Duravit's Alternative to the Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

The rule of thumb in most American kitchen remodeling projects is undermount stainless steel sinks. Now Duravit, a European manufacturer, provides a ceramic kitchen sink alternative in several syles that will add a wow factor to your kitchen remodeling project.

Duravit has made it's mark in upscale bathroom sink design and has a long history of collaboration with geat designers. Duravit's Stark-K kitchen sink is a collaboratioon between product designer Philippe Starck and the company. As shown below the design is simple but elegant. We like the look.

Styles of Stainless Steel Sinks

If you're replacing your sink, either as a small change to spruce up your kitchen or as one change of a larger overhaul, you may wonder what's available. Stainless steel sinks are one of the more popular types of kitchen sinks today. The variety may be a bit overwhelming, but when boiled down there are really only a few basic options. Before you shop, take a look at the break down below of what you can expect to find at your local kitchen showroom.

Ways to Use Onyx Stone in Your Home

You may know a lot about the decorative and tough stones like granite and marble. Such natural materials are often found as floor tile and on kitchen countertops. Granite and marble, however, are not the only stones that work well for both beauty and function. Onyx, a type of agate, is also commonly used as tile and countertop material. Like marble and granite, it possesses strength and has its own distinct beauty that may be just what your home needs. In this article, we'll look at a few unique ways to employ onyx in your home design.

The Advantages of Granite Tile

Would you love to have granite lining your kitchen countertops but find it difficult to make the room in your budget? You're not alone but you're also not without a solution. There's another way to install granite, and if you have the know-how, or a desire to learn, it can be a do-it-yourself project as well. What is it? Modular granite tile. So what is the difference between granite tile and the traditional slab, and why should you look into it? Find out below.

Superb Ideas For Your Bathroom

Yes, the basic focus of your bathroom design should be granite bath vanity top. You will not receive information only from pictures in magazines or the Internet. Practically you have to choose marbles of your choice, for personal touch and from comfort point of view. Here are some ideas for the same. Below stated ideas will make your bath space a unique place of relaxation and joy. It will give you a good feeling of being in a personal space that soothes your mind.

How to Keep Your Granite and Stainless Safe in the Kitchen

There's a lot of talk these days about bacteria in the kitchen and how to keep it at bay. You want to keep your family safe from harmful bacteria and there are a lot of products today specifically designed to do that. Aside from using these products, what can you do to keep bacteria off of your granite countertops and stainless steel sinks? Below are a few tips for kitchen safety.

Rethinking home ownership and living

I share some thoughts on what I really want in a house given the recession, depressed housing market, high energy prices, environmental awareness and now health issues. I conclude that less could definitely be more, especially if we own things "free and clear" of credit card companies and banks that hold our mortgages.

Recession and Depressed Housing Market

Help Make over South Sioux City Middle School's Teachers Lounge

About a month ago Lori Gano, a teacher at South Sioux City's Middle School in Nebraska asked me for some ideas about making over a teachers lounge. Of course Millennial Living is going to help beginning with some ideas. You can too, because this project is just beginning. In fact, you're invited to activiely participate and help complete the project. The teachers need painting supplies, wood laminate flooring, local talent and of course your moral support. So take a look and actively take part in the makeover.

Green Buildings and Building Trade Unions join forces

More than 50 building trade union chapters nationwide are expected to participate in a campaign to promote the construction of green buildings. They'll be using a DVD of the "Greening of Southie" to promote their cause. We think this is the beginning of a major transformation in the construction and remodeling industry and will benefit single and multi- family home owners.

Exercising your Eco Logic to Save Energy with Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, save over $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars. So should you run out and replace every light bulb in your home? Not really.

The End of Solar Energy as we know it

Solar energy is a no brainer for most people. However, it has a reputation for being expensive and not very efficient. At the heart of these two facts is silicon. This element and others that go into solar panels are rare and difficult to work with. Scientists are now closer to finding replacements for silicon and improving the efficiency of solar panels. This could lead to the mass produced plastic solar cells and make solar power a global energy resource.

Home Depot giving me the run around over Pegasus shower kits

I am republishing Kerri's comment to try to help her find an extension valve for a Pegasus shower kit. If Kerri doesn't get help she'll have to rip out her tiles and wall plumbing at great expense. Here is what Kerri said:

"I am getting the run around from HOME DEPOT regarding my brand new Pegasus shower faucet. I need an extension valve stem because I have deep walls and no one is willing to help me by staying on top of the people that have the part. Home Depot says that they are waiting for Pegasus to call them back.

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