The standard plumbing hardware in our Ryan Homes community is chrome, so during the upgrade selection process we were able to consider upgrading to oil rubbed bronze hardware or brushed nickel hardware for all of the plumbing fixtures. We are going to have bronze hardware on our interior doors, but for the plumbing we wanted brushed nickel. Our fixtures will all be Moen brand, specifically from the Eva collection.
|Ryan Homes Upgraded Garden Soaking Tub (James Joyce Model)|
I am looking forward to our soaking garden tub. We have one now in our rental and I love to relax and catch up on TV shows on my iPad. The faucet shown is the Moen Eva Brushed Nickel Two Handle High Arc Roman Tub Faucet. The tub we are actually getting with our upgrade is the rectangular one below.
|Ryan Homes Oil Rubbed Bronze Option (Naples Model)|
Oil rubbed bronze hardware or (ORB) is known for showing water spots, so that is one thing to consider if you like the look. Choosing between these two finishes is mostly just personal preference.
Glass shower surrounds can be expensive to replace if you are changing from one finish to the other. If you are buying a resale home, this is a small detail but fixture finishes can really change the overall look and feel of your bathroom.
|Ryan Homes Oil Rubbed Bronze Glass Shower Surround|
|Ryan Homes Brushed Nickel Glass Shower Surround|
We chose not to upgrade the cultured marble countertops in both bathrooms, and really preferred the look of the brushed nickel against the countertop as opposed to the oil rubbed bronze.
|Ryan Homes Cultured Marble Countertop with Brushed Nickel Fixtures|
The sink fixtures are the Moen Brushed Nickel Two-Handle High Arc Bathroom Faucets.
We did not upgrade the fiberglass surround in the guest bathroom, so the fixtures will also sit against a white in the shower in that bathroom. The guest bath and master bath will each have the Moen Eva Brushed Nickel Posi-Temp Tub or Shower only fixtures.
|Ryan Homes fiberglass shower surround with Moen Brushed Nickel Fixtures|
The oil rubbed bronze look...
|Ryan Homes fiberglass shower surround with Moen Oil Rubbed Bronze Fixtures|
The faucets in the powder room also sit on a white pedestal sink.
|Ryan Homes Powder Room Pedestal Sink with Brushed Nickel Fixtures|
What fixture finishes do you have in your bathroom?