Project Advice

Ideas to Revive and Create a Modern Farmhouse
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You don't have to plow an alfalfa field to love farmhouse design, a combination of organic materials, neutral colors and traditional lines that conjure up images of a simple and self-sufficient time. The great thing about farmhouse design is that it's equally comfortable in a family's suburban clapboard as in a single's Manhattan high-rise. In fact, Houzz's fourth annual Kitchen Trends Report shows that traditional farmhouse décor is a favorite among millennials, of all people. So sit a spell while Moen provides tips on how to revive or create a modern farmhouse interior–wherever you live.

How to Add Contrast With an Oil-Rubbed Bronze Finish
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Want your home to radiate warmth and classic timelessness? If you're updating a kitchen or bath, consider using oil rubbed bronze fixtures to add contrast or an out-of-the-box snap to your room. Oil rubbed bronze finishes are chemically darkened to simulate aged bronze. The finish can range from a chocolate brown to gray/green and often includes copper tones with a light and dark appearance. Rather than polished nickel, satin chrome or stainless steel, using oil rubbed bronze fixtures either alone or mixed with other metal finishes allows you to create a layered, polished contrast to your rooms.

When Is It Time to Call a Plumber?
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When's the right time to call a plumber? When the toilet’s clogged? The faucet drips? A foul smell wafts from the sink? Some plumbing problems are easy to fix yourself, but others require a professional. Which is which?

Kitchen Ideas: 4 Ways Motion Sensing Faucets Make You a Better Chef
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Master chefs are known for their tools and creative kitchen ideas. Whether it's a secret ingredient, a particular stove, utensil or saucepan, there's always something that gives a great cook an edge. Attaching a sleek, hands-free faucet to your kitchen sink can provide a gourmet touch for those who like to prepare restaurant-quality meals at home. Here are four reasons to add a motion-sensing faucet to your list of kitchen remodeling ideas.

New Trend to Try: Matte Black Accents for a Minimal and Modern Kitchen
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From favoring natural materials, like woods and stone, to a fondness for industrial features, millennial design is all about creating a functional, yet warm space that allows your personality to stand out. In the kitchen, this aesthetic can come to life in many ways, but a hot trend is the use of matte black finishes for accents.

Three Design Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Galley Kitchen
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It's a universal truth: no matter where the party starts, it always seems to end in the kitchen. And if you have a galley kitchen, that can be a challenge. With their parallel counters and lots of built-in storage space, galley kitchens are an efficient way to get the most of out of a small space. But if they're not designed smartly, they can feel cramped and uncomfortable. We offer three ideas to help you get the most out of your galley kitchen and keep the party going.

Debunking Garbage Disposal Myths
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Fifty-eight percent of Americans say they currently have a garbage disposal in their home, but many may be misinformed
about this workhorse in the kitchen. Moen demystifies the garbage disposal.

Solutions: Your Most Common Kitchen Remodeling Questions Answered
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Now is a great time to invest in your home, and renovating your kitchen is usually the most cost-effective upgrade you can make. As the room where families spend the most time together, the improvements can be enjoyed on a daily basis and much of the renovation costs can be recouped when you do decide to sell.

Everything You Need to Know About the Kitchen Sink...
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Let's say you're renovating the kitchen. You're changing out cabinets, appliances, countertops and backsplashes. If ever there was a time to change the hardest working component of your kitchen, it is now. Lucky for you, here's some tips on different mounting styles, configurations, steel thickness and even some sink-centric bells and whistles.

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Faucet
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This article provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about faucet selection, installation and maintenance. Follow the advice given here and you will not only know how to select a quality faucet, but you will also know how to get the most out of it.

Warranty and Kitchen Product Registration
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If your faucet should ever develop a leak or drip during the Warranty Period, Moen will provide the parts necessary to put the faucet back in good working condition FREE OF CHARGE and will replace (FREE OF CHARGE) any part or finish that proves defective in material and manufacturing workmanship. Replacement parts may be obtained by calling 1-800-289-6636 (Canada 1-800-465-6130).

Turn A Gourmet Kitchen Into A Chef's Studio
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Does your kitchen feel more like Julie's than Julia's? No need to be concerned if you saw the film "Julie & Julia" and identified more with Julie, the inexperienced chef, than culinary icon Julia Child. If Julie could learn how to master the art of cooking in less than a year; you can design your own chef's studio in a fraction of that time. But follow Julie's footsteps and take your lead from those who know kitchens best - professional chefs. Moen spoke with chefs and restaurant owners to find the secrets to the best kitchen tools and design.

Tips to Avoid Design Disasters
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Maybe you still don't know exactly what you should do to design the kitchen of your dreams, but Moen offers you a few tips on some definite do's and don'ts for your upcoming project.

Moen Faucets, Sinks And Accessories Make Light Of Tough Kitchen Tasks
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Your kitchen sink is probably one of the most frequented areas in your home. From making your morning coffee to scrubbing the dishes at night -- not to mention all the hand washing, cooking, cup filling, plant watering, crafting and cleaning that goes on in between, your faucet and sink area likely sees a lot of traffic every day. With so much action happening in one place, it's important to find kitchen fixtures and appliances that offer reliable, long-lasting solutions for you and your family.

Bring It On: Even The Toughest Of Tasks Are No Match For Moen Garbage Disposals
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Don't you wish every product in your kitchen could be as dependable as your Moen faucet? Kitchens everywhere are now one step closer to achieving superior, Moen-quality performance, thanks to the introduction of Moen garbage disposals. This new line of disposals ensures a complete product solution you can trust, above the sink and below.

Designed With Real Life In Mind
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Imagine the convenience of a kitchen faucet that can sense what the user is trying to accomplish and then respond to that need, in an instant! It's not the future... it's Moen's MotionSense hands-free faucet, and it's making its debut in kitchens across America.

Creating Your Dream Kitchen? Get Top 5 Design Ideas for Today's Hottest Kitchens
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What's it going to be? A few small touches here and there to take your kitchen from dull to dynamic? Or something big and bold that changes the entire mood of the room? Whether you're planning something minor or major, just approach your kitchen remodeling project with an open mind and you'll make your dream a reality.

Get a Kitchen that Works for You
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When considering kitchen upgrades, many homeowners dream about new colors, flooring and finishes, with professional-grade appliances and styling that's straight out of a magazine. Your dream kitchen may be pretty, but is it practical? With today's kitchen working as the hub of the ome, it's important to incorporate tools to make your everyday life a little easier.

Kitchen Prep Zone Planning
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For many, the kitchen island is where great meals begin and end. A variety of activities occur there, from slicing, dicing and rinsing, to dining, drinking and gathering with friends and family. Make sure your island is an oasis, meeting the needs of your family and matching your entertaining style.

Don't Let Sink Shopping Be a "Draining" Experience
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It's one of the most used items in your home, but how much do you really know about the kitchen sink? Which materials are the most scratch or stain resistant? Which can withstand hot pots and pans from the oven or stove? Are there certain sinks that will chip and others that won't? Which sinks perform better - stainless, composite, cast iron or solid surface?

8 Cleaning Tips Using Everyday Items
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When it comes to chores, does it seem like you never have the right cleaning products for the job? The solution may be as close as your kitchen cabinets. A lot of household items can be used to make short work of your cleaning duties.

8 Budget Savvy Kitchen Updates, in Time for Spring
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Does spring fever have you feeling the urge to spruce up your home? Kitchen renovations often come with a hefty price tag. Learn how to decorate for the season with these affordable ways to update your kitchen for spring.

A Cleaner Environment Starts At Your Kitchen Sink
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According to the EPA, food is the largest single source of waste in U.S. landfills and incinerators, making up more than 20 percent of the country's garbage. Americans are dumping food waste into landfills and the figures are staggering: we're putting millions of tons of food waste into the ground each year.

Digital Kitchens
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From automatic appliance sensors to refrigerators with touch screens, the kitchen is a technology hotspot in many contemporary homes. Here are several advancements taking place in kitchens today…and tomorrow.