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Do you know your faucet Style?

Not to worry, we are not going to have you fill out one of those on line quizzes. Deep down you already know your style. You know what you like and don’t like. At the end of the day, most people revert back to their first choice. You can ask yourself these few basic questions? Sleek modern designs vs traditional, independent or integrated sprayer, high necks for large pots, do you want that soap dispenser? Most faucets mounted on premium surface countertops tend to be mounted through the countertop. This is due mainly to the popularity of under mount sinks. The faucets holes are then drilled by the countertop fabricator. Your faucet style will dictate how many holes will need to be drilled in your countertop. Things you may consider before you drill. Are you left handed or right handed? This has more to with soap dispensers and or faucets that may have separate on/off handles. Ask yourself “What’s in your faucet?” Is it human nature or just curiosity that gets the best of us, invoking that drive to invent a better mouse trap? Faucet Manufacturers through constant innovations continue to develop better ways to aide us in turning our water on and off. It could be said that ceramic disc technology may be one of the leaders in these advances. Ceramic disc valves were first widely accepted by European faucet manufacturers due the long life span of the disc valves themselves. Ceramic disc valves are said to have a hardness similar to that of diamonds, lasting up to 10 times longer. Although no product is fail safe, ceramic disc valves tend to be less vulnerable to the common problems associated with other types of [...]

By |2015-07-01T00:17:20+00:00June 26th, 2015|Product Advice, Remodeling Advice, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Do you know your faucet Style?

Planning vs Expectations the do’s and don’ts

Failure is not an option. No one likes failure. Not you “The Customer” and surely not your contractor. I don’t even like to utter the word. Most contractors rely on that word of mouth referrals in order to feed their family and the families of the people whom work for them. Don’t set the project up for failure by starting out with the mindset “ you will make it up as you go.” If your expectations are to be met, everyone needs to be on the same page from day 1. Now with that said, “Murphy’s law” is always bound interject at some point. This is where a little homework ahead of time and trusting in your contractor can make your dreams comes to fruition. It is always best practice to do your research beforehand. If you want to use a specific product or construction method, it’s much less painful for everyone involved if you can avoid the hind-sight pitfall. We have all had those aha moments in life. Moments where hind- sight is said to be 20/20. I prefer the aha moments with happy endings and full of smiles. Knowing the products you want to use before you start is a must. Communication and Planning are the key in any relationship. Please don’t tell your contractor you want a specific product or construction method installed after the job is done. Speaking up when the project is nearly completed is just as bad. If that is the case, please don’t expect them to re do it for free. It’s not their fault. Playing dumb is just as bad, that goes for contractor or customer. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice from your contractor, they [...]

By |2015-07-01T00:25:04+00:00June 26th, 2015|Remodeling Advice, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Planning vs Expectations the do’s and don’ts

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