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Selecting the Right Plumbing Fixtures

Selecting the right plumbing fixtures for your repair or remodel need not be a daunting task. It's a simple matter of examining your budget, finding the right plumbing supply store, and having a licensed professional install them for you. Whether it's a shower, sink, tub, toilet, or all of the above, you're sure to be happy if you follow these simple steps. 

Budget

Budgeting for a remodel is quite simple. How big of a project can you afford? Does it make sense to do a total remodel, or remodel one fixture? Understanding your budgetary constraints and having the discipline to stay within them is key for any project. Budgeting for an emergency is also important. If you're replacing something in a hurry you're bound to pay premiums. Parts availability may not be all that good, and emergency labor will cost more. Having emergency funds set aside will bring you peace of mind. 

Plumbing Supply

The right plumbing supply company will be close to your home, employ expert help, and have a large selection of fixtures. A plumbing supply company can work with you to execute the vision you have for your home within your budget. They'll have inventory for you to see in person, and catalogues full of fixtures and design inspiring ideas. They will even be able to advise you on which projects are DIY friendly, what you should leave to a professional, and what professional is right for you to use.

There are many style choice to choose from with any fixture type. Using shower fixtures as an example, consider the following:

  • Rainwater shower fixtures are relaxing and luxurious. Their most common problem is droop, which is caused by lack of pressure.
  • Wall-mounted shower fixtures are the most basic in form, but provide all the necessary function one requires. 
  • Removable shower fixtures provide convenience in bathing, and typically have a variety of pressure settings. 
  • Body spray shower fixtures enrobe one's entire body in water while bathing. This high luxury can be the ultimate experience.

You can use one of these options on your project, or a combination of them. Certainly these aren't all the types of shower fixtures, but a qualified plumbing supply house can educate you further.

Whether it's a budget DIY project, an emergency fix, or a full-scale equity improving remodel, your next plumbing project is sure to be a success if you follow the advice in this short guide. Visit a plumbing fixtures store like Gopher Plumbing Supply today.

About Me

Meet Zane Zanda

My name is Zane Zanda, and welcome to my site on construction! Although I'm not a professional, I first became interested in construction topics a few years ago when my wife and I were building our dream home. But, interestingly enough, it wasn't the actual construction process that lit the spark. It was actually fire sprinklers. When my wife and I, were talking to our contractor about getting the permits for our house, we were informed that the square footage of our house was so large that we would actually be required to install fire sprinklers in the ceiling! I thought that was so strange, but of course we complied. As I started looking at all the different construction laws, I knew I was hooked.