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Hip to be square (or not): Bathroom fittings to last the test of time

Your bathroom fittings need to last the test of time, so choosing quality fittings is the best place to start. If you think about how many times a day you use your bathroom, it becomes apparent that choosing cheap or inferior fittings is just inconveniencing yourself later down the track.

Bathroom fittings are frequently-used high traffic areas, areas that really cop a beating. The last thing you want is a product failure after only a few years of use — or the high use to show in the wear of the product.

More often than not, there is safety in choosing fittings that will last through changing trends. At the moment for example, more organic shapes are coming through in designs, but the square look remains a lasting trend — and has been for more than a decade. Choosing fittings that are a quality brand and a timeless style is a decision that you won’t regret, as they will wear well and still look good for many years to come.

You may not know this but there are also additional benefits to some quality fittings — chrome, I’m talking about you my shiny friend — less cleaning! Yes, go over that sentence again, your eyes don’t deceive you. I feel we can all agree that cleaning is pretty much THE WORST thing about bathrooms — but good quality chrome doesn’t need to be cleaned as often, as it maintains the shine and cleanliness longer than other inferior tap types.

Also, the right toilet fitting, like a concealed toilet, is MUCH easier to clean and maintain than other toilet types with often a quick wipe being all that’s needed. Who knew?!

If you have the space and budget, a feature piece provides a WOW factor in your bathroom. The possibilities are endless, like a freestanding bath tub with an eye-stopping floor-mounted tap, a stunning double-basin vanity… If you want to go bold, do it with a centre piece that stops your friends in their tracks as they walk in – remember if they just have to touch it or turn it on – you are already winning.

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