Newest and Coolest Inventions to Update Your Kitchen

Do you want to upgrade your kitchen without the hassle of remodeling? There are tons of smart gadgets on the market today that will help update your kitchen and will make cooking and clean-up so much easier.

Drop: A Wi-FI equipped food scale, Drop works with a recipe app to make baking simpler. If you’re short on an ingredient, it can adjust measurements, offer substitutions and give you screen-by-screen illustrated instructions as you cook.

Hiku: The ultimate fridge magnet, this smart device creates your grocery lists. Just use it to scan barcodes, or speak into it for things that don’t have them. It will add the items to an app that is always ready for when you are heading to the grocery store.

DaysAgo: This is perfect for those of us who never remember how long ago we made those leftovers. DaysAgo is a digital tracker with a suction cup. You can attach it to an item when you first open it, start the timer, and it will record how many days have passed. Simple and helpful.

Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker With WeMo: Do you ever experience those unexpected late nights at work and then your food overcooks in the crock-pot? Fret no more! Set this Crock-Pot in the morning, then check the temperature throughout the day on your phone. You can even turn it off from your desk. This will ensure that your dinner will be ready as soon as you are.

Range Thermometer: Do you struggle with using a regular meat thermometer? The Range aims to make roasting less intimidating. All you have to do is insert the Range into the deepest part of your cut of meat, set the ideal doneness temperature and its app will notify you when dinner is cooked to perfection.

Taylor Digital Measuring Cup: When baking, precision is critical. The Taylor Digital Measuring Cub goes by weight instead of volume. It can even automatically convert from ounces to grams, so you won’t even need to spend time trying to figure out how many ounces are in a gram.

CinniBird: Are you one of those people who love drawings or writings in your latte? If so then the CinniBird is the perfect way to go. You will be able to jazz up your drink with the “spice pen,” that lets you write, cake frosting-style, using a thin line of ground spices.

Deciding on a Bathroom Mirror

Choosing the right bathroom mirror for your home is important to your choice of style and necessity. These mirrors are always bigger than most other mirrors found in any home. It might also have to double up as storage space in some cases. The first thing that should be done during the process of mirror shopping is to measure the space it will be displayed in. You will then want to consider other add-ons needed to make the room complete. Continue reading

Benefits of Phylrich and ROHL Plumbing Fixtures

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When picking out plumbing fixtures, you should expect the best.  Long lasting quality along with elegance and style. In our review today we will being speaking about two companies that always brings out the best products. Phylrich and ROHL products are one of the finest you will see in the kitchen and bathroom industry.  Continue reading

Tired of Taking a Boring Shower?

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Today’s showerheads offer more innovative options for cleaning, comfort, and water conservation than ever before.  Installing or changing your showerhead in your shower is one of the most economical ways to create a more pleasant and eco-friendly shower experience.  There are two basic types of showerheads:  fixed showerheads are attached to the shower arm and mounted permanently to the wall; hand-held showerheads are attached to the wall with flexible tubing, which makes it easier to maneuver the water where you want it.  These two types offer a wide variety of configurations with many different adjustable settings or spray patterns available.

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When choosing the showerhead to fit your needs, keep in mind the following information:

  1. Traditional showerheads are fixed and the most affordable option available.
  2. Dual showerheads are fixed and offer wider water flow to cover a larger area, at multiple angles.
  3. Body spas and body mists are fixed strips of jets or misters that create soothing, massaging sprays with full body coverage.
  4. Overhead showerheads or rain showerheads are fixed and allow for a cascade of water to flow down from above to create a light, even distribution of the water.
  5. Slide bar showerheads are fixed and provide for a moveable mount of a vertical bar that can be moved up or down to adjust to the right height for the person in the shower.
  6. Handheld showerheads offer a wide variety of features and water flow options as well as provide the user to direct the water where it’s most needed or to concentrate the water in a specific area.
  7. Spray patterns determine the direction, range, and volume of water coming from the showerhead. There are wide varieties to choose from including full body sprays, massaging pulse sprays, power sprays, mist sprays, drenching rain sprays, and combination sprays.
  8. The material and finish of your showerhead will enhance the overall look of your shower and can be made to match the other fixtures in your bathroom. Chrome, nickel, solid color, brass, bronze, stainless steel, and mixed colors are available and provide polished, brushed, matt, satin, high gloss finishes or looks and can determine the durability, economical, and easy to clean materials.
  9. Water pressure and flow of the showerhead should be considered. Look for low-pressure showerheads as an option since they use less water but still offer a full shower experience without sacrificing the water pressure.  Many showerheads allow you to adjust the nozzle for a stronger flow when necessary.

Regardless of what you decide on, make sure you choose the best option for your lifestyle so you can enjoy your shower again!

Remodeling Ideas to Add Style, Flair, and Function to Your Old Kitchen

holden_largeKitchens are the most lived in room in your house and with the right look and feel; it can be a warm, comfortable, stylish, and extremely functional place for everyone to gather. Create the kitchen you love and that you will enjoy spending time in with simple or extravagant remodeling ideas.  Here are some remodeling ideas to help you get started. Continue reading

Wow Your Guests with GINGER Bath Accessories

Chelsea CollectionDuring holiday parties and family gatherings, the guest bath always gets plenty of visitors. Make sure yours is up for the challenge with the finest solid brass products by GINGER. Their products are hand finished and individually inspected for quality assurance, so they’re sure to impress your guests and stand up to plenty of use. Don’t let your guests use an outdated wash room! Continue reading

Accessories for Your Hasting Tub

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Accessories for Your Hasting Tub 

Soaking free standing tubs are becoming the more popular tubs see in more home today.These soaking tubs are emitting simplicity, style and quiet luxury. Nearly two-thirds of homeowners display soaking tubs in a home’s master bathroom giving a spa like ambiance, simplicity and with easy maintenance. A freestanding tub offers an appealing focal point, providing sleek, classical lines. A freestanding soaking tubs can give your home a great piece of artwork by enhancing your bathroom.

Now, that your bathroom is embellishing your freestanding tub, it is time to accessorize it! You can add on to the simplicity with a place to keep the shampoo, soap, or other bath care items. How about a nice place to sit down and take your shoes or slippers?

Hastings Tile & Bath not only provides the greatest free standing soaking tubs, but also beautifully designed accessories to help make your bath as beautifying and simplistic as possible.

Chelsea Silk Tubs and Accessories for Your Hasting Tub

Flower-tub-matte-white-gloss-white-inside2Let us start with the tub. You have your choice of Chelsea Silk Tubs with their luxurious smooth matte finish or a dazzling gloss finish. This tubs gives you comfortable silhouette design with spacious proportions. This type of quality tub will be the soaking stress free experience your body is looking for!

 

 

 

 

Silk Tub Organizer

Nothing breaks that nice soaking experience than forgetting unnamed (2)your shampoo or soap and having to get out of your relaxing experience to fetch your bath care products. With the Hastings Silk Tub Organizer, it can be all in one place where you can reach. This addition to your bath is not just both stylish and handy, but it even holds your towel for you

 

 

 

Silk Stool

Need a place to sit down and remove your cozy slippers? Hastings Silk Stool simple unnamed (3)designs are a brilliant companion to any free-standing tub. This comfortable design and waterproof stool is also small enough to be used in the shower.

 

 

 

 

The Msound

unnamed (4)How about some music while soaking in your Hastings Silk Bath Tub! The Msound possesses a simple, striking form as well as flawless functionality. The Msound speaker is a simple but striking form as well as purely functional. Made from rich ceramic, the Msound is a passive vibration speaker for your smartphones and is a stylish work of art. Simply place your phone in the dock and listen to the luxuriously amplified sounds. Thanks to its special rounded form, the Msound’s natural amplification requires no wires or electrical input that can be supreme for any wet locations – in the bath space or outdoors.

The Msound is available exclusively through Hastings Bath & Tile in a variety of luxurious finishes: matte white, gloss and matte black, matte grey, orange, red, and gold bi-color. You can even have a decorative patterned finishes like deco, swirl, lines and nature and more.

Accessories for your Hasting Tub can contribute to the relaxing atmosphere and experience you are longing to have. Stop by Plumbtile.com today to start planning your luxurious bath!

 

 

Blomus Review

cool-lines-platinum-collection-250Blomus is a large housewares company that sells kitchen, office, bathroom accessories and products. They do not sell the hardware of any of these rooms—faucets, sinks, showers—instead they sell the other things, like tableware, bathroom mirrors, paper towel holders, organizational materials, and accessories. They are a good last stop if you have already redesigned your kitchen with new hardware and need to add the finishing touches. They serve a similar purpose to a store like Bed, Bath and Beyond, except they have a smaller selection and are much higher-end.

Is Blomus a Good Stop for Accessories?

Depending on how much you are willing to spend, Blomus could be a good stop for high quality, bathroom or kitchen accessories. They don’t sell things like table sets or shower curtains, but focus on the finishing touches to your room, like toilet brushes, soap dishes, and organizational products. They have more modern and contemporary styles, and most of their accessories like their soap dishes are stainless steel and for bathrooms or kitchens that are technologically up-to-date. This would not be a stop for someone who designed their kitchen in a more old-fashioned or traditional style.

Blomus Is a Good Choice for Some, but May be Pricy

We think Blomus is a good resource for accessories for the home, depending on your style matching with theirs. However, if you are at the end of your budget and don’t want to overspend, look elsewhere. Blomus’ soap dishes run $20-30, which seems a bit overpriced for what you are getting. Their products are not particularly unique-looking either, so you could find similar soap dishes somewhere else and for a more affordable price. Don’t get us wrong—their offerings are quite nice. But it depends on your priorities and what you are willing to spend.

Choosing the Perfect Hardware

 

Whether you are updating your kitchen or your bath, choosing the right cabinet hardware is big decision. Consider which style, shape, and material will look best in your space before you buy.

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Knobs

The most popular type of cabinet hardware is the knob.  Decorative or simple in style, a cabinet knob is attached to a cabinet door or drawer with a single screw.

 

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Often referred to as handles, cabinet pulls serve the same function as a knob but are larger.  Unlike knobs, pulls are attached to the cabinet door with two or more screws.

Cup Pulls

Cup pulls are a popular choice for giving a space a minimalist, vintage feel. The semi-circular shape provides an easy-to-open handle for drawers.

Bail Pulls

Unlike other types of pulls, bail pulls feature a hanging handle.  The hanging handle is easily grasped and allows opening drawers with ease.

Regardless of the type of hardware you choose, they are all available in a variety of styles and finishes.  You are sure to find the perfect ones to accent your space.

Long Lasting Kitchen Fixtures

FaucetWhen renovated, a pleasant and sturdy kitchen can increase the overall value of your property. Replacing kitchen fixtures such as countertops, stoves, cabinets, and lighting has a dramatic effect on the increase of your home’s value. Other fixtures that help bring out the true value of your home would be fixtures and items such as shelves, tiles, vanities, chairs and kitchen tables. Be sure to choose fixtures that accompany not only your home, but also your lifestyle.

During the start of your kitchen renovation process, you will notice kitchen fixtures have evolved to serve as efficient additions that enhance the beauty of your eating area. When it comes to the type of Faucets and kitchen sinks, your kitchen fixtures types can range from materials such as black granite, stainless steel, double-bowl vessel sinks, and granite composite sinks. These pieces are sold separately, to help you choose what designing needs you have.

There are several different options of cabinet knobs, to complement the countertops installed in your kitchen. One of these options is the California Faucet Brass Cabinet knob, which range in different models. When looking at cabinets, be sure the finish blends with other fixtures in your kitchen.

Another option to add in with your kitchen fixtures, are kitchen sink accessories such as basin racks, soap lotion dispensers, kitchen drains and colanders. These are great for décor and add that touch of convenience you’ll need to make your way around the kitchen. This and many other accessories are available for purchase, complimenting any kitchen fixture chosen. With all these choices, completion of your kitchen renovation will surely increase your home value considerably.

Now is the time to start looking for the perfect kitchen fixtures, choosing not only what is perfect for your home but what stands out for you and your family.