Hello! My name’s Thomas Semsa Bilge. Before you ask – no, I’m not sure where my middle nor my surname comes from. I do like how it all sounds when you put it together, though, which is why I’ve gone by my full name for most of my life!
Like I mention on the home page, I’m a home renovator by trade. I never had the mind for education past high school, but I sure did have a knack for building things, fixing things, and just being a handyman in general. As cliche as it sounds, I often feel like “jack of all trades” really is my life motto!
After I had fixed my uncle’s hot water heater for the umpteenth time he said something like “Thomas, you really should charge for this kinda stuff!” And from that day forward, I set forth on the course of a home handyman, picking up small jobs here and there, through word of mouth at first.
After my reputation had spread beyond friends and family, I quickly picked up more and more jobs, ever-increasing in scope and complexity. After a year or so of still doing “everything,” I finally began to specialize in kitchen repairs, and more specifically beginning-to-end kitchen renovations. The kitchen as a room has always fascinated me – if you follow Feng Shui, the kitchen is regarded as one of the most important places in the house. I don’t particularly subscribe to every last tenet of Feng Shui, but I do believe that the kitchen is the “center” of the household for most people out there.
I mean think about it – you certainly spend more time in the kitchen than perhaps any other room in your house, except for your bedroom and maybe your living room at times.
So, I specialized in making kitchens look damn good and function as efficiently as possible. After several years of renovating kitchen after kitchen, it’s clear to me that the devil truly is in the details. No matter how much time and effort you put into a comprehensive kitchen face-lift, you’ll never be satisfied unless you nail down the subtleties of a good looking kitchen. Among these, the kitchen faucet is one of the most important.
Picking the proper kitchen faucet for your kitchen isn’t always the simplest thing in the world, however. You have to make sure it jives well with the prevailing “theme” of your house – you don’t want an industrial-looking faucet if you pride yourself on the antique nature of the rest of your home, and you certainly don’t want a copper-brushed old-timey faucet if the rest of your furniture is modern as can be.
So, I launched this website – semsabilge.com – to help others find and install the perfect kitchen faucet for their respective homes. I do this through comprehensive, objective reviews – I’ve installed quite a few kitchen faucets in my time, so I do tend to know which ones are worth your time and money, and which one’s aren’t.
Whether you’re in the market for a pull-down kitchen faucet, a pull-out kitchen faucet, a commercial kitchen faucet, or information regarding kitchen faucets in general, let me help you select the perfect option for you, your kitchen, and your home.