Plumbing supplies have certainly evolved with the times and no longer follow the concept of “form follows function”. As a result, do-it-yourselfers can have everything from plumbing products that emphasize fashion styles to the tools and parts needed to install them.

Safety features are another important part of plumbing. Anti-scald faucets and grab bars help to prevent accidents in the home, while water-saving devices are beneficial to the environment.

Though most consumers are hesitant to tackle plumbing projects, this section will provide information on the right tools, materials and project knowledge to turn any do-it-yourselfer into an amateur plumber. Just be sure to follow your community’s local plumbing codes before starting any projects.