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    Default Shower head & Sink fixture recommendations?

    We're removing our tub and converting to shower-only. Does anyone have recommendations on a good shower system? There seem to be a ton and they all look the same. Have considered: Moen 90 degree collection and Hansgrohe 31775001. Any thoughts on these or suggestions for others? Budget <$1000. Look: zen, simple, modern. The shower space is small (size of a bathtub). Don't want anything plastic-y.

    Want:
    • fixed shower head (rain or wall, but like a med-large surface spray)
    • handheld shower (to clean)
    • water temp control (would rather not wait for temp to go from cold to hot every time)
    • jet sprays are bonus, but not required for us.


    Also looking for a new sink fixture for our new Duravit XL 6404 vanity & Vero 04546 sink, so any recommendations there would be great too. Thanks!

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    The Moentrol valve is a popular choice.

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    I, and many plumbers, prefer the Delta 1700 series with separate controls for temperature, (which can be preset), and volume.

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    I put in a 1700 series valve for my mother in May...works great. As opposed to the 'packages' the big-box stores sell, in a plumbing supply house you often buy the rough-in valve separately from the trim. As long as you get trim made for the valve, it all works out. They use the same 'guts' with many different trim.
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