Bathroom Sanitary fixtures and fittings
Bathroom design is complete only when all the sanitary fittings and other fixtures are in place. When it comes to styles and types in these – sky is the limit! Let us take a look at the sanitary ware as well as other fittings needed for a bathroom. Bathroom Sanitary fixtures
The sink/wash basin and the WC top the list of sanitary ware required for a bathroom. The type of sink may vary – pedestal, corner, recessed, counter top (drop-in or under mount) and over the counter, wall hung etc. There are various sizes and styles to choose from as well.
Sinks/wash basins for bathrooms are made of an array of materials – stone (marble, granite, soapstone etc), ceramic, porcelain, synthetic resin; metals like steel, nickel, bronze, copper etc; glass, tile, china, wood, cement etc. From run of the mill designs to designer pieces, modern bathroom sinks take on a new avatar altogether! As for the faucets, you will be baffled at the wide range. From single lever mixers to dual mixers, sensor activated taps to musical ones – modern faucets are works of art indeed!
The WC with cistern is an important fixture in a bathroom – here again there are various styles, sizes and colours to choose from. You also have WCs with concealed cisterns that give a sleek look. Free standing or wall hung – the choice is yours. Cisterns also come with multiple flush modes that enable to save water. You may also go in for ultra modern WCs that are sensor enabled with automatic flushing systems.
Many prefer to install a bidet for personal hygiene in the bathroom. These are available in many styles – you may choose one that co-ordinates with the style of your WC. Bidets are fitted with jets for personal hygiene. A health faucet fitted near the WC is also an important addition.
Though the bathtub and Jacuzzi are not counted as essential sanitary ware in a bathroom, these are much in demand. In bathtubs you have many designs – free standing, old fashioned claw foot design to ultra modern styles. Bathtubs with surrounds are good for large spaces. Bathtubs are made in many designs and are crafted out of many materials. A Jacuzzi in the privacy of your own bathroom elevates your personal style and creates a spa-like ambience within the bathroom.
Shower stall or shower enclosure that is pre-fabricated is available in many designs. On the other hand you may design a custom shower enclosure for your bathroom. Shower heads and faucets/jets for the tubs etc are available in a wide range. Rain showers are preferred by many – there are sensor operated musical showers as well.
Other than taps, showers and faucets certain fittings are required to make a bathroom design complete. Towel rack and/or towel rods/towel rings are essential next to the shower, near the sink/wash basin and near the bathtub. Safety bar/grab bars are essential in the shower area, near the tub and also next to the WC. Soap rack, rack /shelf for toiletries in the shower area are also required.
Toilet paper holder next to the WC and soap dispenser next to the sink is required. Robe hooks and multi-prong hooks to hang clothing are useful as well. Insect traps for drains are essential. Exhaust fan and geyser are other important fixtures for a bathroom.
Since the choice is wide it is not at all difficult to pick sanitary ware and fittings that suit your budget for your bathroom.