Spending money on plumbing fixtures

Vintage retro bronze water tap faucet

Whether you are moving into your first house or have owned your home for decades, every homeowner will at some point have to replace plumbing fixtures such as faucets, sinks, showerheads and toilets. 

The question is, can just any fixture do, or do you need to spend a sizable amount to get quality fixtures?

Vern’s Plumbing, your trusted plumber in Gainesville, VA, weighs in on whether plumbing fixtures are worth splurging on.

Repairing vs. Replacing Old Plumbing Fixtures

There are valid reasons to just opt for a quick fixture repair job the next time your master bath showerhead springs a leak or when the toilet just won’t stop running after being flushed. After all, you might just need a new seal or flapper. If you love that old vintage showerhead and find that it works great otherwise, then a repair would do just fine. It could even save you a few bucks to repair rather than replace.

Many homeowners won’t go for new plumbing fixture installation until absolutely necessary – or until they want to sell their house and want to spruce it up to attract buyers. But many longtime homeowners who go that route later regret it. Once they see those modern, shiny new fixtures installed, they often wish that they had splurged on those upgrades for themselves years earlier.

After all, who doesn’t want to enjoy a clean, comfortable bathroom or kitchen makeover at some point? It’s your home. Apart from your workplace, you spend more time there than anywhere else. Why not enjoy it as much as possible and spring for new kitchen or bathroom plumbing fixtures?

Upgrading Kitchen and Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures

If you do end up wanting new bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures, there are tons of great options for you. Picture some of these new upgrades in your kitchen:

  • Undermounted, stainless steel double sinks
  • Mounted, motion-sensor hand soap and dish detergent dispensers
  • Built-in water filtration and handheld hose and nozzle

Or how about some new modern fixtures in the master bath? Here are just a handful of possibilities:

  • His and hers undermounted sinks with marble countertops
  • High-necked faucets
  • Polished chrome or brushed nickel matching faucets, handles, showerhead and curtain rod

New plumbing fixtures don’t have to break the bank, but remember that more often than not, you get what you pay for. And if you find that you really would rather spend your hard-earned money on something else, then you will eventually need to schedule fixture repair services instead.

A professional plumbing company like Vern’s Plumbing can help you find some options that will fit your budget, personal style and preferences. Contact us today for an appointment. We’d be happy to help.

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