Blanco Cinder

If you haven’t seen it yet, you should check out Blanco‘s newest color for their Siligranit II sinks – Cinder

The Cinder colorway has a dark gray, natural, stone-like appearance that gives the Silgranit II sinks the ability to stand out and be a stunning companion to a wide range of countertop colors and materials.

Blanco Sink | KitchAnn Style

Made of 80% rock-hard granite, the Silgranit II sinks never fade, resist scratches, heat, food acids and impact. They also have an impermeable Hygienic+Plus surface that is proven to act as a shield to dirt and bacteria, making it safe for food prep.

Blano Modex sink | KitchAnn style

Shown on the Modex sink, the 3″ edge makes a dramatic statement in any kitchen.

Blanco sink | KitchAnn Style

Leviton 20 AMP USB Recetacle

Leviton-20AUSB | KitchAnn Style
I try to specify a USB receptacle in almost every kitchen project I work on. 

Designed to replace conventional duplex receptacles, it allows you to plug your mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices into the wall without the need for a bulky AC adapter.

The 15-amp receptacle has been around for a little while. But, many people do not know that a 20-amp receptacle is also available.  This is good news for owners of devices  – like iPads, that need more juice.

The 20 Amp USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle offers 2.1 amps of charging power inside a 20-amp, 125-volt tamper-resistant receptacle.

The two USB ports on the Leviton receptacle are designed for use with different devices, depending on their power draw.

The USB port on the left will output up to 0.7A, while the USB port on the right is capable of up to 2.1A. The right port also incorporates an auto-sensing chip, which will properly adjust the amps depending on the device connected.

You’ll need to install a second receptacle if you plan to charge more than one higher current device at a time.

Leviton-USB | KitchAnn Style

Each item in Leviton’s USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle line is designed to fit in a standard wallbox, use a standard wallplate and can be multi-ganged with any standard Leviton wiring device.

The Leviton in-wall USB charger comes in White (T5630-W) and Light Almond (T5630-T) and retails for around $21 and $26.

Leviton-T5630 | KitchAnn Style

Silestone Offers New Transferable 15-year Warranty

Silestone | KitchAnn StyleSilestone now offers a new transferable, limited 15-year warranty for North American residential applications when purchased through an authorized installer or dealer.

In addition to covering the permanently installed countertops, the warranty also extends to the company’s Integrity sinks.

Warranties must be activated within 60 days of installation to be eligible under the  new program.

Warranty registrations can be activated and Transfer of Ownership can be filled out by visiting www.consentiowarranty.com.