Folks who know me well know of my distaste for cheap plastic products — and of my utter delight in lovely decorative details.
For whatever odd reason, I was thinking about toilet tank levers this morning, and how so many of the mass-produced models on the market today have cheap, ugly plastic or very basic chrome handles. (These will not look good in a bathroom remodel with oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel finishes everywhere else!)
When I’m working on a reno that reuses an existing toilet — and there have been a few of these in recent years — I always replace the existing handle with one that matches the new faucets and accessories. (Most of the major decorative plumbing company brands sell coordinating decorative toilet tank levers.) There are now options that personalize this humble lever to your personal interests, too, in many of the popular finishes. I can see these being fun in a kids’ bath, game room bath, fishing cabin or vacation home bathroom, but there are also styles featuring flowers and scrolls that would nicely enhance a ma’am cave or powder room.
Here are a few that made me smile, along with a video link from HomeAdditionPlus.com on how to replace them on your own. It should be noted that I’m not a DIY gal myself. I’m a hire a pro type.
Bowl in one!
Rocking the Bowl!
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