Choosing the right bath hardware will not only help you create a beautiful bathroom, but it will also play a major role in how your space functions. It's important to invest in the right pieces for your unique space. You'll want to ensure each piece is built to stand up to daily wear and tear. We offer 100s of quality options made with durability and timeless style in mind. From solid brass faucets to expertly crafted mirrors, all of our bath updates are designed to last for generations.
Start by considering how your bathroom is currently used. This will help you decide where your hardware will need to go and what type of hardware will best accommodate your space.
Additionally, you'll need to decide if you want to coordinate your finishes or mix and match. Either will look beautiful, but it's something you'll want to consider because it will change the look and feel of your bath.
Types of Hardware
Allow the function of your space to decide what hardware would work best in your bathroom. Consider how many people will be using the space and what everyone will need.
Hooks & Shelving: You can never go wrong with adding more hooks or shelving because they easily increase the surface area of your bathroom. Hooks can be used to hang a wide variety of things, from towels to robes. Plus, if you have kids, it's much easier for them to hang up a towel on a hook, rather than having to fold one on a towel rack.
Towel Bar, Rings & Toilet Paper Holders: Keep in mind the size of your household and how busy it is when considering these highly functional hardware pieces. Is your home large? Where you might need a few extra towel bars and a towel ring? Or could you manage with only one? Let your space's function decide the amount and type of functional items you’ll need.
Plumbing: Ensure that if you’re purchasing your sink and vanity separate that your vanity is equipped with enough room for the plumbing that your sink requires. Our experts say this is a detail that homeowners regularly forget.
Look into your state’s plumbing codes before starting your remodel. Code violations can happen when there isn’t enough clearance around certain fixtures, or if you forget to ventilate your bathroom properly with a ceiling fan. Work with your plumber or contractor to ensure your bathroom is up to code.
Plumbing & Mirrors
Shower Sets: Invest in a thermostatic shower set because they offer a shower experience with optimal water temperature, water flow, and energy-savings. It does so by sensing and controlling the water temperature with two handles: one to control water flow and one for adjusting the temperature.
Once you set your ideal temperature, the water will be at your preferred setting each time you turn on the shower. Because you won’t need to wait for the water to warm, you are saving yourself time and money in addition to reducing your carbon footprint. Learn more about our shower sets by visiting our Guide to Shower Sets & Shower Heads.
Mirrors: With a variety of finishes, sizes, and shapes available, find the right bath mirror for getting ready each day. A mirror can also make your space feel larger and brighter with reflective light, whether it's in a powder bath or master suite. Choose from our best-selling solid brass metal mirrors or our pivot mirrors for added functionality—all available in matching finishes with our lighting and hardware.
Invest in Quality Materials
Solid brass: As one of the most frequently used rooms in the home, the bathroom is where you’ll want to invest in materials that stand the test of time. Choose solid brass over any other material because of its high durability and difference in quality and weight that you can feel. You won’t need to replace your solid brass fixture because unlike aluminum and plated steel, it won’t rust or corrode, and because of how easily solid brass absorbs finishes, you won’t need to worry about it ever chipping.
Quality plumbing: Choosing quality plumbing is more important than you think. It not only makes your space look better, but it can save you from the inconveniences of lower-quality plumbing systems. For example, even small leaks in your plumbing can cause a great amount of water damage, or if your metal pipe is prone to leakage, it can contaminate your drinking water with rust or lead.
This is why it is important to invest where it counts. We source our valves from the country’s leading manufacturer in plumbing because they use high-quality materials like ceramic and solid brass to craft their fixtures, and they ensure their cartridges and valve housing pair together perfectly by purchasing them from the same manufacturer. You'll never have to worry about leakage.
How to Coordinate Finishes
Matching your hardware is an easy way to make your home feel cohesive, whether you want to match every detail or mix two different finishes. We recommend matching all of your plumbing fixtures, and whatever is in the same line of sight. For example, you should match your faucet, cabinet hardware, and mirror since they are so close together, allowing for a more pleasing aesthetic. We offer finishes that will match across all of our lighting, hardware, and plumbing so you can coordinate your bath.
How to Mix Finishes
Mixing your finishes can be a fun way to add in different textures or styles throughout your bathroom. We recommend mixing no more than two different finish options to ensure your space doesn’t feel overly busy. When mixing finishes, keep in mind your desired look and the pros and cons for each finish type. For example, sleek, polished chrome is great if you are wanting a timeless style that is easy to clean, whereas unlacquered brass is a perfect vintage finish because it has no lacquer coating, so it will gradually age and patina with time.
Many of our light fixtures can be customized with two different finishes like our Mist. This can be a great option if you are wanting to introduce an accent finish into your bathroom lighting scheme.