You need fixtures for the bathroom designs for your upcoming remodel, and you have more options than you know how to sort through.
I recommend a strategy that takes advantage of the fact that the selection online tends to be better than what you’ll see in any showroom, yet returning large items to Internet stores is both difficult and expensive (as you have to pay for return shipping).
The strategy is to buy your stuff from retails who sell via the Internet yet still allow you to return items to their brick and mortar store. Unfortunately this limits you to large retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s, but it is certainly convenient for you.
There is one important step I recommend all homeowners do when they’re shopping for fixtures.
Once you decide what make and model you think you want, Google for issues people have with it.s
Do search queries such as:
Delta faucet XYZ reliability
Toto toilet model ABC issues
Kohler bath model XYZ relaibility
If there are reliability issues with a specific fixtures you’re considering, you’ll uncover it through this process.
Yes doing this for all your fixtures takes time and energy, but compared to the issue of living with a sub-standard shower valve, toilet, sink, etc, etc is it really too much to do?
When you accidentally install some sub-standard piece in your bathroom you’ve fallen into the “pay me now or pay me later” trap of being forced to deal with (and pay for) whatever issue you’ve encountered, which is entirely avoidable.
Ready to start your bathroom remodel? Then…..