Bathroom fixtures and fittings FAQs: listen now

Can’t decide between a freestanding or fitted bath? Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of shower heads on the market? And what do you need to think about when planning a vanity area? All questions we hear at Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine a lot.

Which is why series four, episode three of How To Buy A Kitchen Or Bathroom focusses on what you need to know about bathroom fixtures and fittings.

“You definitely can have a statement fitted bath – there’s nothing to say that you can’t walk in and say ‘wow’ having one installed. A lot of the bathrooms we have done, and nominated or won awards for, have fitted baths in them. It’s just going to be different and your focal point might be different… there’s nothing to say you can’t have a stunning, luxury bathroom with a fitted bath in it.”

Kia

If you’ve not heard of it before, the How To Buy A Kitchen Or Bathroom podcast is filled with practical advice. Also plenty of inspiration and brilliant new ideas, plus brilliant guests.

This week, interior designers Kia Stanford, from Kia Designs, and Brooke Copp-Barton, from Brooke Copp-Barton Interiors joined me to discuss all you need to know for bathroom fixtures and fittings.

Kia has been running her company for over a decade, with the ethos of focusing each project around the homeowner, being unique in its design style.

“When planning a vanity, you need to think about how many people are using it, will a single be enough? Or if there’s two of you using the bathroom at the same time then a double would definitely be recommended. Also think about the mirror space, does it accommodate two people side by side? Other things include making sure the lighting lights your space, storage, perhaps how you hide the waste pipe, materials to what kind of basin you have.”

Brooke

While Brooke set up her company in 2017, and has a design philosophy rooted in simplicity and practicality – starting with the basics; letting the homeowner’s sense of style, likes, dislikes and specific requirements drive the creative process.

bathroom fixtures and fittings: Georgina talks to Brooke and Kia
Georgina with Brooke & Kia.

Bathroom fixtures and fittings – what you need to know

Within the episode, we discuss some of KBB’s most frequently asked questions on bathroom fixtures and fittings.

“When looking for fixtures and fittings – such as a shower head, are you looking at being able to have one overhead? I adore them but its not for me. Because I do not wash my hair every day – especially as it’s usually coloured. What I need is one with a riser so I can adjust it to make sure every morning I can have a shower without having to do the dance many of us may have done to avoid getting our hair wet.”

Kia

Along with the bathroom fixtures and fittings topics mentioned above, we also chat about lighting for your bathroom, and what – if any – are the limitations to this. Plus, which should you pick first, your basin or taps – and how do you choose?

So, find How To Buy A Kitchen Or Bathroom: the podcast in your podcast store, including Apple, Google and Spotify. and you can also listen to the episodes here.

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