Sinks

A variety of sink styles are available when choosing your. Pedestal, wall mount, vessel, under mount and semi-recessed are common choices. Vanities can also incorporate sinks as well, so it is important explore your options. Each sink comes with their own benefits and drawbacks as well as general price range. Bathroom sinks are really some of the most important fixtures in your bathroom due to how much you will be using them. A comfortable and ergonomic sink will be one of the most beneficial investments you can make for your bathroom design.

If you want to research more information on what type of sink you would like to include in your bathroom, read our article, Best Sink for Your Budget. This article goes through the benefits of each major type of sink, and which one will fit your budget the best. 

Faucets

Faucets can be single-lever, include knobs, swivel and include other features that give you the creativity and freedom to choose your perfect faucet. Faucets can be installed in two major ways. The first method is a deck mount. A deck mount is when the faucet is attached directly to the deck or surface of the sink. The second method, known as a wall mount, is where the faucet is mounted into the wall at a preferred height.

Of course, many faucets cannot be installed either way, many being installed either one way or the other. Another thing that you need to consider is the design of your faucet. This includes the finish, material and shape, among a number of possible other aspects. Your faucet is an essential part to having a complete bathroom sink and vanity and it's as important as any other part of your bathroom. When it comes to price, it will vary quite a lot. For a high quality faucet, expect to spend around $200 to $800.

Mirrors

Bathroom mirrors are some of the most important fixtures to include in your bathroom design. Mirrors can come in a variety of different forms, but the most commonly utilized mirror styles are wall mirrors and magnifying mirrors, both of which can include LED lighting. Wall mirrors can come packaged with a vanity or you can match a mirror and a vanity in order to create a unique and beautiful style.

Magnifying mirrors are great for makeup and shaving, as well as any other reason you might need a magnifying mirror, LED lighting is a great feature to include in your mirror as well, giving you some extra lighting for your mirror and bathroom as a whole. High quality magnifying mirrors can range anywhere from $50 to upwards of $1000 depending on if they have added features, such as LED lighting. Wall mirrors will be more expensive, ranging from about $300 to $1,200.

Traps and Drains

To round off your sink setup, you’ll need a trap and drain. Make sure you choose a finish for your trap and drain that matches your bathroom well, and of course, ensure they are compatible with your sink, vanity and faucet. Traps and drains are often overlooked in the design process and it is more important than people think to get an effective trap and drain. Traps are extremely important for any drainage system because it is absolutely necessary that you have an effective way to block sewer gases from coming up through your pipes and into your house. High quality drains offer both design quality and better drainage quality. Traps and drains for every area of your bathroom in which water will be draining, including sinks, bathtubs and showers. These are two of the most important functionality qualities of your bathroom.

Showers

A shower is an essential fixture for your bathroom. You should always make sure you have it set up correctly. The combinations of shower heads, mixers, diverters, columns and more give you the choice to make your shower setup comfortable and enjoyable. Whether you are looking for shower heads, shower columns or any other parts off a shower setup, each aspect is equally important when it comes to creating a high quality and comfortable shower system. Designing your shower is a very important aspect of your bathroom. You want your shower to always be a good experience after a long day of work right after you wake up to start your day. For some more advice on designing a shower, check out our blog on How To Design Your Shower.

Main Accessories

Bathroom accessories are the pieces you need for both functionality and visual satisfaction. Towel bars and toilet paper holders are the two fixtures essentially every bathroom will need to start with your bathroom design process. Aside from those two, there are a number of other accessories that are worth consideration, such as magnifying mirrors and shelves to name a few. The accessories that you are going to be using the most are going to be the accessories that you want to spend the most time on. Because of the heavy traffic they will be getting, consider investing in a sturdy and long lasting product that will get you years or even decades of use. 

Other Accessories

Smaller accessories are just as important as any other part of your bathroom. It is the smaller pieces of the bathroom design that ultimately brings the entire bathroom together. This is an aspect of a bathroom design you definitely don't want to overlook. Accessories such as towel hooks, towel racks, shower baskets and others will ensure that your bathroom has everything it needs to bloom. Not only should you look for these accessories, but there are a plethora of other accessories that can be extremely useful in any bathroom design.

Decor

One of the most overlooked aspects to a bathroom design is the decor. A decorative bathroom is a comfortable and happy place to be, especially if your previous bathroom was bland and boring. Decor can be incorporated in your bathroom through wall decorations, vanity decorations and even certain accessories that can act as both a functional bathroom accessory as well as a piece of beautiful decor. A popular way to include a beautiful piece of decor into your bathroom design is through a beautiful wall clock. Decor will fill the empty spaces in your bathroom and give you a more warm and welcoming feeling in your bathroom, raising the overall comfort level.

Importance of a Complete Bathroom Design

It is extremely important to have a complete bathroom design. The first thing you need to do, is to make sure that you have all of the necessary fixtures and accessories. This will include everything on this list. Go through the list and make sure you have everything that you need. After you have the necessary items, you need to have complements to go along with them. This could be anything from decor to personal items that you may want in your bathroom. These items are incredibly important for a unique and personalized bathroom design.

Completing Your Design

Once you have all of your necessary pieces, you can start to plan your bathroom design. You will want to draw out a plan before this. Make sure you know where everything is going to be. If you need any help with this process, you should contact a design professional. This will make the process go much easier for you. It may cost a bit more in the short-term, but it will be well worth it soon. If you are only doing a small renovation, this could be something you could do alone. If you have prior experience, this could be an easy process for you. If not, you are going to want to get some help or look up some instructions.

You also need to plan a budget. A budget will help you with a number of things. First, it will help you decide which fixtures are necessary and which are not. Second, it will let you know what you want in your bathroom. Setting a budget is always good to do ahead of time. This is for a number of reasons. Setting a budget will prevent you from overspending and running into issues with your design process. It is always important to consider this because of these reasons.

Final Note

When all is said and done, you should have a bathroom design that you love. Make sure you have all your necessary fixtures. The same can be said about your accessories. Take your time and go through this process slowly. If you rush through it, you can end up seeing problems sooner rather than later.

Give each fixture and accessory an appropriate amount of time and attention. After they are incorporated into your bathroom, you should keep up with them in terms of cleanliness and functionality. This is an incredibly important thing to take into consideration. You don't want to incorporate your fixtures and then to let them fall apart by neglecting them. Follow these guidelines and your bathroom will be a comfortable and beautiful environment.