Our Top 10 Picks for Bathroom Fixture Amenities

September 17, 2015

Bathrooms today have the potential to be beautiful, relaxing, and luxurious. Function is still the most important consideration when planning your bathroom; however, that doesn't mean you can't have high quality fixtures like toilets and bath tubs as well. Luckily, you don't have to sacrifice aesthetics for function in your Northern Virginia bathroom. Here are some fixture amenities to keep in mind:

1. Consider going eco-friendly

We consider it a top priority that fixtures save water. We suggest looking for the WaterSense label, which lets you know that the fixture performs efficiently.

2. Dual flush

Toilets with a dual flush feature separate flushes for waste and water. This is a highly efficient option.

3. European inspiration

Recently, there has been a shift in style based on what's popular in European countries. European designers focus on sleek, modern styling and interesting shapes.

4. Use natural materials

You may consider choosing fixtures made from natural materials like wood (like teak or bamboo). Carved stone, which creates a Zen-like envirionment, is also popular.

5. Jetted tubs

This one is self explanatory. Everyone wants a jetted bath tub and it's become a standard feature.

6. Spa showers

You may include some of these features in your shower:

  • Water/air jets
  • Steam
  • Massage sprayers
  • Aromatherapy
  • Mustic/TV hook up with speakers

7. Variety in water delivery

Many people choose fixtures like rain showers, waterfalls, and handheld sprayers. If these aren't for you, you can opt for a standard showerhead.

8. Stylish fittings

Keep interesting shapes and finishes in mind when you are planning your bathroom for a stylish, sophisticated appearance. 

9. Go hands free

You could preset your water temperature or use a remote control to manage settings in your bathroom.

10. Consider a thermostatic mixing valve (TMV)

A TMV prevents the growth of bacteria by keeping water above a specific temperature when it is in its tank. 

No matter what you decide, there are endless options when it comes to choosing what's best for your bathroom. While functionality is of high importance, that doesn't mean that your fixtures (and space, overall) can't also be sophisticated with the fixtures you choose.

If you live in the Northern Virginia area and you’re interested in a free estimate, or would like to know how Lensis Builders, Inc. can make your home even better, give us a call at 703-367-8999 or fill out a short contact form. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next project, visit our Pinterest page.

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