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What We Mean by "One-Stop" Plumbing Supply Store

May 25th, 2020

To help you better understand our business, here is an overview of what we mean when we say we’re one of the top one-stop plumbing stores in the Tri-State region. Continue Reading

Finding the Balance Between Form and Function

May 18th, 2020

Here are some tips for finding balance between form and function for the plumbing supplies and decorative plumbing fixtures you choose for your home. Continue Reading

Add That Little Extra Style with Decorative Drains

May 11th, 2020

Here is a look at what decorative drains are and why you might choose to put one in your kitchen or bathroom. Continue Reading

Take Your Relaxing Baths One Step Further with a Bath Caddy

May 4th, 2020

Here are some ways to use a bath caddy at home and what to look for when you’re shopping for a new bath caddy or bath tray. Continue Reading

Simple DIY Home Renovations/Enhancements While You're Stuck at Home

April 24th, 2020

Here are some easy, low-risk DIY home renovations and enhancement projects that might interest you to try while you’re sheltering in place. Continue Reading

Perform These 10 Routine Checks on Your Plumbing to Keep Things Going

April 17th, 2020

Here are the top 10 things you can check yourself to ensure that your home’s plumbing stays in good working condition during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About Bidets

April 10th, 2020

If you are considering buying a bidet for your home, here are the basics of owning and operating a bidet so that you’re well-informed about its usage, maintenance, and other considerations. Continue Reading

Don't Let Coronavirus Toilet Paper Hoarding Ruin Your Plumbing!

April 3rd, 2020

Wondering what can you flush down the toilet safely if you’re running low on toilet paper? Here’s some advice from the experts at Central Plumbing Specialties. Continue Reading

Home Renovation Considerations During Coronavirus

March 23rd, 2020

Here are some home renovation and home construction during coronavirus considerations to keep in mind as you navigate this challenging time as a homeowner. Continue Reading

Tips for Keeping Your Pipes Running

March 16th, 2020

Here are a few easy plumbing tips to help you maintain your plumbing system and get through the quarantine with little or no professional upkeep. Continue Reading

The Importance of a Good Faucet During Quarantine

March 9th, 2020

This article covers the importance of having a good faucet during quarantine and how the right faucet can help you curb the spread of disease. Continue Reading

Now More Than Ever, It's Time to Deep Clean Your Countertops

March 2nd, 2020

Here are some cleaning countertops coronavirus tips to help you keep your home and family safe from COVID-19. Continue Reading

How Has Plumbing Changed Over the Years?

February 24th, 2020

This article will discuss how the plumbing industry has evolved, including the relevant technology, the business practices, materials, and other major shifts. Continue Reading

How Much Does Plumbing Cost in a New House?

February 18th, 2020

This article will discuss the considerations for installing new plumbing as part of the building process and address the question of how much does plumbing cost in a new house to help you plan your budget. Continue Reading

The 8 Most Common Plumbing Issues in NYC

February 9th, 2020

These are the most common plumbing issues that affect homeowners in NYC and the best solutions to fix them in an efficient and cost-effective way. Continue Reading

Preparing Your Plumbing for Spring

February 2nd, 2020

Here are some tips for preparing your home for spring and avoiding common plumbing issues with preventative measures to keep your plumbing system working well. Continue Reading

Function and Fashion: How to Select the Perfect Modern Vanity

January 28th, 2020

Stylish bathroom vanities combine function and fashion to help you maximize the bathroom space you have while expressing your unique personality through interior design. Continue Reading

Tips for Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

January 21st, 2020

Here are some garbage disposal maintenance tips that will improve your home’s plumbing and help you deal with food waste in the best way possible. Continue Reading

How to Conserve Water When You Shower

January 14th, 2020

Here is an overview of the different types of shower heads, the benefits of having a water-saving shower head, and helpful tips to reduce your water usage in the shower. Continue Reading

Benefits of Going to a Kitchen and Bath Showroom

January 7th, 2020

There are still some things that are better selected after seeing them in-person to really get a sense of how a product looks, feels, and functions in a space. This is especially true for decorative kitchen and bath products for your home, which is why our plumbing showroom locations are so popular. Continue Reading

The 10 Most Important Things a Homeowner Should Know About Plumbing

December 23rd, 2019

To help you focus on what’s really important, here are 10 things to know about plumbing to take the best care of your home. Continue Reading

Why It's Time to Upgrade Your Bathroom Lights

December 18th, 2019

Here are a few reasons why it’s time to get rid of your old incandescent light bulbs in the bathroom and replace them with a new and more energy efficient fluorescent light bulbs system. Continue Reading

How to Design the Ultimate Hosting Kitchen

December 11th, 2019

Here the best kitchen designs for creating the ultimate hosting kitchen, regardless of how large or small your home’s kitchen is. Continue Reading

Keep the Kitchen Flowing with These Maintenance Tips

December 4th, 2019

Here are some kitchen maintenance tips for checking your pipes and faucets so that you’re never left without water when you need it. Continue Reading

How to Increase Your Water Pressure

November 23rd, 2019

Here is some information about how to increase water pressure in a home and why you might want to change the pressure of water coming out of your pipes. Continue Reading

Steps to Getting Your Kitchen Ready for the Holidays

November 16th, 2019

Here are some tips for how to prepare your kitchen for holiday cooking so that this year’s festivities feel more fun than hectic. Continue Reading

What Not to Flush, Ever

November 9th, 2019

Here’s an overview of what not to flush down the toilet and why it’s so important to keep these items out of the bowl. Continue Reading

10 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Heater

November 2nd, 2019

The time of year has arrived when we have all become dependent upon our heaters in the Tri-State Area. Without a properly functioning heater, it could be a long and uncomfortable winter, and we wouldn’t want you to be left out in the cold! Continue Reading

Guide to Revamping Your Kitchen

October 25th, 2019

Here is a guide to revamping your kitchen with lots of kitchen remodel ideas to help you love this room of the house and make it better suit the needs of your family. Continue Reading

Why You Too Should Have a Powerful Generator at Home

October 14th, 2019

Here are a few reasons why a generator is important to have in your home and some details about the generators we offer at Central Plumbing Specialties. Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing and Bursting

October 7th, 2019

From the experts at Central Plumbing Specialties, here is some information about how to keep pipes from freezing and bursting during the cold winter months. Continue Reading

10 HVAC Tips to Help You Get Ready for Winter

October 3rd, 2019

Here are a few HVAC maintenance tips to help you get ready for the cold months of winter. Continue Reading

What Are the Different Types of Pipe?

September 29th, 2019

Here is some information about the various types of pipe and pipe fittings that you may need for a future plumbing project. Continue Reading

10 Safety Tips When Renovating a Home

September 20th, 2019

Here are some construction safety tips and plumbing safety tips to keep in mind as you begin any new home renovation project with a DIY approach. Continue Reading

How to Become a Professional Remodeler

September 12th, 2019

This article will explain the background, education, and training a person needs to be prepared for a professional career in home remodeling. Continue Reading

The Logistics of a Remodeling a Bathroom

September 4th, 2019

This article will describe the "DIY how to" remodeling bathroom process and what logistics are involved from start to finish. Continue Reading

Your Guide to Tankless Water Heaters

August 30th, 2019

Here are the basics about tankless water heaters, including how they work, their pros and cons, and where to find a great one for your home. Continue Reading

Undermount vs. Drop-In Sinks: Pros, Cons, Installation Considerations, and More

August 23rd, 2019

Here are the main differences between undermount vs. drop-in sinks and how to choose the best sink type based upon your kitchen usage and budget. Continue Reading

Oil-Rubbed Bronze: What It Is, How to Care for It, and How to Use It in a Home

August 14th, 2019

This article will discuss everything you need to know about oil-rubbed bronze, including what this finish is, how to decorate with it, and how to clean oil-rubbed bronze fixtures in the best way possible. Continue Reading

Brushed Nickel vs. Chrome: Choosing the Right Faucet Finish for Your Home

August 7th, 2019

To help you settle the brushed nickel vs. chrome debate, here are some details about each kind of finish and other faucet consideration to keep in mind. Continue Reading

Monthly House Inspection Recommendations and House Cleaning Checklist

July 23rd, 2019

Here is a house inspection checklist and house cleaning checklist of often-forgotten tasks to do each month to ensure that your home looks great and is in the best condition possible. Continue Reading

Affordable Kitchen Remodeling Ideas to Give Your Kitchen a New Look

July 16th, 2019

Kitchen remodeling on a budget can be challenging, so here are some helpful remodeling kitchen remodeling tips that will breathe new life into a space that has potential for improvement. Continue Reading

How to Keep Cool This Summer without Spending a Fortune on Air Conditioning

July 9th, 2019

Here are some summer energy saving tips from Central Plumbing Specialties to help you have a cool and affordable summer that doesn’t drain your budget for fun and adventure. Continue Reading

A Guide to Choosing the Right Bathroom Theme

July 2nd, 2019

Here is a guide for choosing the right bathroom theme, including bathroom decorating ideas you can implement yourself with simple DIY projects. Continue Reading

The Top 10 Bathroom Remodeling Tips | Central Plumbing Specialties

June 22nd, 2019

A remodeling project is the ideal time to breathe new life into your bathroom. Find 10 tips for remodeling a bathroom here. Continue Reading

The Art of Cleaning a Countertop | Central Plumbing Specialties

June 15th, 2019

Find professional cleaning tips from the countertop experts at Central Plumbing Specialties to keep your countertops looking amazing for many years to come. Continue Reading

Sump Pump, Effluent Pump, or Sewage Pump: Which is Right for You?

June 8th, 2019

Find helpful information about sump pumps, effluent pumps, and sewage pumps to help you make the best pump choice for your basement. Continue Reading

6 Reasons You Need an Auto Standby Generator for Your Home

June 1st, 2019

Every homeowner can benefit from an automatic standby generator in the event of power loss for many different reasons. Learn more here. Continue Reading

Installing an Outdoor Mop Sink and Other Laundry Room Sink Ideas

March 22nd, 2019

Here are some of the benefits of installing a mop sink in the home, as well as other laundry room sink ideas to reduce messes and water waste. Continue Reading

Does Your Home Need a Water Heater Replacement?

March 15th, 2019

This article will explain what to look for in a water heater that is malfunctioning and the different types of water heaters available. With a better understanding of the gas vs. electric water heater, as well as the hybrid electric water heater, homeowners can make the best decision for their homes regarding water heater replacement. Continue Reading

How to Clean a Faucet Aerator to Remove a Pesky Clog

March 8th, 2019

This article will include a step-by-step guide on how to unclog a faucet aerator, including tips for how to remove faucet aerator and how to clean faucet aerator parts. Continue Reading

7 Essential Things to Have in Your Home in Case of an Emergency

March 1st, 2019

No one expects that a natural disaster will strike close to home, but hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, tornados, and other storms aren’t always predictable. This article will list seven essential things to have in your home in case of an emergency, including a first-aid kit, water, emergency generators, and more. Continue Reading

6 Romantic Decorating Ideas for a Valentine’s Day Date in Your Very Own Bathroom

February 19th, 2019

Here’s how you can create a romantic Valentine’s Day date in your very own bathroom, including easy romantic bathroom ideas to bring you closer together on this special day. Continue Reading

Types of Shower Doors and Choosing the Best Sliding Shower Doors for Your Bathroom

February 15th, 2019

Here is a buying guide for choosing the best sliding shower doors and other types of shower doors for your home’s bathroom. Continue Reading

Water Saving Faucets and Other Tips for How to Save Water in the Bathroom.

February 9th, 2019

Here’s what homeowners need to know about water saving faucets, other water conserving fixtures, and ultimately how to save water in the bathroom. Continue Reading

What Is a Hybrid Water Heater, and Is One Right for Your Home?

February 2nd, 2019

This article will answer the question of what is a hybrid water heater, as well as explain how do hybrid water heaters work. We’ll also address the heat pump water heaters pros and cons to help you make the best decision for your home. Continue Reading

Hiring the Best Tile Installation Contractors and Other Tile Remodeling Tips

January 25th, 2019

Here’s how to hire the best tile installation contractors for your kitchen remodeling project to get the look you want at the right price and on your scheduled timeline. Continue Reading

How to Choose a Kitchen Faucet: Buying Tips and Considerations

January 18th, 2019

This article will answer the question of how to buy a kitchen faucet, including a list of buying tips and things to consider before making a new kitchen fixture purchase. Continue Reading

How to Choose a Toilet Seat That’s Best for Your Bathroom

January 11th, 2019

Here is a guide for how to choose a toilet seat for your bathroom, including how to measure for a toilet seat and whether a padded toilet seat is right for you. Continue Reading

The Clawfoot Tub Bathroom: Types of Clawfoot Tubs and Installation Considerations

January 4th, 2019

Here’s what homeowners should know about the types of clawfoot tubs, the best clawfoot tub options, and what to look for when buying a bathtub. Continue Reading

4 Ways to Unclog A Drain Without Chemicals

December 26th, 2018

Here is some information about why clogged drain home remedy solutions are recommended and four methods for how to unclog a drain pipe without chemicals. Continue Reading

Christmas Bathroom Decorating Ideas Your Holiday Guests Will Love

December 19th, 2018

Here are some Christmas bathroom decorating ideas and tips for creating DIY Christmas bathroom décor to celebrate the warmth and beauty of the season. Continue Reading

Kitchen Design Tips for Adding Vintage Elements to a Modern Kitchen

December 12th, 2018

Here are some kitchen design tips for incorporating old-fashioned elements into your modern space and some vintage kitchen décor ideas for your next remodeling project. Continue Reading

The Advantages of Having a Bathroom Vanity and Stylish Bathroom Vanity Ideas

December 5th, 2018

These are the advantages of having a bathroom vanity in your home, as well as some information about the various bathroom vanity styles and the best vanities for small bathrooms. Continue Reading

5 Household Chores That Need More of Your Attention

November 27th, 2018

Here are five common household chores that need more of your attention and how to best complete these household maintenance jobs in a quick and affordable way. Continue Reading

Luxury Kitchen Appliances and Supplies That Are Worth the Money

November 20th, 2018

While not all high-end kitchen appliances are essential, a few key items can make cooking, serving, and dining easier and more enjoyable. Here are the luxury kitchen appliances and supplies that are actually worth splurging on. Continue Reading

The Top 2018 Trends for Fall Home Décor

November 13th, 2018

Here are the hottest fall décor trends right now and some decorating ideas for fall home décor. Continue Reading

7 Small Bathroom Organization Ideas to Try at Home

November 6th, 2018

Here are some DIY bathroom organization ideas that are perfect for small bathrooms. Continue Reading

The Basics of Utility Room Design and Choosing the Best Washer & Dryer

October 24, 2018

In this article, we’re looking at the basics of utility room design, as well as how to choose the best washer and dryer for your laundry room and where to find the best utility room supplies. Continue Reading

How to Pack Your Kitchen to Prepare for Moving Day

October 17, 2018

Here is a guide for packing your kitchen for an upcoming move, as well as where to find new decorative kitchen fixtures and supplies if something needs to be replaced. Continue Reading

How to Design the Safest Bathroom for Everyone in Your Home

October 12, 2018

To help you keep everyone in your family safe in the bathroom, as well as your guests, here are some tips for designing the safest possible bathroom. Continue Reading

5 Ways to Create a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Bathroom

October 5th, 2018

Here are five ways that you can start making your home eco-friendlier, starting with the bathroom. Continue Reading

Simple Tips for Keeping Your Refrigerator Clean and Safe

September 24th, 2018

Here are some easy life hacks for keeping your fridge clean so that you can feel confident that the foods you eat and serve your family are safe and delicious. Continue Reading

Is It Time to Replace Your Bathroom’s Toilet?

September 17th, 2018

In this article, we’re discussing how to know if it’s time to replace your toilet or whether a simple repair will get it working properly again with minimal time and expense. Continue Reading

How to Design the Perfect Wet Bar in Your Home

September 10th, 2018

Here are some tips for designing to the perfect wet bar in your home and the various considerations that you’ll need to take into account for kitchen installation. Continue Reading

Key Things to Know About Installing a Walk-In Shower in Your Bathroom

September 3rd, 2018

If you are considering installing a walk-in shower in your bathroom, here are the most important things you need to know about space, design, plumbing, accessibility, and key features. Continue Reading

The Bathroom Wallpaper Comeback & How to Embrace This Trend

August 24th, 2018

With wallpaper making a comeback among interior designers, here are some design tips for using wallpaper in your bathroom. Continue Reading

Design Tips to Create Your Dream Bathroom Vanity

August 17th, 2018

Here are some design tips to help you create the bathroom vanity of your dreams, regardless of what your remodeling budget is. Continue Reading

Best Kitchen Cabinet Materials and How to Choose the Best Material for Your Needs

August 10th, 2018

This article will provide an overview of the different types of materials available for kitchen cabinets and offer tips for how to choose the best material for your specific needs. Continue Reading

6 Unique Must-Haves for Redesigning Your Kitchen

August 3rd, 2018

Here are six functional kitchen additions that many homeowners overlook but that really make a difference if you spend a lot of time in your kitchen. Continue Reading

Types of Shower Heads and Choosing a Shower Head for Your Bathroom

July 27th, 2018

Shower heads all serve the same basic purpose: to help you feel clean, refreshed, and ready to greet a new day. But there are actually quite a few different types of modern shower heads to choose from if you’re building a new bathroom or renovating an old one. Continue Reading

How to Organize Refrigerator Shelves for Ultimate Functionality

July 20th, 2018

When you come home from the supermarket with an armful of groceries, do you take the time to organize everything perfectly or just shove everything in the fridge where it fits? Continue Reading

How to Clean Stove Burners and Common Stove Materials

July 13th, 2018

If you cook regularly, your stovetop is likely one of the dirtiest places in your kitchen. Yet there’s something a bit unsettling about preparing food on surfaces that have been dripped on, spilled on, and that are covered in crumbs. So, to help you know how to clean your stove burners and various stove surfaces, we’re looking at the most common stove materials and how to clean them. Continue Reading

A Guide to How to Decorate Your Bathroom with Towels

July 6th, 2018

Towels are always at the top the list of bathroom essentials, and many people think of towels as purely functional and practical items. But this perception can make your towels more of an eyesore than decorative pieces that enhance the aesthetics of your space. Continue Reading

How to Clean a Dishwasher and Keep Your Dishwasher Sanitary & Working Well

June 22nd, 2018

When you place your dishes into the dishwasher after a delicious meal, you expect them to come out clean, sparkling, and sanitized. However, a dishwasher can become one of the dirtiest places in the home if it’s not properly cleaned and maintained. Here is some information about how to clean dishwasher parts, such as the racks, drain, and spray arms. We’ll also address common issues, like clogs and mold, and recommend how often to clean your dishwasher. Continue Reading

Popular Kitchen Layouts and How to Design a Kitchen You Love

June 15th, 2018

The way that your kitchen is laid out will likely dictate how you use this space for cooking, eating, and gathering with friends and loved ones. While the basic components of the modern kitchen are similar from one household to the next, there are many layout options to choose from. The layout you choose may be dependent upon your kitchen size, different appliances that you want in your kitchen, the desired distances between appliances, doorway sizing, and how much seating space you want. Continue Reading

Quick Tips for the Perfect DIY Bathroom Update

June 8th, 2018

Many people are intimidated by the process of remodeling a bathroom because of the planning involved, high cost, and various contractors needed to get the job done right. However, there are some very easy, quick, and affordable ways to do a DIY bathroom update without a lot of hassle or expense. Continue Reading

Under Bathroom Sink Storage Ideas to Maximize Your Space

June 1st, 2018

When it comes to bathrooms, one of the biggest complaints among homeowners and apartment dwellers is the lack of storage space. Unless you have a large closet with plenty of shelves in your bathroom, you could be forced to store toiletries, towels, toilet paper, and other bathroom essentials in an entirely different room of the house. This article will provide under bathroom sink storage ideas to maximize the space you have. The best way to organize under bathroom sinks often just takes a little creativity and a few inexpensive and versatile purchases. Continue Reading

Design Tips and Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for Your Perfect Outside Space

May 23rd, 2018

Even if you have a perfectly functional and well-appointed kitchen in the house, there’s something really exciting about having an outdoor kitchen to enjoy backyard barbecues and intimate dinners out in the fresh air. Going one step beyond just grilling out on the porch, an outdoor kitchen is an extension of your living space and a great way to enjoy nice weather with comfort and convenience. To help you create an outdoor living space you love, here are some outdoor kitchen design tips and outdoor kitchen ideas to make the most of the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Continue Reading

Pro Tips for How to Clean a Shower in the Best Way Possible

May 16th, 2018

When you step into the shower to get clean and refresh yourself, the last thing you want to think about is how dirty and gross your shower has become. With many different surfaces, crevices, and materials involved, keeping a shower clean is hard work. Located in dark and damp environments, these bathroom fixtures are breeding grounds for mold and mildew, not to mention germs that can be spread from one person to the next. Here are our best tips for keeping your shower clean, including how to clean glass shower doors, how to clean a shower head the right way, and how to clean grout in a shower with regular use. Continue Reading

Popular Bathroom Layouts and How to Choose the Best One for Your Home

May 9th, 2018

It’s true that most modern bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub and/or shower, toilet, and sink. But the way in which you arrange these fixtures in the room and create a design aesthetic around them can vary tremendously. In this article, we’re highlighting a few of the most popular bathroom layouts and the types of bathrooms that they work best in. We’ll also provide a list of questions to ask yourself before choosing bathroom floor plans and cover the best options for a small bathroom layout as well. Continue Reading

Kitchen Color Trends and How to Incorporate More Color into Your Kitchen

May 2nd, 2018

Traditionally, kitchens have been mostly white and neutral shades that exude a sense of cleanliness, simplicity, and efficiency. However, even busy and modern families spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing meals, eating delicious food, socializing, and even working on personal projects. To add some more energy and personality to your kitchen, consider adding some more color to brighten things up and make this space feel like your own. Here are some tips for incorporating color into your kitchen, including where color works best here and how to match colors throughout the room. Continue Reading

The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year and How to Incorporate It into Your Kitchen

April 27th, 2018

Every year, Pantone releases its new trending color of the year, which is exciting for design enthusiasts and trendsetters who love to keep up with what’s new in the world of decorating. This year, the featured color is Ultra Violet, which is a dramatic purple hue that "communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future." That’s a lot of pressure for one color to live up to, but the color experts at Pantone are confident that color has the power to transform your home and your life. Continue Reading

How to Choose a Kitchen Backsplash & Popular Backsplash Designs

April 20th, 2018

Kitchen backsplashes are more popular than ever before, especially now that there are so many fun and beautiful options to choose from. But there are many things to consider before picking a modern backsplash, including backsplash designs, backsplash height, and the materials used for your backsplash. Continue Reading

Bathroom Renovation Timeline: What to Expect When You Design Your Bathroom

April 13th, 2018

Of all of the rooms in a home, the bathroom is one of the most popular ones to renovate. And while bathrooms are often the very smallest rooms in the house, they are also often very labor-intensive and time-consuming to remodel. This is why many homeowners are shocked to discover that their bathroom remodel schedule isn’t going exactly as planned. Continue Reading

Bathroom Flooring Options & How to Choose the Best Flooring for Bathroom Spaces

April 6th, 2018

Choosing among the best bathroom flooring options is quite different from other rooms in your home and requires some special considerations. Bathroom floors can easily face large amounts of water, which means that the flooring you choose could be ruined if you don’t make a durable choice. However, this certainly doesn’t mean that bathroom floor tiles design can’t be beautiful and aesthetically pleasing too. Continue Reading

How to Choose a Bathroom Mirror That’s Best for Your Bathroom

March 28th, 2018

Mirrors can be placed in various places throughout the home for practical purposes and to give the illusion of more space. But one of the most important places for good mirror selection and placement is the bathroom. This is where members of your household and guests will likely comb their hair, brush their teeth, and take care of other hygiene needs on a daily basis. Continue Reading

What You Should Know about the Open Shelving Kitchen Trend

March 21st, 2018

Kitchen trends come and go, but one of the more interesting ones that we’ve come across lately is the open shelving kitchen. You’ve likely seen this style on popular cooking shows and in magazines, but what would it be like to have your own dishware and cookware all out on display for everyone to see? Continue Reading

Beautifully Designed Bathroom Ideas on a Budget

March 14th, 2018

Have you been wanting to remodel your bathroom but are intimidated by the high bathroom renovation cost that the project will require? Depending on the types of renovations you want, redoing your bathroom can become quite expensive, especially if you need plumbing updates or other repairs. But there are certainly ways to update the look of this frequently used room without emptying your wallet too. Continue Reading

10 Kitchen Organization Tips to Cut Clutter and Maximize Space

March 7th, 2018

The kitchen is a place for preparing meals, gathering with loved ones, and sharing food and stories with the people we care about. But unfortunately, the kitchen is also a room that is very prone to accumulating clutter and becoming messy and disorganized with frequent use. An organized kitchen will inspire you to spend more time here, experimenting with delicious recipes and making the most of your appliances and kitchen fixtures. Continue Reading

Tips for Choosing the Best Bathroom Knobs for Your Home

February 23rd, 2018

At first glance, bathroom knobs may seem rather dull and all the same. But this practical piece of hardware actually comes in many forms, and they can be paired with bathroom cabinets in a variety of ways. Common questions among homeowners include, "Where should knobs be placed on cabinets?", "What size should knobs be?", and "Should I choose pulls or knobs?". Continue Reading

Kitchen and Bathroom Showrooms: Online Shopping vs. In-Store Shopping

February 16th, 2018

These days, you can shop for pretty much anything online, from groceries to apparel, electronics, and much more. But just because you can shop for something online doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily the best option. Continue Reading

Decorative Considerations for Choosing a Toilet

February 9th, 2018

When it comes time for many homeowners to choose a toilet to put in their homes, this decision is a highly practical matter. But surveys show that the average person spends about an hour and 42 minutes each week on the toilet, which adds up to around 92 full days over your lifetime! Continue Reading

All About Generators: What Is a Backup Generator & Why Do You Need One?

February 2nd, 2018

Many people think of a generator as a large piece of heavy equipment that only big businesses and construction sites need to invest in. But a standby generator or backup generator can be one of the most useful pieces of machinery in your entire home if disaster strikes. Continue Reading

Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2018 and How You Can Embrace Them

January 25th, 2018

If you’re looking for new kitchen ideas to spruce up your cooking space, then this is definitely the year to make some adjustments. The latest kitchen designs are bold, colorful, high contrast, and high tech. Here are some of our favorite kitchen design 2018 trends and how you can make them work in your own home. Continue Reading

How to Choose the Ideal HVAC System for Your Home

January 18th, 2018

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning are all essential components of the modern home, but choosing a home HVAC system isn’t necessarily as easy as you may think. It’s very important to have an HVAC system that runs effectively to keep your family safe and avoid spending unnecessary money on high utility bills. But the size of your home HVAC system matters a lot, as well as the rating systems, the efficiency projections, and how you equip your home with plumbing supply essentials. Continue Reading

Convenient & Clever Ways to Add Seating to Your Bathroom

January 11th, 2018

When many people think of seating in the bathroom, just one fixture comes to mind…the toilet. But beyond that obvious seat, there are ways to incorporate additional seating options to make your bathroom safer and more relaxing. Homeowners who have large bathrooms can use seating make this space more luxurious with a spa-like feel. Meanwhile, older adults and individuals with mobility issues can greatly benefit from supportive seating in and around the tub and shower for personal safety. Continue Reading

Bath vs. Shower: Which One Should You Choose for Your Home?

January 4th, 2018

Bathtubs and showers are the most basic fixtures for personal hygiene, but many homeowners wonder which one to choose for their bathrooms. There are many factors to consider when looking at bathtub designs, shower designs, or maybe even a bath and shower combo to get the best of both worlds. So, in this article, we’re looking at the pros and cons of selecting a shower or bath for your bathroom, as well as which option is best for your home’s resale value. Continue Reading

Kid Bathroom Ideas for a Safe and Fun Place to Get Clean

December 27, 2017

Learning to use the bathroom is a natural part of growing up, and one way to instill these skills of independence from an early age is to designate a kids bathroom in your home. Decorating a bathroom for the youngest members of your household is fun because there are so many cute kids shower curtains, kids bath towels, and other accessories to make bathroom time more enjoyable. But of course, with kids, there are always safety concerns, so you’ll need to childproof certain aspects of a traditional bathroom to make it kid-friendly. Continue Reading

How to Choose the Best Kitchen Lighting for Your Home

December 20, 2017

In every room of your home, lighting makes a big difference in how the room feels, how welcoming it is, and how it performs for daily tasks. Lighting is especially important in the kitchen because of how much time is spent here to prepare meals, eat, clean, and socialize. Continue Reading

What New Yorkers Should Know about the Toilet Replacement Program and Conserving Water

December 13, 2017

Central Plumbing Specialties is part of a sustainability program called the Toilet Replacement Program because conserving water is a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts. Without conservation and high efficiency toilets, the future of water is uncertain. This is why we support forward-thinking sustainability causes that help New Yorkers take back control of their resources. Continue Reading

Utility Room Design Ideas for Ultimate Functionality

December 6, 2017

>Utility rooms are most commonly used for laundry and to store cleaning supplies, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t have a little style and flair. The best utility room design ideas are highly functional and well-organized with lots of room for storage and high-performance plumbing fixtures. Continue Reading

How to Pick the Best Kitchen Colors for Your Home

November 23, 2017

The colors that you choose to decorate your home sets the mood for how you feel when you and your family and guests spend time here. Colors that are too bland can feel dreary and lifeless, yet bold colors may be difficult to coordinate and reduce the resale value of your home down the road.Continue Reading

How to Take Bathroom and Kitchen Measurements for Your Remodeling Project

November 16, 2017

Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom takes a lot of planning and coordinating, and it all starts with taking good measurements. While you may have some rough dimensions already available, measuring rooms in a home provides some context and helps you decide which fixtures and features will work best in the space. Continue Reading

Popular Kitchen Layouts & Choosing the Best One for You

November 9, 2017

American families tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen – cooking, eating, cleaning, and socializing. Many homeowners have some initial kitchen layout ideas when they first move into a new place, but the type of kitchen design you have may actually guide how you use the room.Continue Reading

How to Design a Guest Bathroom & Prepare It for Your Guests

November 2, 2017

Whether you’re having friends stay overnight, family members stay for a few weeks, or just hosting a dinner party, your home’s guest bathroom makes a big impression on the people you know. Here are some tips on how to design the ideal guest bathroom, taking space, use, and practical features all into consideration. We’ll also highlight the ways that you can prepare your guest bathroom for visitors to create a room that is welcoming and inviting.Continue Reading

How Boilers Work and How to Choose a Boiler for Your Home

October 25th, 2017

There are a few different ways that you can heat your home, but the boiler is a very important component of the modern central heating system. Essentially, boilers supply natural gas to a home through a pipe that goes to an external gas main. While boilers may not be installed as often in brand-new homes as they used to, boiler systems continue to work very well and have some significant benefits. Continue Reading

How to Design the Ideal Kitchen to Cook for Large Crowds

October 18th, 2017

Some kitchens are perfect for single people, for couples, and for small families. But if you cook for large groups of people on a regular basis, these types of kitchens probably aren’t sufficient for your needs. First of all, the kitchen needs to be large enough with plenty of storage space. There are also specialized kitchen design features that make preparing and serving large quantities of food easier and more convenient. Continue Reading

Different Types of Bathtubs & How to Choose the Right One for You

October 11th, 2017

The bathtub in your home is much more than just a place to get clean. This bathroom fixture provides a place for peace and relaxation, and the type of tub you choose can even keep you safe from slip-and-fall accidents. Continue Reading

All About the Modular Kitchen & Why Modular Designs Are Trending Right Now

October 4th, 2017

Many people have a go-to cleaning product that they use on pretty much anything that has collected dirt and grime. However, not all surfaces are the same, and using the wrong products can actually ruin them over time. When cleaning kitchen and bathroom fixtures, for example, it’s important choose your product based on the finish of the fixture. Continue Reading

The Best Cleaning Products to Use on Kitchen & Bathroom Fixtures

September 27th, 2017

Designing the perfect kitchen takes a lot of time, work, and planning, and many busy families are looking for a simpler approach. One popular trend in kitchen design is the modular kitchen, which is a kitchen that been pre-fabricated and then tailored to accommodate specific preferences. While conventional kitchens are traditionally built onsite, modular designs feature premade cabinets and fittings that can be joined together in different configurations. Continue Reading

How Water Filtration Works & the Benefits of Drinking Filtered Water

September 20th, 2017

If you’re drinking tap water in your home, you could be consuming hundreds of chemicals and pollutants with each refreshing gulp. The Environmental Working Group actually has an online database where you can search for what’s in your water by zip code. Check it out! Continue Reading

7 Homeowner Preparedness Tips for Natural Disasters

September 13th, 2017

Many people think of Florida and the Caribbean islands when discussions of hurricanes come up. However, the New York area has been hit hard with some big storms over the years. Most New Yorkers still have vivid memories of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, which was unique because it was a late-season hurricane and caused a record storm surge and devastating flooding in many areas. Since then, New York has been impacted with the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea in 2013, Hurricane Arthur in 2014, Tropical Storm Bill and Hurricane Joaquin in 2015, and Hurricane Hermine and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Continue Reading

5 Reasons You Need Radiant Heat Floors in Your Home

September 6th, 2017

There are many different ways to heat a home, but one of our favorite methods utilizes radiant heat floors. By relying on convection, this type of heating system delivers heat directly to the floor. There are three main types of radiant floor heating systems: electric radiant floors, radiant air floors, and hot water radiant floors. These heating systems are often used in bathrooms, but can be used throughout an entire house as well. Continue Reading

Tips for Cleaning Bathroom Linens and How Often They Should Be Cleaned

August 24th, 2017

Cleaning the bathroom is a household ritual that family members may take turns with every week or two. Few people truly enjoy cleaning the bathroom, but these are necessary tasks that must be done for the health of everyone who uses the facilities. In addition to scrubbing the toilet, sink, and shower, bathroom linens must also be cleaned on a regular basis. Here are some tips for cleaning bathroom linens, including how often these items should be cleaned and the risks of neglecting them. Continue Reading

Grout Considerations When Remodeling a Bathroom

August 17th, 2017

Grout is a type of paste or mortar that is used to fill gaps and crevices between floor and wall tiles. If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, there are many things to decide upon, such as plumbing fixtures, color schemes, and decorative pieces. But it’s also important to give grout the attention that it deserves. That’s why in this article, we’re highlighting the key grout considerations that you should keep in mind as you move forward with bathroom renovations. Continue Reading

How to Save Money on Your Energy Bill with Better Refrigerator Habits

August 9th, 2017

The refrigerator is the most utilized appliance in the modern kitchen, but it is also likely the biggest drain on your wallet in terms of energy costs. Following the air conditioner, refrigerators use up more energy in the average home than anything else. Here are some tips for saving money on your energy bill with better fridge habits and key upgrades. Continue Reading

5 Places That You’re Forgetting to Clean in Your Kitchen

August 2nd, 2017

Many homeowners are in the habit of doing the dishes, wiping down countertops, and rinsing out the sink. But there are lots of other parts of the kitchen that get neglected with regular cleaning routines. Some appliances and surfaces really stand out to us when they get dirty, while others can go unnoticed for weeks, months, and even years. Continue Reading

5 Ways to the Most of Limited Bathroom Storage Space

July 26th, 2017

No matter how large your bathroom is or how many drawers and cupboards it has, chances are that you still dream of having more storage space. Bathroom storage is essential for stashing away toiletry items, extra rolls of toilet paper, spare towels, and hair styling tools. And without enough storage space, bathrooms tend to become messy, dirty, and cluttered. Continue Reading

How Clean Is Your Kitchen Sink, and Why Does It Matter?

July 19th, 2017

You wash dishes in your kitchen sink every day, so it must be clean. Right? Continue Reading

How to Choose the Right Toilet for Your Bathroom

July 12th, 2017

Here’s a fun fact: men and women spend an average of an hour and 42 minutes on their toilets each week. That’s nearly 92 hours over a person’s lifetime! Continue Reading

How to Get Your Home’s Plumbing System Ready for Fall

July 5th, 2017

It’s always a bit sad to see the summer season end, but fall is also a beautiful time of year to be in New York. This is a time for apple orchards, hikes among the changing leaves, and preparing your home for cooler days ahead. Continue Reading

What to Do with Your Home’s Water System When You Go on Vacation

June 14, 2017

Do you have a fun trip planned for the summer?

Many of us look forward to long vacations in the summer months, thanks to a little extra time off of work and school. But as a homeowner, there are many things that you need to take care of before hitting the road and leaving your house behind. For example, you’ll probably want to turn up the thermostat, unplug your electronics, and set up timers to light up rooms and deter burglars. But one of the most important pre-vacation jobs to do around the house is adjust the plumbing system to prevent leaks and water damage. Continue Reading

Is Summer Causing Your Garbage Disposal to Be More Clogged Than Usual?

June 7, 2017

Summer is a time for family vacations, backyard barbecues, trips to the beach, and…garbage disposal clogs? Continue Reading

How to Deal with Sewer Line Backups from Summer Thunderstorms

May 31, 2017

Rain and thunderstorms are a natural part of summer in New York, and there’s something pretty wonderful about listening to those familiar sounds while you stare out the window on a lazy day. However, this type of weather can also cause serious problems for homeowners. No one likes to deal with sewage issues, but summer storms are one of the biggest cause of them in our area. Continue Reading

5 Amazing Grand Central Showroom Locations in New York for Kitchen & Bath Supplies

May 24, 2017

With a little extra time off work and fun parties to plan for, summer is an ideal time to start working on home renovations or add decorative updates to everyday rooms. Most homeowners start with remodeling projects in the kitchen and bathrooms because these are highly utilized rooms that we spend so much time in each day. Continue Reading

The Filing Processes for Kitchen & Bath Renovations in Westchester, Manhattan, and Rockland

May 17, 2017

Lots of homeowners dream of renovating certain rooms of their homes without fully understanding what the process entails. For example, Bill and Hillary Clinton didn’t get the required permits before making upgrades to their Chappaqua, New York home, which included a new kitchen, HVAC system, and filling in a swimming pool. Their remodeling plans were halted, and the Clintons were informed that permits must be filed before work could occur. Continue Reading

Summer Checklist for Outdoor Plumbing Fixtures

May 10, 2017

When many homeowners consider checking the plumbing in their home, they only think of the toilets, sinks, and showers. However, the exterior of a home may also have extensive plumbing fixtures, and these are the ones most often neglected. Continue Reading

Stylish Luxury and Specialty Features for Master Bathrooms

May 3, 2017

The master bathroom is a very important room in the home, in terms of personal use as well as future resale value. Even if you keep the design of the other bathrooms in your home very simple, the master bathroom deserves a little extra attention. Continue Reading

How to Design a Kid-Friendly Modern Kitchen

April 26, 2017

If you’re a parent, your child’s safety around the house always comes first. As you’re decorating your home, this goes for furniture, windows, appliances, flooring, and even paint choices. But one room that parents often struggle with decorating is the kitchen. This is because it is difficult to balance this multi-use space for cooking, congregating, playtime, and maybe even a little pre-dinner homework. Continue Reading

Ventilation in the Kitchen: Importance, Methods, and Design Strategies

April 19, 2017

When upgrading kitchen fixtures or remodeling a kitchen, one of the most overlooked features is the ventilation system. However, proper ventilation can help prevent inhalation and fire risks to keep your space comfortable and safe. Continue Reading

Types of Toilets: Pros, Cons, and Design Styles

April 12, 2017

Having a toilet in the home is one of the most basic of household needs. But homeowners may be surprised to learn how many different kinds of toilets there really are. When designing or upgrading your bathroom, there are many factors to consider when choosing a toilet, such as type, design, flushing features, and eco-friendliness. It’s also important to consider which toilets will meet your long-term New York plumbing supply needs. Continue Reading

Tips for Decluttering and Organizing a Small Apartment Kitchen

April 5, 2017

Kitchens are notoriously small in New York City and often the first thing a new apartment owner sacrifices when looking for a new home. Living room space and storage space often take precedent over kitchens for busy professionals and families who don’t cook every day. Continue Reading

Tips for Buying a New Garbage Disposal for Your Kitchen

March 29, 2017

Garbage disposals are incredibly useful for grinding up and getting rid of cooking waste with just the flip of a switch. This modern convenience allows us to get rid of food scraps without clogging our drains or stinking up our trash cans. But if you’re in the market for a new garbage disposal, there are many things to think about before you buy. Continue Reading

Comparing Shower Head Types & Choosing One for Your Bathroom

March 22, 2017

Showering is a key part of our daily routine, but many of us simply get used to the shower head we’ve always had in our home bathrooms. However, one of the easiest and most rewarding plumbing fixture upgrades that you can make is to replace your shower heads for a new and improved model. Continue Reading

What Homeowners Should Know Before Remodeling a Bathroom This Spring

March 15, 2017

With the start of the spring season and warmer weather headed our way, more homeowners are starting to work on home renovation projects. Here are a few things that homeowners should consider when planning to renovate their bathrooms and how bathroom fixture showrooms can help. Continue Reading

5 Ways to Get Your Home’s Plumbing Ready for Spring

March 8, 2017

Spring is a time of longer days, warmer temperatures, and blooming flowers. But for homeowners, it is also a time of extreme temperature shifts, excess moisture, and household maintenance. If you start getting your house ready for the season now, you can save yourself time-consuming and costly repairs later in the year. Continue Reading

Common Mistakes in Bathroom Renovations & How to Avoid Them

March 1, 2017

Last month, we highlighted the top things that homeowners should know before remodeling their bathrooms. With the spring season well underway, more people are checking out bathroom showrooms, starting DIY projects, and hiring contractors. Continue Reading

Types of Sinks & Faucets with Pros and Cons of Each One

February 27, 2017

Gone are the days when sinks and faucets were all one and the same. Today’s styles of sinks and faucets are much more advanced and diverse than ever before, which gives homeowners many options to choose from. Continue Reading

Aesthetic Considerations for Designing Your Kitchen

February 18, 2017

A kitchen isn’t just a room for cooking; it’s also a place where friends and family gather to connect with each other create memories. The way that you decorate your kitchen sets the tone for how new memories are made and how you feel while spending time in this important room. For example, you can approach kitchen aesthetics with high-tech, country, modern, or minimalistic styles to suit your taste and purpose. Continue Reading

Prevent Exterior Pipes from Freezing and Bursting

February 4, 2017

Winter weather doesn’t just pose risks for highway crashes and slip-and-fall accidents. It can also create serious problems for homeowners in terms of pipes and plumbing issues. Exposed exterior plumbing can be especially at risk in the cold winter months. Fortunately, there are some preventative measures that you can take to protect your pipes and prevent costly water damage and flooding. Continue Reading

The Importance of Fixing Leaks & Risks of Leaky Plumbing

January 25, 2017

Okay, let's take a poll. Who's ever noticed a leak in the kitchen or bathroom and simply put a bucket under it to "fix" the problem? Many of us have done this, but unfortunately, leaky plumbing can create serious problems for your home's infrastructure. In this article, we'll talk about the importance of properly dealing with kitchen and bathroom leaks to avoid the serious types of damage that could result. Continue Reading

Easy and Beautiful DIY Ideas to Design Your Home's Bathroom

January 11, 2017

Many people are intimidated by bathroom renovations because of the complex plumbing fixtures and tiny details. But a bathroom is one of the most important and most used rooms in a home, and you deserve a beautiful space that meets your needs! Fortunately, there are lots of ways that you can design your bathroom yourself without a lot of cost or hassle. In this article, we highlight a few of the easy and affordable ways that you can design your own home bathroom, DIY style. Continue Reading

How the Right Plumbing Fixtures Can Save the Planet and Your Budget

December 21, 2016

Many people only think about replacing their plumbing fixtures when something breaks and are then faced with unexpected costs that add up quickly. But what if we were to tell you that replacing your fixtures before they break could actually save you money and help reduce your carbon footprint? Here are a few reasons why the right type of plumbing fixtures can save you money and be eco-friendlier in terms of water waste. Continue Reading

New Styles & Trends for Kitchen Plumbing Fixtures & Accessories

December 14, 2016

Functional and decorative plumbing products have come a long way over the years, and each year brings new styles and trends to the table. In this article, we'll discuss a few current kitchen plumbing trends that are popular today and also look to the future to see what may be in vogue in the near future. Continue Reading

Why Plumbing Fixtures Need Extra Love & Care During the Holidays

November 23, 2016

During the holiday season, you may feel like you need a little extra pampering to make up for stressful days and busy schedules. But you aren't the only one who needs a little extra care this time of year - your plumbing does too! Here are some reasons why you should pay close attention to your plumbing fixtures during these festive winter months. We'll also discuss how to avoid over-stressing your plumbing system and possibly causing serious damage. Continue Reading

Design Changes & Remodeling Projects to Do Before the Holidays

November 09, 2016

Holiday season is right around the corner, and that means lots of festivities, celebrations, and houseguests coming your way. But before your in-laws and extended family roll in for your big holiday meal, why not dress up your home to make it cozier and impress your guests? Getting your home ready for the holidays doesn't have to be a tiresome chore, and in fact, DIY projects can bring your family together during this busy time. In this article, we explore creative design changes and remodeling projects that you can make to ring in the holiday season with festive cheer. Continue Reading

The Importance of Generators During Hurricane Season

October 25, 2016

With hurricane season underway in the Northeast, it's more important than ever to be prepared for hazardous weather conditions. One of the best ways that you can be prepared is to supply your home with a backup source of energy, and generators can provide the safety and security your family needs in the event of weather-related power outages. Continue Reading

How to Design a Small Bathroom that Doesn't Feel Crowded

October 12, 2016

Many people dream of a spacious and well-appointed bathroom with multiple sinks, a jet tub, and plenty of room for relaxation. Although not every home can accommodate such a dream bathroom, that doesn't mean that you can't strategically design even the smallest bathroom to make it feel much more accommodating! Continue Reading