Antique Bathroom Fixtures
Get all the info you'll need on antique bathroom fixtures, and prepare to create a bath space with classic, historical charm.
By: Sean McEvoy
Antique bathroom fixtures can enliven the visual interest of any bath space, especially those with a vintage or traditional design approach.
The first thing to decide if you're considering antique bathroom fixtures is whether you want to source them as true antiques, or if replicas of antique or period styles will do. In general, the replica route is cheaper, but if you're a stickler for authenticity, there are many local, national and online retailers of antique fixtures you can explore.
In general, antique fixtures will call to mind a specific era in bath design. Two common examples include Victorian and Colonial. Antique Victorian bathroom fixtures are often ornately designed, sporting gilded metals, intricate shapes and occasionally sculpted leaves or wildlife. Colonial style, on the other hand, was much more simple and utilitarian. Simple, oil-rubbed brass fixtures with straightforward, efficient designs prevailed.
Lighting fixtures are another option if you're considering antique style in your bathroom. Brass is a prevalent material for these, as its durability and availability made it a great choice across several eras of bathroom design.
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