Get info on bathroom fixtures, and choose the styles and designs that will work best for the bath space in your home.
By: Sean McEvoy
Bathroom fixtures are often one of the top style considerations when planning a bathroom installation or redesign. Sinks, tubs and their respective faucet fixtures are the most prominently featured aspects of a bathroom, so ensuring they work well with—or even help define—the overall bathroom design is a high priority.
There are several basic bathroom sink and fixture styles that are commonly found in homes. They're available in a wide range of materials and prices.
One of the most common and economical bathroom sink styles it the drop-in sink. This style fits into a hole in a vanity cabinet or sink stand, and it can be easily installed or removed. Pedestal sinks are another common style of bathroom sink—these freestanding sinks are both economical and space saving. Undermount sinks are slightly higher in price, and they sit flush on the surface of the vanity, whereas drop-in sinks fit over the lip of the hole in the vanity. Vessel sinks are a high-end option—these "floating" sinks sit on top of a vanity as a bowl or rectangular vessel.
Regarding faucet fixtures, there are four basic types: Wide-spread, consisting of a spout with separate hot and cold water handles; two-handle center set, with a spout and both handles combined on a single base; single set, with a spout and a single rotating handle, and wall-mounted, which works well with above-the-counter and vessel sinks.
In terms of a finish for your bathroom fixtures, the overall style of the bathroom will likely dictate your decision. Oil-rubbed bronze is a popular choice for more traditional designs, whereas polished nickel is frequently used in modern, contemporary and traditional spaces.
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