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Modern plumbing fixtures

Posted by cdrmemphis at August 05. 2006

Please post your sources for good modern plumbing fixtures that are not very expensive. I love the modern European lines- but they are pricey. Any good web sites you can post are helpful!!! Thanks!

Re: Modern plumbing fixtures

Posted by luca uggeri at August 05. 2006

http://www.bath-italy.com/index.htm
I found this site and their prices are very good when compared to the ones in the States. Of course, you still have to ship from Italy and deal with the weak dollar. So, compared to a more traditional american style fixture, they are expensive.
I have searched far and wide and the truth is that until the taste of Americans starts leaning towards overseas modern esthetics, these fixtures will remain a luxury item intended for the wealthy.
Check out this blog.
http://grassrootsmodern.com/
Creede is putting together a modern bathroom on a shoestring budget and it looks fantastic. Very inspiring.
good luck
Luca

Re: Modern plumbing fixtures

Posted by Adam Burke at August 05. 2006

this site was recommended by a couple community members as decent quality Chinese stuff:

www.superiorbath.com

Another site with some OK looking stuff, with mixed reviews from contributors:

http://usa.hudsonreed.com/

I just bought a Kohler 'Taboret' shower and bath set for the kid's bathroom for about $250. It's not quite as modern as the 'Purist' line, but about half as much and I figured I should go with a reliable name on plumbing going into the walls.

Re: Modern plumbing fixtures

Posted by Alison Wheeler at September 13. 2006

Check out the Danze Parma line. They are pretty reasonably priced. I got them for our master bath and the kids bath and while we haven't put them in yet, they are nice and heavy and feel like they are of good quality.

In general, you can find the best deals on plumbing (or pretty much anything else) by doing a search on froogle.com for the product number, then have it organize results by price.

Good luck!

Re: Modern plumbing fixtures

Posted by Splatgirl at September 14. 2006

I'm helping MIL with a kitchen overhaul right now, and you know, I'm seeing an ever-growing selection of more modern stuff at HD, Lowe's, etc. MUCH more than the zero that I was seeing when I was shopping for stuff for our house.
As far as major American brands go, Danze does seem to offer the most mod leaning choices for reasonable prices. I have the Danze Parma in my guest tub/shower.
I have several Hudson Reed fixtures but I don't think I'd do that again.
I also got some things via Ebay.

I have gone the self-importing route from Europe in the past too and find that is is possible to still end up spending less even after shipping and a crappy exchange rate if you choose wisely. It helps that there's way more to choose from.
I've used www.lavabo.co.uk

Also check out
www.rensup.com
I got a catalog from them the other day that had some decent looking stuff for good prices but you gotta wade through a lot of victorian crap to find it.

Re: Modern plumbing fixtures

Posted by Kimberly Turgen at November 06. 2006

kind of belated, I know, but Hansgrohe Interaktiv S series is very reasonably priced for the quality. I use that for the tub and shower and a Philppe Starck faucet, which is more expensive...

Re: Modern plumbing fixtures

Posted by Jeffrey Rous at November 06. 2006

Here are two that are a little more expensive, but available through HomeDepot (special order)

American Standard One series, e.g.:

http://store.irawoodinc.com/amstonelafac.html

Or the LaToscana Elba line:

http://www.faucetdirect.com/index.cfm?page=search:resultssearch_application=Lavatorysearch_manufacturer=LaToscana

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