Looking for mid range plumbing fixtures for new bathroom and kitchen

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by skuba, May 11, 2013.

  1. skuba

    skuba New Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Hi All,

    First house and first remodel, dealing with a lot of decisions, as you probably know, and I am a bit lost. We bought a 1940 house in San Francisco and are remodeling the kitchen and bathroom. We don't plan for this house to be our be-all end-all home as we mostly live here because of work and we are not from here. But for the time we are here we would like good comfort and amenities, and the least amount of issues with plumbing.

    The whole remodel project is already way over budget. Which are the middle of the line brands with decent quality?

    I have quoted Grohe bathroom faucets, shower/tub valve and hand shower and I wonder if I am not spending too much when one faucet is U$176, trim set + valve $160, shower set at $292. Is this a mid of the road choice? If I could save a bit and still get good quality and style I would prefer.

    Toilet I am looking at Toto Drake II with seat, and Tub a Kohler Archer.

    I would very much appreciate your help.

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  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    Grohe would not be my choice,,,,,, look a Pfiser, Delta, Moen.

    Don't skimp on the toilet. I will avoid the graphics, but you will regret that 3 or 4 times a day!
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Grohe would never be considered "middle of the line" quality, and is not my first choice anyway. You are already over budget, but the plumbing fixtures are going to be a very small percentage of the total job, so find the fixures you like and install them. Skimp somewhere else where it is NOT a "permanent" choice.
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