When you’re knee deep in a bathroom or kitchen remodel, sourcing and selecting plumbing fixtures can be a daunting task. There are literally thousands of models to choose from, numerous finishes, and bunches of brands. It can be hard to know what to choose that fits with the style, quality and budget you’re looking for.
Here are some of the best places to source plumbing at for your next project:
Pipleline Design Showroom 620 16th Ave N, Hopkins (952-988-5550)
They carry some of the best brands in plumbing (Kohler, Grohe, etc.) Their large showroom features working faucets, sinks, shower heads and tubs, which is great so you can feel the pressure of the water and feel the finishes. It’s best to call ahead and set up an appointment to ensure you get one of the staff to answer questions and talk to you about the benefits of all of the brands they carry.
For more information about Pipleline: www.pipeline-showroom.com
Kohler Signature Store 7101 France Ave S, Edina (952-314-6813)
Kohler’s first signature store in Edina opened earlier this spring to rave reviews. The showroom features the brands best lines. Lots of bathroom vignettes grace the showroom to showcase the many different styles Kohler carries; everything from contempory chrome and polished nickel finishes, to traditional brassy faucets. It’s a great place to go and get some inspiration and start dreaming of your future bathroom, kitchen or bar!
For more information about the Kohler Signature Store: www.kohlersignaturestore.com
Minnesota Standard Showplace 6363 Highway 7, St. Louis Park (952-920-1460)
Franke, Moen, and Delta… just some of the brands you’ll see on display at the Minnesota Standard Showplace Showroom. This showroom is open Monday thru Friday and on Saturdays by appointment, so if you’re working during the week and renovating on the weekends, give them a call and stop in to make your selections. The knowledgeable staff can help you pick out your plumbing fixtures with ease.
For more information about Minnesota Standard Showplace: www.minnesotastandardshowplace.com
Tips for selecting plumbing fixtures:
- Look through home magazines for inspiration so you can show the staff at one of these places the look you’re going for. Once they can see things you like, they can help you find items like it in their showroom.
- Create a cohesive look and feel by tying your lighting, hardware and plumbing fixtures together with one finish whether its chrome, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, etc.
- Have an idea of budget before you shop. Plumbing fixtures come in all price points, so narrowing down your budget can help you streamline the selection process so you know which brands you should be looking at.
- When selecting toilets, sinks, and faucets try not to go with the trendy options, go with something classic that fits your style. Choosing something trendy means that it will likely go out of style just as quickly as it came into style.