The Best Ways to Find Vintage Bathroom FixturesOn November 4, 2016 by abah guru
Many people desire to have their interior designs and decors in a blend of modern and contemporary concepts. We all know as well that people who are fascinated with vintage look are remarkably increasing in numbers. Building of homes conceptualized in a vintage appearance seems to be more attractive and stand out from others. There seems to be a more dominant aura of serenity and elegance in living and bedrooms built in a vintage style. Bathroom fixtures conceived in a vintage design projects a conservative yet palatial spirit that seems to be so elegantly attractive to the modern taste.
Looking for a vintage bathroom fixtures require quite a bit of patience and a money. One way of finding such vintage fixtures would be visiting a local salvage yard. They may also be available in old cities where homes of old prominent and well-off families are built and abandoned. Some items of these kinds may have found in some thrift stores and flea markets although they are starting to become scanty these days because of this trend. Although some people that are not into this trend may just dispose of these items in a garage sale. Sometimes, you may get them from simple newspaper advertisements.
After the completion of the items desired in a vintage fixture its time for restoring them. Restoration of these fixtures may require a little knowledge of how it looked like when completely assembled to avoid less of a trial and error reconstruction that may result in damage to some fixtures. Cleaning the vintage pieces before fitting them into your bathroom is one important step. In restoring the appearance of these vintage pieces, you need to purchase a high quality resurfacing kit in order to restore the damaged portion. You may choose to hire a professional or you can do it yourself. However, hiring a professional would be a great help in restoring the original appearance of the items, making them look like brand new and you can prevent from causing further damage to the damaged portion of the item.
One of the most loved and used portions of your home is your bathroom. Decorating them with some delicate vintage fixtures is not recommended. However, you may do so if you wish but you will be in a higher risk of damage. Because exposing these delicate fixtures to the most frequently used area of your home will entail a higher probability of damage and will cause restoration expenses damage after damage which you may not like.
In making effort to save money, most of us do the work of a plumber ourselves. However, since these vintage fixtures require specialized skills to make them fit, it is advisable to hire a professional plumber for the job. Only these persons know how to find ways in making those old fixtures and faucets fit without making any damage to the item.
Most of the vintage bathrooms fixtures have built-ins that are uniquely designed without making them look off. There are built-in sinks, cabinets, towel bars that do not require much space yet they look conservatively good. Hanging lamps, antique sconces, ceiling lights, frosted glass and metal fixtures may bring back a century old appearance of an elegant, palatial bathroom.