One-Piece vs. Two-Piece Toilets: Choosing Between The Two

One and two piece toilets are similar in many ways. They flush the same, they are installed in similar fashions, and they use about the same amount of water. But when comparing cleanliness, size and durability, one-piece toilets often come out ahead.

Topics: Bathroom- Comparison- Toilet

Read More 7/18/18 8:12 PM

Pivot vs Sliding Shower Doors: The Benefits Of Each

When designing a new shower, there are many factors to think about, from shower heads and faucet finishes to enclosure type and shower door style. It can be easy to dismiss your shower door as just a necessity and choose the most practical, but you have options like style, finish, clear or frosted and patterned glass. 

While you're exploring the shower doors available to you, you'll also need to consider how you'll get into and out of your shower; with either a pivot or sliding door. Let's talk about the pros and cons of pivot and sliding shower doors to help you determine which is best for your bathroom.

Topics: Bathroom- Comparison- Shower

Read More 7/16/18 11:00 AM

Hansgrohe vs Grohe Rain Shower Heads

Hansgrohe and Grohe are two distinct brands with family ties. Hans Grohe founded hansgrohe in 1901 after inventing the shower; it was made out of tin and provided a more economical way of bathing. Grohe was established after Hans' son, Friedrich, bought a company and renamed it after himself in 1948. Both companies specialize in high-end, high-quality faucets and fixtures with a European flair, including their rain shower heads that give you a luxurious, soaking spray every time you step in the shower.

Topics: Bathroom- Comparison- Shower

Read More 7/6/18 3:41 PM

Delta vs Moen Shower Valves

The ideal shower requires more than the perfect shower head or decorative trim. The comfort of a shower begins with the valves you use, whether you want something simple or more elaborate to accommodate your luxury shower.

Let’s compare Delta vs. Moen shower valves to see how much of a role valves play when designing your shower. The valves you install play a key role in your shower’s success.

Topics: Bathroom- Comparison- Shower

Read More 7/2/18 2:54 PM

Houzer vs Barclay vs Rohl Fire Clay Sinks

Fire clay sinks are the most durable kitchen sinks available for your kitchen. Fire clay sinks also look gorgeous and stand up to the use and abuse of the busiest room in your home. Three manufacturers: Houzer, Barclay and Rohl all offer fire clay sinks in a variety of sizes and colors, giving you the freedom to bring your perfect remodel vision to life.

Topics: Kitchen- Comparison- Sink

Read More 6/20/18 10:11 PM

Luxury Bathroom Faucets: KALLISTA vs Brizo

KALLISTA and Brizo are well-known, respected brands because of their beautifully designed bathroom faucets that feature superior functionality and reliability. The KALLISTA brand lives under the Kohler umbrella, a powerhouse in the plumbing industry, and Brizo is the luxury line of faucets for Delta, inventors of the revolutionary Touch technology. Despite many similarities, there are a few points that differentiate the two lines.

Topics: Bathroom- Faucet- Comparison

Read More 6/20/18 7:00 AM

3 Bathroom Budgets, 3 Bathroom Collections

Bathroom collections can be one of the easiest ways to add style and charm to your bathroom remodel no matter your budget. By shopping for a collection instead of individual pieces, you'll create an effortless, cohesive look with a kind of one-stop shopping. Let's look at high-quality faucets and fixtures from Moen, Brizo and KALLISTA; collections at three different price points.

Topics: Bathroom- Comparison

Read More 6/12/18 10:04 PM

3 Bathroom Faucet Configurations to Consider

Bathroom faucets are available in three configurations; single-handle, two-handle widespread and two-handle centerset, each of which offers its own set of pros and cons and installation options. Your single-handle bathroom faucet could be deck-mounted or it could be a vessel faucet while your two-handle widespread could actually go on the wall above your bathroom sink. Let's review how each application might work for you.

Topics: Bathroom- Faucet- Comparison

Read More 6/11/18 11:00 AM

Luxury Defined: Newport Brass vs Waterstone Kitchen Faucets

Luxury kitchen faucet brands Newport Brass and Waterstone both offer pieces that will perform perfectly for years and look gorgeous at the same time. Both offer more than two dozen finish options as well as solid brass and stainless steel construction, and are based in California. On the surface, they seem very similar, but there are differences for you to consider.

Topics: Kitchen- Faucet- Comparison

Read More 6/6/18 10:09 PM

Acrylic vs Cast-Iron Clawfoot Tubs

Now that you've decided what style of bathtub you want, the next step is determining the best material. Traditionally, clawfoot tubs are made out of cast-iron. However, cast-iron is not always the best material for the job, and there are now a number of different materials from which to choose, the most popular being acrylic.

Which clawfoot tub material is best for your bathroom renovation? 

Topics: Bathroom- Comparison- Bathtub

Read More 5/25/18 2:00 PM

Kohler vs Delta Pull-down Faucets: 4 Things for You to Consider

Pull-down kitchen faucets are the top-selling kitchen faucet on the market and for good reason. The pull-down spray head offers spray options to help make your meal prep and clean-up go faster with less mess, docking systems that virtually eliminate the chance your sprayer will turn into an unattractive dangler, easy-to-clean spray heads, and touch and touchless technology. Top faucet brands Kohler and Delta have continued to improve over the years not just how their kitchen faucets look but also how they perform. Here's how their pull-down faucets stack up against each other.

Topics: Kitchen- Faucet- Comparison

Read More 5/23/18 10:04 PM

Moen PosiTemp Valve Vs. Moentrol Valve

If you haven’t replaced your shower faucet in the last few years, go take a look. With a single-handle set-up, chances are you have a Moentrol valve – the kind where you pull it toward you to activate the water and then twist it left or right for hot or cold.

Topics: Comparison

Read More 2/17/18 9:00 AM

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