Q: What are my options for a gas oven/range or an electric oven/range?

A: Many manufacturers make ranges that have a gas top and either a gas oven or electric oven. The electric oven offers precise and even heat throughout the oven. This is great for multi-rack baking or cooking and requires less movement or adjusting of pans during the cooking process. Alternatively, gas ovens are great for […]

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Q: How do I select the correct hood fan?

A: This category is often overlooked but can be a wonderful statement piece to complement a well thought out kitchen plan. Hood fans come in varying sizes and styles including: integrated power packs, chimney style, under cabinet, pro-style and down drafting units. A consultant will help you ensure considerations are made for local codes, manufacturer […]

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Q: Which is better, a built-in refrigerator or a freestanding refrigerator?

A: Freestanding refrigerators are finished on the sides and can be placed anywhere you have the space. These units can be purchased in different finishes and a wide variety of features and space saving interior solutions. Built-in refrigerators are custom-fit to cabinets and are not finished on the sides. They are counter or cabinet depth […]

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Q: What’s the difference between a wall-mounted oven and drop-in cooktop vs. freestanding range?

A: It’s about finding the best solution for your kitchen layout. Freestanding ranges come in sizes 24”-60” wide and give you numerous cooktop configurations and fuel types all in one efficient unit. Wall-mounted ovens and cooktops give you the flexibility to mount your oven at a level or in a place best suited for your […]

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Q: What is induction cooking?

A: Induction cooking uses electromagnetic energy to create heat, instead of thermal heat from an element. The induction element creates a heat that is very efficient, easy to control and is a much safer alternative to gas or traditional electric stoves or cooktops. Induction cooking surfaces require a cooking vessel that contains ferromagnetic metal to […]

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Q: Why does my pullout kitchen faucet drip once I turn it off?

A: Most pullout kitchen faucets have a vacuum breaker. Therefore, once you turn the faucet off it will drip for a few seconds to let any residual water out of the hose. This ensures a continuously clean faucet spout extending the life of your faucet.

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Q: What is the difference between a pressure balance and a thermostatic shower valve?

A: Both valves will protect you from a drastic temperature change should someone flush a toilet or turn on water while you are in the shower. Pressure balance valves will balance the hot and cold based on pressure. Thermostatic valves sense the temperature shift and balance the hot and cold water accordingly.

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Q: Besides the standard chrome finish, are there other finishes to complement my style?

A: There are a number of choices beyond the traditional chrome finish. These include brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, matte black, even vibrant colors mixed with chrome.

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Q: Can I use chlorine pucks or cleaning agents in my toilet tank?

A: Our manufacturers do NOT recommend using these in your toilet tank because it may deteriorate the components in the tank.

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Q: What is the difference between an ADA or comfort height toilet from a regular height toilet?

A: The ADA or comfort height toilets are an average of 1” to 2” higher from the finished floor to the top of the bowl. Depending on the manufacturer this exact measurement may vary.

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