Tips for Choosing Plumbing Fixtures

September 10, 2021
Tips for Choosing Plumbing Fixtures gnu homes

The right plumbing fixtures are not only something you will see and use every day but can complement the style personality of your home.

So many details go into building a custom home that it can sometimes be overwhelming. You have to decide every feature that goes into your home, down to the doorknobs and lightbulbs. One such feature homeowners have difficulty settling on are the plumbing fixtures. The right plumbing fixtures are not only something you will see and use every day but can complement the style personality of your home. Here are some tips on choosing the perfect plumbing fixtures for your home.

Know the Different Materials

Before installing any new fixtures, it is important to do your research first. Plumbing fixtures come in many different styles and materials, all with their own advantages and disadvantages. Some common materials include:

Stainless Steel: This is a relatively inexpensive option, making it one of the most commonly-used materials for many fixtures because of its visual appeal. However, stainless steel can also be heavy, which may not make it ideal for every situation.

Copper: Copper is a common choice for plumbing fixtures because it is durable, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant. However, it is more expensive than other options.

Gold: One of the most expensive options, and it can be hard to find gold fixtures. But, if you can find them, they are durable and easy to keep clean.

Determine Your Budget

Your plumbing fixtures are something you will frequently use every day, so it is essential to make sure that you choose the proper fixtures for your needs and budget. Understanding how you actually utilize your fixtures will aid in narrowing down the best matches for your home. Consider using different fixtures for different areas of your home, such as the shower, kitchen sink, or bathtub. Also, it is important to remain within your budget when shopping for new fixtures. A variety of factors can add to costs, including the material and the product’s finish. Remember that the fixtures made from high-quality materials will be more expensive, but they will last longer. 

Don’t Prioritize Fashion over Function

It can be easy to get sucked into the unique styles and features of fancy plumbing fixtures. But, when it comes to plumbing, you never want to compromise functionality for style. For example, if the fixtures you choose are not made for the area you have them installed, it could lead to serious drainage problems in your home. Another issue to consider is how the fixtures will fit in your sink; if it is too long or too short, the water will not flow properly.

Consult a Professional

Changing out your sink faucet may seem like a simple DIY project, but the process can be more complicated than expected. It is important to consult a professional when installing new plumbing fixtures. They will help you find choices that factor in not just your personal style but also any conflicts or limitations based on circumstances, such as any code compliance concerns. Having this work done by a professional will save you money and time by avoiding any problems.

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