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How to Select Plumbing Fixtures for a Bathroom Upgrade June 14, 2018

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How to Select Plumbing Fixtures for a Bathroom Upgrade, Lincoln, Nebraska

When selecting the plumbing fixtures for your bathroom remodel, you want to choose pieces that bring style and functionality to your new space. There are many options for every detail in your bathroom from toilets and sinks to finer details like faucets and showerheads. To help you decide, here are a few tips.

Tips for Choosing Plumbing Fixtures

Major Components

Before deciding on your important bathroom components like sinks, toilets, showers, & tubs, head to a showroom and review your options. Make sure the look is what you want and ask the staff questions about each piece.

Sink options range in style from undermount sinks that feature a deep basin and ample room to overmount sinks where the edges are supported by your vanity countertop. You can also opt for a stylish bowl sink that sits on top or a pedestal sink that saves space in a small bathroom.

Know how much space you have before deciding on showers and tubs. Consider spacious circular designs with swing out shower doors for larger bathrooms or more compact square options with sliders for smaller spaces. You can also utilize a corner with an angled design to save space.

The last major plumbing fixture is the toilet. Instead of the standard 14- to 15-inch height, consider a more comfortable 16- to 18-inch commode that is helpful for those with limited mobility. Always select a model with water efficiency and a quality flusher that will last. 

plumbing fixturesFaucets & Showerheads

Details like faucets and showerheads round out your bathroom remodel. Basic wall-mounted showerheads are reliable and functional. Showerheads may also come with massagers and mist options to create an in-home spa experience. Install a dual fixture to accommodate the needs of more than one user or handheld options to make bathing easier for every member of your home.

The faucets available today include designs that offer leak protection and easy installation. As for aesthetic, choose a simple faucet with hot and cold handles or long arching designs with a lever that shifts temperatures. Finishes include shiny and matte and come in a variety of metals such as silver, gold, bronze, and copper.


For the best tools and materials for any project, head to Wolfe Ace Hardware in Lincoln, NE. For almost 40 years, this hardware store has been the top choice for homeowners and contractors alike. Their inventory of electrical and plumbing supplies and their knowledgeable staff ensure you have everything you need for your next project. To learn more about their plumbing fixtures and other quality products, call (402) 466-7707 or visit their website.

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