I will build a custom house next time (
Right after the hell freeze)
Here's one thing I would do differently: make sure the builder provides a reasonable subsidy for the plumbing fixtures.
John, our builder, has no cheap taste.
Quality materials are included in the budget: granite countertops, Composite flooring, and Hardie board siding.
So why, oh, why, is he allowing so few sinks and taps?
Paul and I were shocked to learn that John only budgeted $20 for each bathroom sink and thought we would be happy to use this ugly sink
In the sink you can find it in the warehouse.
When I asked him in December why only one normal sink was allowed, he replied, "it works as well . ".
Although this person is very concerned about many things, the pipeline is not one of them.
He pointed to the computer in the office and said he wanted us to find something else on the Internet.
Paul sat by the keyboard and headed straight to the Kohler website (
We used to buy Kohler lamps and love their products).
He found the one we all like, the one with the oval shape.
A counter sink called Caxton.
John called his pipe. supply person.
Hey Kolok K-can this sink give me a good price2211G?
They bargained for a few minutes and John dropped the price to $92.
It's not bad, I said.
"Yes, well, it's not $92, it's $92," he said . ".
It's not bad considering we have to get five sinks, at these separate prices, a total of $460. (
Note: We have two sinks in the main bathroom, one in the guest room bathroom and two in the Jack bathroomand-
Jill's bathroom is located between Paul's office and the smaller rooms. For the main-
In the floor dressing room, we found a set of Kohler suits that we liked called Memoirs. $319)and a toilet ($298).
What about the taps in the sink?
We didn't have much time to see when we were with John, but we went through his Moen directory and found a directory we liked called Kingsley (T6123).
When John priced it, he found that because of Moen, bless their hearts, the taps and valves are charged separately, and the price of the taps is $350, $200 more than John assigned
John e. -trying to help.
Mailed a Moen catalog tear paper that showed the taps within our price range with tape he didn't want us to see.
Although it was a good laugh, it didn't really push the ball.
I want a big faucet.
Not a unit as John sent it)
Because I think it looks best on granite. mount sink.
So now I'm looking for a good one
Good quality, attractive faucet does not cost the money of the Earth.
I 've been looking at the site and found two taps that I particularly like: American Standard Dazzle. (
The price of polished chrome is about $167. )Kohler Forte. (
The price of polished chrome is about $175. )
I really like the satin nickel finish, but for some reason this adds $70 or more to the price and I 've been thinking about 6 times the $70 or more, and come to the conclusion that I can live with chrome.
But now the question is: which one do I choose?
Should I have the same faucet for each sink, or should I make myself crazy and choose a different faucet for a different bathroom? (
For example, an American standard faucet called Hampton might be good for a dressing room. )
Even other decisions in big companies
Ticket items are easier than that.
Why is such a problem with water pipes?
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Hi Alison: Thank you for asking for advice from the peanut gallery.
I happen to like satin nickel.
I think it's really worth putting satin nickel in the main bathroom.
Otherwise, every time you walk into the bathroom, you think, "I hope that's satin ".
I don't understand why you still have two sinks in the guest bathroom.
It would be comfortable for the second person to enter the bathroom and hopefully the person inside is their other half, what is the possibility?
How many times will the wrong person enter before you set up the "one person at a time" rule, which defeats the purpose of having two sinks in the first place.
I bet you haven't cut the granite off yet.
You still have time to put down the second sink and faucet.
The extra countertop space is very valuable and all guest's make-up bags are nearby.
Why would you consider putting the same sink/faucet in each bathroom?
Don't you have a different design for each?
I can understand that I want the same style throughout the process (
Retro, modern, etc. )
But, if you ignore the details and just put the same look on each room, what's the fun of building a custom house?
Hi Alison: I'm doing the same thing right now.
In fact, I buy in advance when I find something on sale, but I'm looking at discounted home improvement sites like backlogs, absolute homes, family homes, etc.
Especially the price of the first variety is very good.
But it's a little bit of a problem, stocks are changing every day.
I found a beautiful granite top in the dressing room, walnut vanity (
Including base sink)
The price is ridiculously low and amazing.
You may not be able to find something in each color you want on the first site.
The others are more comprehensive, you can get a discount coupon online, and they already have a discount.
If you think there is a problem with the faucet and sink, just wait until you get the door handle (
Inside and outside)
Find the price difference you like and the standard. :-)
The same is true for lighting devices, which you can find on these websites and smart deals.
When you talk about this, I have some other great sites, and several of the ones mentioned above do have door handles.
The bonus for all of these options is free (or nearly)
Freight plus no tax.
They also sent my product to me soon. Happy hunting!
Suggestion-find something you like, find it on ebay-I saved hundreds on sinks and taps (
Door handle, cabinet knob, etc. etc. )this way.
I can afford nickel instead of chromium. Good luck!
What I can tell you is that the plumbing installation has been the hardest part for me so far.
I almost broke the tip of my tongue.
I found great deals for faucetdepot.
Com and faucetdirect. com.
However, I made some comparisons to the model you specified and you found that the price was lower.
Still, these two sites may be the place to check out other bargains. Good luck!
Very good polished chrome
I did exactly the same thing for exactly the same reason ($$$)
I think the satin finish will start to look out of datesomeday —
Contrary to chrome that looks outdated :)
But don't be stingy with the fixtures --
You must use them (
Look at them)everyday.
Cheap for many years (
And try to clean them up)—
I decided that this was an area where I wouldn't cut corners when it was remodeled (
In addition to the above, for enthusiasts).
Only my 2 cents.
I didn't check every model mentioned, but this is the best price I 've found on Amazon, where prices change every day.
The price of Caxton sink is $83. 49.
Eye-catching faucet (chrome), $100.
Faucet for Kohler Forte (chrome)$166. 80.
It looks like the shipping cost is free.
The price of the Caxton sink and Kohler Forte is close to the price you found, but for five sinks and one faucet, it can still save about $50.
This dazzling price could mean saving around $67.
It's just me, but I will never put the best faucet in the dressing room.
I want them in my place. capital ME)
Use them every day.
I have been using the backlog.
Many of my pipes have com.
I ordered two angled rectangular mirrors from the repair hardware and the price is one.
We booked a Vanity Fair with them. It came flat-
Packaging and damage so I returned it.
However, I ordered the satin faucet from them, which would be twice the supply of our local plumbing.
So, you may have to deal with some bad eggs in order to get what you want-but shipping is so reasonable that I find it worth the hassle.
FWIW, when I do the same thing, I find that the same outfit may have different prices for the same item for different sales channels.
For example, Homeclick sells items on eBay at a lower price than their own website.
I found that I could call people in their "eBay department" and order things at a better price than the number I called on their website.
Don't forget, whatever finish and style you choose for each bathroom (
I agree with Lily-don't let them all be the same)
You will need towel strips, paper racks, flush bars and lighting equipment that will be used with these options.
How much did you spend?
Don't be $70 cheaper and regret it every time you look at the tap.
Special offers will also be offered on different websites.
For example, through March, faucetdirect offers 10% Danze products with free shipping. (
It has 15% to 12/31 discount when I buy me)
I'm lucky because I prefer Chrome, and like Betsy, I'm worried that Satin Nickel will be out of date at some point.
I found that the lower mounting sink and base sink are more expensive than other sinks.
In my case I went to buy a counter/sink bowl-
I bought the countertop material on the cabinet from the same place where I bought the kitchen cabinet.
It looks like marble but stronger.
There are many choices outside. Don’t use Moen! ! !
I put a Moen faucet in the kitchen, it was terrible.
We had to change the valve about a year later.
Probably 6 months ago, the valve needs to be replaced again.
I chose this faucet.
The husband said he didn't like the brand very much.
It wasn't until the valve first came out that he told me that we had them in our rental room and he found that they were always a problem.
So now we replace it with other brands.
I have satin nickel in my two bathrooms and I really like it.
But I don't remember it being much more expensive than other finishes.
I have chrome finish in the dressing room and kitchen.
I have two things-for guest bathrooms with standard bathtubs, please have a look at the curved curtain rods.
This is my favorite part in my bathroom as the extra room they offer in the shower was fantastic.
Also, the other thing that could make Chrome a good choice is that the nickel finish of each manufacturer is slightly different. (
You can't see this online. Line directory. )
So if you want to put a Moen faucet in the sink, but prefer the American standard shower head in the bathtub, they will all match the chrome, but not necessarily the nickel.
Considering Alison and Paul were in Florida a few weeks ago, I suspect the article is out of date and has purchased fixtures.
Still, for the benefit of others, I think I would suggest to consider brushing the chrome finish instead of the bright satin nickel.
It has a beautiful frosted gloss like satin nickel compared to 30, polished chrome only costs about $ More than a fixture compared to upcharge $100 satin nickel per fixture.
I think it's a good compromise to expand the budget, especially if you're going to decorate a whole house.
Although we changed our mind several times, we really enjoyed buying plumbing equipment for our home.
We finally launched the Kohler product.
We like the look of it and they are not as expensive as some others.
Forte line is affordable-
The shower/tub faucet is really great.
We went with the single.
The extra bathroom was well designed but slightly more affordable. (
We chose the bancroft series for the main bathroom)
We also decided on the Kohler cast iron bathtub.
We don't like the fiberglass bathtub/shower module.
We bought a surprising corner jacuzzi for our main bathroom.
It looks great and is much less than similar models.
Your offer on memoirs is really low.
Take them to run . . . . . . What's your decision about the kitchen sink?
My favorite fixture we picked was my Kohler cast iron "smart gap"sink.
Can't wait to use it!
Four houses were built, one of which redecorated a kitchen and I bought five double kitchen sinks in my life.
The last thing I liked was the stainless steel sink so I never had another one.
I already have double sinks with equal sides, unequal sides, different depth, etc . . . . . . But there is no doubt that what I will definitely do in the future is get a three sink.
Similar but not stainless steel. sinksusa. com/triple-bowl-sinks-c-35.
HtmlI will also get this faucet, though not necessarily Moen/www. moen.
Keep in mind that if you have hard water, the polished chrome or polished stainless steel faucet will show every drop dry on it.
Faucets, lights, drawers and door handles are all jewelry from home.
Like jewelry, trends and tastes change.
These are bright and shiny objects that people notice and/or touch.
Is it possible for you to get information about the plating thickness on these items?
I have seen corrosion on some taps.
Aviation season in Florida
Conditions are available throughout the year.
I would like to think that the thicker the plating, the better. than-
Builder-class fixtures. Ah, faucets!
Don't get shiny metal finishes unless you like to look at water spots.
Of course, this can be avoided by day-to-day maid service.
It's definitely a wide range.
Not only does the unit look cheap, but it's hard to clean.
Consider the faucet on the wall if your design allows. (
If you do, stick the wall. )
If you can, touch the unit before you buy it.
Even if you end up buying online, you can process the model in the store.
Pick it up-
There will be great inspiration for comparison.
The cheap faucet will be lighter because it has a lot of plastic products.
Turn things over and look down.
You want to see metal guts.
Good faucets are expensive because they are made of expensive, solid materials.
Unless the cabinets below are fixed in place and you have a sink and a faucet in your hand, no one will cut the countertop.
The template is your friend!
Insist that the counter installer make a template for the counter;
Don't trust them when they promise you this is unnecessary and your drywall is vertical and square.
One trick to save the pain is to check the template once it's finished, then use your own hand in an indelible mark and write the word "top" on the top surface.
There are so many hijinks available with flipped templates!
For the unity of appearance, even if you finally choose a different granite, you can consider doing an edge finishing of all the counters at once.
The carefully crafted items collect dirt at a higher cost.
Have you ever visited the granite supplier to choose the slate?
Maybe I'm a contrarian.
I will install the same fixtures in all bathrooms and use the same lines in the kitchen. What can I say?
I really like that I'm in Danze (Sonora line)
It fits the style of the whole house.
I think I will use unique colors and decor styles to distinguish between each room.
Everyone is very helpful and would like P & A to listen to your changes here.
I must have really fallen behind in this era, and I didn't expect to go online with pipe parts.
When I remodeled the main bathroom with only shower, I went with polished chrome.
I think I must be a traditionalist.
Susan from Canada said very well.
My shower configuration includes shower head and separate hand-held shower with wall-mounted splitter.
Plumbers have to supply shower faucets and diverters from different companies.
Chrome is chrome, and if I don't choose chrome, there may be different finishes for each manufacturer.
I also know that things are different when I remodel the lobby/communal bathroom-why is everything the same when customizing the building.
I forgot to add that if this is going to be a retirement home, remember the golden years and choose the taps, knobs and handles.
There are no small knobs that must be held tightly by old fingers!
Remove lever door handle, long tap handle and big button.
Let your electrician use generous rocker switches for wall switches, and don't be stingy with stairs and Hall tiles.
Choose a range of bathroom taps that provide matching handrails.
If you are shopping in Florida, the salesperson will know exactly what to show you.
BrendaAbsolutely, do your research and be sure to go around and buy your own light fixtures if you can.
Ebay is a great resource-I found a brand new Kohler kitchen faucet that I bought a few years ago at a big box home improvement store for half the price of $220. Works for me.
Like Carol, I keep every tap the same.
Our door handle.
Thanks. no knob.
The same is true.
In this house, I am trying to eliminate the confusion of the visual background and different faucets can contribute to this.
I threw the ceramic sinks with my hands and they were all different.
Keep different places where it has a huge impact in a positive way.
I agree with Brenda that I have started replacing tract home fixtures (
Because that's how my home is)
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