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Balance is something that many of us strive for in our daily lives, and this principle applies to homeownership as well. Some products that you buy for your home are beautiful but don’t necessarily serve their intended purpose, while other products work very well but add nothing to your home’s aesthetic appeal. As you can imagine, neither of these options is ideal.
So, here are some tips for finding balance between form and function for the plumbing supplies and decorative plumbing fixtures you choose for your home. At Central Plumbing Specialties, we want to help you find an ideal balance between form and function so that you never have to sacrifice one for the other.

What to Look for When Buying Plumbing Fixtures

When you are shopping for new decorative kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures, there are many different things to consider. You may first want to focus on the functionality of the fixtures to ensure that they will meet the needs of your home’s plumbing system and your family’s usage habits.

In the bathroom, for example, there are various fixture styles and trends to choose from for showers, bathtubs, sinks, and toilets. For showers, you may want to install a wall-mount unit, hand-held unit, or rain shower head depending on how you prefer to shower and any mobility limitations of your household members and guests.

Sinks are not only functional places to wash your hands and face but also focal points in a bathroom that catch your attention. If you have a small bathroom space, you might choose a pedestal sink because this is a space-saving design that looks great and is very functional at the same time. The sink faucet you choose can make this fixture more functional by conserving water and also more fashionable with detailed touches and luxury designs.

For the toilet, you might choose a taller toilet if you have elderly people in the home or anyone with mobility issues. However, taller toilets are not an ideal choice if you have young children in the house. Toilets also come in various colors and designs, as well as ranges of efficiency to help you conserve water. Depending on your preferences and budget, you can go as basic or as high-end as you like with a new toilet.

What to Avoid with Plumbing Fixtures

When it comes to plumbing fixtures, something to avoid are fixtures that look nice but that have a bad reputation for functionality. Read online reviews and ask your plumbing supply store staff for expert advice so that you have a better idea about which brands and models to stay away from.

As a general design rule, many people choose to keep metal types and fixture styles consistent rather than mixing and matching them. This gives your room a more intentional look and brings the various elements together in a cohesive way. A higher price doesn’t always mean higher quality, so don’t necessarily splurge on the most expensive plumbing option without doing your research or asking experts for advice on how these products perform and last over time.

Do your best to stay away from outdated or overly trendy styles of plumbing fixtures because these have less longevity and may reduce the value of your home or cause you to want to replace them sooner than later. Make sure to pay attention to scale and measurements when choosing plumbing fixtures so that you don’t have a faucet that is disproportional to the sink or a showerhead that looks awkward with the size of your shower.

High-Quality Bathroom Fixtures

Central Plumbing Supplies offers many high-quality bathroom fixtures, including bathtubs, showers, toilets, bidets, sinks, faucets, and bathroom accessories to tie the fixtures together. When you shop with us, you can trust that you are only looking at the very best brands on the market because we hand-select our products for quality and aesthetics. Some of the trusted brands that we carry for bathroom fixtures include THG Paris, Robern, Watermark, Jaclo, and Moen.

High-Quality Shower Fixtures

High-quality shower fixtures are always in high demand among Central Plumbing Specialties customers because of how frequently showers are used in a home and how much a simple shower fixture can instantly transform a bathroom. To help you balance form and function in the shower, we offer a wide selection of shower doors, bases and pans, walls and surrounds, shower heads and sprayers, systems, valves, and diverters. Browse the available styles on our website to see which ones aesthetically appeal to you, and then once your shopping list is narrowed down, review the details of each one or contact us to learn about their functionality and key features.

High-Quality Bathroom Faucets

In a similar way, many of our customers come to our Grande Central Showrooms looking for high-quality bathroom faucets that will last a long time and look great for many years to come. To strike the perfect balance with a new bathroom faucet, you’ll likely want to match a new faucet to the existing hole openings in your sink while also considering the faucet finish that will look best with your wall color and other bathroom décor. Popular faucet finishes include brushed chrome, polished nickel, stainless steel, oil-rubbed bronze, and black matte. To increase the functionality of your new faucet, you might want to choose a low-flow faucet that is more energy efficient and that will help you reduce your water consumption. If you’re upgrading a current faucet, you might want to go high-tech with your new purchase and get a faucet that is motion-activated or that provides sanitization.

Finding your balance with plumbing fixtures can be a challenge, but fortunately, we’re here to help walk you through the process. Stop by one of our nearby locations to learn more about functional and fashionable plumbing products that will work well in your home and that you’ll love using every day.

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