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Matte Black Finish Looks Fine

Since its introduction, the matte black finish has consistently gained ground as one of the best-selling finishes on the market. Designers love it because it's a show-stopper and a grounding neutral at the same time, and homeowners like its easy maintenance. Matte black looks good on both traditional, contemporary, modern and transitional designs, and you can confidently style your kitchen or bathroom around it without worrying about clashing finishes or that it will ever look dated.

Topics: Bathroom- Accessories- Featured Products- Kitchen

Read More 10/16/18 11:00 AM

Azhara vs Delta Kitchen Faucets

Azhara and Delta Faucet both offer high quality kitchen faucets in a variety of styles to suit both your design and functionality needs. With internal components made with solid brass and designer touches you often find only in luxury faucets, choosing either an Azhara or a Delta kitchen faucet is a win-win for you. Still, there are some differences to consider before you add to cart.

Topics: Kitchen- Faucet- Comparison

Read More 10/15/18 11:00 AM

4 Ways to Light Your Kitchen

There is not another room in your home where lighting is more critical than in the kitchen. Not only do you require adequate illumination to prepare meals and clean up after them, food just looks more appetizing under the right light. Choosing the right fixtures is part planning and part design inspiration.

Topics: Kitchen- Lighting

Read More 9/24/18 3:49 PM

Kraus' Pro Sink and Faucet Combo Perfect for Home Cooks

Gone are the days when sinks and faucets were only required to perform at an elementary level; put the dishes in the sink, turn the faucet on and wash. With the dawn of the 21st Century and the rapid transition from the Industrial age into an era guided by technology, everything is required to do more, including your kitchen sink and faucet. The combination of a Standart Pro sink and a Bolden faucet from Kraus brings home the quality and craftsmanship you expect from a commercial kitchen.

Topics: Kitchen- Sink- Faucet- Featured Products

Read More 9/19/18 4:39 PM

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

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

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