Choosing New Plumbing Fixtures
Ideas For Plumbing Fixture Shopping
Purchasing new plumbing fixtures for a new home or a remodeling project can be fun, exciting, and a bit overwhelming. You may get caught up in choosing other, more expensive, items for your kitchen of bathroom and leave the decisions about fixtures to the very last minute. We recommend that you start researching plumbing fixtures early in your project so you can find exactly what will work best for you. There are literally thousands of styles, with a variety of features – some go far beyond just turning water on and off. Review the information here to help you make the right plumbing fixtures decision.
Choosing New Bathroom Fixutes
Plumbing fixtures are the main event in the bathroom: toilet, sink, shower and tub. In each of these categories, you can splurge and take the bathroom (and your budget) to resort proportions. Or you can stay within a slim budget and choose value-engineered fixtures that will get the job done.
The best way to begin selecting these essentials is to visit a bathroom showroom where you can see and try—and ask questions. Your designer will guide you through the selection process and make recommendations, as will a professional in a plumbing showroom who is well-versed in the latest technologies. If you can dream it, you can have it—televisions in the shower, gas fireplaces built into tub walls, therapeutic lights that cause water to change colors.
As you can see, there are many very nice options when picking out plumbing fixtures. Some are quite exotic and those will be quite a bit more expensive, so watch your budget, too.d
The following video from Rob Robillard at the Concord Carpenter goes into detail about a major brand product that is becoming quite popular.
You may not be excited about the Portsmouth Collection from American Standard, but as you can see, this video gives you something to think about. User experience, or UX, is really important. Ease of use is a very important aspect of your new plumbing fixtures, so make certain your fixtures function properly as well as look good.
When picking out new faucets for your bath or kitchen, you have a huge variety of choices. The following information from
Stefan, owner of Homedit gives you some idea of what is available. As always, make sure to match your fixtures with your sinks, counter tops, tubs, and shower stalls.
Although not considered to be private spaces in a home, the kitchen and the bathroom are two areas that best define your style, that let you express your character and emotions through design. That’s because they include so many little details like the faucet for example. The right faucet is always different for each of us and finding it can be a piece of cake or a real challenge.
Stylish options for the kitchen
A wall-mounted kitchen faucet is a practical option. You free up space on the counter and the sink can be placed closer to the wall. You can adjust the height at which you place the faucet and make it as practical as it can be.
Sprayer kitchen faucets are highly functional. They make cleanup quick and easy and give you a lot more flexibility. Food prep is also easier. As for the design, they’re not particularly chic or glamorous but they look professional.
Some sinks come with a special mounting place for the faucet but those that don’t give you the freedom of choosing exactly where to place the faucet. If you decide to make it a part of the counter top, then you’ll get a clean and simple look.
Bathroom faucet options
This article demonstrates some very typical faucets and a few that are quite exotic. Because faucets now come in so many styles, make certain to spend plenty of time reviewing the choices. Sometimes the most expensive faucet just doesn’t fit your lifestyle – it may be just a bit too complex. Avoid purchasing a faucet simply because it looks great, after all you will be using several times a day. Sometimes simpler is better.
Resources: Residential Plumbing Services