The vast diversity of bathroom remodeling fixtures is almost overwhelming.
An advantage to shopping at a brick and mortar outlet is you can physically see and touch the floor samples.
The obvious advantage to you of Internet retailers is their incredibly vast selection.
However, there is good and bad to everything.
The “cost” of the Internet retailers (I quote the word “cost” as generally these stores sell products for less than even Home Depot or Lowe’s) is two fold:
- If you are the type of shopper who wants to see and touch a display model before you guy, Internet retails can not offer this.
- If you decide you need to return something, you pay shipping, you don’t just drive it back to the store.
I find the following process to be a useful guideline:
- Start online and visually scan the products until you find some that are visually appealing to you.
- Create a list, including manufacturer, make, and model number.
- Then Google for those products along with the terms of “defects”, “hidden costs”, “issues”, and “reliability” to see what negative feedback (if any) people have about those products.
- Cross products off your list where you learn of issues you would rather not deal with.
After this process you’ll have a shorter list. Then go to the website of the manufacturer and find a distributor or retail outlet near you that stocks the product. If it’s not too far away, go and take a look.
The other option is to limit your selection of products to only what is stocked by the show rooms in your area. Although that does limit your selection, you may find they do in fact have what you need.
When you are ready to embark on your bathroom remodel project, contact us today. We will help you get the project done.