The Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Fixtures

Choosing the best bathroom fixtures and maintaining them can be a challenge for homeowners, especially if you’ve never owned a home or had to replace fixtures before. 

We understand the challenges homeowners face when choosing bathroom fixtures, and we want to help. That’s why we’ve created this detailed guide. We’re going to cover everything you need to know about bathroom fixtures and how to maintain them. Let’s get started!

Why Do They Call Them Bathroom Fixtures?

A bathroom fixture is something that is permanently ‘fixed’ to your bathroom. Usually, a bathroom fixture is a tool or handle that’s been plumbed or wired in, but other features in your bathroom can also be considered a fixture.

The most common examples of bathroom fixtures include bathtubs, toilets, sinks, and showerheads. Some people consider other features in your bathroom such as mirrors, cabinets, and toilet seats to be bathroom fixtures as well, though these are technically considered bathroom fittings. 

How to Clean Chrome Bathroom Fixtures?

Plenty of people believe that chrome bathroom fixtures require special cleaning products to get the job done, but that’s not actually the case. A mixture of warm water and soap will work just as well, although it may leave behind water/soap spots, which is why you’ll need to make sure you rinse thoroughly after cleaning. 

When you need to clean your chrome bathroom fixtures, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Mix warm water and dish soap in a small bucket
  2. Dip a clean sponge or cloth into the cleaning mixture
  3. Scrub your chrome bathroom fixtures until they’re clean
  4. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and allow to air dry

And that’s it! Your showerhead or sink taps will be sparkling clean again in no time.

How to Remove Rust From Bathroom Fixtures?

Rust is naturally going to form on your bathroom fixtures over time, but it can become unsightly over time if you don’t remove them. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to remove this problem with a simple product found in every household.

All you need to remove rust is a little baking soda, water, and a sponge. What you want to do is mix three parts of baking soda with one part of water to form a paste. Then, apply this paste to the rusty spots on your bathroom fixtures. 

Depending on how bad the rust is, you’ll want to let this paste sit for 10-30 minutes. After that time has passed, use a clean sponge to scrub away the rust. 

What Are The Best Colors For Bathroom Fixtures?

Most bathrooms feature chrome or silver bathroom fixtures, but you’re not limited to those color options. Other colors that look great include warmer off-white, black, neutral grays, and blues/greens.

The color you choose should match the rest of your bathroom, so if you have green shower curtains, then feel free to grab some green bathroom fixtures. However, if you’re struggling to decide on the color, then a simple chrome, silver, or black will match just about everything.

What About Other Bathroom Accessories?

You may want to get other bathroom accessories like a bath mat, towel rack, or even a custom mirror. These items should match your bathroom fixtures as much as possible, which is why getting certain items custom-made is a great idea.

You can choose the color shape and design of an item if you get it custom-made, and it’ll fit in perfectly with the rest of your decor. Harkraft can help update your bathroom with custom mirrors, cabinets, and shelves!

Get Your Bathroom Ready With Harkraft

Here at Harkraft, we want to help you make every room in your home look and feel perfect. We can help you with some custom accessories in your bathroom, and we’ll help make sure they’re a perfect match with your bathroom fixtures. Contact us today to get started.