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Stainless Steel vs Brushed Nickel Faucet Finishes

Faucet finish is one of the most personal decisions that goes into a kitchen or a bathroom remodel because it forms the base for the rest of your hardware; cabinet handles and/or pulls, lighting and accessories will either need to match or complement the metal you choose for the centerpieces of your bathroom. The finish of your fixtures can make or break the design of your kitchen or bathroom. Two of the most popular options available to you - stainless steel and brushed nickel - have similar features, but they also have several striking differences.

Topics: Faucet- Bathroom- Kitchen- Comparison

Read More 8/27/18 2:32 PM

What Are Sound-Dampening Kitchen Sinks?

Kitchens are the bustling epicenter of the home, and with all that activity comes a lot of noise. Between the cacophony of busy lives, cooking, and cleaning, do you really need the additional sounds of dishes clanging in the sink and the echo of running water? Sound-dampening stainless steel kitchen sinks can be the answer you need.

Topics: Kitchen- Sink- Technology

Read More 8/22/18 2:32 PM

Kitchen Sinks: Copper vs Stainless Steel Sinks

Your kitchen sink can set the tone for your remodel, and two of the most popular sink materials on the market - copper and stainless steel - can help you create a space uniquely yours. Copper is a naturally anti-microbial and ages beautifully over time while requiring relatively little maintenance. A stainless steel sink is a classic for a reason; built to last and look great for years while blending in seamlessly with nearly any style.

Topics: Kitchen- Sink- Decision Guide

Read More 8/15/18 3:00 PM

Farmhouse Sinks: Fireclay vs Cast Iron

Your kitchen is the busiest room in the house with most of the action taking place in and around your kitchen sink. Because your kitchen sink is so vital, choosing the perfect piece can feel a bit overwhelming. From contemporary kitchens to rustic ones, farmhouse sinks add beauty and functionality to any kitchen, but then that begs the question: Which is a better farmhouse sink material; fireclay or cast iron?

Topics: Kitchen- Sink- Comparison

Read More 8/8/18 3:00 PM

Video: Loving a New Sink and Touch Faucet

The last time Sonia and Freddy Martinez enjoyed the look of a new kitchen sink and faucet was 20 years ago, so they were past due for an upgrade of both. As a first step in updating the kitchen of their 1960s ranch home, the couple chose a granite composite sink from Azhara in black and a touch faucet from Delta in polished chrome.

Topics: Sink- Faucet- Kitchen

Read More 7/20/18 4:13 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: Sink- Comparison- Kitchen

Read More 6/20/18 10:11 PM

Zero Radius vs Near-Zero Radius Kitchen Sinks

Zero radius sinks are a popular choice for homeowners looking for a modern, sophisticated and practical sink style to complete their dream kitchen. Both zero and near-zero sinks are available in a variety of styles, finishes and materials, ready to match any decor. Here are some differences and options for you to consider.

Topics: Sink- Featured Products- Kitchen

Read More 6/14/18 3:00 PM

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 brands offer over two dozen finish options, 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: Faucet- Kitchen- Comparison

Read More 6/6/18 10:09 PM

How to Measure for a Kitchen Sink

Updating an old, dull kitchen sink is an easy way to rejuvenate your kitchen without breaking the bank. With the right measurements, replacing a drop-in sink is a simple, DIY-friendly project you can complete in a couple of hours. Keep reading to learn how to accurately measure for a kitchen sink and get it right the first time.

Topics: Kitchen- Sink

Read More 6/4/18 12:53 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: Faucet- Kitchen- Comparison

Read More 5/23/18 10:04 PM

Kraus' Dex Sink Delivers on Promise to Eliminate Standing Water

While we'd all love kids and spouses who rinse their dishes and put them in the dishwasher, the reality at the end of the day is often a sink full of dishes. When too many plates, bowls, cups and pieces of silverware pile up, they block your sink drain which results in stinky standing water. The Dex series of stainless steel sinks from Kraus USA includes innovative channels that allow water to drain out of the sink even when its full of dishes.

Topics: Sink- Kitchen- Featured Products

Read More 5/23/18 11:00 AM

Kohler vs Moen Touchless Kitchen Faucets

A touchless kitchen faucet can certainly be handy because, well, your hands don't ever need to touch it. Both Kohler and Moen offer touchless kitchen faucets that deliver on their promise to make your everyday tasks that much easier, but there are differences between the two.

Topics: Kitchen- Faucet- Technology

Read More 5/2/18 3:00 PM

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