To be honest, everyone has their own subjective eye for design. While you have probably already settled on the style of bathroom or kitchen you want, you may not have given much thought to the specifics of plumbing and the kind of fittings you should install. Because the team at Handyman Connection are experts at this kind of thing, we thought we’d put together a list of the top things you should keep in mind while you mull over the details. You can always call us on (626) 744-0402, to say ‘thank you’ <insert smiley face!!>
Quality Brands v/s Cheaper Brands
We understand that it might be very tempting to buy a faucet because of its look, even though you’re not entirely sure of the reputation of the manufacturing brand. However, be clever and play the long game when it comes to bathroom and kitchen fittings. Because the fittings are going to be used constantly, the cheap brand will show the effects of wear and tear that much sooner than say something from an expensive but quality brand.
Installing cheaper fittings from an unknown brand might also end up harming you in the long run because of 2 factors- the first one being that you will have to end up replacing them more often and the second being the unavailability of parts. If parts are unavailable and cannot be easily sourced, you will probably have to replace the entire system and also spend your hard earned money on labour costs.
Don’t be afraid to ask for advice from your plumber before you shop. Google is always ready to help! There are numerous websites for all sorts of consumer reviews. Take advantage of this free knowledge and do your research before committing to something that you know you are going to use every single day.
Yes, it is appealing to buy a swanky new faucet in the latest shade of rose gold, but before you do that, give it a hard look and think about whether you will like it a year from now. Does it match the rest of the décor in the bathroom or kitchen or does it stick out like a sore thumb. It is one thing to buy a statement sink, like this one on Amazon, but will you still like it after the novelty has worn off? What is your personal style statement like? Are you buying into a fad or do you actually feel like the plumbing matches your needs and style? Thinking on these terms before buying something will prevent rash decisions and future regret. Take it from us, we’ve seen our share of impulse bought faucets and sinks. Not a good idea!
Don’t splurge on fittings and skimp on labour. The wrong kind of plumber and even a DIY job is a sure fire recipe for disaster. If you are not a plumber, here’s some advice: there are some things best left to a professional. Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom and having to change your entire plumbing system is not a matter to be taken lightly, unless leaky faucets and pipes are your thing! We can do the job right and save you valuable time and money. Call Handyman Connection for service around the Pasadena and Los Angeles area at (626) 744-0402.
While there may be a plethora of options available to you when you are redesigning your kitchen or bathroom, the important thing is to make an informed choice. Do not buy a product based solely on its looks. Shop around and get the product that matches your long term requirements! Alternatively, Call us at (626) 744-0402 and let us help you make the best choice for your kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling.