Bath Fixtures: Sinks, Faucets, Showers and More

When remodeling a bathroom in an older home, it’s not unusual to find fixtures that are as old as the home itself, sometimes 50 years or older. Often these fixtures are still in good working condition, which is a testament to the quality of products produced during that era. But older fixtures were limited in choice to some basic options such as color and shape. Today, we have a wide range of options. Manufacturers have introduced many new features and designs that have improved the efficiency, performance and aesthetics of bath fixtures.

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  • Kohler handheld shower spray and faucets were installed on the granite tub deck surface.
    Kohler handheld shower spray and faucets were installed on the granite tub deck surface.
  • Sleek contemporary brushed nickel faucets with lever-handled “hot” and “cold” controls were selected to complement the counter and sinks.
    Sleek contemporary brushed nickel faucets with lever-handled “hot” and “cold” controls were selected to complement the counter and sinks.
  • The wall jets and showerheads can be controlled by the Moen ioDigital unit at the right of the photo or by a remote.
    The wall jets and showerheads can be controlled by the Moen ioDigital unit at the right of the photo or by a remote.
  • These white rectangular vessel sinks were mounted on the vanity. Single handle faucet fixtures were mounted in the wall.
    These white rectangular vessel sinks were mounted on the vanity. Single handle faucet fixtures were mounted in the wall.
  • A shower grab bar installed on an angle provides safety and accessibility to users. Note the brushed stainless steel finish and the styling of the bar.
    A shower grab bar installed on an angle provides safety and accessibility to users. Note the brushed stainless steel finish and the styling of the bar.
  • Two showerheads, a wall shower from Kohler and a waterfall shower from Moen, were installed.
    Two showerheads, a wall shower from Kohler and a waterfall shower from Moen, were installed.
  • The pedestal sink is a stand-alone fixture that features a wide basin and narrow base. This style sink complements the home’s style and architecture while providing more “open” space.
    The pedestal sink is a stand-alone fixture that features a wide basin and narrow base. This style sink complements the home’s style and architecture while providing more “open” space.
  • Multiple showerheads and granite tile with a seating area add to the luxury of this walk-in shower.
    Multiple showerheads and granite tile with a seating area add to the luxury of this walk-in shower.
  • Two pedestal sinks from the Kohler “Memoirs” Collection provide separate grooming areas for the homeowners and save space in the room. Sink fixtures are chrome from Mirabelle. Wall sconces are also from Mirabelle. The mirrored medicine cabinets above the sinks are recessed so they don’t look like storage units.
    Two pedestal sinks from the Kohler “Memoirs” Collection provide separate grooming areas for the homeowners and save space in the room. Sink fixtures are chrome from Mirabelle. Wall sconces are also from Mirabelle. The mirrored medicine cabinets above the sinks are recessed so they don’t look like storage units.
  • A rainfall showerhead with a lever-handled control and a handheld vertical mounted showerhead were selected. A small grab bar was installed for safety. Large wall tiles were used for easy maintenance.
    A rainfall showerhead with a lever-handled control and a handheld vertical mounted showerhead were selected. A small grab bar was installed for safety. Large wall tiles were used for easy maintenance.
  • Handheld and rainfall showerheads were special ordered for the shower.
    Handheld and rainfall showerheads were special ordered for the shower.
  • Unique surface mounted stone sinks that appear to be carved out polished gemstones are placed on a black granite countertop. Tall single-handle brushed stainless faucets, white cabinetry, stone look wall tiles and a contemporary vanity light fixture tie the room together.
    Unique surface mounted stone sinks that appear to be carved out polished gemstones are placed on a black granite countertop. Tall single-handle brushed stainless faucets, white cabinetry, stone look wall tiles and a contemporary vanity light fixture tie the room together.
  • A tongue-and-groove cedar ceiling with skylight allows natural outdoor light to flow into this antique-style bathroom for a feeling of escape. The pedestal sink with arched mirror, and ceramic tile floor complement the design with simplicity and tranquility. Stampcrete also completes the patio area. Stampcrete is colored and imprints replicate the look of natural stone.
    A tongue-and-groove cedar ceiling with skylight allows natural outdoor light to flow into this antique-style bathroom for a feeling of escape. The pedestal sink with arched mirror, and ceramic tile floor complement the design with simplicity and tranquility. Stampcrete also completes the patio area. Stampcrete is colored and imprints replicate the look of natural stone.
  • What makes this bathroom work aesthetically is the tile design. It is an outstanding example of how to use tile in a small space for contrast, as an architectural element and to create the illusion of a larger room.
    What makes this bathroom work aesthetically is the tile design. It is an outstanding example of how to use tile in a small space for contrast, as an architectural element and to create the illusion of a larger room.
  • The narrow white linen closet was replaced with a base cabinet and wall unit that provide a place for cosmetics and grooming items. The rich dark wood finish of the cabinets adds warmth to the look of the room.
    The narrow white linen closet was replaced with a base cabinet and wall unit that provide a place for cosmetics and grooming items. The rich dark wood finish of the cabinets adds warmth to the look of the room.
  • This pedestal sink gives a “clean” look to this bathroom, as well as allowing more open space in the bathroom.
    This pedestal sink gives a “clean” look to this bathroom, as well as allowing more open space in the bathroom.