When you enter the kitchen the thing that strikes you first is the plumbing fixtures. The same is true for the bathroom. When you say fixtures, it can mean faucets, sprayers, shower heads, drains, sinks, bathtubs and even toilets.
Faucets form the most uncomplicated fixture in the kitchen or the bathroom. Faucets are being updated constantly and are now marketed as style icons. The style and designs focus more on beauty, elegance, function of the faucets. Faucets are especially being manufactured for children, older persons with a certain type of handle and shapes that can easily be used by them. Some even come with water saving flow regulator. The older faucets and shower heads used more water to operate which lead to wastage of a lot of water as against the newer models which are aimed at enhancing the interiors of kitchen or bathroom, and also saving water. This translates to saving money on your energy bills. Such fixtures are not so expensive and can easily be replaced with newer and advanced models.
Drains are an integral part of a plumbing system, though not noticeable as other fixtures. But these can also bring a clean look in the bathroom as well. Over years these drains begin to look drab and old. If you install new drains it will brighten up the room and improve function.
When it comes to sinks or tubs; be it ceramic, fiberglass or steel; over time they become dull and unappealing. Stainless steel sink and tubs also lose their shiny appearance. Replacing these old ones will bring a fresh look to a room.
Larger plumbing fixtures like the sink, toilet, tub, and showers are some of the more expensive fixtures. Installing them anew will bring about a sea change in your bathroom, though it entails some major installation decision as well as expenditure. You can find these in different colors like green, yellow or blue, and choose the one which can give your room quite a new look. If you want you can install plastic surround for your tub that will give a new look to your tub but at a lot lesser cost.
Newer toilets have incorporated new technology that uses less water per flush than the older models. Choosing the appropriate color for your bathroom will enhance the look of your bathroom.
Just changing the plumbing fixtures you can change the entire look of a bathroom or a kitchen. You can accomplish this transformation without incurring a huge cost.