Kraus Sinks vs Kohler Sinks – Brand Comparison

Kraus Sinks vs Kohler Sinks - Brand Comparison

Time to replace your old kitchen sink? Or maybe you are planning a new remodel to freshen up your kitchen. Whatever the reason, no kitchen is complete without the perfect kitchen sink. Kraus and Kohler are two great choices if you are looking for a stylish sink that won’t tank your budget. Both of these … Read more

Kingston Brass vs Moen – Brand Comparison

Kingston Brass vs Moen - Brand Comparison

It can be expensive to upgrade your home, and fixtures can eat up a significant portion of your budget, which leads to the inevitable compromise between what you can afford and what you want. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get the best of both worlds? Well, get ready to be excited, because you … Read more

Vigo vs Kraus Sinks – Brand Comparison

Vigo vs Kraus Sinks - Brand Comparison

Are you ready for a remodel? Shopping for a new sink can be fun, but sometimes it feels like choosing between apples and, well…apples. Both Vigo and Kraus are great lesser-known brands that make stylish, high-performance kitchen products. Plus, both companies make stainless steel sinks in the same price range. If that wasn’t enough, their logos are … Read more

What is an Air Gap Faucet?

What is an Air Gap Faucet

By a show of hands, who knows what an air gap faucet is?  Who knows what reverse osmosis is, or a reverse osmosis unit? This post will explore the answers to these questions and help you become conversant in new faucet lingo for chats with your plumber or reviews of plumbing codes as they relate to air gap faucets. Simply stated, if not exactly … Read more

How to Clean Tarnished Chrome Faucets

How to Clean Tarnished Chrome Faucets

Chrome is a popular finishing material for bathroom fixtures because it looks great and is easy to maintain. The problem is that soft metal like chrome or silver will oxidize over time, turning a once lustrous finish into a dingy, discolored mess. Unlike rust, tarnish is a thin layer of corrosion that doesn’t penetrate the surface. This means that … Read more

How to Cut a Formica Countertop Without Chipping

How to Cut a Formica Countertop Without Chipping

With so many types of countertops to choose from and write about, we won’t run out of material (pun intended) for this and future posts.  Granite, quartz, concrete, wood, Formica (laminate), and more come at different price points and degrees of difficulty to work with during installation or keeping clean. Quick Answer: When cutting a Formica … Read more

How to Loosen a Stuck Faucet Stem

How to Loosen a Stuck Faucet Stem

Making a minor repair or replacing a part on a faucet is much easier than it used to be. Thanks to modern ingenuity, we can easily fix a leak or replace something like a shower faucet cartridge without breaking a sweat. But things don’t always go smoothly, especially with older hardware. Sometimes those stubborn bolts … Read more

How To Connect Two Faucet Supply Lines Together

How To Connect Two Faucet Supply Lines Together

With the help of some knowledgeable DIY websites, blog posts, YouTube videos, and big DIY store staff, many plumbing tasks usually performed by licensed plumbers can be tackled by home improvement enthusiasts on their own.  One such task is connecting two faucet supply lines together. This piece will walk you through enough basic information for you to … Read more

How to Clean Stainless Steel Sink Hard Water Stains

How to Clean Stainless Steel Sink Hard Water Stains

It’s time to clean the sink again, but there’s a problem. No matter how hard I wipe, it’s impossible to get rid of soap scum and water spots. I keep scrubbing and scrubbing, and the film reappears like disappearing ink. The more soap I apply, the worse it seems to get. Has this ever happened … Read more

What is a Roman Tub Faucet?

What is a Roman Tub Faucet

Ancient Rome is famous for lavish luxuries and beautiful architecture, and roman style tubs take the art of relaxation to the next level. Modern bathers can soak in style with the elegant, vintage European feel of a roman tub. But what is a roman tub faucet? Roman Tub Faucet vs. Garden Tub Faucet You will … Read more

What Is a Self Rimming Sink?

What Is a Self Rimming Sink

Kitchen sinks come in such a variety of materials, colors, styles, number of basins, and installation methods that it can be a daunting task for homeowners to choose the right one.  Stainless steel or granite?  Copper or ceramic?  White or black?  The list goes on.  Top mount or undermount sink?  Maybe a farmhouse is the right choice.  And is the … Read more

Where Are Kraus Sinks and Faucets Made?

Where Are Kraus Sinks and Faucets Made?

We have discussed the Kraus brand in previous articles and ranked it in the top five brand names for faucets.  See this brand comparison. Kraus was founded by Russel Levi and Michael Rukhlin, two entrepreneurs from New York, in 2007, as an importer of good quality faucets and sinks that it sells over the internet.  … Read more

How Long Does it Take For a Water Heater to Heat Up?

How Long Does it Take For a Water Heater to Heat Up

The only time we think about our hot water heater is when it isn’t giving us hot water.  Even then, all we want is for it to be fixed or replaced so we can take a shower, and we don’t think of anything else. But, there is more to think about than just taking that hot shower.  How big a tank should … Read more

How to Disconnect The Sprayer Hose From a Delta Faucet

How to Disconnect The Sprayer Hose From a Delta Faucet

We all use them, whether it’s to rinse the sink out after washing the dishes, rinsing off vegetables, or filling an electric hot water pot to make our morning tea.  The sprayer hose part of our kitchen faucet is ubiquitous, and some would say, indispensable. Delta is among the many brands with a sprayer hose. How They … Read more

How to Remove The Flow Restrictor From a Bathroom Faucet

How to Remove The Flow Restrictor From a Bathroom Faucet

Almost every single appliance that uses water in your house has a flow restrictor. They can be found on every faucet or shower sold in the last couple of decades, as any manufacturer must include them. Flow restrictors are, in a nutshell, water savers and reduce a liquid or a gas flow. Apart from houses, … Read more

How To Get Hot Water Faster at a Kitchen Sink

How To Get Hot Water Faster at a Kitchen Sink

Waiting for hot water isn’t exactly fun. Patience is a virtue, but not one you need to exercise when you are washing the dishes. It may only be a few minutes, but it can feel like hours. I’m the type of person that stands in front of a sink yelling, “Come on!” It’s not just … Read more

How to Adjust The Temperature on a Touchless Kitchen Faucet

How to Adjust The Temperature on a Touchless Kitchen Faucet

Touchless kitchen faucets are the latest standard in kitchen sink technology. Hands free makes things easy, helps control the spread of dirt and germs, and it gives us that feeling of sophistication. But smart technology can make us feel dumb. Sometimes convenience comes with a learning curve—but once you figure it out, you’ll wonder how you ever … Read more

Why Is My Kitchen Sink Leaking Around The Edges?

Why Is My Kitchen Sink Leaking Around The Edges

Kitchen countertops and cabinetry are a major investment.  They define the style of your kitchen and make a statement about your home.  So, of course, you want to protect your investment and prolong their life and usefulness. When the sink was installed, and if it was installed correctly, the edges around it, whether top mounted or bottom … Read more