What’s the best kitchen cabinet varnish for your home?

Kitchen Cabinet Varnish optionsIn this article, we will discuss different types of varnishes, and how to select the best one for your home kitchen cabinet.

What is a varnish?

Varnish is a generic term that refers to topcoat finishes that provide durability as well as corrosion and heat resistance to a surface. An unfinished kitchen cabinet requires a varnish to be applied to the surface.

Different types of varnishes

Varnishes provide a protective coating to the kitchen cabinet. Many different types of varnishes can be applied on the kitchen cabinetry. All the different types of varnishes can be grouped into two types: oil-based and water-based.

Traditionally, varnishes were made of oil and resin. These varnishes create a hard and resistant surface once they have dried. Oil-based varnishes, on the other hand, are more durable than water-based varnishes. However, water-based varnishes dry more quickly after application. Also, they have a low odor level, which is important if applying inside the home.

Today, most manufacturers either apply polyurethane or catalyzed varnishes. Polyurethane varnishes can be used on both unfinished and painted surfaces. They can be either water- or oil-based.

Applying the varnish on the wood is in effect sealing it with plastic. The plastic is tough that creates an impenetrable barrier on the surface. They tend to create a glossier finish to the kitchen cabinet. The varnish makes the surface super resistant to water and chemicals. You can select satin, low-gloss, or high gloss finishes.

Catalyzed varnishes contain a catalyst that accelerates the drying process after application. The fast acting varnishes are harder, more durable, and boast of improved corrosion resistance. They are transparent and protect the wood from damage due to cleaners and household chemicals.

The kitchen cabinets on which catalyzed varnishes are applied retain the sheen and original paint color. It is more expensive than lacquer but also more elastic that provides remedy against expansion and contraction of the joints.

So, how do you decide what type of kitchen cabinet varnish is right for your home?

Start by giving the pros at Superior Stone & Cabinet a call. We offer free in-home estimates on new kitchen cabinets. We’ll help you pick out the right style and color for your cabinets.

Experts state that a person should consider different factors when selecting a varnish for the kitchen cabinet. There is no one type of varnish that is best for every cabinet. Some of the factors that you need to consider include the presence of excess moisture, exposure to air borne pollutants, presence of excess natural light, UV exposure, drying time, durability requirement, and finished appearance.

That’s what makes an in-home estimate a good choice.

Need kitchen cabinet varnish advice? Contact the pros at Superior Stone & Cabinet!

If you’re still confused about which varnish is best for your kitchen cabinet, you should contact our professional team at Superior Stone and Cabinet.

We have a team of experts who can guide you in making the right decision regarding kitchen cabinet varnish. We can also help you in selecting a new kitchen cabinet that best source your budget and preferences.

Contact us today for a free in-home estimation for the installation of kitchen cabinets.

Custom Cabinet Design Ideas For Your Home Remodel

Custom Cabinet Design IdeasRemodeling your home? Superior Stone & Cabinet offers several cabinet options, including custom cabinet choices. In this blog post, we’ll share some of our favorite design ideas.

Why should you upgrade to custom cabinets?

Cabinets are at the heart of any home kitchen, and garners special attention. New cabinets can change an outdated kitchen into a modern one that captures approving glances of others.

Nowadays, cabinets come in a variety of design and color options that you can select according to you taste and preferences.

You can spice up your kitchen with decorative cabinets that boasts attractive colors and finishes. Whether you prefer a traditional look or fancy something modern, the following design ideas can prove invaluable in your new kitchen remodeling project.

1. Select cabinets with an unique style of wood

Wood cabinets impart a natural look to the interior home décor. Of all the different wood styles, maple cabinets are particularly attractive since they have an illustrious shine.

When selecting wood style cabinets, you should keep in mind that the lighter cabinets tend to conceal dirt better as compared to dark cabinets.

2. Creative custom design ideas

An attractive custom cabinet design idea is to surround the refrigerator with cabinets that easily blends in without drawing too much attention. Also, you can install vent hoods that blend perfectly with the cabinets.

In addition, you can leave counter space on either side of the oven with enough space for cooking utilities used for basic preparations such as baking sheets and others. See some of our completed cabinet projects for ideas.

3. Install a cabinet in your dining room

You can have custom design cabinets in the dining room to store dishes, placemats, and other items required for serving the food. Also, you can have granite or natural stone top that can double as a buffet for serving at parties.

You don’t need to custom design the countertops as the stores have a large number of prefabricated counters that can be used for the purpose.

4. Yellow color to brighten a dark room

Yellow color cabinets brighten a dark room. This is particularly a good color option if the kitchen area is small with no natural light. Splashing yellow color on walls, floors, and cabinets can fake natural light inside the house.

Remember to select a glossy finish cabinet as it will reflect the most light and look the best in a dark room.

5. Vintage blue color for a cheery look

Blue color can make a bold statement about the kitchen being a cheery place. You can achieve a vintage blue shade by applying blackened umber glaze to the cabinets and then painting it with a turquoise glaze.

Stippling, buffing, and scrapping the cabinet can give it a timeless look that will always remain in style.

Call Superior Stone & Cabinet for custom cabinet ideas and a free in-home estimate

If you want to know more options about kitchen cabinets, you can contact Superior Stone and Cabinet. We have a large number of cabinet door styles and color options that you can choose to perfectly complement your kitchen and dining area. We also have multiple storage options.

You can contact us to receive a no-obligation, free in-home estimate for the kitchen cabinet remodeling task.

4 Perfect Color Options for the Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets come in a variety of designs, colors, and finishings. That is why it’s not surprising that many find picking the right kitchen cabinet a daunting task. The range of color options for the kitchen cabinets can make it difficult to select the best one. However, by keeping in mind certain design tips, you are sure to select the perfect color for the kitchen cabinet.4 Perfect Color Options for the Kitchen Cabinets

You must let the interior décor of your house guide you selecting in selecting the best color option for the cabinets. Generally, classic colors such as white and gray perfectly complement the traditional home design. On the other hand, black and gray colors look best for modern home design. The light brown wood color option looks good on both traditional and modern homes.

Here are 4 best color options that you should consider when selecting a kitchen cabinet for your home.

Black

Black color cabinets look sleek and classy, particularly in a modern home design. The benefit of black color kitchen cabinets is that fingerprints or smudges will be less visible. The downside, however, of a black-colored kitchen cabinet is that the dust and dirt tend to be visible. Moreover, the scratch marks will also show easily on a black color cabinet.

Gray

Gray color kitchen cabinets may seem like a bit of an out-of-the-ordinary color option, but that is exactly why the color option is a favorite among many homeowners. Instead of going for the usual black, light brown, or white, a number of people select gray color kitchen cabinets, which looks particularly good in upscale, modern design homes. While gray color cabinets won’t completely hide the dirt or dust, but they won’t show the same way as black or white, either.  In addition, the scratches are less visible with gray color kitchen cabinets.

White

White color kitchen cabinets remain a popular choice for traditional design homes. The white color cabinets can perfectly complement the elegant look of the traditional homes. Also, the scratches will not show easily in white color cabinets.

Similar to white black color cabinets, the downside of the white color cabinets is that they tend to show dirt and smudges. The white color option is not a good idea for the kitchen cabinet if the household contains small children. Also, homeowners that don’t like to spend time scrubbing dirt off the cabinets every day should not install white color kitchen cabinets.

Light Brown

Light brown color tends to versatile that can complement different home designs. The benefit of selecting the light brown color is that the scratches and dust that accumulates on the cabinet will be less visible. The light brown color cabinets can also stand the test of time as they coordinate perfectly with one home remodeling task to another.

Need to learn more about color options?

For more advice regarding selecting a kitchen cabinet, you must consult a professional home décor specialist. At Superior Stone & Cabinet, our designers offer free in-home estimates to help you pick the perfect cabinet color. Give us a call today to learn more!

We’ve moved to a new location

Have you seen a ton of moving trucks around lately? That may be because Superior Stone & Cabinet moved to our new location at 3479 E. University Drive last week. While our team will certainly miss our old warehouse, this new facility is much bigger, has more space for our showroom, and will allow us to carry a far wider selection of the countertops, cabinets, floors, and fixtures you trust Superior to provide.

Room to grow

Even as one of the largest wholesale suppliers of granite, quartz, flooring, and cabinetry in the Phoenix metro, we were beginning to feel a little cramped in our old place. Our new building is twice the size and contains space for a much larger and more detailed showroom. This is important: our customers need showrooms in order to envision how different flooring styles will look in their home, business, or office. Now, with more overall showroom space, you’ll be able to see a wider variety of our products.

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A floor model in our new showroom.

New products in the showroom

On the warehouse side, the extra space allows us to carry a larger inventory, including some new products. We’re now showing and installing quartz slab countertops, along with our original quartz countertops. In the near future, we’ll be bringing in granite slab countertops. Our new space allows us to take on more custom projects. One area of emphasis—in addition to our residential countertop, cabinetry, and flooring products—is on commercial and office products and setups. When you stop by our new location, you’ll find an entire section of our store dedicated to flooring and kitchens for modern workplaces.

Same quality, same low prices

We may have upgraded to a new space, but our approach to business has not changed. We still offer great counters, cabinets, floors, and wall tile at wholesale prices—our larger space means we can continue to directly import products in great quantity from the source instead of going through a middleman. Superior Stone and Cabinet remains your one-stop-shop for home and commercial improvement products.

Want to check out what we’ve been up to? Be sure to swing by our new convenient location at 3479 E. University Drive in Phoenix, AZ. We’re right off the I-10, just minutes from downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport, and Arizona State University. Our showroom staff is ready to introduce you to our wide selection of counters, cabinets, and floors.

Four questions to ask yourself when shopping for a bathroom vanity

A bathroom vanity can be a stunning addition to any bathroom in your home, instantly adding an aesthetic appeal and more storage options. But, how do you go about selecting the right bathroom vanity? Besides the usual questions about what kind of granite and cabinetry work you like, Superior Stone and Cabinet recommends that you ask yourself the following questions, and then give us a call to schedule your free in-home estimate.

2d08c6af-df76-41f0-af38-61009d5d06b8Do you want a unique look or a match?

Many customers are seeking a bathroom vanity that not only matches the rest of their bathroom, but fits with the overall aesthetics of the home, including other bathrooms and even the kitchen. For example, the kitchen has white cabinets with a lighter-colored granite finish, so they’ll want their bathrooms to have a similar scheme. However, other customers go the opposite direction: the bathroom vanity is set off from the rest of the home, so why not have it be completely different?

No matter what you decide, Superior has the wide selection that needed to turn your bathroom into a thing of beauty and style.

Will the bathroom vanity help you sell you home?

As with most significant home upgrades, you’re probably at least a little concerned about how the renovation will impact your home’s resale value, should you ever need to move out. Overall, a new bathroom vanity can really help you sell your home as part of an overhauled bathroom. In fact, many homebuyers today specifically look at the master and guest bathrooms to gauge the overall quality of the home. Consider a quality vanity an investment in your home’s future that you can enjoy starting today!

Is this part of a larger bathroom overhaul?

Whether your new vanity is a one-off or if it’s only the start of a larger project, let Superior Stone and Cabinet know, and we can provide you with expert, experienced advice to help you decide and envision how it all fits together. This process includes looking at the type of tile your bathroom might need. It all starts with our free in-home estimate, which will help you determine what you can do with the bathroom and what your options are.

Advanced Bathroom VanityAre you getting the most options possible?

We’re not a small, fly-by-night operation. We have more than 30 different granite colors available in our huge Phoenix showroom, as well as many more types and colors of cabinets. The best way to get started in selecting your counters and cabinets is to visit our showroom and see the variety for yourself.

Beyond the color of granite and cabinets, learn more details about bathroom vanities and the choices available to you, including storage and fixture options.

Let Superior help you decide

Superior Stone and Cabinet offers high-quality bathroom vanity setups at wholesale prices. If you’re ready for a new vanity, but you’re having trouble deciding how to get things started, give us a call to schedule your free in-home estimate so that we can help you create a vision for your bathroom’s future.

Superior gives you cabinet storage options

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An efficient and easily accessible way to store spices.

We’ll be the ones to say it: cabinets have gotten a lot better looking in the past ten to fifteen years. Once seen in an almost purely utilitarian light, today’s kitchen and bathroom cabinets are the aesthetically pleasing centerpiece of your home. Available in almost every possible color and stain of wood, cabinets are enjoying a golden age.

While they may look good, don’t forget that cabinets have a functional purpose: storage and organization. It doesn’t matter how fantastic your cabinets are if your dishes are stacked up on your counters for a lack of space. Lucky for you and your kitchen, Superior Stone and Cabinet offers cabinet storage options that are not only great looking, but will convince your house guests that you’re an organizational genius.

For the cluttered

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Make it easy to access your pots and pans.

Are you in need of some kitchen organization help? We can’t do anything about your spouse’s lifetime collection of coffee mugs, but we can help you store them better. Our cabinet storage methods will make your life easier and your counters clearer.

  • Hidden trash cans: This system allows you to place trash cans within the cabinet structure, where they can slide out from hiding for easy access when you need them. If you’re tired of tripping over the trash can on your way to the sink, hidden trash cans might be a space-efficient option. This can also help you become a better recycler, by giving you a dedicated space for sorting bins.
  • An organized spice rack: Nothing’s worse than having to interrupt your cooking to search in the back of your cabinet for wherever you put the oregano. No one has thyme for that! (Sorry). An innovative spice option—including a vertical, slide-out orientation—could make all the difference.
  • Pull-out pot shelving: Despite our best intentions and efforts, most storage of pots and pans goes downhill, to the point where simply matching lids to their pots is a remarkable achievement. With a pull-out system from Superior, you can easily access and organize your pot and pan collection.

For the entertainer

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Efficient storage of wine bottles.

Do you like to have friends and family over for dinner and drinks? Don’t just have them marvel at the look of your cabinets—wow them with a whole range of expanded functions that take your kitchen from mere hangout spot to entertaining machine.

  • In-cabinet wine bottle rack: If you love a great glass of wine with company, an in-cabinet bottle rack makes for an amazing conversation piece. If you’re the type that likes to collect, this allows you to store bottles out-of-sight until you need them. Who knew that your cabinets could be so much fun?
  • Glass hanger: Your glasses with stems are probably taking up more room in your cabinet than they should. A simple glass hanger affixed to the outside bottom of your over-counter cabinets not only allows for you to efficiently store your glasses, but it looks classy and elegant.
  • Easy access to plates: How do you store your plates? One way to have easy access to dining plates for guests is to upgrade to a cabinet fixture that allows you to store plates vertically.

With Superior, you have cabinet storage options

If you’re ready to upgrade to new cabinets, stop by our 60,000 square foot showroom in Phoenix. We’ll sit down with you and provide you with a free estimate for all the cabinet storage options you’re looking for. Are you also looking for new countertops? We can help with that, too!

Ready to get started? Give Superior Stone and Cabinet a call, or stop by our location at 3717 East Broadway Road.

Kitchen Cabinet Trends for 2016

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Kitchens are can be one of the most trafficked rooms in your home. It should be a place you want to spend your time in to prepare meals for your family or to bake yummy treats. For many homeowners, remodeling their kitchen is at the top of their New Year’s resolution list. If you are one of them looking to upgrade your kitchen, the kitchen cabinet you select will help to set the mood for the entire space. It is important to incorporate what is popular in the design as well as infusing your own personal style to the space. Our team of experts are here to help you determine what to take into consideration and some of the top kitchen cabinet trends in Phoenix for 2016.

Where to start when selecting kitchen cabinets

The hardest place to begin when remodeling your kitchen is determining what kitchen cabinets will work best for you and your family in regards to functionality and design. While you strive for your space to be appealing to the eye, you also want it to be a breeze to find important items when your space is in use.

Functionality

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When getting started on a remodeling project, the first thing we ask our customers to consider is the functionality of their space. You want to invest your money in cabinets that work well for you and your space. When beginning your 3-D mock-up, we ask you what your end goal is for the project. When selecting cabinet options, it is important to keep in mind these three tips.

    1. Optimize your space: We often see clients leaving valuable space unused because it is difficult for them to access. Corner cabinets do not need to spell disaster for your kitchen space. There are many ways to make your space functional without losing the visual appeal.
    2. Out of sight out of mind: Use your cabinets to help hide some of the eye sores in your kitchen. At Superior Stone & Cabinet, we offer hundreds of storage solutions for your kitchen cabinets so you can hide smelly garbage bins or store kitchen sponges.
    3. Easy Access: Cooking can be difficult if you don’t have easy access to the items you need most. If you can’t reach your spices as quickly as possible or find that cutting board to chop up your vegetables, it could throw off the entire cooking process. If you know you use certain items in your kitchen more than others, make sure to keep those within arms reach in your kitchen cabinets.

Visually Appealing

Your kitchen should be a place you want to spend your time in. If it does not look the way you want, you are less likely to want to spend your time cooking and entertaining. There are variety of colors and styles when it comes to selecting your kitchen cabinets. When selecting your cabinet of choice, it is important to consider your personal style as well as interior trends. If you look to sell your home in the future, the kitchen will be the “make it, or break it” point.

2016 Kitchen Cabinet Trends

kitchen cabinet wine rackWe know that trends can come and go; however, when it comes to your kitchen cabinets, trends that are popular now can last a lifetime. Not much has changed from 2015 going into 2016, but there are subtle improvements to cabinet trends.

 

  • Personalized Cabinets: Your kitchen should be a reflection of your personality! Cabinet suppliers are finding styles to match your personal aesthetic, so your kitchen doesn’t look like all of the rest.
  • Clean and sophisticated: To ensure the design of your kitchen lasts for many years to come, it is important to incorporate a sleek design into your kitchen. We suggest to our clients to go easy on the embellishments.
  • Neutral Tones: White kitchen cabinets were a popular trend in 2015, and that is not going anywhere in 2016. More minimalistic colors will dominate the space.   
  • Functionality: Kitchen spaces are not just about looks. More and more homebuyers are looking for functional add-ons in the kitchen. When remodeling your kitchen, think about incorporating hidden storage within your cabinets.
  • Shaker Style: Shaker style cabinets have always been a popular choice for homeowners. It is a classic style that has lasted for many years and has began to gain  momentum and popularity in recent years. The clean lines work well in both modern and classic homes.

If you are ready to get started on your 2016 kitchen remodeling project, our team of experts at Superior Stone & Cabinet are here to make your dream a reality. Our 60,000 sq/ft showroom in Phoenix is fully stocked with hundreds of cabinet styles and storage options. Schedule your FREE estimate today to make your kitchen dream a reality!

 

Brighten Your Kitchen With High Quality Kitchen Cabinets

Regardless of the amount of time you spend in the kitchen, preparing your favorite meals or baking delicious cookies, it’s always important to enjoy it. Even though the food’s taste, texture and appearance are priorities for every cook, you might want to enhance your food-making experience by improving your kitchen. In this article, we will share a few valuable tips when deciding on modifying your kitchen and choosing the right kitchen cabinets.

Consider your needs and preferences

The kitchen is the heart of any home. It is one of the most important parts of the house, as that is where all the delicious food is coming from. Small or spacious, modern or vintage, the kitchen should always fit your needs.

When improving this area of the house, it is essential to focus on the kitchen cabinets. As they are the major focal point of every fabulous-looking kitchen, you should choose carefully, considering not only the current trends, but your needs/preferences, too. Do you have enough storage in your kitchen, or you need more space? Do you need your kitchen cabinets lined up differently for higher functionality and easier access?    

Wood type and color make all the difference

When remodeling your kitchen, it is essential to consider the wood type and color of your kitchen cabinets. In order to turn your current kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams, it is important to pay attention to the lights. Do you get enough light during the day, but need additional light during the evening? Do you want your tiny kitchen to have a more spacious look?

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Speaking of kitchen cabinets, choosing the right wood type and color is crucial. Darker cabinets can make your kitchen appear smaller or more extravagant, while lighter wood colors can make it look wider. Although you can always experiment with the wood type and color, consider that your beautiful kitchen should match the architecture of your entire home.

Don’t hesitate to express yourself

Turning your current vintage kitchen into a trendy piece of art can be a huge transformation and a wonderful experience. However, if the latest remodeling and decorating trends don’t satisfy your expectations, don’t hesitate to express yourself and choose the cabinets you like.

You can mix and match different types of kitchen cabinets and create a unique, one-of-a-kind kitchen. At Superior Stone & Cabinet, we offer various types of high quality kitchen cabinets that will add value to your kitchen.  

Invest in high quality

Remodeling a kitchen is a significant investment for every house owner. Whether you choose oak, maple, cherry, birch or mahogany, it is always important to invest in high quality materials. We offer our customers a wide variety of kitchen cabinet doors at very affordable prices. Our experts will be happy to show you numerous samples in our 60,000 sq/ft showroom in Phoenix, and help you choose your favorite kind.

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Maintaining your kitchen in good shape is a priority for many reasons. Investing in high quality materials for this part of your home doesn’t only add value to the entire house; it makes your living space healthier as well. High quality kitchen cabinets are not just beautiful and shiny; they are easy and simple to maintain. They don’t crumble or smell weird as low budget materials do. Instead, they make your kitchen area look attractive and pleasant.

Get high quality kitchen cabinets at affordable prices

If you thought it’s impossible to get high quality at a fair price, we are here to prove you wrong. At Superior Stone & Cabinet, we take pride in offering numerous types of high quality kitchen cabinets at reasonable prices. As we purchase directly from the source, we don’t compromise quality for price and guarantee the satisfaction of our customers.

With so many types of high quality kitchen cabinets, it is crucial to consider your budget. As cabinets account for a large part of any serious kitchen improvement project, plan carefully and choose the type that fits your preferences and style.

Following the latest trends – additional tips from a pro

Beside the kitchen cabinets, there are a few other things to consider in the process of improving your kitchen. One of the popular kitchen trends which are here to stay is the open layout. Once you have your new cabinets placed, it’s time to show them off to your guests. An open kitchen encourages communication and entertainment, avoiding the isolation created by the walls. So, if you enjoy spacious kitchen and interaction while cooking, think of opening your kitchen.  

Another tip that will improve your kitchen are the integrated, built-in kitchen appliances. Built-in appliances will add an elegant note to your new kitchen cabinets. Instead of having your appliances stick out, make sure they are a stylish part of the surrounding kitchen cabinetry.

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One-level counter islands are another tip to make your kitchen elegant and modern looking, especially if you choose to have an open kitchen layout. At Superior Stone & Cabinet, we offer a large selection of quartz and granite countertops that will add value and prep space to your kitchen.

If you are into a trendy looking kitchen, it is good to follow the trend of minimalism. This trend refers to placing the upper kitchen cabinets down, so that you have empty space for additional windows or some modern wall art. If placing your upper cabinetry down seems impossible, add a few extra-deep drawers to store your food or keep your plates. Such drawers are easy to access and you can line them up with the rest of the kitchen elements.

If you want to add some light and a futuristic touch, or make your kitchen work space brighter, consider using LED lighting. LED lighting is not only modern; It’s a long-lasting solution for your fabulous kitchen. Also, it is more effective and efficient than fluorescent and halogen lighting.

A wood or wood-like kitchen floor is another important aspect of any modern kitchen nowadays. Such wood-like laminate floors give a feeling of coziness and warmth, and are easy to keep clean. At Superior Stone & Cabinet, we offer laminate flooring that is affordable, durable, and scratch/stain resistant. This type of floor is simple to install and available in a wide variety of simulated wood colors and types.

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Cabinets for your Home

How exciting; you are finally ready to purchase beautiful new cabinets for your kitchen! Your new cabinets will change the whole look and feel of your kitchen. They will even change some of your kitchen routines, hopefully, making life a little easier and more organized for you. Now it is time to decide which cabinets are the RIGHT cabinets for your kitchen. Yes, those stunning cabinets that you pinned to your “kitchen” board on Pinterest might be beautiful, but are they the RIGHT fit for your home? Kitchen cabinets are an exciting purchase, but it is important to consider your decision from different angles, before you sign your name on the dotted line.  Before making your final cabinet choice, here are some ideas to consider.

What to Consider Before Purchasing Kitchen Cabinets

It is a good idea to consider these options so you have a pretty good idea of what you are looking for, before visiting the cabinet supplier.

Know what inspires you

Do a search online, look on Pinterest, or even create a scrapbook of ideas you see from magazine clippings. Whatever your strategy from finding your inspiration, this should be the first step toward your new kitchen cabinets. This is the time to let your mind run wild and dream big! There will be plenty of time for practical thinking along the process; but before that starts, you should know what you want.

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Make a kitchen cabinet wish list of all the things you would want. This way, at least you have a clear picture of what you like and do not like, and an inspiration for your new kitchen cabinets that will help you make the rest of your cabinet decisions. Just be careful not to get too attached or fall in love just yet.. remember you are only looking for inspiration!

Budget

Before you make other serious decisions regarding your kitchen cabinets, it is a smart idea to decide on a budget range. There is nothing worse than getting your heart set on kitchen cabinets that are out of your reach. So, sit down with your spouse and decide on a price point that you are comfortable spending on your kitchen cabinets.

Color

There are so many different shades to choose from how will you ever decide? Are you leaning toward a Cherry Classic, or maybe a White Laminate? Which ever is the color you fancy, make sure that you LOVE it. Often times, homeowners make decisions that are “trendy” instead of going with something you really and truly enjoy. Be honest with yourself; and make sure that the color you choose will still be a color you love years down the road.

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Another consideration you need to make when choosing the perfect cabinet color are the colors throughout the rest of your house. Color sets a tone for an entire room, and you want to make sure that the cabinet color you choose flows nicely with the rest of your home, as well as other elements in your kitchen, such as flooring and appliances.

Style

We each like claiming a personal style that we associate with. This does not just apply to cabinet styles, but our home decor & furniture, wardrobe, and the cars we drive. All of these style decisions are made as a representation of YOU. The same goes for kitchen cabinets. It is likely that unless you are in a brand new home- a blank slate if you will- that your home already has a defined “style,” such as contemporary, modern, classic or traditional. Maybe, your defined style has taken shape naturally and without you noticing. Take a look around your home and try to identify the dominant style. Then, you will want to choose a style of kitchen cabinet that is associated with the same style that has already been established in your home. Again, remember you want to have a consistent flow of elements throughout your home.

Functionality

Organizing Your Kitchen

You use your kitchen every day, and you know what you love about its functionality; and on the other side, you know what kitchen characteristics drive you crazy! Maybe there is not enough space, organization, convenience, etc. When deciding on your new cabinets, think about all of those little things about the flow of your kitchen that disturbs you, and if there are some cabinet options to help you solve these problems. Could you use a spice drawer, slide out shelves, or soft close cabinets? Whatever it is, think about your cabinetry wish list; then, decide if they fit into your budget. Here are some cabinet options for you to ponder.

Material

When it comes to cabinetry, there are many different materials to choose from. The interior of your cabinets are usually made from particle board or plywood. The doors of your cabinets could be made from a solid wood, veneer core, MDF, or a combination of different materials. It is important that you speak to a professional where you are purchasing our cabinets, and have them walk you through the multitude of options. Like anything else, there are pros and cons to each. Having a professional walk through all of these pros and cons really helps you to choose the cabinet material that will be the best fit for your kitchen, while still remaining consistent with your budget.

Finding the Right Cabinet Company

You want to make sure that the company you choose to work with helps you achieve your kitchen cabinet dreams, giving you the best service and quality for your investment. Before you decide to go with the first cabinet company’s billboard that you see while driving on the freeway, do a little research. If Superior Stone & Cabinets is on your list, here are a few of the reasons you should buy your cabinets from us.

  • Savings: Since we buy are materials directly from the source, we are able to provide you with quality kitchen cabinets at a much better price than our competitors.
  • Time: You will have your beautiful new kitchen cabinets installed in less than 1 week.
  • Selection: Our warehouse in Phoenix, Arizona is filled with cabinet options for you to choose from.

If you are ready to get your new cabinets for your kitchen, we are ready to help you! Give us a call at (602) 437-0088.

 

 

Choose Between Framed and Frameless Kitchen Cabinets Phoenix has to Offer

Whether you want to buy a new kitchen or remodel an old one, there are a few initial choices you ought to make related to its components. When it comes to choosing from the kitchen cabinets Phoenix has on offer, besides deciding on some basic characteristics such as style and color, you also need to decide on the type of framing – whether you prefer face-framed or frameless kitchen cabinets.

For some, this might seem like a minor and insignificant decision, but since kitchen components are intended for daily usage over a long period of time, you might want to give a good thought before making a final decision.

What is the difference?

The main difference between these two types of cabinetry lies in the edge of the cabinet box. In framed cabinets, the cabinet box is covered by a 1.5-2 inch wide border, which is partially exposed, while in the frameless ones, the cabinet doors are directly hinged to the sides of the cabinet box.

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This way, the box, as well as the entire cavity, is covered with a door. The frameless kitchen cabinets Phoenix residents can choose are also known as full-overlay cabinets. Another commonly used term for frameless kitchen cabinetry is Eurostyle or simply Euro.

The advantage of frameless cabinets is that they do not require a frame, which enables maximum use of space. Also, frameless cabinets are slightly larger than those constructed with face frames.

On the other hand, the frame in the framed cabinets provides strength and sturdiness. The doors are usually attached to the frame’s side, but they can also be mounted to the front of the frame. The exposed part of the box is known as a reveal.

How to choose from the kitchen cabinets Phoenix has to offer?

Various styles and designs are now available for both types of kitchen cabinets. Even though the wide range of available kitchen cabinet styles might seem overwhelming at first, having in mind the helpful tips pointed below will enable you to choose the right type of cabinets for your kitchen.

Functionality

Many homes are not spacious enough, so people living in smaller homes are facing a real challenge in keeping things organized. The main struggle is to succeed in increasing the aesthetic appeal and using techniques that can help maximize space.

The frame in framed cabinets makes the box more solid, but it narrows down the space intended for dishes, utensils and kitchen towels.  Meanwhile, frameless kitchen cabinets have more space, but they are more wobbly.

Design

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The design of the kitchen cabinet should express your personal taste. Typically, the style of the kitchen fits the overall design of the home. When choosing the design of the kitchen cabinet, the first question you need to ask yourself is: “Does it feel right for me?”

Style

Getting new kitchen cabinets is a great opportunity to give your kitchen an updated look. In the past, the face-framed cabinetry method used to be popular, but nowadays designers are influenced by a modern way of living, so they tend to create simpler and more practical solutions.

Regarding the style, you must not make any mistakes, thus the first decision you’ll have to make when considering a kitchen cabinet style is whether you want your kitchen cabinets to match the overall home décor, achieve a slight difference, or make a drastic change. The style of the cabinets will influence the cabinetry type and vice versa.

If you’re keen on an old-fashioned style or a traditional appeal, you should definitely go with face framed cabinets. Framed kitchen cabinets provide a classic appearance that cannot be achieved with modern frameless cabinets.

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With an extensive selection of door styles available, full overlay cabinets may now be considered modern or traditional in appearance based on the chosen door. If you still haven’t decided which kitchen style suits your home best, these are the three most popular categories you can choose from: modern, traditional and vintage.

Modern cabinets are very sleek and sophisticated with European-style sheet glass and lacquered wood. Styles like Shaker, cathedral and arched cabinets, and raised or recessed panels, are typical for traditional cabinetry and easily create a homier and cozier atmosphere.

The third option is the vintage style which tends to add a historical appeal to your kitchen design. A vintage cabinet style featuring decorative molding and a beaded board will instantly take you to another time. Check out the wide range of kitchen cabinets Phoenix has to offer and choose the ones that fit your style.

Price

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It is quite possible to find frameless cabinets at a lower price, due to the lesser manual mounting requirements. But, the price also depends on the material and style. Thus, if your budget is limited, make an effort to combine an acceptable price with great taste to create a stylish and inspirational kitchen. Nevertheless, with the myriad of kitchen cabinets Phoenix vendors offer, it’s likely you would be able to afford the desired appeal of the kitchen.

Material

The most commonly used wood substrates for the framed cabinet’s box are: plywood, particleboard or medium density fiberboard (MDF). Frameless cabinets are also composed of manufactured wood products, such as plywood, structural particleboard or MDF, but they are edged with a laminate or wood veneer.

The cabinets arizona stores offer come in oak, maple, cherry, birch, beech, mahogany and many other variations. Stainless steel kitchen cabinets can also be a choice for some homeowners due to their features. In case stainless steel is your choice as well, consider adding glass panels (leaded, opaque, patterned or clear glass) to stainless steel cabinet doors so as to achieve a personalized look and an attractive balance of the stainless steel surface.

Whether you choose a more traditional look or decide to add some art to your kitchen cabinets with eclectic hardware choices, try to express your ideal style through these small, but impactful design details and take the chance to customize your storage, creating enough space for every single dish and towel.