Kohler Purist Faucets in the Old Hollywood Kitchen

Kohler Purist Kitchen Faucets – See how understated elegance pairs with all-out glamour in a kitchen that brings the Hollywood Regency style into clearly modern focus.

Moen MotionSense Kitchen

Moen MotionSense Kitchen Faucets

Hands-free Convenience – Imagine the convenience of having a kitchen faucet that can sense what you’re trying to accomplish and respond to what you need, the moment you need it. MotionSense does.

Garbage Disposals 101: Types, Maintenance, and When to Call for Help

Garbage disposals are certainly handy when it comes to getting rid of food scraps, and while many people view them as a luxury, the truth is that a garbage disposal provides incredible benefits in any kitchen. Learning how to choose and maintain a disposal will ensure that your investment lasts for years.

The Benefits of a Garbage Disposal

A good garbage disposal is much more than a luxury machine designed to make food disposal simpler. In fact, it can actually create a better global environment, a cleaner and more hygienic home environment, and even helps you avoid plumbing problems in the future.

Helping the Environment

  • Garbage disposals “chew” food, allowing it to enter the wastewater and, inevitably, the wastewater treatment plant. These plants food waste as a source of energy or even fertilizer, depending on where you live.
  • Your household will use fewer plastic garbage bags over time, reducing the amount of non-biodegradable trash in landfills.
  • Fewer carbon emissions from waste management trucks will enter into the atmosphere.
  • Landfills will produce less methane gas, which results during the breakdown of organic materials in food waste. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that harms the environment.

A Cleaner, Safer Household

  • Rotting food in the trash bin often harbors bacteria, and some of these bacteria are dangerous.
  • Mice, insects, and other pests may invade your home in an attempt to retrieve food waste from the trash.
  • Food waste stinks and these odors tend to linger long after removing the trash bag from the bin.

Avoid Plumbing Problems

  • Particles of food escape into the pipes in your home, and these are stuck in traps or even in the bends under your sink. Over time, these build up and create clogs. A garbage disposal effectively liquefies food, allowing it to travel through your drains safely.
  • Over time, the reduced need to contact a plumber to unclog your pipes saves you money. In fact, you could recoup the purchase cost of your entire garbage disposal by avoiding a single plumbing call.

Choosing the Right Garbage Disposal

Now that you understand the benefits of a garbage disposal and you are ready to install one, you should consider all of the different types and sizes in order to get one that fits your needs. Here are some tips and tricks for getting the right disposal for your needs:

  • The InSinkErator Evolution offers plenty of horsepower and stainless steel blades for an entire lifetime of operation.

    The InSinkErator Evolution offers plenty of horsepower and stainless steel blades for an entire lifetime of operation.

    Choose an InSinkErator product. InSinkErator is the number one manufacturer of garbage disposals today. The company creates high-quality products designed to last for decades with proper maintenance and care. Many of their models use very little electricity (even with a ¾ horsepower motor) and are water efficient. What’s more, they have a reputation for being easy to install.


  • Consider your septic tank. If you have a septic tank, you should carefully
    The InSinkErator Evolution Septic Assist injects microorganisms into food waste, helping it break down particles in your septic tank.

    The InSinkErator Evolution Septic Assist injects microorganisms into food waste, helping it break down particles in your septic tank.

    consider the type of garbage disposal you purchase. InSinkErator’s Evolution Septic Assist model is a phenomenal choice since it automatically injects food waste with microorganisms designed to break the waste down inside your septic tank.


  • Continuous feed models are best. These typically have an off/on switch near the sink so you can switch it on when you need it or turn it off when you do not. Batch feed models are more difficult to use and are not as convenient.


  • Go with stainless steel (or other corrosion-proof metal) blades. When you choose stainless steel, you can rest comfortably in the knowledge that the blades will remain sharp and free from rust or corrosion for years to come.

How to Maintain a Garbage Disposal

Once you have installed your garbage disposal under your sink, it is important to maintain it properly. There are four tips for keeping your disposal like new.

  1. Never run the disposal without water. Water acts as a coolant to keep the motor from getting too hot, and it acts as a lubricant for the food waste to travel safely through the disposal and the pipes. Failing to use water may result in a faulty disposal or clogs in the pipes – or even inside the disposal itself.


  1. Run the garbage disposal often to prevent rust.


  1. At least once per week, feed the disposal a handful of eggshells or ice cubes. This keeps the blades sharp. There is some evidence to suggest that the eggshells scrape food particles from the blades, too, reducing the likelihood of odors.


  1. Ice cubes and rock salt remove debris from blades better than eggshells. Simply fill the disposal with ice, pour the salt over the top, and then run the disposal (with the cold tap running) for 10 to 30 seconds.

Basic Dos and Don’ts for Garbage Disposals


  • Do run a strong stream of cold water. Hot water tends to cause food to stick to the blades.
  • Do run the water and the disposal for a few seconds after you no longer hear the food.
  • Do turn the disposal off before shutting off the water as this helps to flush food particles in the disposal down the drain.


  • NEVER put your hand inside of a garbage disposal, even if the switch is off.
  • Don’t place bones, grease, oils, celery stalks, corn husks, fruit pits, or other hard, stringy items into the disposal. These cause clogs.
  • Don’t allow glass, metal, plastic or paper to enter the disposal.

Getting Rid of Odors

No matter what you do, a garbage disposal will emit odors at some time. Fortunately, it is easy to remove these odors with common household items such as ice cubes, baking soda, and citrus fruits. If you notice a smell coming from your disposal, place one to two cups of large ice cubes inside the disposal along with two tablespoons of baking soda. Then, turn on the water and start the disposal until the ice is gone. Finally, cut a citrus fruit (lime, lemon, orange, or even tangerine – whatever you have on hand) in half, and place it into the disposal. Again, run the garbage disposal with the cold water until the fruit is gone.

If the odor remains after completing this process, then there is likely a buildup under the disposal opening cover. To clean it, carefully pull it away from the sink drain and wash thoroughly in warm, soapy water.

When to Call for Help

If your garbage disposal is jammed, you may be able to resolve this problem on your own. First, shut off the power to the disposal using the breaker box – never just the switch. Next, remove the rubber drain cover to see if you can find a fork, spoon, or other item lodged between the blades. If so, simply remove it. If you cannot see anything but the disposal seems to be filled with food, open the cabinet and locate the garbage disposal unit. Most of the time, it will have a manual crank so you can cut through this debris. Your garbage disposal likely came with a wrench that completes the crank, but if you did not get a wrench or if you cannot find it, an Allen wrench works.

Finally, if you cannot get the disposal working after checking for debris and manually cranking the blades, you should contact a professional for help. Fortunately, with InSinkErator garbage disposals and their incredible horsepower, these calls may never be necessary.



Touchless Kitchen Faucets

If your household is like many, then your kitchen faucet is probably one of the most frequently used fixtures in your home. However, when you have food or grime on your hands, putting them all over your faucet is the last thing you want to do since it presents a tough cleaning situation later. Touchless kitchen faucets actually sense your presence and start the flow of water for you.

Benefits for Your Health

When you cook for your family, you know that washing your hands is an important safety protocol, especially after touching raw meat. However, after you have rinsed and stuffed your bird, what do you do? Reach for the faucet to turn on the tap to wash your hands. This creates a situation in which bacteria transfers from your hands to the faucet, and if someone comes behind you (or even if you use your now clean hands to turn off the faucet), you have just defeated the entire purpose of washing them. A touchless faucet eliminates this potential health hazard with its simple technology.

Makes Cleaning Easier

Something else to consider is the importance of keeping your kitchen faucets clean. When you come in from gardening to wash your hands, or even if you have food on them, you will need to wash your hands and then wipe down the faucet. A touchless kitchen faucet makes things simple; you do not have to turn knobs or pull levers to activate the flow of water; the faucet senses the presence of your hands and opens the tap for you.

How the Technology Works

Some of the most popular faucet manufacturers, like Moen, Kohler, and Delta, incorporate touchless technology into their kitchen faucets. While the design differs in each case, the overall technology is relatively the same. These companies utilize strategically placed motion sensors, much like those found in light fixtures and security cameras, to sense the presence of your hand or an object. Thus, with a simple wave of your hand, you can start and stop the flow of water. Some faucets also utilize a technology that opens the tap when they sense an object directly under the spout. When that object moves clear of the sensor, the flow of water stops.

Moen MotionSense™

Oil-rubbed bronze Moen Brantford faucet

The beautiful Brantford faucet from Moen in an oil-rubbed bronze finish offers MotionSense technology with a vintage look.

Moen’s MotionSense™ line of products are some of the most technologically advanced available today. There is a wave sensor located at the top of the faucet, which starts the flow with a wave of your hand. To turn it off, simply pass your hand over the sensor again. They also have a “Ready Sensor” that intelligently discovers pots, hands, cups, and other objects beneath the spout to start the flow. When you remove the object from beneath the spout, the faucet turns itself off. If you prefer a decorative vintage look, the Brantford faucet in oil-rubbed bronze is a beautiful choice.

Kohler Sensate™

The Kohler Sensate faucet in Vibrant Stainless offers a modern look with its modern technology.

The Kohler Sensate faucet in Vibrant Stainless offers a modern look with its modern technology.

Kohler offers two of their unique Sensate™ faucets, which utilize a single sensor placed strategically under the highest part of the faucet’s arch. Your hand or an object will trigger the flow of water, and it stops as soon as it no longer detects the object. Some of the other features in the Sensate™ faucets include their DockNetik magnetic docking system, which locks the detachable spray head into place after use. The spray head itself has ProMotion technology, which allows it to operate smoothly without much effort. The Sensate™ faucet comes in polished chrome or Vibrant™ stainless, with or without black accents.

A touchless kitchen faucet is ideal in any household since it protects your health and reduces the amount of time you spend cleaning grime and food from your faucet handles. What’s more, thanks to companies like Moen and Kohler, they also offer outstanding visual appeal and a lifetime of functionality.

Choosing Kitchen Faucet Finishes

Delta Faucet FinishesDelta Kitchen Faucet Finsihes

If you are building a new home, remodeling your kitchen, or simply in the market for a new kitchen faucet, there are plenty of styles, types, and finishes from which to choose. The kitchen faucet finishes that are available to you vary based on the manufacturer and the faucet style itself, but the one you choose can go a long way in reflecting your personality and style.

When to Choose Stainless Steel, Nickel, and Chrome

In the wide world of kitchen faucets, finishes like chrome, stainless steel, and nickel are neutral. They are like a pair of black slacks or beige carpeting – they go with just about any décor. Chrome boasts an unmatchable shine and a low price tag, stainless steel is the most popular metal in the kitchen all around, and nickel offers a home-like feel along with a sense of luxury. Any of these work well with any color, cabinetry style, and flooring type. However, to get the most from your faucet, be sure to pair neutral faucet designs with coordinating hardware. Think drawer pulls, cabinet handles, and even towel holders.

The Proper Application of Brushed Metals

Although the aforementioned finishes are popular and often quite affordable, there is one major caveat: they show smudges, fingerprints, and water spots easily. Brushed metal is not as reflective and the surface is more porous, making fingerprints a thing of the past and water spots much more difficult to see. According to home décor specialists, if you choose a faucet with a lot of detail, brushed metal is the better choice since it does not reflect light away from the surface; rather, it allows the eye to focus on the small details that make the faucet unique.

Don’t Overlook Gold

Brass is a classic faucet finish, and while this may make you think of the shiny, polished brass handrails in a 100-year-old home, today’s brass is not the same. In fact, quality faucet manufacturers no longer use brass with green undertones that make it appear harsh. Today, manufacturers stick with warm gold tones in their brass. For a chic, clean look, consider an all-white kitchen (sink, tile, countertops, and walls) with gold faucets, drawer pulls, handles, and other accessories. Bear in mind that a gold faucet does not pair well with a metallic kitchen sink.


Kohler K-12177-PB Fairfax Pull Down Kitchen Faucet – Polished Brass


Today’ Modern Design Ideas

Decades ago, certain finishes were associated with certain faucet styles. For instance, a classic faucet required a classic finish, and a contemporary faucet required a modern finish. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. It is possible to purchase unique, modern styles with classic finishes from some of the world’s most popular faucet manufacturers. Some of these, like Delta and Kohler, are as original as they come.

Top Brands and Available Finishes

One of the best things about buying kitchen faucets is the fact that they are available in so many finishes and styles from various brands. This means that you can start with your style and shop for the right finish, or choose your finish first and then select a style. Kitchen faucets are incredibly versatile in both their function and their aesthetic appeal, so finding one to suit your personality and décor is easier today than ever. Below are some of the most popular kitchen faucet brands along with some of their available finishes.


Kohler offers bold looks as well as classic styles that pair beauty with functionality and technology. Their faucets come in more than a dozen finishes, including:

  • Polished Chrome
  • Polished Stainless
  • Vibrant® Polished Nickel
  • Vibrant® Polished Brass
  • Brushed Chrome
  • Brushed Stainless
  • Vibrant® Stainless
  • Vibrant® Brushed Nickel
  • Vibrant® Brushed Bronze
  • Oil-Rubbed Bronze
  • White
  • Biscuit
  • Matte Black
  • Black Black

Kohler’s unique Vibrant® series of finishes have more depth than traditional finishes, which adds more dimension and appeal to these products.



Moen offers a wide variety of kitchen faucet types, such as the modern 90-degree handle, pot filler, and high-arc designs. You can choose from modern, transitional, and traditional styles, and Moen pairs them with a number of finishes to customize your look. Some of the available finishes include:

  • Chrome
  • Matte Black
  • Oil-Rubbed Bronze
  • Classic Stainless
  • Glacier
  • Brushed Chrome

If you prefer the look of stainless but you hate water spots, Moen’s unique spot-resistant stainless is a great alternative. Its unique finish not only resists water spots, but also shows fewer fingerprints for a clean, sleek look in a stainless faucet.



Delta was the first company to offer the Brilliance® finish, which will not tarnish, discolor, or corrode during its lifetime. No matter what you use to clean it, even steel wool, it will hold up for the life of your home – guaranteed. This finish is not available on all of their products, however. Some available finishes from Delta include:

  • Arctic Stainless
  • Black
  • Chrome
  • Champagne Bronze™
  • Matte Black
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Venetian® Bronze
  • Stainless/Cracked Pepper
  • Stainless/Chili Pepper
  • Stainless
  • Stainless/Snowflake White
  • White

Delta also offers its own line of spot-resistant stainless, known as SpotShield Stainless. Like Moen’s offering, it resists spots and fingerprints better than standard stainless.



Grohe believes that a kitchen faucet is an investment, and as such, it is important for the finish to for years to come. Many of their products contain StarLight®, a coating available on both matte and shiny finishes that guarantee beauty for a lifetime. Available finishes include:

  • Chrome
  • Supersteel
  • Stainless
  • Stainless/Black
  • Infinity Brushed Nickel

Although Grohe’s finish selection is smaller than that of its competitors, these finishes are durable, beautiful, and stylish.



Hansgrohe offers five unique and beautiful kitchen faucet collections designed for professional chefs, home cooks, and anyone who appreciates style, comfort, and design. The offer brilliant finishes designed to last, ensuring that your investment looks as good 10 years from now as it does today. Some of these finishes are:

  • Chrome
  • Steel Optik
  • Polished Nickel
  • Rubbed Bronze

Hansgrohe also has a small collection of available finishes, but you can rest comfortably in the knowledge that they will retain their beauty and shine for years to come.



Danze offers an incredibly wide range of kitchen faucet styles, whether you want a pullout handle or a traditional two-handle faucet. They also specialize in bar and convenience faucets as well as pot fillers for those who want the most functional kitchen space possible. Their products come in finishes such as:

  • Chrome
  • Stainless Steel
  • Oil-Rubbed Bronze
  • Satin Black
  • Antique Copper
  • Polished Nickel

Danze offers some of the most elegant designs offered today. For a classic look that you will love, try the Opulence™ single handle bar faucet in an antique copper finish.



Pfister is a well-known name in faucets for the kitchen and bath, and they offer a diverse line of finishes that will allow you to match your décor and your personal style. Their newest offering, Slate, is a sophisticated metal finish that adds warmth and depth to your décor. Other finish options from Pfister include:

  • Black
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Brushed Nickel/Polished Brass
  • Brushed Nickel/Polished Chrome
  • Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Midnight Chrome
  • Polished Chrome
  • Polished Chrome/Black
  • Polished Chrome/White Porcelain
  • Polished Nickel
  • Rustic Bronze
  • Rustic Pewter
  • Stainless Steel
  • Stainless Steel/Black
  • Tuscan Bronze
  • Unpolished Chrome
  • Velvet Aged Bronze
  • White
  • Polished Chrome/White

Pfister’s list is vast, but not all of their products are available in every finish. However, the company does a phenomenal job when it comes to pairing design and finish, so all you have to do is choose the kitchen faucet that matches your personality.

Regardless of the brand or manufacturer you choose, you have access to a wide variety of products designed to suit just about any décor, style, personality, or theme. Whether you want a classic style and finish, something with a contemporary twist, or something bold that you have never seen anywhere else, it is possible with every one of these kitchen faucet brands.

Must Have Kitchen Accessories

Even if you’re a newbie to the kitchen or salty dog, every homeowner is in love with the kitchen.  True, some love to hate it but it is a very necessary part of our living space.  It is in the kitchen that we make our meals to go and grand feasts at the holidays or where the party seems to gather at some point in the evening. Whatever it’s meaning to you, you probably want your kitchen to look the best and more importantly function properly so it’s easy to use the space.  Sometimes we put too much into the aesthetics by adding tile or a new paint, only to realize the kitchen still function’s badly.  That’s where kitchen accessories come into play. A well-accessorized kitchen is not only attractive and visually appealing, but also one that is at its peak functionally to make your life a bit easier.

Kitchen Accessory Must-Have #1: Soap Dispenser
A soap dispenser is pretty high up there on the list for any modern kitchen, and there is a big variety of soap dispensers on the market to match or coordinate with your existing plumbing fixtures and faucets. A soap dispenser is installed right along side your trusty faucet and eliminates the need for those gross looking soap bottles on the counter top.  Plus, a soap dispenser is also easier to use when you’re busy working in the kitchen so you don’t have to get your “salmonella hands” on the soap bottle. You can choose to use it either for hand soap, dish soap or hand lotions .  Based on their recent popularity,  some faucets are now pre-packaged with a soap dispenser or you can shop for one separately.  This Delta Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet is a popular model and comes with a soap dispenser.

Kitchen Accessory Must-Have #2: Hot Water Dispenser
One of the most under rated accessories for the kitchen but one that you’ll find truly indispensable is a hot water dispenser. This little baby gives you instant access nearly boiling 200 degree water for making hot beverages and soups, or to get a head start on boiling water for noodles, pasta, and other cooking requirements. The InSinkerator Series 1100 Instant Hot Water Dispenser not only looks very stylish, it’s affordable and one of the most popular dispensers on the market.

As a bonus to the environment, having hot water ready when you need it eliminates the energy used for boiling water over the cook top, which can not only save you money on your utility bills, but also saves you precious time when the kids are hungry and you want to catch your favorite shows on T.V. Hot water dispensers are available in a variety of price ranges, which makes them affordable even when your budget is small.

Kitchen Accessory Must-Have #3: Garbage Disposal
These are becoming necessary in most homes and really help your garbage and home not stink from the pot roast nobody ate last night. A garbage disposal (or food disposer) make processing food waste a breeze while allowing you to be earth-friendly. If you throw your food waste directly in the garbage then it ends up at the land fill.  That’s bad for the environment because when the food decomposes it releases gas that accelerate the greenhouse effect. Conversely, your food waste from a garbage disposal is rerouted through the sewer – where it can be transformed into useful, renewable energy. Who knew that fruit cake your Aunt Bessie gave you last Christmas would actually help save the environment?  These little workers are not very pricey, and you can reduce your family’s carbon footprint by adding one to your kitchen.  The company InSinkErator pretty much owns the market on these angry devils and with good cause.  They make top quality garbage disposals at reasonable prices.  The InSinkErator Evolution Essential is the most popular disposer on the market.

Kitchen Accessory Must-Have #4: Filtered Water Dispenser
How much do you pay for a bottle of water? Well if you get a handy filtered water dispenser in your kitchen you can put an end to throwing money down the drain. Think about this – if you drink the recommended number of ounces of water per day strictly from bottled water, you are paying over $1000 per year in just drinking water costs!  If you make the investment to install a water filtration system in your home you can have clean and safe water from the tap at home or on the go.  What’s more important is you’re not adding to our already overburdened landfills when you toss out the plastic water bottle.

These are just a few popular kitchen items to help you accessorize and yes, make your home a little more green.  Spend a little extra time to find out what the investment would be to put these little helpers in your home.  If you’ve got the money in your budget then why not save yourself some time in the kitchen so you can spend more time with your favorite T.V. shows?

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Kohler DTV Shower Systems – Personalize Your Shower

Kohler DTV Shower Systems

Kohler DTV shower systems transform your bathroom into a relaxing spa-like environment by combining water, steam, sound and light into one unique, customizable experience. With one electronic control panel, you can create a shower unlike any other.

Complete Personalization

Personalized hydrotherapy offers a relaxing spa-like experience in your very own home. Kohler DTV shower systems provide you with the ability to control every aspect of your shower, including the temperature, the intensity of the spray from the numerous jets, and even the water delivery angle. A menu-based navigation system makes everything easy to use. DTV II provides even more outstanding control, allowing you to incorporate your favorite music, personalized lighting, and even steam into your shower experience. There are six presets available to you so that you can create unique experiences and save them for a later date.

Integrated Digital Controls

The integrated digital controls are easy to set and use. There are two systems from which to choose:

Standard DTV Digital Interface

In the standard model, you get:

  • Six presets for saving and accessing your favorite experiences
  • Temperature and hydro-massage treatment programs
  • Installation options ranging from preset to custom programming
  • Nearly unlimited showering options

The standard interface attaches to the wall of your shower via a magnet, making it easy to remove and clean. The LCD display is large and easy-to-read, and you can access all of your favorite environments with just one touch. No longer do you need multiple valve handles to change the temperature or intensity of your shower; all you need is the simple and efficient DTV digital interface.

DTV II Digital Interface

The DTV II Interface takes things a step further, allowing you to access options that are even more therapeutic from a single control panel. With the DTV II system, you get everything included in the standard interface, plus:

  • Integrated chromatherapy, lighting, audio, and steam controls
  • Wireless or Ethernet internet connection for streaming music from your network
  • Includes a 30ft cable allowing the panel to be installed a distance from the shower, if desired

Like the standard interface, the DTV II system allows for easy cleaning with its magnetic control. With the large LCD screen, it is easy to choose your preset experiences or create your own. Whether you want to rock and roll with bright lights or relax in a dim environment with your favorite classical music, you can control it all with the push of a button.

Behind the Wall: The System Components

Although the intuitive control panel is the part of the DTV system you see and the part with which you interact, there is much more behind the wall. Two components, including the Digital Thermostatic Valve (from which the system gets its name) and the media module for the DTV II system, provide your therapeutic experience.

DTV Six-Port Thermostatic Valve

The digital thermostatic valve is the main component in a DTV system, and Kohler’s gives you plenty of ports to customize your experience. Features of the valve include:

  • A digital control for precise temperatures
  • Standard ¾” hot and cold supply line access
  • Six available outlets
  • 21 gallon per minute delivery at a maximum of 45 psi

This valve is ideal for use in showering or bathing applications, and when used with a second valve in Kohler’s DTV+ system, it allows for additional ports and two water temperatures at once.

Media Module for DTV II

The media module offers the lighting, steam control, music, and more that gives you the most personalized showering experience available today. It elevates the entire experience, giving you access to chromatherapy and even your very own playlist via internet connectivity. Features include:

  • One-button access to a multifaceted showering experience
  • Water-resistant construction
  • Connections for digital mixing, two digital interface panels, lights, audio, internet, steam, or any other peripheral.

The media module works alongside Kohler’s DTV system to provide a relaxing or rejuvenating experience with complete sensory immersion. Sight, sound, temperature, touch – it is all included in the DTV II system from Kohler.

 Kohler DTV Interface

Kohler DTV - Behind the Wall

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Delta Trinsic Collection – Sleek Elegance of Modern Design

Delta Trinsic Faucet Collection
Aside from its beautiful, modern aesthetic appeal, the Delta Trinsic Collection also provides lasting functionality and enhanced performance. These faucets and more come with innovative features and in plenty of designs to complement any kitchen or bathroom.


Delta Trinsic Kitchen Products

Colors and Styles

Your kitchen faucets should be as versatile as your decorating style, and that is why Delta offers several unique colors and styles. You can choose from eight different faucets, including single-handle bar/prep faucets and center-set kitchen faucets. There are also pullout single handle faucets, giving you more freedom, and faucet sets with Touch20 Technology allow you to activate the flow of water with nothing more than the touch of your hand. All of these faucets are available in a range of colors and finishes, including Champagne Bronze, Matte Black, Chrome, and Arctic Stainless.

Innovative Features and Technologies

Delta takes kitchen faucets to a brand new level with the inclusion of several technologies designed to make life simpler and easier. These include:

  • DIAMOND Seal Technology – combines the strength of diamond with the flexibility of InnoFlex PEX waterways to ensure that your faucets last a lifetime. The DIAMOND Valve cartridge allows users to set the range of handle motion, too, preventing scalds.
  • Touch Clean – Rather than a traditional screen aerator, the Delta faucets that make up the Trinsic collection contain soft rubber nubs that make cleaning easier than ever. Simply wipe and go!
  • Water Efficiency – Delta Trinsic faucets offer a flow rate of 1.5 to 1.8 gallons per minute, which is significantly less than the industry standard 2.2 gallons per minute.
  • MagnaTite Docking – Pull-down spray wands make installation simple, and they provide more controlled spray right where you need it. Delta’s MagnaTite technology ensures that the wand stays firmly in place while docked thanks to powerful magnets. Most of the wands also have a toggle feature, allowing you to switch between stream and aerated spray with a single touch of your finger.
  • Touch20 Technology – Cooking and cleaning is a snap in the kitchen with Touch20 Technology. Simply use your hand, wrist, or forearm to tap anywhere on the spout or handle to start or stop the flow of water.


Delta Trinsic Bath Products

Colors and Styles

Delta’s Trinsic Bath collection allows you to create any look imaginable in your bathtub and sink area, but it also provides you with features that are innovative and exciting. The long-lasting, affordable hardware from Delta allows you to get the look and style you want in your bathroom at an affordable price. You will find products to fit your bath and shower, Roman tub, bidet, and more, and you can even purchase complementary grab bars, towel bars, and tissue holders. These are available in Champagne Bronze, Venetian Bronze, Stainless, and Chrome.

Innovative Features and Technologies

Like the Delta Trinsic kitchen line, Delta’s collection of bathroom products offers unique features that will save you time and money while boosting your comfort level. These include:

  • DIAMOND Seal Technology – the amazing properties of diamonds create faucets that work like new for years to come. The DIAMOND valves also allow you to set the maximum water temperatures to prevent scalds and burns.
  • H20Kinetic Showers – The H20Kinetic technology gives you a lower flow from your showerhead – but it does not feel like a low flow shower. Unique internal systems control everything from the speed of motion, droplet size, and even movement angle of the water to make you feel as if you are using more water than a standard shower when you are actually using much less.
  • WaterSense Products – Many of the products in the Delta Trinsic collection bear the WaterSense label, which means they meet strict guidelines set forth by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regarding water conservation.
  • Delta Monitor – Something as simple as opening a faucet or flushing a toilet can cause potentially unsafe changes in water temperature during a shower. Fortunately, Delta Monitor faucets incorporate a special pressure balance valve to help keep temperature within a safer range as you shower. They also include a high-limit stop, which prevents children or even adults from scalding themselves with high-temperature water.
  • Water Efficiency – The bathroom faucets in the Trinsic collection use 1.5 gallons per minute instead of the industry standard rate of 2.5 gallons per minute. Showerheads and hand showers use 1.5 or 2.0 gallons per minute instead of 2.5.

If you are searching for beautiful products that will last a lifetime, give you access to convenient features, and even help you in your quest to preserve water for the sake of the planet and your budget, then the Delta Trinsic collection is the perfect choice for your kitchen or bathroom.


Photos from the Delta Trinsic Kitchen Collection


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How to Choose the Right Shower

Kohler Watertile ShowerUsually the day begins with a shower, I know mine does.  Like my morning coffee, I just don’t feel right with out it.  Some of us jump in the shower in the P.M. hours to relax or rinse off the sweat from talking too much at the gym. (you know who you are.)  There is a huge expanse of showers, showerheads, and shower systems for you to choose from when renovating your bath or just because your current showerhead is an inefficient calcium laden nightmare.

Pretty much there are two types of showerheads – fixed showerheads and hand-held showers.  A fixed showerhead is well, fixed as a permanent fixture to your wall.  The fixed showerhead is the most common showerhead on the market. Fixed showerheads usually swivel so everyone in the family can bathe accordingly and to hit the shower walls when cleaning.  Fixed showers most commonly come in single handle, two handle and three-handle showers.

Hand-held showers are also connected to the wall but with a long bendy hose attached to the showerhead.  Some Hand-held showers are installed using a fixed vertical bracket on the wall.  These are cool cause they can be adjusted up and down the bracket as needed.  The Delta Traditional Three Function Hand Showeris a good example.  Hand-held showerheads are great for those with limited mobility or for easier bathing of children and your pal Fido.  Hand held showers also make cleaning the tub and shower much easier.

Although a lot of showerheads out there are nice to look at and have multiple massaging options, they aren’t the best at conserving water.  For the dude or dudess concerned about saving the planet, you might want to consider a low-flow showerhead.  These are categorized as “Green Living” products and will have a little leaf symbol on the product description.  Take a gander at the Oxygenics TriSpa Series Multi Function Water Saving Showerhead or the Delta Leland Monitor 17 Series Shower Trim Kit for good examples.  Low-flow showerheads so what you think they would do, they save water.  Actually Uncle Sam mandates that showerheads can spit out no greater than 2 ½ gallons of water per minute using 80psi pressure, low-flow showerheads are well under that curve and use less water than Ol’ Sammy says is acceptable.  Low-flow showerhead allow you to save money by reducing your water bill and the amount of hot water that is used per shower – in turn this helps save on your electric or gas bill.

Now let’s talk about the grand daddy of them all – The Shower System.  Not for the faint of heart, A shower system has valves, showerheads, hand showers, body sprays and water outlets all spitting mass amounts of water at you from all directions.  All of thisHansgrohe Raindance Showers madness can be turned on and off individually and the pressure regulated by a volume control.  These make the shower experience a lot of fun and if you’re like me you can let your imagination create a multitude of scenarios playing with all the gadgets, but I digress.  There are boxed shower systems for the budget conscious like the Moen 275 ExactTemp Vertical Spa Shower System or you can customize your own if you’ve got mucho dinero to play with.  The shower system you choose will vary in the number of valves that are used.  They can be either single handle, which controls water temperature and flow rate, or dual handled with water temperature controlled by one hand, and water flow rate controlled by the other. 

These generally are not for the water conscious like the low-flow showerheads as stated above.  Depending on the system you choose or design, it’s recommended to have at least 50 gallons dedicated to these systems and that’s only for about an 8 minute shower! 

It’s not all bad news though, if you’ve got the cake to spend, companies out there like Hansgrohe have over 206 WaterSense certified products.  They’ve introduced a cool technology into their products called EcoAIR Technology.  Basically, it adds air to every drop of water, enabling up to 40% water saving without feeling like you’re getting shafted.  If that’s not enough, they also offer a water recycling technology called The Pontos Aquacycle, which recycles shower and lavatory waste water.  Of course there’s a price tag along with this technology but if you want the ultimate shower experience without feeling guilty, this would be a good way to go.  The Hansgrohe Raindance Series has a ton of options to choose from if your in the market of designing your dream shower.

Have fun picking out your new toys and like I always say, do your homework!  With a little research on your end, there’s no reason to not love jumping in the shower everyday.  This is supposed to be a relaxing soothing corner of our world where we can wash away the stresses of the day.  Until next time, Happy Showering!

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How to Install a Delta Pilar Kitchen Faucet with Touch20 Technology

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Delta Touch faucets are the perfect way to bring the latest hands free technology into your kitchen and add some aesthetic beauty at the same time. Whether you have children that are constantly leaving dirt and grime on the faucets or you simply want to be able to keep both hands free for cleaning Delta’s Touch technology will make life a little easier.

Delta has made it easy to install these faucets so that the average consumer can do it themselves in seven easy steps by watching this video. Before you begin take the time to open the package and ensure its contents are complete. Prepare your work area by bringing out your assembly tools which should include two adjustable wrenches, a flashlight and silicone incase your counter has rough or uneven surfaces. The seven steps you will follow are listed below along with the pieces that will be required for each, giving you the chance to layout the items prior to watching the video.

1. Install Spout – you will need packet 1, a Phillips screwdriver, the spout and the isolation plate.

2. Install the Valve – you will need packet 2, the faucet valve, the solenoid valve and the hose that is provided in the package.

3. Install the Side Sprayer – please note this step can be skipped if you opted for a faucet without the side spray attachment. You will need packet 3 and the side sprayer unit.

4. Make the wiring connections – you will need the battery box and six double batteries.

5. Connect the Water Lines – you will need packet 4 and two adjustable wrenches.

6. Flushing the lines – you will only need the aeration valve tool that is provided in the package.

7. Test the Faucet Operation – no tools or materials needed.

After these seven easy steps your faucet will be installed and ready for use! For additional information from the manufacturer visit http://www.deltafaucet.com/touch

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