The task of choosing the plumbing fixtures can be overwhelming to say the least. There are so many options for metal finish, to type of design and options for controls. Do you like a more traditional look, or are you interested in modern fixture designs? Do you want separate hot and cold handles, or is a single control right for you?
Know Your Budget
When considering your budget, keep in mind that you get what you pay for. While it’s easy to swap out a sink faucet, changing a shower valve can be more complicated, so keep that in mind when picking fixtures. Buying a high quality fixture for your shower valve might eliminate the need to replace it in a couple years because it goes bad. Tearing out a shower to replace the valve set, depending on access to the plumbing could end up being a costly repair. The better fixtures have smooth, solid controls and nicer finishes in general but that doesn’t mean there aren’t affordable options. Check out online reviews and shop around online as you might be able to find the same fixture elsewhere for a better price. Of course purchasing a really expensive laundry sink faucet, that hardly gets any use is not really necessary but the kitchen sink or your main bathroom gets used more then any other fixture in the house and it might make more sense to spend a bit extra on those fixtures instead.
Do Your Research
There are many brands available for you to choose from; consider spending some time checking reviews or just asking your friends what they have used and this may help. I would also consider using your plumber’s supplier, they have showrooms set up with a wide variety of fixtures to choose from. These people only sell plumbing fixtures so you can be assured that the person that is helping you will not be selling patio furniture the next day.
Buy Your Fixtures Through Your Plumber
I feel it is important to buy from folks that work the profession on a daily basis therefore you may rest easy on your decision once it has been made. Also by buying from your local plumber you not only receive a warranty on labor but on the product as well. This can pay for itself in the long run. Top Notch Plumbing warranties its labor for one year and the same goes for the fixtures you have bought from us. I have found that after a year of service a fixture will last for a long time if taken care of.
So now get out there and buy some fixtures from top notch we need to go riding.