One question that comes up time and time again with our customers is, “What kind of sink should I use?” To that, the answer is, “Wow, you have A LOT of options!”
There are stainless steel sinks, cast iron sinks, procelain sinks, copper sinks, granite composite sinks, granite sinks, etc. There is also the questions of, “What style of sink are you looking for?” There are drop-in sinks, undermount sinks, vessel-style sinks, apron front sinks, round sinks, square sinks, single-bowl sinks, double-bowl sinks, even triple-bowl sinks…honestly the options are endless.
When considering all of your sink options, you should also consider the intended use, durability, configuration, and visual appeal.
The following are some links that may help you in your selection process:
If you have any additonal questions regarding your sink selection, please feel free to contact our customer service department! Happy sink shopping!
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The other day, I came across a blog titled, “Down with granite counters,” that talked about the supposed downfall of granite countertops due to the green movement, which I totally disagree with. The author basically was predicting that the granite countertop trend would soon be over based on an article he read by some New York realtor.
Granite has been used for centuries for building and has proven that it can withstand time and most weather conditions. Stone has also been an intricate part of many structures throughout Europe and the rest of the world, and has only over the last few decades gained popularity in the United States. While the green movement has gained momentum and popularity recently, I don’t believe it will make the interest in stone and granite countertops go away. In fact, the stone industry, including the Marble Institute of America, and The Stone Council, are working hard to gain Leed points to make the use of granite countertops more sustainable for future green applications and continued granite countertop growth.
Following are some links that provide more information on the subject:
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Here’s another Kraft recipe that is easy to make, is good for you, and tastes good.
1/2 lb. linguine, uncooked
3 cups broccoli florets
3 carrots, peeled, sliced
2 tsp. oil
1 lb. beef sirloin steak, cut into strips
1/4 cup KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
1 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce
COOK pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, adding vegetables to the boiling water for the last 2 min.
MEANWHILE, heat oil in large nonstick skillet. Add meat; cook until browned on all sides, stirring occasionally. Stir in dressing and teriyaki sauce; cook 2 min. or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.
DRAIN pasta mixture; place in large serving bowl. Add meat mixture; toss to coat.
We all long for education and develop knowledge throughout our lives. Wisdom, on the other hand, while is also longed for by many, is not cultivated by all. Wisdom is often associated with being older, and is recognized in all cultures as being a virtue.
I recently read, “What it means to be wise,” an article found in the March 2008 issue of Prevention magazine, by Thomas Crook, PhD, that I found interesting. “Although our ability to learn and remember gradually declines throughout adulthood, there’s mounting evidence that our skill at making sense of important information and experience increases. This is what is known as wisdom, and it’s something that scientists are just beginning to study.” While wisdom is a treasure for select individuals, there are ways to develop it.
Following are some habits that help cultivate wisdom from the article:
- Learn from the past–Take time to reflect on your past. Consider the lessons that you’ve learned from your various experiences and write them down.
- Be open to new experiences–Broaden your exposure to all likes of people and ages. Listen to them and draw knowledge from them.
- Consider different perspectives–Before disagreeing with someone, stop and ask them questions instead to try and get their point of view.
- Focus on the positive–Negative thoughts drain your mental energy.
- Move from the center of your universe–Younger people tend to be more ego-centered and are more focused on their accomplishments. Many older people tend to be wiser and are more apt to speak about others accomplishments, not their own.
- Question certainty—Always questions statements that begin with, “There is no doubt,” or “It is a fact.”
- Always maintain your composure–A wise person will act calmly and consider alternatives, especially when there is some sort of crisis.
- Broaden your base of “Wisdon Knowledge”–Ponder upon history, religion, psychology, etc.
- Get comfortable with mixed emotions– There can be feelings of both happiness and sadness at different events in life, but change is inevitable throughout life.
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Remodeling a kitchen involves many choices for the consumer. From picking cabinets, paint, flooring, handles and knobs, appliances, to countertops, the options can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Most customers that visit our showroom are prepared to make a color selection for their granite countetops, but are sometimes overwhelmed by how many colors are available. While some customers have a color in mind that they may have seen, others may need a little help and guidance. To make the color selection process as easy as possible for the customer, we often try to narrow the search by determining what color tone appeals to them and eliminate the color tones that don’t. In doing this, customers often come up with several choices they like and are then able to make a decision.
After determining a color, the customer has a few more choices to make…edges and backsplash options. At PGC, an eased edge comes standard with a granite countertop, and is included in the pricing. Other edge treatments however, are available and include: bevel, half bullnose, full bullnose, ogee, and chiseled. Other customized edges are also available upon request. Backsplash options include a standard 3-1/2″ high backsplash. We also offer full height backsplash and tile options.
While there are many choices for the consumer to make when remodeling, at PGC, we try to make your granite countertop selections go as smooth as possible. Our Customer Service staff is here to help and guide you in the process, so the choices are right for you!
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