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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

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: Technology- Kitchen- Sink

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- Decision Guide- Sink

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- Comparison- Sink

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: Kitchen- Faucet- Sink

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: Kitchen- Comparison- Sink

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: Kitchen- Featured Products- Sink

Read More 6/14/18 3:00 PM

Top 5 Reasons You Need a Prep Sink in your Kitchen

A truly modern kitchen needs to have both style and functionality in equal measure. We're always looking for new ways to take advantage of unused or underused countertop space to improve the overall look and feel of our kitchen.

With stylish options from Kohler, Ruvati, Elkay, Houzer & Barclay, bar/prep sinks are quickly becoming a "must have" for homebuyers and homeowners alike.

Topics: Decision Guide- Sink

Read More 6/8/18 1:37 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

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: Kitchen- Featured Products- Sink

Read More 5/23/18 11:00 AM

The Benefits of an Undermount Bathroom Sink

With so much going on in your bathroom every day, do you really need to spend extra time on tasks that just get in the way? You might be surprised to learn that the installation you choose for your bathroom sink - undermount, drop-in or vessel - can have a significant impact on your daily routine. In addition to installation, your bathroom sink choice will come down to a number of factors: style, color, and shape. 

Topics: Bathroom- Decision Guide- Sink

Read More 4/12/18 3:00 PM

One Sink or Two Sinks in Your Master Bath

You’re renovating your bathroom and you’ve come to the burning question: one sink or two sinks in the master bath? There are pros and cons to each configuration, and some bathrooms are more suited for a double vanity than others, but at the end of the day you have to make a decision that makes the most sense for you and your space.

Topics: Bathroom- Vanity- Sink

Read More 3/28/18 3:59 PM

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