Oil-Rubbed Bronze Bathroom Fixtures

Find out all you need to know about oil-rubbed bronze bathroom fixtures, and prepare to add an attractive and historic air to your bath space.
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The entire bathroom is open except for an enclosed toilet area. The bathroom was gutted and redesigned with custom-fabricated white Thassos marble sinks, marquetry-style cabinetry and oil-rubbed bronze bath fixtures.

By: Sean McEvoy

If you're looking to add a traditional, elegant design touch to your bath space, you may want to consider oil-rubbed bronze bathroom fixtures.

Faucets and other hardware fixtures constructed from oil-rubbed bronze can add a classic, understated, colonial-era charm to any bathroom. This style of bathroom fixture also pairs well with Mediterranean bathroom designs, effectively offsetting the deep, rich colors that they often employ.

Contemporary Sophistication

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Contemporary Sophistication

Design challenges for this bath included incorporating a lots of storage in a relatively small bathroom, removing a drop-ceiling and integrating good lighting without the benefit of a natural light source.

Contemporary Sophistication

The large tub area was converted into a shower with a bench and the existing shower stall was transformed into a linen closet. It's tiled using three colors of rectangular tiles installed in a pattern to create an interesting focal point.

Photo By: David Bagosy © 2013 David Bagosy Photography

Contemporary Sophistication

One of two existing sinks was removed, allowing two large storage towers to be installed in a new space above the vanity. Double sconces on either side of the sink provide ample light for make-up and shaving. Three more recessed lights were installed as well as a moisture-resistant recessed light in the shower.

Photo By: David Bagosy © 2013 David Bagosy Photography

Oil-rubbed bronze bathroom fixtures can be purchased as antiques—they're widely available from local, national and online retailers—or you can find oil-rubbed bronze replicas at many home improvement and design stores.

Additionally, if you like the look of oil-rubbed bronze but want to stick to a budget, you may want to consider spray-painting existing fixtures with paint that will emulate the look of oil-rubbed bronze. Cans of this type of paint are available in a variety of styles from paint or home improvement retailers.

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