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How to Choose Polished and Budget Friendly Bathroom Fixtures

With so many options, it’s easy to get flustered when choosing the right fixtures for your bathroom. When you’re investing a lot of time and money into a project, you want to be sure you’re confident in your selections. This compilation of tips for your selecting process was meticulously pieced together with the intentions of equipping you with the proper information you’ll need to be educated in your decision and put together a bathroom you’ll be satisfied with for years to come. 

First and foremost, you need to establish a plan of action. When looking at the project as a whole, it can be anxiety inducing, but breaking the process into actionable steps helps it seem conquerable. Narrowing down your options to a manageable selection will not only help you in your planning but will relieve mountains of stress down the line.

The Process:

Create a Budget – Having a clear and set budget will be a tremendous help when making your selections. Decide how much you want to save or splurge before you start looking in order to help you narrow down your options. This will not only save you LOTS of time, but will keep you on track and minimize stress. 

Narrow Your Selection by Finish – Once your pricepoint is established, narrow your options even more by selecting your finish. There are a variety of options when it comes to finishes, (brass, nickel, chrome, bronze, black, copper, gold, rose-gold, etc.) which is why selecting your favorite finish first is immensely helpful in your search. 

Refine by Style – Once you have your finish established, move onto picking the right style. Decide if you want you want a more modern, industrial, antique, etc. feel to your bathroom. Considering the fixtures are a final detail, it’s likely you already have an established aesthetic that should assist you in matching your fixtures. 

Choose top two options – Last but not least, pick your favorites. If you find yourself going back and forth between a few options, select your top two and compare and contrast. Look at the size, functionality, convenience, and overall, which one fits your desired vision best. If you want a fixture that makes a statement, pick the one your eyes gravitate towards first. If you’re going for a more subtle option, pick one that feels less bold. 

Make Final Selection – And once all of your options have been narrowed down, pick your favorite! Once you have your final selection solidified, you can match the rest of your fixtures and start the installation process. 

Tips When Making Your Selection:

If you’re looking at the process and still thinking “I’m still not sure how to pick the best fixture for my bathroom”, then here are a few additional tips to consider. Remember, it’s your space and in the end, all that matters is YOUR satisfaction. However, if you want to create the most cohesive and polished bathroom possible, these renovating guidelines will help you exceed those expectations.

Pick a Timeless Finish – When in doubt, pick a timeless finish. You may be tempted to go for a trendy or fad color, like rose-gold, but chances are that you may not love that option 3, 4, or even 1 year from now. Nickle and Brass tend to stand the test of time, golds are also consistent in design history. Stainless steel, chrome, and black are always polished options for a more contemporary space. Examine your space as a whole, if the rest of your design choices are trendy, a timeless faucet may not reverse the effects of a “dated” bathroom long-term.

Be Consistent – You don’t HAVE to match every fixture in your home, but too many styles and finishes can be overwhelming to the eye. There is a tasteful way to mix metals (antique brass and nickle often pair well together), but be consistent with your choices and be mindful of how you’re pairing different metals. Mixing metals can actually be an interesting wat to spruce up a space, but don’t pair two totally different designs in one bathroom. 

Be conscious of Proportions – This one may have you thinking “duh!”, but this can help you narrow down your search tremendously. If you know you’re going to have a large barn sink, chances are a single-hole faucet may not be your best choice. You don’t want any of your fixtures to look disproportionate or out of place, so acknowledge their placement and the appliances they are meant to be enhancing.


Picking the right fixtures for your bathroom and budget can be a stress-free and exciting process if you take the right precautions. In the end, all that matters is your overall satisfaction. These tips were curated in order to help you achieve the contentment of your vision being fulfilled as seamlessly as possible. Follow this guide in order to curate a bathroom that fits your personalized aesthetic and budget. 

If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us at New Life Homes and we’ll be happy to assist you every step of the way!