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New Fixtures: The Easy, Affordable Update Youre Not Making to Your Bathroom


Written By: Jaymi Naciri
Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Trading up for a new faucet or showerhead can give a bathroom a whole new luxurious feel and its one of those cheap bathroom ideas, said Family Handyman. Its especially fun to update those fixtures that you use every day.nbsp;

If you have older cabinets and countertops that are in need of updating, you may think a new faucet or bath fixtures wont make a dent. But you may be surprised. These items may seem insignificant, but updating them can make a big difference in your bathrooms look, said Money Crashers.nbsp;

These small updates may be enough to make an older bathroom look freshened up, which is important if youre trying to sell your home. But they may also help you enjoy your space more, even if you have no plans of moving anytime soon. These improvements are affordable, easy, and quick, yet they will give the room a fresh new look, said Termines Specialty Supply.

Aesthetics are obviously important. But, depending on how old your fixtures are, updating them might also save you money, and improve your footprint. When you install new plumbing fixtures that are designed for improved efficiency, you can reduce water usage, said Termines. This change is not only responsible conservation, but it can also lower your monthly water bill. Saving money and water doesnt have to be complicated or expensive. Replacing an old shower head with a new model designed for lower flow or installing an aerator in your current faucet can make a positive difference.

A word on finishes

If you dont have a personal preference, you might choose a finish for your new sink fixtures to match whats in your bath or shower, assuming youre not changing those as well. Or maybe youre making your decision based on whats on sale. Here are a few things to consider if youre not sure which way to go:

PriceBudget is obviously a driver here, especially if youre looking for an affordable update. Our pro tip is to check with local building supply warehouses, where you can often find overstock and clearance items for a great price. We also recommend signing up for Lowes and Home Depots daily emails so youll be alerted to their Special Buy of the day. Bathroom fixtures are in the regular rotation.

CleanlinessIf youre a neat freak, the fact that shiny chrome fixtures are more likely to show water spots and fingerprints may be a deal breaker. A more matte finish may be a better option.nbsp;

Trend factorMatte black is the latest trend when it comes to fixtures, but youll have to weigh whether you want to go super current and risk your fixtures being out of fashion quickly. The good news is that because this is a >

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