If you’ve ever wondered what it is that makes a bathroom elegant and functional, you may be surprised to learn that it isn’t the design rather, it’s the bathroom fixtures. Fixtures are probably the most functional aspect of a bathroom and can be the difference between a brilliant or bland bathroom.
So, if you’re looking to makeover your tired old bathroom, or you’re undergoing a bathroom renovation, you must choose your bathroom fixtures wisely. Because choosing the wrong fixtures will be a costly mistake that you definitely want to avoid.
The Australian reported that Western Australians tend to spend more on their bathrooms than any other state in the country. In 2016 alone, Western Australians spent an average of $24,167 on their bathrooms. We all know that bathrooms and kitchen are the most expensive rooms of a house. That is why choosing the right bathroom fixtures are so important.
But, choosing the right fixtures for your bathroom can be somewhat tricky. First of all, there are many styles to choose from. Moreover, bathroom fixtures are available across a range of prices, making it all the more difficult for you. Unfortunately, this leads to many people buying expensive fixtures, which do little to enhance the look or functionality of their bathroom.
Thankfully you needn’t worry too much about choosing the right fixtures. As the owner of Ross’s Discount Home Centre, I’ll do the hard work for you.
Continue reading this article as I offer a step-by step guide to choosing the right bathroom fixtures. After that, I’ll list some handy tips and include few product recommendations that may just be perfect for your bathroom.
Step 1: Start with the floor plan
Many of our savvier customers start by considering their floorplan before shopping for bathroom fixtures. Indeed, this is the best approach. Your bathroom floorplan must be well planned so that your fixtures blend in seamlessly.
When you go about mapping your bathroom, consider the dimensions and the installation requirements for your fixtures. This process will give you an idea of what type of fixtures are ideal for your bathroom.
Remember – you must make the best use of the space available in your bathroom. Even the smallest of bathrooms can be made visually appealing and functional by choosing the right fixtures. And you’ll achieve this only if you consider your floorplan before you start shopping.
Step 2: Consider your budget
Once you’ve considered your floorplan and you have an idea of what you need, you’ll need to consider your budget. Like I mentioned earlier, bathroom fixtures are available in a range of prices. So, if you don’t predetermine your budget, you may end up spending much more than you can afford to.
Here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we offer a range of quality bathroom fixtures at incredibly affordable prices. So, no matter how large or small your budget is, you’re sure to find quality products within your price range.
Step 3: Choose your design styles and fixtures
With your budget sorted, you can start to have some fun! Now you can choose the design styles and the fixtures that you need. First of all, think of the overall look that you want to achieve. It is important that your bathroom reflects the style of the rest of your home.
You’ll find that bathroom fixtures are available in contemporary as well as timeless classic styles. I’d advise you to avoid fixtures that are too quirky or off-beat. Once again, let me remind you – replacing bathroom fixtures is expensive, so you want to get it done right the first time.
While style certainly has its place, it is more important to choose fixtures that make your bathroom functional. Make sure to keep this in mind when you go about looking for fixtures for your bathroom.
Now that you know the steps involved in choosing the right fixtures for your bathroom, let’s take a look at some fixtures you may be considering.
There’s no denying that toilets are the most important of all bathroom fixtures. They are also the most used of all fixtures in a bathroom and as such, you must choose your toilets wisely.
There are several considerations you need to make when choosing a toilet. I’m sure that cost, colour and style are high up on your mind. But, you must also consider the water efficiency and performance of a toilet before making a purchase.
The flush is the most important component. Make sure to choose a toilet that has a high performing and water efficient flush. It is also a good idea to choose low flow models over standard toilets. Other handy features to consider in a toilet are pressure assistance and soft closing seats.
Here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we offer an entire range of toilet suites for you to choose from. I recommend you to consider our Cube Curved Wall Faced Toilet Suite, our Everest Toilet Suite and our Cube Wall Faced Toilet Suite. These high performing and elegant toilet suites are incredibly popular with our customers. Purchase one of these for just $449-$559 from our online store or our showroom.
Basins are an essential component of every bathroom. No bathroom can be fully functional without a basin and I’m sure you’re considering getting one yourself.
Now, basins are available in a range of styles but vessel basins, undermount basins and pedestal basins are three of the most common styles that you’ll find. For standard to large sized bathrooms, vessel basins prove to be the most cost-effective solution.
Again, it is important to choose basins that offer high performance over basins that only look great. Your basin should be easy to use and should be large enough to meet your daily usage requirements.
At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we offer an extensive selection of affordable bathroom sinks you can choose from. In particular, I’d like to recommend our Asha Vessel, our Rohan Vessel and our Olix Décor Counter Top Vessel Basin. These basins are bestsellers at our store and will cost you only $120-$365.
3. Shower screens
Showers are another necessary component of a bathroom that can define the look of a space. As with other bathroom fixtures, showers are available in many sizes and design styles.
The type of shower you should choose depends entirely on how you intend to use it. For a no-frills, basic unit, you can simply go with an overhead shower head. On the other hand, there are several other types of shower screens and the possibilities are only limited by the available space in your bathroom.
But before you jump into choosing a shower, it is important to consider its location. Take a look at your existing plumbing and drainage to decide where your shower will be located. I’ll advise you not to tamper with drainage or plumbing as it can become a very costly affair if you do so.
Here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we offer everything ranging from simple sliding door showers to fancy frameless panels – all at affordable prices. Our Slider Door, Palma and Corner Entry showers are incredibly popular with our customers. These showers cost between $869-$1,380 and you can go with any one depending on your budget and space requirements.
Baths are a common bathroom fixture that can be seen in many modern homes. They are both practical and aesthetically pleasing making them very popular with homeowners in Perth.
When choosing a bath, it is important to strike a balance between form and function. You’ll need to measure the dimensions of your bathroom to determine the space you have available. Also, consider if you need to have your bath next to walls or away from them.
Baths are available both as fixed and freestanding models and you should choose one depending on the available space. Also, one advantage with freestanding baths is that they can be placed anywhere in a home, not just in bathrooms.
When it comes to high quality baths at affordable prices, look no further than Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Some of our bestselling baths include our Renovator Bath, our Galaxy Square Freestanding Bath and our Galaxy Oval Freestanding Bath. These baths range between $179-$1,500 and you can pick any one depending on your budget.
In order to choose the right bathroom fixtures, you need to follow few basic steps. First, consider your floor plan carefully. Next, consider your budget and finally, choose your design styles and fixtures. Following these steps in order will ensure that you choose the right fixtures as per your needs.
Some common bathroom fixtures that you may be looking for include toilets, basins, showers and baths. Remember – with any fixture that you choose, you’ll need to strike a balance between style and function. Also, make sure to choose fixtures depending on your budget.
And, when it comes to the best quality bathroom fixtures in Perth, consider us at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We stock everything ranging from toilet suites to baths, showers, basins and everything else. Moreover, our products range from budget friendly models to luxurious, high-end models. However small or large your budget may be, we have something that meets your needs.
Shop from us online, or visit our showroom in Guildford for the best bathroom fixtures and accessories today!