Do you need to select new Plumbing Fixtures?

At Create Interior Design we make it easy, and if you do a little prep work and think about some things in advance of meeting with your Designer or Plumbing Specialist it can help.

Here’s a few things we recommend so you can choose the best plumbing fixtures for your new home or remodeling project.

find inspiration

Are you inspired?  Do you know the styles you prefer?  We find that collecting images of favorite kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms helps to convey your design style.  So start by checking out Houzz and Pinterest boards and save to your Ideabooks and pin to share with your designer.  If using Create Interior Design, our designers will share considerations for plumbing inspiration and they will discuss your preferences and show many creative ideas as well.

Here are a few tips for your selection process and things to consider while navigating your choices:

know your space

Have a plan with you and if you already have drawings or photos of the cabinetry and vanities have those handy.  At Create Design Build, we do plumbing prior to cabinetry so we can create the drawings to accommodate selections and proposed design.

At Create Design Build and Create Interior Design our designers look closely at your kitchen, bath and laundry areas and familiarize themselves with you spaces prior to meeting.

If you’re working with Create Design Build or Create Interior Design we may modify a kitchen design to accommodate a different sink size or apron sink or edit cabinetry drawings to accommodate a different height to accommodate a vessel sink selections.

know your budget

Have a budget in mind and try to fit the fixtures to the budget.

Create Interior Design has appliance specialist who can assist with recommendations that fit your desired budget.

think about these plumbing questions your designer will be asking when choosing your bathroom plumbing fixtures

Even before choose specific styles there are some things you can start considering.

You don’t need to know all the answers.  Just some things to consider that will be discussed in your plumbing appointment that you may want to think about in advance.

Do you have a budget or allowance for your plumbing fixtures?

Do you have a preferred brand?

Do you have preferred finishes for particular areas?

Do you prefer a single handle or wide spread faucet for your baths?

Do you like undermount or vessel sinks?

Are there shapes you prefer?  Sinks and faucets more rounded or more square?

In the master bath, do you prefer no tub, a framed in tub, or a free standing tub?

Do you want multiple functions in your shower?  Multiple shower heads?  Hand Shower?  Shower Jets?  Do they need to function at the same time?

Do you want separate volume and temperature controls in the showers?

Designers will ask and share many things above and beyond what you see here, but it’s a good start before you even get there.

If using Create Design Build, our plumbing Specialist has their own detailed worksheet, but if handling on your own you may want to create your own plumbing checklist or check out this Plumbing Fixture Checklist. 

First make a list of the rooms that have plumbing you are choosing fixtures for and the plumbing selections you need to make and room to record Brand, Style and Finish for shower value requirements, consult your Plumber or Plumbing Specialist.

Need assistance with your New Home Building project or Remodel or making your plumbing selections?  Create Interior Design would love to help!

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Leave A Comment

join the club

Create Home, your resource for all things home and design. Subscribe to our newsletter for inspiring articles highlighting the best of home design, interior design and construction tips, and lifestyle related topics.