A renovated bathroom will require a range of fixtures and fittings. The scope of inclusions depends on the type of the type of renovation or reconfiguration, but generally a similar process applies to the vetting and selection of the right items for your new bathroom.
The purpose of this page is to discuss common fixtures and fittings, and considerations for their selection towards your new bathroom.
We encourage our clients to select their own fixtures and fittings, but we’re available to help with choices on brand, suppliers, and appropriate choices for your project.
Please ensure to discuss your ideas with our team, so we can be aware of what you want to do and ensure it is compatible with your renovation.
Bathroom Fixtures & Fittings
While every bathroom renovation is different, there are usually a number of common inclusions. Here is a list to help you get thinking about your bathroom:
- Taps (basin, shower, bathtub)
- Shower head
- Power points
- Towel Rail
- Vanity Unit
- Assistance Bar
- Exhaust Fans
- Cistern / Toilets
- Toilet roll holder
Following is a discussion of common fixtures and fittings from recent Armrock renovation projects.
Towel holders come in different forms and functions. The most popular option is a towel rail, which come prefabricated in a variety of different shapes, sizes and styles. Here are two different types of towel-storage solutions: a towel rail and singe towel hooks.
The best solution will always be one that suits the home. A large, shared family bathroom may have a different requirement to an ensuite or guest bathroom. Because towel holders are primarily a functional addition, it’s important to match them to your specific needs.
Door & Cupboard Handles
Door handles provide opportunities to create continuity through your bathroom. Running similar colour tones through your handles can rapidly achieve a unity through your bathroom design. In a recent renovation, we used a simple black continuity through the handles, plug and tap in this Gold Coast bathroom.
This theme was continued through the entire bathroom renovation:
Black bathroom fixtures and fittings is in at the moment and can successfully be combined with a variety of different stylistic approaches for results across the spectrum, including modern, industrial, vintage and natural bathrooms!
Dynamic and striking effects can easily be achieved by combining black tapware and handles with natural features, such as a timber-style laminate benchtop. Alternatively, a direct contrast with a gloss-white vanity empowers an immediately confident, modern style.
The role of the mirror goes far beyond its intended functionality. Mirrors help shape the bathroom and provide dimension and visual interest to the space. They also improve the sense of room-size. Here are some examples of mirrors from out recent projects:
Bathrooms almost always benefit from some natural light. In this example, the natural light is amplified by the vanity mirror to create the effect of two windows. Because mirrors are always part of a bathroom, it’s always worth looking for opportunities to maximise their impact in this way.
Another positive is the way mirrors create the impression of that the room is larger than its actual size. The mirror extends the room visually, promoting a spacious sensation. Clever design and placement of vanities and mirrors is imperative in any modern bathroom design.
Every bathroom needs a vanity unit! You can find out more about our options in prefabricated and custom-made bathroom vanities here. The type, style and construction of a vanity go a long way towards making our Gold Coast renovations a success.