The premier plumbing and designer showroom serving Santa Cruz and the greater South Bay where you will always be working with an owner ...

Located in Santa Cruz, across from the Dominican Hospital.
1658 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA

Store Hours
Mon-Fri.   9am – 5:30pm
Sat.           10am – 2pm

As husband and wife team, we take pride in offering personal service and products to meet any budget and dream. We choose products that last and give our customers the highest quality and great design whether it be modern, transitional or traditional.
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SALE!!! SAVE WATER with ONE gallon per flush

Written by Julia Bettencourt. Posted in Accessible Design, Bathroom Design and Fixtures, Specials, Toilets

Yes, it’s been raining but we still need to SAVE WATER!! These ONE GALLON per flush toilets have been performing extremely well according to our customers who have installed them. Your current toilet may be flushing THREE gallons (OR MORE!!) per flush (gpf) if it was installed before 1992 and 1.6 gpf until around 2010 when sales of the 1.28 gpf toilets really took off. If you’re thinking it’s time to save even more water, we have a GREAT sale for you. The sale, which runs through June 30, 2014, is on cotton white toilets only. And DON’T WORRY! These toilets REALLY FLUSH!! This one piece toilet, with SanaGloss and a Double Cyclone Flush and ADA height, is on sale for $474 including the slow close seat.
Ultramax II 1gpf

Ultramax II 1gpf

This two piece toilet, with SanaGloss and a Double Cyclone Flush and ADA height is on sale for $420 including the slow close seat.
Drake II 1GPF

Drake II 1GPF

A GREAT history on Apron Front Sinks

Written by Julia Bettencourt. Posted in Kitchen Design and Fixtures, Kitchen Sinks

Apron Front Sinks can be porcelain, stone, stainless steel, copper or nickel as shown here

Apron Front Sinks can be porcelain, stone, stainless steel, copper or nickel as shown here

Apron sinks, also known as farmhouse sinks, are kitchen sinks often found in rural homes in decades past. Apron sinks were originally designed for comfort; for women who spent long, long hours at the sink, it was important not to have to bend over – the apron front’s forward orientation eliminates the countertop that causes the user to lean forward and strain more than necessary.
Copper Farmhouse Sink by Native Trails (Pinnacle in Antique Finish)

Copper Farmhouse Sink by Native Trails (Pinnacle in Antique Finish)

Unlike recessed sinks, the apron sink sports a front that juts out slightly from the supporting cabinetry. Again, this was a practical design that helped prevent damage to the cabinets, as any water or suds that dripped over the lip of the farmhouse sink would drip to the floor rather than puddle on the wood of the cabinet countertop.
Concrete Farmhouse Sink by Native Trails (NativeStone Ventana in Ash finish)

Concrete Farmhouse Sink by Native Trails (NativeStone Ventana in Ash finish)

Another feature that makes the apron sink a little different from other sink styles is the depth of the basin or bowl. This was a practical feature; the kitchen sink needed to be deep enough to accommodate the large pots used to prepare meals for large farm families. The depth also made the apron sink a great help when there was a need to soak several pots and pans in order to remove food residue. The apron sink is distinguished from the kitchen sinks of today not only in the general design of the sink, but also the choice of materials to create the sink. Because a porcelain apron sink has a traditionally country feel, it works well in kitchens decorated to resemble the look of the latter 19th and early 20th century farmhouse kitchen; however, farm sinks are used in all types of design styles. Many design-forward companies are creating farmhouse sinks for transitional, contemporary, and modern designs – today, it is easy to find a copper farmhouse sink that fits as well into a rustic kitchen design as it does into a transitional design. Concrete apron sinks are becoming wildly popular, and their contemporary styling further expands the use of this versatile and timeless sink.
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