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Azhara: Affordable Luxury for Your Kitchen & Bathroom

Shopping for new faucets and fixtures for your kitchen and/or bathroom remodel can make you suffer sticker shock. High-end, luxury pieces are constructed from solid brass components, contain ceramic disks that won't quit and have been designed with a definite fashion-forward mentality. But, those same products can also carry a sky-high price that puts them out of reach for your project. 

Azhara is a new brand that offers the same showroom quality you get from bigger names without the luxury price tag.

Topics: Featured Products- Kitchen- Bathroom

Read More 9/10/18 11:00 AM

Your Guide to Kitchen & Bathroom Lighting

Lighting plays a critical role in the design of every room in your home, and nowhere is that more evident than in your kitchen and your bathroom(s). Light fixtures certainly add to the overall aesthetic of your room, and the type of light, where you place it, how many lumens you need and its Kelvin rating all contribute to the mood, tone and texture of your finished space.

Topics: Lighting- Bathroom- Kitchen

Read More 9/4/18 3:48 PM

Kraus vs Elkay Sound Dampening Kitchen Sinks

Sound-dampening stainless steel kitchen sinks help keep down the noise associated with cooking, cleaning, and crafts. This relatively new technology was specifically designed for stainless steel kitchen sinks because while this kitchen stalwart looks great and is easy to maintain, it was also really noisy. Kraus and Elkay have earned their reputations for providing high quality, high-end sinks for the residential market. Here's how their sound-dampening efforts compare.

Topics: Kitchen- Comparison- Sink

Read More 8/28/18 11:00 AM

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

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

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