a more eclectic bathroom style then mixing matching and different finishes can work well.
Towel bars, robe hooks and rings are not only functional, but can harmonise with the rest of the colours and materials in the bathroom. For an alternative choice to a metallic finish, you could opt for glass. This works particularly well if you want to install it on a shower door or below a mirror.
Floating shelves are a practical option to add extra storage space and to display decorative items in your bathroom. Glass shelves look contemporary and can even be illuminated with accent lighting for a really special spa atmosphere.