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Where to Save and Where to Splurge on Plumbing Fixtures

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Whether you’re doing a whole remodel or making minor upgrades, choosing plumbing fixtures can be overwhelming and costly for homeowners. Thankfully, achieving your dream kitchen and bathroom does not have to cost you an arm and a leg.

While opinions differ on where to spend more and where to save, we’ve put together our own list of what fixtures we recommend shelling out a few more bucks on.



There are endless options to choose from in the tile aisle and prices range from inexpensive to luxury. With so many options, it’s easy to find a lower-priced backsplash or bathroom tile that is durable and holds up to bathroom and kitchen traffic!

Bathroom Sink

A bathroom sink is a perfect spot to save you a few bucks. Since it is primarily only used for washing your hands and brushing your teeth, the sink does not need to be extremely durable. Skip the high-priced sinks and instead, simply go for a porcelain sink that you love and matches your bathroom.


While lighting is a very important piece of the bathroom puzzle, great lighting does not have to break the bank. If you find a pricey fixture you love, chances are you’ll be able to find a very similar, inexpensive version that suits your fancy! Even a swap out of lightbulbs to warmer, cooler, or fading technology could create a brand new feel.

Don’t Move Things Around

One of the best ways to avoid over-spending on your remodel projects is to keep your plumbing in its original place. Moving plumbing around will cost you a pretty penny and add on to your build time. If you’re committed to switching things around, though, we recommend you take a look at our piping services.


Bathing Items

Arguably the most important areas to splurge on in your bathroom are your bathtub and showerhead. As a prominent feature of your bathroom and a place to relax and unwind, a bathtub should be an investment. Additionally, bathtub repairs can really cost you down the line, so purchasing a high-quality tub will likely save you that money down the line.

Your showerhead is another very important fixture that you shouldn’t skimp on. As something you use every day, you want to make sure you are pleased with the showerhead you choose. But don’t worry, even high-end showerheads shouldn’t cost you too much.

Kitchen Sink

While we think it’s okay to save on your bathroom sink, the kitchen sink is a different story. This sink needs to withstand dishwashing, cooking, and a lot of daily use! This is why we recommend spending a few more dollars on choosing the right, durable kitchen sink!


With both kitchen and bathroom sinks, splurging for a gorgeous faucet will be worth it. We’re not suggesting you go for solid gold here, but a bit extra goes a long way with faucets. They are a great statement piece that adds a bit of flair to your bathroom.


The most important seat in your house must live up to its name! Just like your bathtub, it should be an investment that outlives your time with the home as it withstands daily use. If you want to go even further with your money, you can purchase a water-saving dual-flush or a model with a bidet! Just be sure that you choose American Rooter Plumbing for your toilet installations.


No matter which fixtures you choose or what you spend and save on, we will always recommend bringing in professionals like American Rooter Plumbing for installations. Even the handiest of homeowners could face issues with not being properly trained in plumbing installations. From toilets to faucets, give us a call to get your plumbing ready for your dream bathroom.

Do you have questions about your plumbing? We have answers! Call the sweetest plumbers in town at (402) 298-5414 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.