Copper repiping is a term used to describe the refitting or replacing of old or existing pipes in a home or business. Most buildings constructed more than twenty-five years ago were fitted with galvanized pipes, which are iron pipes coated with zinc. As galvanized pipes age, the zinc lining erodes, and the constant movement of water causes the pipes to rust.
As galvanized pipes age and deteriorate, they must be replaced. Most homes and businesses prefer to replace the old iron pipes with new copper pipes. In fact, copper pipes are the preferred replacement because they are strong, durable, lightweight, safe, and immune to rust. Continue reading
Creating utensils, art, and jewelry from copper is a Mexican tradition dating back to Pre-Columbian times. For generations, Indians of Central Mexico mined the metal and created objects both utilitarian and beautiful. A handmade Mexican copper sink can lend warmth and unique style to the kitchen or bath. Available in a myriad of shapes and styles, a beautiful Mexican copper sink fits with many decorating styles adding grace and value to a home.
Hand crafted copper sinks are available in a wide range of shapes and styles appropriate for a bathroom, a kitchen or a bar providing distinction to any room when they are used. Continue reading
Copper and copper apron sinks have long been part of an elegant kitchen. Often copper pots and pans are kept in the kitchen where people can see them as decoration because of their rustic and attractive color. Copper made into a traditional copper farm sink or apron front sink makes a beautiful, durable style statement and is also environmentally friendly.
A copper apron sink has a panel or apron that goes down the front of the sink protecting wood fixtures from water damage. This apron is also part of the style and may have hammered copper or embossed designs to add to the beauty. A copper drain is also important to go with the copper sink. Continue reading
A copper farm sink can be the perfect addition to your home. The kitchen is so often spoken of as the heart of the home, the place where family and friends gather for sustenance in the form of good food and good conversation. When so many good times are spent in a room, you want to design it so it is pleasing to be in that room and to share it with others.
This is a unique look not seen in many homes today, and the sinks that are available are often one of a kind. However, to preserve the beauty of your copper farm sink, sometimes referred to as copper apron front sinks, you need to be aware of some key care techniques to employ on a regular basis. Continue reading
A copper bar sink is a sturdy and ideal choice for various rooms within a residential or commercial property. Not only are they functional, but they can also be an aesthetically pleasing addition to the home.
Copper bar sinks are commonly used in renovation and home restoration projects, especially when going for a distinct look. The installation of a copper bar sink can even increase resale value of a home if the bar area is done well with things like attractive bar stools, a bar fridge and other common bar equipment. Continue reading