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

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

Trendy Kitchen Design Ideas

This-Vigo-Pull-Down-Culinary-Style-Kitchen-Faucet-Will-Add-An-Instant-Wow-Factor-To-Any-KitchenHaving a trendy kitchen is something that everyone wants to go through with. You want to make sure that the kitchen design is something that stands out, but is also something that is functional and able to help you get the needs that you have done. With the right kitchen sink and counter tops, you can have just about anything you could possibly want within your kitchen area. You can make sure to get much more from the kitchen design when you think about what it is that you’d like from it, while you’re also considering the size and style at the same time.

The Many Ways Your Kitchen Can Be Your Own 

With many ways that your kitchen design can become your own, you’re able to take the next step and make it happen. Consider the kitchen design that you want to have. Know the colors, the materials and the lay out so that you can fully understand what has to be done in order to make your kitchen design a real life thing that you can use. When you work with someone that can do this, you can feel good about the change that you made. This is not something that you wouldn’t be able to get from just anyone.

Consider purchasing the highest in quality kitchen materials from the right place. From here, you can then get the kitchen design that you want, and set up the kitchen anyway that you’d like. Consider the amount of cupboards, counters, and table space you’d like. You also want to consider what you would do with the extra space that might be in the room for your kitchen design. You want to then take the next step and make the most of what they are providing you with. Make the change, do the work, and feel good about your kitchen design ideas.

Vola – Scandinavian Craftsmanship

Vola Scandinavian Craftsmanship

Vola bath & kitchen offers traditional Scandinavian craftsmanship and the most modern engineering technology to ensure the highest standard of precision and quality finishing. Conscious water consumption is an absolute necessity in our modern world, but comfort and usability in the kitchen or bathroom design is just as important. With Vola you can have both. The full Vola range is available in polished or brushed chrome, natural brass, or a choice of 16 colors. A selection of the Vola range is now also available in solid stainless steel. Mixers, taps and accessories are made from solid brass and gun metal with a few components in stainless steel. All valve housings are made using dezincification resistant brass. Continue reading

Installing a Kitchen Sink in Under 10 Steps


Your shiny new kitchen sink, along with a new faucet and countertop, will jazz up your kitchen design as much as new flooring and appliances, and for a lot less money.
Before you start the installation process though, make sure you have all the measurements you need to connect the sink to the drain including the inside the pipe fittings and how much space there is underneath your sink.

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Blanco Photo Caption Contest



BLANCO Photo Caption Contest

Blanco Sinks and Faucets, a family owned company since 1925, is teaming up with artist Kerstin Hiestermann for a photo caption contest. Users can enter their captions for the photo of the week and have a chance to win an iPad Mini. There is a new winner each week. Continue reading

The Versatility of the Faucet


A handy kitchen pullout faucet will become your new best friend in the kitchen. Our pullout faucets feature a retractable spray hose that is disguised inside a traditional spigot. A pullout faucet is an essential in the busy kitchen for filling large stock pots, cleaning dishes and pans, watering plants, and giving that bowl of tomatoes a good rinse. One thing that sets the pullout faucet apart from faucets with a separate pullout hose is that the pullout spray hose is cleverly hidden – given your modern kitchen an enhanced aesthetic appeal while putting the convenience of water “where you need it” at your fingertips. Continue reading

Newest Kitchen Trends

Kitchen Trends

When it comes to the latest trends in kitchen remodeling, consumers find that they have many available choices. Depending on their individual taste and budget the following suggestions are just a few among the 2014 kitchen trends: Continue reading

Splish! Splash!… in a MTI Bath!


MTI BASICS® tubs are ideal for situations when needs are more simple, desires more modest or delivery schedule is critical. This selection includes a variety of tubs in the most popular shapes and sizes, and at a very affordable price. And just because the project has a thin budget, it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice craftsmanship and quality

MTI offers Tub and Shower Shields, as well as Full Enclosures, for the more popular sizes of tubs and shower pans. MTI Shields for tubs and showers feature 3/8″ clear tempered safety glass and include square hinges made of solid cast brass available in chrome or brushed nickel finishes. Stainless moving parts ensure superior quality and durability. MTI Full Enclosures for tubs and showers feature 1/2″ clear tempered safety glass and solid stainless steel hardware available in natural or high-polished finish. Rugged, industrial-looking rollers glide along a rock-solid stainless steel track. Precision-machined hardware allows the door to slide effortlessly.

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