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They call them fixtures because they stay there like an old guy at the bar: forever.
If you're doing it right, the fixtures go in and then you never think about them again. They stay quietly in place as you suffer through all the hardships of home ownership. Maybe your kids take over the house one day and the same fixtures keep doing their job. Maybe the grandkids replace them during a plumbing overhaul down the line. That's why they're fixtures. They affix. They remain.