I find myself discussing design, quality and reliability more often today than ever.

The internet has made us all visual shoppers.  We can not determine, by looking at pictures only, the value of the product.  It is hard to differentiate, and usually we only find out after the purchase, or not even then, as we never get to experience the items we did not buy.


The showrooms and stores still provide the only way you can comparison shop properly.  Pictures are very deceiving  and the products all look beautiful.  In Plumbing at least, the brand will give you the first clue of quality, but not always.  Just because you recognize the name,  it does not mean quality.  It might mean Company size, or marketing.

The design will also tell you a lot about the product, but you do not see the quality of the execution.  The lack of straight lines, the bluntness of edges or corners are not visible in the screen shot,  but will make a product look and feel inferior once in your hands.

Manufacturing in metals particularly becomes costly when done right.  Less expensive versions have to cut corners in order to produce a cheaper product.  You may not see it in the picture, but the lack of quality is still there.   Metal finishes are also dangerous.  Zinc products in pol chrome look OK, but do not do well  in other finishes.

The beauty of a well designed product sometimes is not apparent at first glance.  The three dimensional perception is lacking when shopping on line,  and we can not appreciate depth or volume when all we have is a flat surface.

The quality of products that are used in a home matter.  These are not products that can be easily replaced.  Once purchased we should expect not to have to change or repair it for a long time.  If the product will not survive the use and abuse of a modern home, why buy it?

COME SEE US!  We will help you choose the high quality product for the BEST PRICE POSSIBLE.

Ada Aldana



You have now done your research, spent hours on these sites,  and you have LOADS of ideas of how you want your bathroom to look.  If you are at all like the “average consumer” ,  the internet has educated you, but with knowledge,  comes confusion.  ALL the pictures look pretty!  Why spend $500 when there is similar product for $150?  Why the difference?

You know…. In the internet and in real life, you usually get what you pay for!  There are ways to save, but BEWARE!  If it is unbelievably inexpensive,  WORRY!

You know what to buy when you select a dress, or a shirt, or a pair of shoes.  You have been shopping for those all your life.  Plumbing… well, most consumers will buy a bathroom maybe twice or three times in their lifetime.  Expertise is important!

We at DPH work very hard at determining quality vs price point.  We will not try to fool you into thinking the $200 faucet is the same as the $1200, and we carry both!

Design, construction, brass content, ceramic cartridges, water volume, all of these things matter and you need to take them into consideration when deciding your price point.

We also know that we ALL HAVE A BUDGET –  We will guide you thru the painful selection of style / and price, so that you end up with the best YOU can buy.

You can not accomplish doing that  in the internet.   You can not get that in a BIG box store with people that have little experience. Come and see us with all your new plans!  We will help you sort that one out!

Then, you can make an EDUCATED decision of what is truly right for YOU!

We welcome you to real Knowledge!