Plumbing Fixtures 101 for Your Boston Home

plumbing fixtures Boston MAYour home in Boston, MA is the most important place in your life, and every individual takes the time to make this space beautiful, reflect their individuality, and ensure that the home is functional.

In addition to choosing the color theme, and artwork/decor, give careful thought to your plumbing fixtures. When updating your house, you can drastically change the look and feel of your home by changing plumbing fixtures in your kitchen, sinks, and bathrooms.

Plumbing fixtures come in a myriad of styles and fit a variety of functionality preferences. There are many options to consider, and these will depend on your style and preferences. But the best fixtures have four things in common:

  • Functionality
  • Durability
  • Style/Design
  • Finish

The Best Fixtures Offer Functionality

Kitchen faucets, for example, can come in three different types; single handle, multi, or pullout spout. Bar faucets and pot fillers are also becoming popular due to their convenience.

These different functionality styles allow you to customize your kitchen faucet to work for you. If you’re constantly struggling to fill pots, a pot filler faucet is the best for you. Having something that is beautiful but doesn’t meet your functionality needs results in a waste of money and frustration each time you use the fixture.

Durability and Finish

When you invest in updating your fixtures, you want the investment to be well worth your money. Choosing the best fixtures means choosing from reputable brands. Many jump on the fixtures that are cheaper but still look attractive. Beware, poorly designed and cheap fixtures are often lightweight and feature plastic internal parts.

If you choose these inferior fixtures, be prepared to replace them soon as they will give out even if they look as beautiful as more durable options.

A quality finish will also determine how long your faucet will stay beautiful. The best fixtures come with many finish options. These include:

  • Polished chrome, brass, or nickel
  • Satin nickel and stainless steel
  • Antique brass and copper
  • Platinum and Gold
  • Acrylic enamel in various colors


The style and design depend both on your style and budget, as well as your sink. This is because the styles fit a different number of holes in the sink. Some faucets require a single hole while other designs feature multiple.

Best Fixtures for Your Bathroom

Your bathroom fixtures are the focal point and bring together the entire room. These include:

  • Wide-spread faucet
  • Two handle center set
  • Single Set
  • Wall-Mounted

The best fixture you can have is one that is functional and meets your day to day needs with comfort. It will also be durable to withstand daily use, plus can meet your unique style preferences.

If you need immediate installation of faucets, showerheads and tubs, call one of our Boston plumbers.  We have a huge network of licensed plumbing experts that are available 24/7 waiting for your call.

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Posted on: March 30, 2016