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Tips for Choosing Faucet Finishes and Bathroom Fixtures

Finding the right bathroom fixtures or faucet finishes for your new bathroom design or bathroom renovation project can be overwhelming. Maybe you want to stick to a modern and sleek finish but are wondering what faucet finish will best fit into your transitional style. Before you go ahead and buy vanity countertops and bathroom fixtures to complete your design or look, it’s important to think about your style and what will make you feel happy every time you walk into your bathroom.

Is your taste contemporary or are you traditionalist? Of course, when it comes to choosing bathroom fixtures, you’ll come across different types of finishes that complement certain bathroom design styles more than others. Below, we’ll discuss some pro tips that will help you when choosing the best faucet finishes and bathroom fixtures.

Toilet – Choose Wisely

For most homeowners, the toilet is simply a standard feature that doesn’t need much thought, But the truth is, there are so many options to choose from. To ensure you’re making the right choice, use these simple tips to make the right purchase:

  • Choose a toilet with the same rough-in – that’s the distance from your bathroom wall to the middle of your toilet’s flange bolts.
  • Decide whether a round toilet bowl or an elongated toilet bowl is what you need. Sit on the toilet you want in a showroom before you buy to be sure if the fit or height is right.
  • Choose the right style for your bathroom to match your faucet finishes – it could be a one piece that looks sleek, a standard two-piece, or a wall-mounted one for a more dramatic look.
  • Decide whether you want to have a bidet seat or not. You could even go for one with innovative features like a heated one that opens and closes automatically.
  • Efficiency is also a factor. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, you can select a toilet that uses less water.


When it comes to choosing a bathtub for your bathroom, size matters. Choose a size that is comfortable for everyone in the family to use and even when bathing kids. The material should also be durable and easy to maintain, such as higher quality acrylic or cultured marble. The main function of the bathtub, whether for day-to-day bathing use or for therapeutic baths will also determine your choice.

If you prefer to use a shower, going for the trendy hand showers or over rainfall showerheads with adjustable settings is a great choice. Your choice should blend in with your faucet finishes so you can complete the overall design of your bathroom.


When it comes to choosing bathroom fixtures, you’ll have to decide what finishes you want to go for. It is trendy, chic, classic, modern, transitional, contemporary, or in-between? What matters most is choosing a timeless finish that you can update later and still fit in with any style even with time. Some timeless finishes include polished chrome, brushed nickel, and white finishes.

Maintenance of the finishes you choose should also be considered. Chrome finishes look better than brushed finishes but will need a bit more cleaning to keep them looking shiny and clean. A pro tip here for bathtub, toilet, and lavatory finishes is to go with pure white and stay away from cream finishes that may have a yellow tint. For faucet finishes and showerheads, go for chrome.


Before you choose faucets, know your lavatory first. What type of sink or vanity will you use? For instance, if you have a vessel sink that’s above the counter, you need a faucet that’s high enough to accommodate the bathroom sink. For pre-drilled vanity countertops, your faucet choice has to match the holes. For a clutter-free look, go for wall-mount faucets that blend in well with any sink or vanity that doesn’t come pre-drilled.

Buy Bathroom Fixtures at Builders Surplus

Whether you want a free-standing bathtub, a bathroom corner vanity, linen cabinets, or other bathroom accessories, feel free to visit our showroom at Builders Surplus Kitchen & Bath Cabinets. Our knowledgeable experts are ready to help you choose the right faucet finishes to complement the overall look and style of your bathroom.

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