Superior Stone is Phoenix’s premier supplier and installer of kitchen and bathroom cabinets. We have a wide variety of cabinet styles, colors, and variations available, and we offer professional installation throughout the Valley. Get started on your remodeling project by calling us for a free in-home estimate, or by stopping by our centrally located showroom here in the Valley.

Everything you need to know before starting your kitchen remodel

High-quality cabinets: What to look for and where to find them

Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or bathroom or selecting materials for a new construction, you’re on the hunt for high-quality cabinets at an affordable price. But, what makes some cabinets better than others? How do you go about deciding what cabinets to get?

High-quality cabinets are those made from better materials, featuring better workmanship, and are packaged with better warranties than run-of-the-mill cabinets. In this article, our team here at Superior Stone & Cabinet, will walk you through the cabinet buying process. We’ll discuss what the hallmarks of good cabinets are, and where to go about shopping for them.

We install high-quality cabinets here in Phoenix. Call for a free estimate!If you live here in the Phoenix metro, we’re your best choice for better cabinets. For a free in-home estimate, give us a call. Or, if you want to see our cabinets in-person, stop by our 60,000 sq/ft showroom.

Wood options

Cheap cabinets tend to feature particle board or MDF. This material just isn’t that durable or strong—it’s not made to last as much as it is to save the manufacturer money. We recommend you pass on cabinets made from either in favor of those made from either plywood or real wood. Obviously, real wood cabinetry could get expensive, so plywood is a nice middle ground. It’s much more strong and durable than particle board.

Either way, you’ll want your cabinet to have solid hardwood face frames. This is where cabinets endure the most stress and usage, so it’s important that these frames are built to last.

Our recommendation:

Opt for either plywood or real wood over other substitutes.

Hardware options

Another difference that sets high-quality cabinets apart from the others are the hardware features. Soft-close, adjustable hinges can stand up to frequent use without causing the doors to come loose or look uneven. They are also quieter, which means you shouldn’t have to listen to cabinet doors slamming. That also reduces the stress on the aforementioned face frames.

Undermount soft-close glides also allow for smooth, silent movement when you open and close the drawers. The hinges and slide should hold up to frequent use with minimal maintenance, which means they may last for the lifetime of the cabinets with only an occasional need for adjustment.

Our recommendation:

Install soft-close glides. They’re worth the cost since they reduce the wear-and-tear on your cabinet face frames.

Construction options

Different cabinets are constructed differently. I-beam cabinet construction creates a supportive base for lower cabinets that can prevent warping over time. You should not have to worry about the weight of your stored items or other cabinets weakening or bending your base cabinets.

You should also look for hardwood dovetail joints in the drawer boxes, which is what you can expect at Superior Stone & Cabinet. This classic furniture-making technique ensures strong, well-made drawers that can hold up to constant use without falling apart.

Our recommendation:

Talk to the design expert you’re working with about the construction of the cabinets and the features that are designed to help them last the test of time.

Don’t settle for less than high-quality cabinets

Of course, the look of a cabinet is also important to homeowners, which is why Superior Stone & Cabinet offers a wide variety of styles, colors, and materials. Contact us today for a cabinet buying guide or to schedule a free in-house estimate for high-quality cabinets for your home.

Things to consider before remodeling your bathroom

A newly refurbished bathroom can add a lot of enjoyment to your daily routine. If the old one was lacking in sufficient storage, good lighting, or aesthetic appeal, a bathroom makeover can not only make your life a little easier, but also add value to your home. However, there are many factors you should consider before you get started pulling up tile.

As your premier Phoenix bathroom remolding team, Superior Stone & Cabinet is here to answer your questions and help you build the perfect bathroom. For a free in-home estimate, call our team today!

L1035 BathroomBudget

It would be great to have unlimited funds for a bathroom remodel, but that’s just not realistic. Decide how much you can afford to spend and stick to it. Do you want glass tile or a custom shower with multiple sprays? Choose your big-ticket items that you can’t live without and go with a lower price point on the things that don’t matter to you.

Of course, by partnering with Superior Stone & Cabinet, you’ll be able to access high-quality materials at a lower price point, thanks to our wholesale, direct importer pricing. That helps your budget go farther and allows you to incorporate more of your vision into the project.

Time

Superior Stone & Cabinet will provide installation timelines at the start of every project we work on. This allows you, as the homeowner, to have a good idea of when your new cabinets, counters, and bathroom vanity will be installed.

Keep in mind that remodeling your bathroom—much like remodeling any other part of your home—is not instantaneous. If you’re taking on certain projects (such as the installation of faucets and fixtures) yourself, add that to the total time and make sure you’re okay with not having a bathroom during that time.

Design & Functionality

You may want a wall-mounted toilet, but the reality of opening the wall, rerouting the waste pipe, and installing the tank may not be worth it, particularly in a very old home. Go ahead and choose your design and style, but then check with us to see how feasible it is.

We can help you balance the vision you have for your bathroom with what’s realistic and fits within your budget.

Options

There are so many options you can choose for vanities, tubs, toilets, tile, and so on, that it can quickly become overwhelming for any homeowner. That’s why we recommend working with a specialist from the beginning, who can help you make sense of your many options and choices ahead.

Call Superior to schedule your free in-home estimate!

To start your bathroom remodeling project here in Phoenix, contact or visit us at Superior Stone & Cabinet. We can go over remodeling your bathroom and plan a project that fits within your budget.

Make sure your master bathroom remodel reflects your distinct style

A recent survey reported that Americans spend the equivalent of up to 15 days per-year in the bathroom. That’s why, whether you’re planning a full master bathroom remodel or a simple update, it’s important that the room reflects your personality. Here are a few master bathroom design ideas that will help infuse your distinct style into your new space.

For bathroom remodeling ideas and materials here in Phoenix, contact us at Superior Stone & Cabinet.

Colors, textures, and patterns

The master bathroom doesn’t have to be just boring anymore. You can move away from the days of off-white paint. Not only can you choose a bold, signature color for one or more of your walls, you can also select a colorful tub, sink, or fixtures. For additional pop, pick patterned or textured wallpaper to accent the room.

Artistic flair

Who says you can’t decorate your master bath as you would any other room in your home? Instead of the large, plain mirror that came with the house, hang two smaller, decorative mirrors that have a unique shape or embellishments, or place on the wall photographs or souvenirs that evoke happy memories.

Even your sink can be artistic, with the many shapes and styles of above-counter sinks that are available today.

Keep an eye on architectural details

Visiting an antique or salvage store can provide inspiration for your master bathroom remodel. For example, a vintage cabinet can hold towels and toiletries, while an antique wash stand or dresser can serve as a vanity simply by adding a custom sink top. Gingerbread trim, a chic chandelier, or a salvaged stained glass window can add definite impact.

Talk to the specialists here at Superior Stone & Cabinet for ideas on how we can match the right cabinets and counters to your bathroom project.

Embrace the comfort of the spa experience

Sometimes the smallest details in your master bathroom remodel can make the biggest difference. Your bath can become your own personal spa with features like a rainfall shower head, a hint of marble tile, or a towel warmer. Install a radiant-heat flooring system, and you’ll never want to leave the bathroom.

If the shower is the focus of your project, be sure to check out our shower remodel resources.

Start your master bathroom remodel at Superior Stone & Cabinet

We hope these master bathroom design ideas will spark some thoughts of your own. When you’re ready, contact us at Superior Stone & Cabinet.

From wholesale prices to our huge showroom and warehouse, we not only have the best selection at the lowest prices, we also have a professional team of experts ready to assist you with your bathroom remodeling project. We look forward to helping you add your own distinct style to your master bathroom today.

Why great installers can make or break a remodeling project

You’ve decided your home could use a little updating: maybe new cabinets in the kitchen, or a new countertop in the bathroom. Now, you have the find the right professionals to help you realize your vision. Here in the Phoenix metro, that’s as simple as calling Superior Stone & Cabinet.

Not only do we provide one of the largest selections of countertops, cabinets, and flooring in Arizona, but we also have professional countertop and cabinet installers who are ready to help you.

In this blog, we’re going to run through what makes our countertop and cabinet installers better. To get started on your project with the team at Superior Stone & Cabinet, contact us today!

1. Our team works efficiently without sacrificing quality

Living in the middle of a remodel isn’t easy. There’s noise, dust, and people moving in-and-out of your home. Any delay in a single part of the project (say, installing cabinets) can hold up other parts of the project (such as installing countertops). This is just one of the reasons that dependability and an existing record of success is so important when selecting countertop and cabinet installers.

The right professionals (such as ours) will be understanding of your own commitments and work with you to finish the job as quickly as possible. No waiting around means more peace of mind for you.

2. Great selection at a great price

Remodeling is an investment in your home, and you want great quality for an affordable price. The company you work with should have a wide selection of products to choose from without breaking the bank. You deserve a beautiful room without going over budget.

Here in the Phoenix metro, Superior Stone & Cabinet has not only a great selection in our 60,000 sq/ft warehouse and showroom, but we also are a direct importer and wholesaler, which means we’re able to provide quality materials for far, far less than our competitors who work with middlemen.

There’s very few companies who are willing to work with you or suggest alternative options when it comes to counters and cabinets. When you schedule your free in-home estimate with our experts, we do just that.

3. Exceptional communication, no matter the issue

When countertop installers and other hired professionals understand your needs, the remodeling process will be smoother and less stressful. Countertop and cabinet installers should be able to work with you, your budget, and your ideas to help you get the design you want.

Good communication establishes trust between you and a hired professional. Great installers provide you with accurate estimates, and explain any complications that might arise during the installation process.

With all the time, money, and energy you’re spending on your project, you want to know you’re working with an ally, not an obstacle. We’re the former. Superior Stone believes in thorough communication with our clients, to make sure that they’re satisfied with our work.

Choose the counter and cabinet installers at Superior Stone

If you’re looking for professional installers of cabinets and countertops, Superior Stone & Cabinet is your source for experienced installation teams and quick turnaround times. Contact us to start your remodeling journey today.

What are the latest trends in bathroom vanities?

The bathroom vanity is typically defined as the sink and storage structure around it. Generally, the vanity hides the plumbing to keep your bathroom looking neat and tidy. If you’re remodeling your bathroom, look for these bathroom vanity trends to maintain a modern look in your home.

Vanity trends

Bathroom vanity styles tend to have clean lines and simple surfaces, which make them easy to clean and keep looking crisp. Many people may have a contemporary bathroom, even if the rest of the home is traditional.

  • Wood vanities are on trend. Choose a mid to light tone to keep the bathroom looking clean and fresh.
  • Quartz countertops mimic marble, but aren’t porous, making them durable and stain-resistant. They’re quite popular in bathrooms.
  • Shade of gray, with black and white accents keep the bathroom looking airy and natural. You can add splashes of color with accessories that can change with the seasons to keep your bathroom updated any time of year.
  • Minimalist color palettes in gray and charcoal tiles are on trend rather than intricate tile patterns.

Mirror trends for bathroom vanities

Pictured: We have a wide selection of bathroom vanities at Superior Stone & Cabinet.

Large, wall-to-wall mirrors or oval mirrors are out, as are naked mirrors (unframed). What’s on trend in a vanity setup are custom, framed mirrors designed to coordinated with your bathroom’s style. Slim mirrors above the sink are also a cool way to show off the wall covering while still giving each person space to look at their reflection while they’re getting ready. Floating mirrors or recessed mirrors are another design trend to check out.

Choosing the right vanity

The vanity that goes into your bathroom will depend on many factors. Small bathrooms may want a low-profile vanity that makes the room feel larger. Larger bathrooms can manage a larger cabinet to provide storage space.

Then, consider the use. Your master bathroom will need a vanity much different than one in a family-friendly bath. You should also think about how many sinks you want in the bathroom. Ideally, two sinks requires at least 60-inches of vanity space to provide elbow room for two people.

Find the perfect accents for your bathroom remodel at Superior Stone & Cabinet. Call our office at (602) 437-0088 or contact us online.

Invest your tax refund in your home with new counters, cabinets, and floors

It’s tax season, and this is the time of year where a vast majority of Americans receive a tax refund.

There are many things you can do with your refund. However, instead of buying a new car or taking a vacation, we’d argue that you should consider new counters, cabinets, or floors. In fact, making upgrades to your home is one of the most prudent things you can do with your refund.

Superior Stone & Cabinet is your source for granite, quartz, cabinets, and floors here in Phoenix. We offer free in-home estimates in the Valley, and we have everything, all in one place, at our 60,000 warehouse and showroom. To see our selection and meet with home remodeling experts, visit us today!

Pictured: If you're planning on getting a tax refund this season, consider reinvesting it in home upgrades.Spend your tax refund the right way

The biggest misconception about tax refunds are that they’re a form of “free money,” akin to a work bonus or gambling winnings. Not really: your refund is your money, being returned to you in a lump sum format. Unfortunately, this often leads people to make poor spending decisions with their refunds.

In reality, it’s best to be judicious with your use of your tax refund. Most experts advise paying down debt or spending it on things that keep their value. In this blog, we’ll be making the case for the latter option: by reinvesting your refund in your home, you’ll permanently boost its value, while also transforming it into something you can enjoy in the present.

Improve your home’s value

Most experts agree: your kitchens and bathrooms are the best places to invest in upgrades, as they’ll have the biggest impact on your home value and your home’s curb appeal. After all, you know this just from experience: when your friends and family come over, there’s a lot of time spent together in the kitchen.

By reinvesting your tax refund into your home in the form of kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling, you’ll be boosting your home’s value when you’re ready to sell.

This may be a seller’s market here in Phoenix, but buyers are more discerning than ever about what their future kitchens and bathrooms should look like. Having a modern, stylish kitchen or bathroom could make the difference between selling your home fast and at asking price, or not.

Create a more enjoyable space for you and your family

Of course, making upgrades to your home doesn’t have to be a completely utilitarian exercise. Even if you’re not planning on selling your home, you can still use your tax refund to transform your kitchen and bathrooms into spaces you’ll enjoy for decades to come.

No matter what your current kitchen or bathroom looks like, Superior can help. For example, our team recently transformed a Mesa home into a space the homeowner could enjoy for years to come. With new cabinets, counters, floors, and some other design upgrades, we created a modern, stylish, and usable space.

For a free estimate, call Superior Stone & Cabinet

Whether you’re interested in new floors, cabinets, or countertops, Superior Stone & Cabinet can help. We offer free estimates, and we can help you realize your remodeling dreams. Give us a call to schedule a free in-home estimate here in the Phoenix metro, or visit our conveniently located showroom.

See 2018 cabinet hardware trends and styles at Superior Stone & Cabinet

Striking a balance between trending and timeless is hard. Luckily, when it comes to selecting cabinet hardware—including knobs and pulls—for your kitchen, Superior Stone & Cabinet is here to help. In this blog, we’ll review the latest cabinet hardware trends.

The Best For Kitchen Cabinets

This kitchen with wood cabinets has gone with darker pulls and knobs.

Trending styles

If you’re currently remodeling your home and looking to pick new cabinet knobs and pulls, it might not be a bad idea to review some of the latest styles to see if there’s one that speaks to you or really fits your home.

Satin brass

While classic silver pulls have been predominant for years, more and more homeowners are opting to match their cabinets, counters, and backsplashes to something timeless: that coppery, darker brass and bronze.

Satin brass pulls not only look great, but can impart a particular style to your kitchen. In particular, bronze and brass evoke the style of the 1950’s kitchen—a style that is coming back into, well, style.

Brushed bronze

These cabinet and drawer pulls are trending, and are a popular combination with stainless style appliances and fixtures. These warm metallic fixtures will match the rest of your kitchen.

Another place where bronze looks great? As pulls on white kitchen cabinets. This is a stunning design that will have your guests talking and bring warmth and color to your kitchen.

Get crazy and unique

Some homeowners looking to make their kitchen their own are using antique, mismatched knobs. These create a one-of-a-kind kitchen with an eclectic flair.

However, think twice before going down this road: if you ever want to sell your home in the future, you may need to replace those knobs and pulls beforehand, as they may not speak to every buyer.

Classic for a reason

If you’re not sold on brass and bronze, don’t panic! There are classic styles that are still in style—and probably won’t go out of it for a long time.

Brushed nickel is a good example of a choice for knobs and pulls that matches almost every kitchen and has a timeless feel to it. Plus, it matches the stainless steel appliances that are now ubiquitous in many homes now.

Make your cabinets something special

When you work with Superior Stone & Cabinet, we won’t just install your cabinets. We’ll help you plan out your dream kitchen upgrade, from knobs and pulls to cabinet storage options. Come visit our 60,000 showroom and warehouse here in Phoenix, or contact us to schedule an in-home estimate in the Valley.

Superior is your source for commercial cabinet installation

Does your business, store, or building need new cabinets? Superior is the Valley’s leading commercial cabinet installation company. Our wide selection, wholesale prices, deep inventory, and skilled installation team has made us a favorite of businesses, property managers, and others!

In this blog, we’ll review the top-4 reasons you should choose Superior for your cabinet project. Ready to get started? Contact us for a free quote!

4 reasons to choose Superior for commercial cabinet installation

#1. We have hundreds of options

As one of the largest counter, cabinet, and flooring companies in the Valley, Superior has a wide selection of cabinet styles, colors, and doors available in our 60,000 sq. ft. warehouse and showroom.

Since we’ve been working on commercial projects for years, our team can often share photos of completed projects that demonstrate the quality of our work.

No matter what you’re looking for, Superior can help. See our color selection, and then give us a call today to schedule a free estimate.

#2. Our large inventory helps us meet your needs

Not only do we have a wide variety of cabinet colors and options, but our large warehouse and showroom also means we have a deep inventory. In many cases, we can handle your commercial cabinet installation project without the need for a major backorder.

Most projects can be completed within a week’s time, depending on any other work you’re getting done, such as granite or quartz countertop installation.

#3. We offer special pricing on bulk orders / for contractors

When you’re redoing a workplace kitchen or cabinets for a storefront, it’s important that you get the best possible deal. Superior offers special pricing for projects that require cabinets by the crate or container load. Essentially, buy in bulk and you could save on top of our already-low wholesale prices.

Are you a contractor? If you’re looking to buy cabinet materials to use in your next project, contact us. We also offer special pricing to contractors.

#4. Our installers are skilled professionals

A commercial cabinet installation is only as good as, well, the installation itself! Our team included dedicated installation professionals. We have a long track record of working with all kinds of projects, both big and small. This includes: converting condos, making changes to apartment units in a complex, adding cabinets to hotel rooms, and more.

See our recent commercial projects for more on our work with other commercial customers right here in the Valley.

Call Superior to learn more about our cabinets

If your business needs new cabinets installed, contact Superior and we’ll come to you. Or, if you want a closer look at our cabinet selection in-person, visit our showroom. We’ll be happy to meet with you and provide you with an upfront, free estimate.

DIY cabinet organization: 7 great ideas for getting more out of your kitchen

Whether you have older cabinets or new cabinets installed by the professionals at Superior Stone & Cabinet, you’re always looking for ways to get organized. Thanks to sites like Pinterest and blogs, DIY cabinet organization is more popular than ever.

In this blog, we’ll run through some DIY projects you can do to spruce up your cabinet storage—and share what storage options we offer at Superior Stone & Cabinet.

7 ways to organize your cabinets

DIY Cabinet Organization Ideas Should Be Part Of Your Dream Kitchen1. Store cutting boards and baking sheets

These are some of the most-awkward shaped things in your kitchen, and they’re never easy to store. We’ve seen a few cool ideas for this, but our favorite has to be the ideas that use wood or metal to fix cutting boards to the back of the cabinet door. Talk about a space-saver!

The under-cabinet hidden cutting board idea is cool, too. Just make sure you really like that particular cutting board, since you’re committing to a certain size ahead of time!

2. Keep smaller items together

If you’re like us, organizing cans is a total pain. Luckily, there’s some DIY cabinet organization tricks that you can use to better sort and organize your boxes and cans.

People rarely are going to be in your cabinets. It may seem low-brow, but you can upcycle a soda box (the 12-pack kind designed to be stored in the fridge) into a can holder. Use different boxes for different canned items.

Of course, if you want a plan that won’t give you cavities, you can also turn small, clear file holders from your office into can storage. You can even label them. However, if you have to buy these, it might defeat some of the purpose.

This is where you might want to give us a call. We install all kinds of cabinet storage options, including a nice setup for cans and spices. Good deal, right?

3. Keep your spices together with a DIY spice rack

Ah, spices. You might say that they’re the literal spice of life. They’re also a pain to keep in the kitchen, since you need to sift through them to find exactly what you’re looking for. Annoying!

Not surprisingly, Pinterest has a number of ideas for DIY spice racks. Our favorite: using a magnetic backboard to hold magnet jars of spices vertically. Of course, this means you have to use some wall space, and the amount of spices you can hold may be limited by the size of the magnetic containers.

With new cabinets from Superior Stone & Cabinet, we offer a number of cool storage features, including pull-out, built-in spice racks that are as convenient as they are clean-looking.

4. Put spices on a Lazy Susan

Ok, one more DIY spice rack idea that we’ve seen that you should consider. Use an old “Lazy Susan”—those rotating trays used to move food around—in your cabinet to quickly cycle through your spices and find what you’re looking for.

5. Group like items together

You should group like items inside the cabinet. Sort and pile the cooking and baking items together. Similarly, you should group the glassware, dishes, and cutlery inside the cabinet. Also, you should group items that are used during special events. Sorting items in this way will help in retrieving them when required.

Sometimes, DIY cabinet organization isn’t about installing anything, but about taking things away. Think about what you truly need in your cabinets, and what you can donate or get rid of in your pantry. This kind of organization will pay dividends down the road.

6. Utilize your vertical space

Make the best of the cabinet storage spaces by utilizing vertical spaces. Consider placing hooks above the countertops in the cabinets to hold mugs. In addition, you can hang stemware rack in the same area for holding glasses.

To store oven mitts and measuring cups, you can also hang adhesive hooks on the inside of the pantry doors. Lastly, you can use the ceiling rack and wall space to hang pots and pans. This will free a lot of space inside the cabinet.

7. Make use of drawer dividers

Drawer dividers are perfect for storing cooking utensils. The dividers will allow you to assign a spot for miscellaneous items in the kitchen. However, avoid overflowing the dividers as it will defeat the purpose of organizing your cabinet.

When DIY cabinet organization isn’t enough, call Superior Stone & Cabinet

For more information about great kitchen and bathroom cabinet ideas, you can contact Superior Stone and Cabinet. We can help you in selecting the perfect cabinet design. Contact us today to get a free in-home estimate for new cabinets and learn about our cabinet storage options.