Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or replacing a broken bathroom faucet, you have a lot of options. The number of makes and models on the market can be overwhelming, even when you think you know what you want. This can make finding a simple replacement daunting and designing a new space overwhelming.
At Donmar Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we are your go-to plumbing faucet experts. From repairs to remodels to new construction projects, we have installed countless faucets, and we can help you select the right faucets for your home and project.
Keep reading for three helpful tips on picking new faucets for your home.
Where Is the Faucet Going & What Will It Be Used For?
Choosing a new faucet isn’t just about aesthetics. The first step to picking a new faucet is to consider the location in which you are installing it and how it will be used. Though these questions may seem deceptively simple, they can tell you a lot about the kind of faucet you will need. For example, you may not choose the same faucet for your master bath that you use multiple times a day as you would for a guest half-bath that sees very infrequent use.
If the faucet sees frequent and heavy usage, you may want one that is sturdier and made of higher quality materials. Similarly, for high-usage applications, you may also think it is worth upgrading to touchless models or faucets that have more features, such as temperature controls. Meanwhile, if you choose a faucet for a rarely used bathroom, you may be happier with a simpler, less expensive option.
What Are the Installation Requirements?
Just as not all faucets are the same, not all sinks are the same. While some sinks and faucets can be adapted to a slightly different style faucet, not all can. Before picking a faucet, you should review the type of faucet currently installed and select a new one of the same type and which will fit the sink setup you already have. If you are installing a new sink, confirm what type of faucet the sink is set up for before purchasing the faucet. The last thing you want to do is to spend money on a faucet you cannot use.
What Is Your Budget?
Faucets can vary widely in price. Things like brand, finish, materials, style, and automated features can all impact how much a faucet costs. Before going faucet shopping, you should review your project budget and how much you have allotted for faucets. While you want to buy a good quality faucet, you don’t want to blow your budget on a high-end model that you don’t really need.
Additionally, if you are buying multiple faucets, spend some time breaking down your faucet budget by room or by individual faucet. If you are working on a larger project, it is not uncommon for each faucet to have a different projected budget – for example, your bathroom faucet will likely not cost the same as your kitchen faucet. Planning accordingly can help you narrow down your options when researching which faucets you want to look at.
Choosing new faucets for your home doesn’t have to be stressful. With a little planning ahead, it can be fun and exciting. If you are struggling to select faucets for your home or aren’t sure what you need, reach out to Donmar Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We are well-versed in all types of faucets, and we love helping our customers bring their vision to life. Send us a message online to schedule an appointment with one of our plumbing and faucet specialists.