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Spend vs. Splurge- Lavatory Faucets

With so many choices available, something as simple as deciding on a faucet for your vanity can seem downright exhausting! Seemingly endless options for style, finish, and price range abound, so we’ve rounded up a quick list of a few of our favorites that fall at various points across the price spectrum.

If you are shopping for a lavatory faucet, be sure to consider the other fixtures in your bathroom and how to best coordinate. Many lines have collections that include lavatory, tub, shower, and accessory options, but with certain lines and finishes, you can pick, choose, and combine.

Love the low-profile look? You certainly can’t go wrong with one of these luxe choices:

Style Moderne by Samuel Heath Polished nickel retails at $2,130

Style Moderne by Samuel Heath
Polished nickel retails at $2,130

Inigo by Kallista Weathered Bronze retails at $2,318

Inigo by Kallista
Weathered Bronze retails at $2,318

Julia by Waterworks Nickel retails at $1,008

Julia by Waterworks
Nickel retails at $1,008

Or get the look for less:

Savina Taps by Jado Platinum Nickel retails at $475

Savina Taps by Jado
Platinum Nickel retails at $475

Highgate by Waterworks Chrome retails at $585

Highgate by Waterworks
Chrome retails at $585

Seabury by Grohe Chrome retails at $384

Seabury by Grohe
Chrome retails at $384

Looking for a higher arc?

Dryden by Delta Chrome retails at $349

Dryden by Delta
Chrome retails at $349

Opulence by Danze Chrome retails at $388

Opulence by Danze
Chrome retails at $388

HansaForm by Hansa Chrome retails at $368

HansaForm by Hansa
Brushed Nickel retails at $484

What do you think? Do you have a favorite faucet to share?

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VISION House Los Angeles featuring Kitchen Craft cabinetry

Love to see our manufacturers proud to embrace more eco-friendly practices. Kitchen Craft is KCMA-certified and continues to make ongoing efforts toward sustainability.

Check out the video below highlighting their participation in the VISION House in Los Angeles, an endeavor put on by Green Builder Media.

Cabinet Design by Kitchen Craft Cabinetry – VISION House Los Angeles

 

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Friday finds…

Here are a few fun finds for this Friday…apparently we were on a lighting kick. Perhaps an attempt to brighten up this week’s rainy days?

First up are a couple new additions to the lighting collection from Waterworks…

From waterworks.com

From waterworks.com

Love the dainty Marley sconce, above. Or check out the vintage style of the new Watt collection, below, inspired by telephone pole insulator covers. Both shown in Waterworks’ beautiful nickel finish.

From waterworks.com

From waterworks.com

 

We were also drawn to the light fixtures in the photos below, recent additions to our Houzz ideabooks.

We love using crystal fixtures in the bathroom! So versatile…crystal can be very traditional, super modern, or anywhere in between.

 

Love both the pendants and the chandelier in this gorgeous kitchen. And those low-profile bar stools are faves of ours too!

 

In the mood for more lighting inspiration? Head over to the recently launched Domaine Home website…link below to their Top 10 list for sconces. If you plan on perusing their site, you might want to pour yourself a big cup of coffee first…it’s addicting!!!

http://www.domainehome.com/top-10-sconces/

 

Happy Friday!

 

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It’s almost summer!

Are you ready for summer entertaining?
We have access to many outdoor cabinetry and appliance lines that will help you achieve the exact style you are looking for.
http://www.outdoorkitchensbyatlantis.com
http://www.naturekast.com/
http://www.lynxgrills.com
http://www.subzero-wolf.com/oven/grill

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The farm sink

Selecting a kitchen sink is a big deal! The sink has always been the icon of the kitchen, and a very hard worker. Even though must of us aren’t standing at the sink for hours washing dishes anymore, a lot goes on at the sink… it can multi-task from meal prep to baby bath in minutes! Farm sinks- also called farmhouse sinks or apron-front sinks- are a popular choice with timeless appeal. They are also surprisingly versatile and can fit into a wide variety of design styles and budgets.

The classic white farm sink is often made of a material called fireclay. Fireclay sinks are made from a unique clay fired at extremely high temperatures, and they are known for their strength and durability. Scratch resistant and beautiful makes for a great combination.

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Photo from job by KBG North Hills

Stainless steel is another option for a farm sink, and can transition the classically traditional look into a contemporary feel. Stainless steel in general is a popular material choice for kitchen sinks, as it is functional, appealing, and creates a clean look to match stainless steel appliances.

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Photo from job by KBG North Hills

 

Other materials used for farm sinks include enameled cast iron, copper (see brushed nickel copper sink below), and bamboo.

Photo courtesy of Native Trails

Photo courtesy of Native Trails

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HO HO HOME for the Holidays!

It is that time of year again, time to start thinking about holiday gifts! Here are a few options to consider putting under the tree!

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New cabinetry hardware collection from Emtek

Emtek released a new collection today- Curvilinear. Available in polished nickel, satin nickel, polished chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze. See video below!

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Geometric tile

Geometric tile is sparking a new trend in backsplashes these days! Tile can be a cost-effective way to spruce up your space with style. Repetition of geometric shapes in subtle colors gives a fun yet sophisticated look. Check out this recently installed backsplash in our North Hills showroom!

For more ideas check out a few more of our favorites below!

Posted by Elise Hoffman

 

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New crystal collection from Atlas

Check out the gorgeous and sparkly Legacy Crystal collection from Atlas Homewares. The square knob has been featured on Candice Olson’s Candice Tells All.

Atlas Legacy Collection

We have always been a fan of crystal and glass cabinet knobs. Whether used in the kitchen or in the bathroom, they add just the right touch of beauty and elegance. Available in various finishes, styles, and price ranges, they are an easy eye-catcher to dress up your cabinets! Attached are a few of our go-to favorites, along with a couple photos of how we have used them in our kitchen and bath designs. As you can see from the kitchen photo, you do not have to commit to using the crystal/glass knobs everywhere; you can mix them in with pulls, latches, cup pulls, etc. as long as the finish coordinates. So pretty!

 

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Spotlight on…Wood Countertops

There is no denying the beauty of natural wood, and wood countertops can bring a warm, rich feel to the kitchen. And with such a large selection of species, wood can adapt to a varity of styles and color palettes. The main concerns we hear from clients are related to durability and maintenance, many of which depend on how you choose to finish your top. While there is no “right or wrong” answer, it’s important to educate yourself about the options so that you can decide what’s best for you.

Three common finishes for residential wood tops are mineral oil, varnish, and Waterlox®. Mineral oil is applied to the wood top prior to installation, and then you as the homeowner will continue to apply periodic coats to the countertop once it’s installed. Mineral oil is food safe and cost-effective, but does require routine maintenance. Mild scratches or burns can be removed with sand paper, and if substantial damage occurs, the entire top can be rebuffed and refinished. The varnish finish is similar to what’s applied to cabinetry or furniture, and takes the responsibility off you for maintaining the top. You simply clean with a soft cloth and try to avoid repeated moisture. The varnish finish is an additional cost, and major damage will usually require professional help. Waterlox® penetrates the wood fibers and acts as a top coat to protect the wood. This finish will be applied prior to install, and future coats (the manufacturer recommends once or twice a year) can be applied by the homeowner, although it is not as user-friendly of a process as the mineral oil. Waterlox® has a brighter sheen than the other choices and can alter/tint certain wood colors.

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Also be sure to check out our Pinterest page- we have recently added several pins of amazing wood tops!

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