Choose bathroom fittings wisely

That is why,selecting the right fittings is very important when planning your bathroom.

Written by Bijoy Mohan | Published: March 3, 2012 12:03 am

The bathroom has evolved into a versatile space that serves various functions ranging from rejuvenation at the beginning of the day to relaxation at the end of it.

The right fittings can accentuate and lift your bathroom in amazing ways,but the wrong ones can have the exact opposite effect.

That is why,selecting the right fittings is very important when planning your bathroom.

One for all,All for one: Earlier,the selection of products was guided by either price or design with minimum consideration of functionality. But today,the latest trends are advocated by functionality and design leading to an orientation towards detail.

Time to simplify: It is important to have less complicated,compact and efficient fittings. Wall mounted fittings are a rising trend,which again flows from the demand for better functionality. They not only are the great enabler for the designer,but also easier to maintain due to lesser water contact with the product surface.

Edges that don’t hurt: Bathroom trends in terms of the shape of the fittings are preferentially inclined to softer edges in the recent times. The rising demand for softer fittings,which are tilted at 7 degrees or circular or lozenge shaped fittings clearly substantiate this fact.

Eye candy: The latest trend here are chrome-finished bath fittings. Shiny faucets that stay brand new for years are the most sought after. It is easy to maintain and produces a radiant long-life shine and an immaculate surface that resists soiling and tarnishing.

Conserve water: The bath fittings segment is witnessing increasing popularity for water-efficient products. Choose such products,which feature integrated water-saving technology,allowing you to reduce your water and energy consumption without compromising on design and performance.

Whatever you end up deciding,remember that for the most part,these fittings will be responsible for capping off your look – the polish on the apple,so to speak. Choose wisely.

—The author is president,Grohe Asia-Pacific

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