What You Need To Know About Farmhouse Sinks

Have you ever walked into a kitchen and the first thing you see is a big beautiful sink and thought “I have to have one!”? Well, that is a farmhouse sink. They are big and beautiful and stunning but they also have a down side. But nothing is perfect and if you know in advance what the downside is you will learn how to take care of it and love your farmhouse sink.

Let’s face it, accidents happen. Dishes and glasses are stacked in the sink and break. Silverware or utensils are tossed in and something gets broken, it is bound to happen. Farmhouse sinks are made to last so most of them are made from cast iron, this is not a forgiving material. When you drop your dishes and glassware into them breakage is inevitable.

One answer to this dilemma is to replace your breakables with a high-end break resistant dishes and glassware. You can also add a sink grid rack or rubber mat that will cushion your breakables.

When picking out your sink know that a white one, whether a farmhouse sink or a standard sink, will show more scratches and dirt. All sinks will show wear after a period of time but it is easy to keep your sink clean, beautiful and with a minimum of scratches.

Farmhouse sinks come in all shapes and sizes but also in several different materials to give your kitchen a certain flair. Native Trails offer beautiful sinks in copper and stone so you are not limited to only stainless steel or white. Stone Forest Kitchen Sinks have many choices of sinks and materials perfect for your kitchen.

With so many different styles and materials to choose from, Plumbtile can assist you in picking out the perfect sink for your kitchen.

Kitchen Makeovers Big and Little Changes

We all want to keep our kitchen up to date and trendy but we don’t always have the budget to do a full makeover. You might not be able to a full on makeover but there are a few little things you can do that will make a big difference in the look and feel of your kitchen.

Replacing your old faucet not only makes your sink more functional but also will change the look of your sink. Standard kitchen faucets rely on the side sprayer to clean tall pots and pans and that is not efficient. A taller faucet changes this and allows you to clean these pots and pan easier. With so many choices you will be able to get a faucet that works well for you and your kitchen.

Over the years the amount of use your cabinets get will  wear out the cabinet pulls and knobs. There is a large array of design, shapes, finishes, material, size, and placement that the choices are endless. Vicenza offers unique pulls and knobs aren’t just limited to the kitchen. If you want to add some bling to your room try replacing the old knobs and pulls with glass ones, Topex offers beautiful alternatives to the ones the existing pulls and knobs.

Accessories can make a huge difference in your kitchen by adding pops of color with new canisters or by replacing your old cutting board and prep bowls with new ones. Add or replace items such as soap dispensers, sink grids and basin racks to add a subtle touch.

One of the handiest changes you can make in your kitchen is to add a trash chute in your counter that goes directly to your garbage, compost or recycling bin. When you are working in your kitchen you no longer have to keep the trash can out or carry your trash and scraps across your clean floor to the trash.

No matter what look you are going for you can always find what you need to make your old kitchen new again at Plumbtile

Kitchen Storage: You Can Never Have Enough!

In terms of storage space in the kitchen, you can never have enough space or storage. When remodeling your kitchen, you can always buy cabinets that come with all the storage features you will need. That could eventually get pretty costly. Let’s look at your dream kitchen so far. You have just painted your space, replaced the lighting and have a beautiful tile on your floor. Now you are at your cabinet. You wanted to save some money to be put towards an upgrade to your flooring. Instead, you decided to re-face your cabinets, hardware and add storage space. Continue reading

An Eat-in Kitchen Could Be Yours!

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Have you always wished for an eat-in kitchen but thought you weren’t able to because of the size of your kitchen? Well you just might get your wish! In larger kitchens, you have the space to add a table and chairs or a bar but you are limited in a smaller kitchen. Unless you have a truly tiny kitchen you might have some space not for a standard table and chairs but for a banquette. These were the fad in the early 20th century and are now making it back into people’s homes as a great way to add another dimension to their kitchen and also a great eating space for the family. Continue reading

Make Your Old Kitchen New Again!

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Enjoy A New Kitchen!

With so many options out there 2017 is the year to show off your style and creativity! Replace that old backsplash, the worn flooring, paint in bright beautiful colors and replace the lighting to turn your outdated kitchen into a fabulous modern space. Plumbtile has everything you need to make the transformation. Continue reading

Contemporary vs Transitional Kitchen Styles

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Doesn’t matter if you like the sleek modem lines of the contemporary look or the more “Homey” feel if a traditional design you can create the kitchen of your dreams. Your kitchen should be an extension of yourself and your home even if you have a different design or style in every room you will want to make it all flow well. So, let’s take a closer look at these two design categories. Continue reading

10 Easy Kitchen Projects To Keep Your Kitchen Up to Date

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In most homes, the kitchen is the most important room. It is where we prepare meals, entertain, gather the family, do homework, and even create small offices. With all of this use comes many things that need upgrading, fixing, or sprucing up. To get the most out of the kitchen, here are 10 kitchen projects everyone should know about.  Continue reading

Going Green In Your Home

5 Simple Ways to Go Green!

It used to be that going green could really make you blue – in the not so distant past. Luckily, everyday products and items we use are going green and are even easier to achieve! From appliances to toilet paper, we will show you how easy it is to make the switch to a more eco friendly lifestyle. Here are 5 simple ways to Go Green in your kitchen and bathroom.
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