SELECTING YOUR TAPWARE.
At Style Plus we would always recommend using high quality tapware. However, it may be viable to use cheaper tapware in areas that are not as frequently used throughout the house. Basin mixers and bath taps are typically used less frequently than other tapware, and can be replaced without too much hassle if they were to fail down the track.
Shopping around for affordable bath spouts could also save you money, as these have no working parts and the only purpose is to take the water from the wall into the bath. The difference is only in shape and style.
Shower mixers on the other hand have been specifically designed to give you an even mix of hot and cold water, whilst providing as much pressure as possible. Many cheaper mixers fail to do this (low pressure especially).
The tricky thing remember is that the mixer is housed behind the wall, which makes changing it very challenging. For this reason, I would not recommend buying a cheap shower mixer. A quality mixer are priced from $380.
Shower slides. A quality shower slide are priced from $250.
There are four main types of shower heads combinations to consider when you design your bathroom:
- Fixed and mounted on the wall. Priced from $250
- Mounted on the ceiling. Priced from $250.
- A shower column, made up of a fixed shower head and a hand shower. Priced from $650.
- A shower kit and slide rail, made up of a hand shower on a slide rail. Priced from $250.
Depending on the final design, plumbing costs will apply and in some cases a licensed builder may need to be involved.