Sunday, June 12, 2016

Lessons Learned

I've learned many lessons over my fourteen years in the kitchen and bath industry. I'd like to share some of the lessons I have learned with you so hopefully you won't make the same mistakes.

Countertop seams-it's important when you are having new granite, marble to quartz tops installed that you speak with the top fabricator when they come to template your tops about where the seams will be. One reason is so you will be aware and prepared for where a seam will be. Another reason is that if you want to discuss other options about where a seam will be, at the time of templating is the time to make that change.

LED light dimmers-did you know there is a specific, special dimmer you need to work with LED lights? Not every dimmer on the market can work with an LED light. Some cause a buzzing sound or the light to flicker. Speak specifically with your electrician about what kinds of lights and compatible dimmers you will have.

Faucets at a window-some of the new, tall, pull down faucets with a side handle allow the on/off handle to go back pretty far. This could be problematic if you have a window sill that will impede the handle from going far enough back to work properly. Some manufacturers have remedied this problem by only allowing the handle to go back a certain distance. This is important to look at when selecting a faucet.

These are not all the lessons I have learned but ones that I see people struggle with the most. Have you learned any lessons in your projects? I'd love to hear! Email me at 

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