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FINISHES 101: COPPER

Posted on October 04, 2019

There's no finish quite like Copper, with its unmistakable eye-catching glamour. It can create a rich look, especially when mixed with a subtle material like marble counter tops. Copper is a living finish which gives you an opportunity to choose its ultimate look. Because of its antibacterial properties, a natural and unique patina look will develop where tarnish and scratches have occurred. As Copper ages and begins changing colors, it can beautifully blend in with many other finishes.

Copper Farmhouse Sink Copper Vessel Sink  Copper Freestanding Clawfoot Tub 

If you'd prefer to maintain the copper's initial gleam, you'll just need to use some elbow grease to polish it occasionally with non-abrasive cleaning products. Copper is an ideal complement to farmhouse, traditional, steampunk, rustic, or Tuscan aesthetics.

 

FINISHES 101: Chrome

Posted on September 27, 2019

Did you know that your faucet and lighting fixtures can provide both the foundation and the jewelry for the most-used areas of your home? Just think about how often you are in your bath or kitchen each day, turning on faucets, adjusting the temperature in your shower, and flipping switches for a variety of task and mood lighting - and how many of your guests also experience these fixtures.

This is first in a series of Faucets 101, which we hope will help you compare and select the right finish for your kitchens and baths. Come to our showroom to see the differences in these finishes in person. Our knowledgeable team will help you select just the right touches for your project - and provide you service every step of the way.

Chrom Bridge Faucet     Brizo Chrome Shower Fixtures    Chrome Freestanding Tub Filler    Chrome Kohler Tournant Kitchen Faucet

We're going to start with one of the most classic of all finishes - Chrome! This shiny, highly polished finish can easily be mixed with other fixtures and accessories in the same room, while still standing out and drawing plenty of attention. Chrome has great versatility and can be used along with many color schemes. It is cool, fresh and modern, but also ideal for a vintage look. One of the latest trends is mixing Chrome with the very popular Matte Black. Chrome is corrosion resistant, but it does require frequent cleaning because of water spots and smudges. It is typically the most budget-friendly finish.

FINISHES 101: BRUSHED NICKEL | SATIN NICKEL

Posted on September 27, 2019
Brushed Nickel Bathroom Faucet    Brushed Nickel Shower Column    Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucet
The warm tones of Brushed Nickel and Satin Nickel have made them a favorite budget-conscious option for virtually any style and for mixing with other metals. Their soft metallic finish is long-lasting, easy to keep clean, and doesn't show scratches or water spots. They have a very similar look; the biggest difference is the tiny brush strokes found on Brushed Nickel. With their very blendable finishes, Brushed and Satin Nickel don't demand attention; instead they are an ideal complement for other "statement pieces" you want to use in your kitchen or bath.
Satin Nickel Bathroom Lav Faucet     Satin Nickel Tub Filler
 
Note: Some fixture lines refer to their brushed finish as "stainless" when used in the kitchen.

Shop Local - Buy with Confidence!

Posted on February 29, 2016

"Oh, that's the expensive place in Perrysburg."

"Yeah, I've heard of them, but I could never afford to shop there."

"I don't want to spend thousands, I have to stay in a budget."

These are all comments we have been hearing, and we want you to know we have been listening. There is a common misconception that because we like to show off the "Ferrari and Lamborghini"of plumbing products, that everything we sell is at the top-tier price point. Not only do we have products that can fit just about any budget, we are more competitive than almost everyone else on most items!  Don't be scared off by our custom and designer lines, if you are in the market for a top-level quality product, but have to stay within a budget, we have products to make your dreams a reality!

We know that you are smart and savvy.  We are also aware some of our Core Brands are available from a multitude of competitors and online.  

We know that when making selections, the last thing you want to worry about is if you are getting a fair price.  

That is why we are now offering our Waterhouse Best Price Match Guarantee for Waterhouse Core Brand manufacturers.  This is to ensure you can focus on the products that fit your design style, and that your shopping experience at Waterhouse is worry-free.  You can shop at Waterhouse with confidence knowing you are getting the absolute best service at the Guaranteed Best Price; while supporting the only locally owned and family operated Kitchen and Bath showroom in the Toledo area.

If you are going to buy, wouldn't you prefer to buy it locally, with confidence that you're getting the best price, best customer service, and from a company that will support you and your purchase for the life of your product?

                      

Waterhouse Core Brands Include Kohler, Moen, and Delta residential products.

If you find a current lower price on an identical Waterhouse Core Brand product from a local competitor or Certified Online Retail Partner, Waterhouse Guarantees to match the price.

 

Legal Jargon our Lawyer said we had to include:

Best Price Match Guarantee applies to purchaser of product and is not extended to existing standing accounts or third party purchases.  Match not extended to subsidiary companies of Waterhouse Core Brands.  The Waterhouse Best Price Guarantee excludes bid pricing, volume discounts, going-out-of-business sales, clearance, obsolete, closeout, liquidation sales, discontinued, damaged, used, open package merchandise, refurbished, pre-owned, coupon offers, Groupon offers, credit card offers, gift card offers, financing, service offers, bundled offers, sales tax promotions, free item offers, rebate or mail-in offers.

10 Valentine's Day Musts!

Posted on January 25, 2016

With Valentine's Day only weeks away, I'm sure your inner Cupid is in full force! Don't worry.... We have you covered! Below are essential Valentine's Day 'Must-Haves' from your dinner outfit, down to your porch decor! Hope you love them as much as we do! 

 

1. DIY: Feeling a little crafty? This one's for you! Check out these adorable painted mason jars and wine bottles! These simple, cute accessories are a perfect addition to any room for a pop of color. 

2. Your front porch is the first thing your guests, along with people driving down your street, see. Make it stand out with this fun heart garland! 

3. One of the simplest ways to add any type of Holiday Cheer to your home, is throw pillows! Fun, easy, and affordable. 

4. If you're a parent and have kids, you know how important it is to bring the perfect Valentine to the school party! Look no further. Below are some of the cutest ideas out there! 

5. Another eye-catcher is always the fireplace mantle. Spruce it up with some color! 

6. Hosting a party? This word search is perfect for a game with kids, or adults! 

7. Looking to go a little more on the 'minimalist' side and not so bright? Black, white, and gold are a perfect way to do just that! 

8. Sweet-tooth done right! This heart shaped cake is festive, easy, and delicious! 

9. Men can be tricky to buy for; especially on Valentine's Day! This 'Booze-Bouquet' would be perfect for the special man in your life! (Maybe even make a Wine-Bouquet for yourself!?)

 

10. Have a special date night planned? This simple, red dress is flattering for any figure, and can be worn on many occasions! 

 

2016 Pantone Color of the Year

Posted on January 15, 2016

Each year, Pantone chooses a color to feature as the "Color of the Year." This year however, there are two colors: Rose Quartz and Serenity. These colors balance each other out, while creating a calm, cool tone to any room. 

2016 Kitchen Trends

Posted on January 04, 2016

As you anticipate the new year and plan for your new build or re-model, be sure to check out these nine Kitchen Trends to look out for in 2016! They are the hottest designs to seek out this new year! 

1. Soft, Muted Color Palettes: Though white motifs will still dominate, everything from cabinets to backsplashes will be done in less standard tones. 

2. Smart Spaces: Get ready for a hi-tech makeover! "Look for areas with hidden charging stations to store devices like phones and tablets so they are always operable, at hand, and charged!" 

3. An '80's Reboot: Mirrored backsplashes, brass accessories, and high-gloss surfaces aren't dead by a long shot, but they are more elegant and refined this time around!

4. Metal Range Hoods: In 2016, metal will assume a more dominant role in the kitchen aesthetics and trump wood as the range hood of choice. 

5. Integrated Kitchen-Living Spaces: Whether your kitchen feels disconnected from the rest of your home, or your cooking space needs to feel more accommodating; this trend could be for you! 

6. A New Kind of Tradition: "Traditional designs will always remain popular, but future renditions will be more deliberate with an emphasis on key elements like hoods, islands, cabinet crowns, and so on." -Designer; Lockhart

7. Texture-on-Texture Contrast: Designers are looking to re-position the same texture in different patterns throughout the kitchen. 

8. A "Nod" to Midcentury Mod: It is easy to get into the minimalist movement by choosing predominantly white color palettes, designing with light wood textures and clearing away unnecessary clutter. 

9. Well-lit Cabinetry: Homeowners won't settle for just ceiling lights and table lamps to illuminate their kitchens. Designers say extensive cabinet lighting is a trend to watch! 

 

For more information and the full article; be sure to visit http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/57156953/list/kitchen-confidential-9-trends-to-watch-for-in-2016 

Merry and Bright Holiday Hours

Posted on December 22, 2015


We would like to inform you of upcoming Holiday Hours at Waterhouse Bath and Kitchen Sudio! Below you will find important dates, and open times of business. 

December 24, 2015: 9:00am-12:00pm
December 25, 2015: CLOSED
December 26, 2015: CLOSED
Beginning Monday, December 28, 2015: Regular Business Hours
{Just for Fun!}
Nothing says 'Christmas' like baking! Check out this website to view the adorable Santa Hat Cupcake Recipe! 
http://www.frugalmomeh.com/2014/12/santa-hat-cupcakes.html
These Santa Hat Cupcakes are perfect for a Christmas party desserts table.  Your family will love this idea!

 

Your December Home Checklist

Posted on November 30, 2015

Decorating, baking, and planning....OH MY! With all the holiday festivities quickly approaching, below are just a few ways to get your home ready for the Holiday Hustle and Bustle. To check out the full article, be sure sure to visit http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/56228221/list/to-dos-your-december-home-checklist .

 

{Boost Cheer Outdoors}

Now is the time to start thinking about putting up the lights, greenery, and your favorite outdoor decor. No need to stress; remember that less can be more! A lovely wreath on the door and lights on the porch are festive and simple to pull off. 

 

{Have the Chimney Cleaned Before its First Use}

If you haven't done so yet, be sure to schedule an appointment with a licensed chimney sweep to clean your wood burning fireplace or wood stove before building a fire this winter. 

 

{Get Organized for Holiday Cooking and Baking} 

Sort through cookware, baking pans, cooking tools and serving dishes, and make a list of anything you need to buy before hosting this holiday season. 

 

{Prepare to Usher in the New Year}

If you have your heart set on going out to a special dinner event on New Year's Eve, make your reservations early to ensure you get a spot at your favorite place! Whether or not you are having a big celebration, keep an out of for sales on bottle of bubbly- this can be a good time to stock up on a few bottles to keep for special occasions or give as gifts! 

"Always have a bottle of champagne in the fridge for a special occasion. Sometimes the special occasion is....it's Wednesday!" 

 

 

Preparing Your Home for Holiday Guests

Posted on November 10, 2015

One of the best parts about the holiday's is inviting people to your home, and having everyone together. But getting ready for these guests can be a bit of a task. Having guests in your home takes planning and execution to ensure everyone is welcome and comfortable. Below are just a few ways to prepare your home for family and friends! 

 

Keep Cozy Blankets Handy 

It's always a good idea to have extra blankets at the ready for your guests to ensure maximum comfort while they're away from home. A plush throw in a luxe fabric like faux fur is an easy way to add a touch of glamour that will make your guests feel extra special! 

 

Add Fresh Flowers 

Although it's always nice to have fresh flowers in the house, when you have guests in town, there's nothing like a bunch of blooms to pretty up their room and brighten the mood! 

 

Make a Place to Hang Coats

The more comfortable you can make your guests feel in your home, the better. One of the easiest ways to make your visitor feel at home, is to give them a spot to put their stuff. Make sure you have an obvious place for them to hang their coat, scarf, and bag so they don't have to awkwardly stand around holding their things. 

Stock Up on Extra Bath Necessities

If you're like me, you always leave at least one key toiletry item at home. We always feel slightly embarrassed about having to ask for these things, but you can avoid this conversation by placing a collection of basic toiletry items (cotton balls, q-tips, toothpaste, extra toothbrushes, etc.) in pretty containers where they are easily accessible. It's a small but super thoughtful way to show your guests that you've been anticipating their arrival and want to be sure they have everything they need! 

 

For the full list and more great ideas, visit http://www.mydomaine.com/holiday-guest-preparation/slide16 

 

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