Choosing Perfect Plumbing Fixtures in the Twin Cities

When it comes to your bathroom’s plumbing, the options can be overwhelming. Often times people neglect to choose a sink or faucet until the end of the project because they can’t decide on what they want. But waiting until the end is not a wise choice. Here’s a guide that will help you choose the right fixtures when planning your remodeling project.

Choosing A Sink

  • Drop-in: drop-in sinks are considered to be the most economical, but a lip where the sink and the countertop meets can cause a challenge when cleaning.

  • Undermount: if you prefer a sink that is very easy to clean, you’ll be very happy with an undermount sink. They are installed underneath the countertop so there is no lip where the sink meets the countertop.

  • Pedestal: if you have a small bathroom and saving space is a top priority, a free-standing pedestal sink is the perfect solution.

Focal Point Faucets

  • Wide-spread: with separate hot and cold water handles, widespread faucets are available from 6- to 20-inch drillings and require 3 holes.

  • Two-handle centerset: with valves spanning 4 inches, both handles and the spout of this faucet are combined on a single base. Each valve requires a separate hole in the countertop.

  • Wall-mounted: this faucet will add to the “easy cleaning” scheme of your bathroom as  there are no tight spaces to clean between. Requiring a separate wall-mount valve and drain, this faucet works well with above-the-counter and freestanding basins.

Now that you’ve chosen your sink and faucet, you need to choose a finish. Common finishes include bronze, polished nickel and chrome. Choosing a finish is a matter of personal preference – choose what you think will pair nicely with the decor of your bathroom.

When you’re ready to have your new plumbing fixtures installed, call the experts at Uptown. Our experienced and skilled team of plumbers are here to help with all your plumbing installations, repairs and maintenance solutions and we’d love to help with your next bathroom remodel project.

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