Kitchen Fixtures 28 Stories

The farmhouse sink is a classic form that enjoys continued popularity because it works so well with almost any style. The tricky part comes when it’s time to choose a faucet for your farmhouse-style sink. There are so many different faucet styles that it can be somewhat daunting trying to find the right one....
How to Pick a New Kitchen Faucet
The kitchen faucet’s basic function is to dispense hot and cold water for washing dishes, food and hands. But beyond that it’s a major player in defining the style of your kitchen design. With all the new — and old — designs, finishes and...
Designing Your Kitchen: Deep Thoughts for Your Sink
I tend to think bigger is always better. Maybe it's because I live in Texas. So when it comes to working in my own kitchen, I do love having a nice, wide...
Kitchen FAQs: Selecting Your Sink Material
Anyone who has built or renovated a kitchen knows what it can feel like to make so many decisions in a very short amount of time. Educating yourself about your options beforehand can help cut down on some of that stress. Here, we take a look at sinks...
Just a Touch: Faucets Without the Fuss
It's amazing how technology has changed the plumbing world. One item that is continuing to gain popularity, particularly in kitchens, is the touch faucet. These faucets or fittings have sensors located along the spout and handle of the faucet. With a...
8 Good Places for a Second Kitchen Sink
Don't underestimate the power of a second sink in your kitchen. When installed in just the right spot, a secondary sink can be just as useful as a primary sink. The perfect sink location allows two users to cook and clean simultaneously, making everyday...
8 Apron-Front Sink Styles for Kitchens of All Kinds
The apron-style sink isn't just for the farmhouse kitchen anymore. Today you can find these utilitarian sinks everywhere. Extra-wide bowls and...
Love to Cook? You Need a Fan. Find the Right Kind for You
Finding a great range hood isn't just about style — knowing what will work best for your kitchen and the way you cook is key. Think carefully about what you need out of your kitchen ventilation system before you shop. Range hoods come as island-mount...
How to Choose the Right Hood Fan for Your Kitchen
The kitchen for many is a sophisticated workshop where we whip up mouthwatering meals to nourish ourselves and our loved ones. But the wonderful cooking process has some unfortunate by-products: grease, moisture and odor. The proper ventilation can help...
Kitchen Sinks: Soapstone for Germ-Free Beauty and Durability
Take a tip from history and consider the natural beauty of soapstone for your new kitchen sink. This heavy-duty material has been used for centuries, and for good reason. Its soft feel works great in kitchens, but its dense nature means it stays...
Kitchen Sinks: Slate Surfaces Rock for Strength and Style
Looking for a new kitchen sink material? Consider stepping back in time and taking advantage of the natural beauty of slate. Heavy-duty slate sinks are antibacterial, stain resistant, noncombustible and unrivaled in strength and durability. Most...
Kitchen Sinks: Fireclay Brims With Heavy-Duty Character
Perhaps whoever coined the phrase "Everything but the kitchen sink" was referring to a sink made from fireclay. The heavy-duty material, created when clay is heated and cured at upward of 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, is so dense, in fact, that oftentimes...
Kitchen Sinks: Enameled Cast Iron for Attractive Durability
Among the wide variety of kitchen sinks available today, a few materials have earned a top spot. Cast iron is one of them. Cast iron sinks have been around for some time, because they're long lasting and attractive. And today they're available in...
Kitchen Sinks: Stainless Steel Shines for Affordability and Strength
Stainless steel is consistently one of the most popular materials for kitchen sinks, and for good reason. When it comes to cleaning habits and durability with a range of affordable options, it's king. Learn the basics and costs here to see whether...
Try a Copper Sink for a Warm Glow in the Kitchen
For a fast, easy and dramatic makeover, consider replacing your kitchen sink for a copper one. Hand formed, a copper sink will add character with its color, shape and ever-changing patina. It's known for its sanitary benefits (bacteria can survive on...
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