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Certified Stainless Steel Sink – Does it Meet Building Code?

The two primary model codes. Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and International Building Code both require that sinks be certified by and independent agency to meet ASTM112.19.3. Below is an excerpt from a presentation we did for one of our customers … Continue reading

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Best Steel for Stainless Steel Sinks

The Best Stainless Steel for Stainless Steel sinks is Certified 304-grade steel. 304 Stainless Steel has 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel. The Chromium gives the sink its luster and it will match the kitchen appliances which are also made from 304-grade stainless steel. … Continue reading

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Welded Sink vs. Double Drawn (Pressed) Sinks

There are four qualities that distinguish a quality a Stainless Steel Sink from the “free sinks” that are used as an incentive to buy countertops. Better steel Better production processes Certified quality A professional to stand behind the sink. In … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Buyers Guide/Checklist

Stainless Steel Buyers Guide/Checklist Here is a checklist of what to look for when you are buying a stainless steel sink for your new granite or quartz countertop. Certified 304 stainless steel so the sink will match you appliances at … Continue reading

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Checklist on Remodeling Your Kitchen

                    Checklist for kitchen remodel Think about what you need. Research and plan Decide what professionals and suppliers you will need. Schematic design Select fixtures and materials Work on design and … Continue reading

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Stash It All: Know the 3 Zones of Kitchen Storage

There are three area three storage zones in the kitchen. The Refrigerator Storage Zone.   Sink Storage Zone Stove Storage Zone Kitchen storage works best if items are kept in the correct zone. Source: Stash It All: Know the 3 Zones of … Continue reading

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How Much Room Do You Need for a Kitchen Island?

Will a kitchen fit and how to plan one. The article below offers a number of tips. Kitchen islands are a much-sought-after feature — almost nine out of 10 of our kitchen design and installation firm’s clients ask about them … Continue reading

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Tiny Kitchens

Next time you feel cramped in your kitchen take a look at these tiny kitchens.                                          Source: 10 Tiny Kitchens Whose … Continue reading

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Reasons Kitchen Renovations Go Over Budget

Kitchen renovations and remodeling often run over budget. According to the article below from Houzz there are common reasons the projects go over budget. Selecting expensive products or materials – custom cabinets vs. box for example Selected products were more … Continue reading

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Most Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas

Most Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas on Houzz Custom Pantries Corner Drawers Utensil Drawer Undersink drawer Pullout trash can Cookie sheet drawer Appliance garage Deep cabinet organizer Rolling cabinet or cart Spice storage Kitchen mail station Dish drawer Pet bowls Open shelves Pull … Continue reading

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