Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tips on Buying Plumbing Fixtures

Brizo Vuelo collection

The unique look of Brizo’s Vuelo collection

Have you decided it’s time to ditch the leaky, drippy faucets and jump into a kitchen or bath remodel? Kitchen and bathrooms are an investment that will increase your home’s value and provide enjoyment for years to come. Here’s a couple of plumbing fixture tips that will help you be a savvier consumer. Not all fixtures are created equal!

Folks often ask why buy from Modern Supply versus a big box retailer. It’s our awesome staff, their years of experience and professional grade products! Brands such as Brizo, Porcher and others are only available from showroom retailers. Professional grade faucets are made with higher quality of materials—brass instead of plastic—to meet the requirements of plumbing professionals. You turn a faucet on-and-off a zillion times a week…don’t scrimp on quality! Replacing is ZERO fun.

Brizo RSVP shower collection

Brizo RSVP shower collection

Homeowners are installing awesome showers with lots of fab body sprays, rain shower heads and hand-held sprays. Simply delightful if the proper rough-in valves have been installed! The rough-in valve allows adjustments to the volume of water and temperatures. Gotta’ size it right to have enough water for all the jets!

Holy smokes! What if something is defective? We’ve got your back with replacement parts and even factory reps to help on big stuff if needed. Your satisfaction is super important to us!

Porcher-Nouveau tub

Porcher’s Epoque Notveau tub and Sonnet Large Console Lavatory

Choices can seem overwhelming during a remodel or new construction project. Bring your wish list of ideas and sit down with folks that know all these little mind-boggling details. Oodles of training keep us sharp on new products, trends and technology.

Porcher stainless farm sink

Farm sinks from Porcher in Stainless and Fire Clay

Come on by, have a cup of coffee and talk with one of my design peeps. Leave the details to us and…tell ‘em Millie sent ya!

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Part Visionary, Part Realist

Traits to tackle a major kitchen or bath remodeling project

 Homeowners have an abundance of informational sources available for remodeling advice and ideas. The do-it-yourself channels and internet sites make it look easier and faster than it actually is. To tackle a major renovation project, you need to be part visionary and part realist. The visionary sees the potential; the realist sees the time, patience and budget needed!

kitchen remodel sink and bar view

Lots of countertop work area

The kitchen and bathrooms were high on the remodel list so Steve called his friends at Modern Supply for design and product advice. Debbie Johnson from Modern Supply met with Steve. They discussed how to redesign the existing odd shaped kitchen to be more cook-friendly. Measurements were taken and the designing process began!

kitchen remodel microwave cabinet

The kitchen was reconfigured to maximize space and storage. The cabinetry chosen was from StarMark using the Prescott door style in cherry and finished in toffee with an ebony glaze. The refrigerator and dishwasher are concealed with cabinetry panels for a very polished look. Delta’s Leland faucet in stainless and a Blanco granite sink in biscotti complement the granite countertops. KitchenAid appliances include a refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave along with a BlueStar 36” range.

kitchen remodel range & pull-out cabinets


The master bath was a total remodel replacing a tub with a walk-in shower and adding double vanities. The maple vanities were also from StarMark using the Milan door style finished in toffee. American Standard’s Boulevard above counter sink was paired with Jado’s Pike faucet in chrome as well as the shower system. To complete the room, contemporary silver mirrors and vanity lights were added. A dated bathroom is transformed!

Kitchen remodel sink cabinets

Many more things were done to the house including a new roof, ductwork, two new Rheem heating and air units, updated plumbing and electrical, fireplace, refinishing of the existing hardwood and repainted throughout. After several months of hard work, the project is almost complete with a few details left.

kitchen remodel concealed refrigerator

Bathroom remodel vanity“The yard first attracted me to this house,” Steve says. “Once I walked through it, I had a vision of this house’s potential. With a lot of time and help from my contractor and folks like Modern Supply, I’m seeing the vision turn into reality. This property has transformed from a remodeled house to a home.”

If you have a vision for your home, contact Modern Supply to help turn it into reality. 865.966.4567