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.

What are the latest bathroom trends you should know about?

Thinking about remodeling your bathroom or planning on starting from scratch in a new house? These both can be exciting tasks, yet overwhelming because of how many little decisions must be made regarding colors, styles, and the general layout. Where do you even start? Let’s begin with a basic overview of some popular and modernized trends being seen this year.

The 8 top trends in bathroom design

1. Neutral Color Palette

Unless you are decorating a themed child’s bathroom, neutral colors are always the safe way to go. Whites, grays, and blacks can look very modern, while shades of tan are also very appealing. Utilizing a neutral color palette when designing a bathroom is a classic choice.

Go a step further and consider adding a monochromatic element as well. You can do this by starting with a single base color hue and incorporate other elements in your bathroom that are just a couple tones, tints, or shades lighter/darker to complement the original shade. White fixtures, light grey walls, and dark grey sink faucets are just one example of how to incorporate monochromatic elements throughout your bathroom.

Floating vanities are one of the latest bathroom trends of 2019.

Floating vanities are one of the latest bathroom trends of 2019.

2. Exposed Shower Plumbing

This trend is exactly what it says. With clear shower glass becoming the new norm—especially in large master bathrooms—exposed shower plumbing has emerged as an alluring industrial look. It pairs best with the modernized color schemes discussed above, or a simple white, marble shower.

3. Marble as Art

Let Mother Nature be the artist. Marble is a timeless material that works well for bathroom vanities and countertops. It is as durable as it is beautiful. Marble is also a fantastic option because its versatility can lean traditional or modern depending on the color scheme and how it is integrated into the bathroom decor.

4. Side-mounted Faucets

It is no secret that people find enjoyment in going against the grain or defying the rules. This also applies to your bathroom remodel. One of these unspoken rules typically expected in all bathrooms is a forward-facing faucet. But lately, installing side-mounted faucets has become a fun trend that completely shatters traditional bathroom norms as we know them. Not to mention, they are a wonderful space saver in smaller-sized bathrooms.

5. Floating Vanities

Want an easy way to make your bathroom look chic? When embodied correctly and with a decent border material, a floating vanity can add a level of depth and seamlessness to any bathroom. These add a beautiful and airy feeling in your bathroom. Plus, they come in all shapes and sizes, which means you can find the perfect one that complements your bathroom’s unique style.

6. Floor-to-Ceiling Shower Glass Enclosure

Another common example of how people are modernizing their bathroom by straying away from tradition is by removing water dams in the shower. The most prevalent example of this is by a complete floor-to-ceiling shower glass enclosure. To make this work without a shower pan or sopping mess trailed throughout your entire bathroom floor, the shower floor must be properly sloped.

This is a very sleek way to broaden your shower space and effortlessly open up your entire bathroom. Traditionally, a bathroom can appear to be closed off by sectioning each area (e.g., toilet stall, shower pan), so a floor-to-ceiling shower glass enclosure is yet another option to consider.

7. Wall-mounted Sinks & Toilets

Another relatively new style for bathroom design are wall-mounted toilets and sinks. In fact, floating toilets are predicted to become the standard in new homes over the next decade. They are a perfect choice in bathrooms going for a modern look. Many of these toilets have additional technology that allows for wall-mounted flush controls.

This floating concept is an alternative way to make your bathroom appear larger and more open. Typically your under-sink cabinets that touch the floor can take up a lot of unwanted space. Therefore, the advantages of a floating sink goes beyond just how it looks, but also extends to the way it makes the entire bathroom appear more open.

8. Long, Skinny Tiles

To go along with a fresh bathroom layout, now it’s time to decorate your walls. The hot trends right now include statement walls, granite walls, and tiled walls. Many people expect to see tile walls in commercial spaces—such as hotels, restaurants, and businesses—but the trend is now making its way into residential bathrooms as well. The most popular wall tile are long, skinny tiles. This tile style is just an updated version of the classic subway tile often used all around the house.

Here are your next steps!

See an idea above that you like and want to incorporate into your bathroom remodel? We can help put your plans into action. Call Superior Stone & Cabinet today to tell us what you have in mind, or stop by our conveniently located Phoenix showroom. We would love to give you some additional insight and make your dreams a reality.

We install commercial countertops and cabinets in Phoenix businesses

This is an exciting time for businesses here in Phoenix! The Valley feels alive with activity, as new restaurants, stores, buildings, and properties open, seemingly by the day. At Superior Stone & Cabinet, our team is prepared to meet the kitchen and bathroom remodeling needs of businesses here in the Phoenix metro area. Whether you’ve been in business for years or are opening soon, we want to help you find the right commercial countertops and cabinets for your space and the needs of your customers and employees.

In this article, we’ll review the benefits of upgrading to new counters and cabinets, and why you should call our team for a free on-site estimate here in the Valley.

New commercial countertops and cabinets installed in a break room setup.

Upgrade your employee break room with new commercial countertops and cabinets, installed by the team at Superior Stone & Cabinet.

Does your business need to make an upgrade?

Whether you manage a restaurant or an office building, every business has a need for high-quality commercial countertops and cabinets. In a restaurant setting, granite or quartz countertops are the perfect, durable material for customers to eat on or for your team to prepare food on. Every workplace with some type of kitchen for employees can benefit from new cabinets that allow people to store food and essentials. Whether used by your customers, employees, or both, an upgraded kitchen in your commercial space can be an upgrade in both form and function.

If your existing counters are chipped, cracked, or stained, your customers will notice and may make inferences about your business and its upkeep. In many industries—but, particularly in the restaurant business—presentation and first impressions matter. If your tables and counters are starting to look dingy, we recommend upgrading to new stone surfaces.

Why have Superior install your commercial countertops and cabinets?

Here are just a few of the qualities that we believe set our team apart from other commercial remodeling businesses here in the Phoenix metro:

Extensive selection

With our 60,000 square-foot showroom and warehouse here in Phoenix, Superior Stone & Cabinet has one of the most extensive collections of new commercial countertops and cabinets in the Valley. In other words, we have a diverse selection of colors, styles, and materials for you to choose from, but we also have the inventory depth to outfit your business, no matter what size of space or amount of materials you need.

Competitive pricing

We’re a direct importer of quartz and granite countertops, which means we are able to offer new kitchen upgrade materials at wholesale pricing. Plus, we’re one of the Valley’s few companies that specializes in both countertops and cabinets, which means less shopping around as a whole and only one installation team your business needs to coordinate their schedule with.

Quality installation

We’re experienced kitchen installers. Our team has successfully installed new countertops, cabinets, and floors in many Valley businesses, from restaurants and food service businesses to apartments. Our team is capable of fabricating granite on-site to ensure quick turnaround times, so the disruption to your business is kept to a minimum.

Free estimates

We offer free estimates on commercial projects. Give us a call today and have one of our experienced commercial project experts come out to your business. Or, stop by our office if you’d like to see our selection and warehouse for yourself. Either way, we look forward to talking to you about your business’ counter and cabinet needs!

Brighten up your new kitchen with under cabinet lighting

You’ve probably heard of kitchen pendant lights, overhead lighting, or chandelier lighting. These kitchen lighting options add personality to the room and bring a touch of color and style to any kitchen. For example, a modern farmhouse kitchen might feature exposed light bulbs with wood features for a down-to-earth aesthetic. In contrast, a more modern kitchen may have gold pendants or a sparkly chandelier as a visual focal point. Depending on your personal preference and your home’s style, your kitchen lighting can totally be a game-changer for the look of your space. It’s something you need to consider when remodeling your kitchen.

Under cabinet lighting can bring the best out of your kitchen remodel.

Effective under cabinet lighting can be a great way to show off your new cabinets, countertops, and backsplash.

Another type of lighting that homeowners sometimes overlook is under cabinet lighting. These are lights that are attached underneath your cabinets, providing ample light above your countertops. These lights add a subtle but strong effect in your kitchen, highlighting the countertops and surrounding appliances. Under cabinet lighting brings out the color and vibrancy of your new granite or quartz countertops and have the potential to be a great addition to any kitchen, no matter what decorating style you prefer.

Benefits of under cabinet lighting

Most kitchens still continue to use standard, overhead lighting, so a kitchen with under cabinet lighting will stand out compared to the rest. Plus, under cabinet lighting is simple to install and extra convenient, especially for those late-night refrigerator runs. Here are a few more benefits of choosing under cabinet lighting in your home:

  • More versatility in lighting options: You’ll have more options when it comes to brightening your kitchen. If it’s late at night, for example, you can easily turn on the under cabinet lighting for a softer, less harshly bright look.
  • Beautiful, subtle glow to your kitchen: Under cabinet lighting provides a soft glow in your kitchen, setting the mood for a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Better visuals when cooking or cleaning: This benefit is a no-brainer—you’ll be able to see your food and cooking more clearly with additional lights installed!
  • Energy- and cost-efficient: Instead of lighting up the entire kitchen each time you walk in the room, you can save energy by only using the under cabinet lights. Additionally, these lights are cheap and easy to install.
  • Eliminates dark shadows: Say goodbye to dark, hidden corners of your kitchen when you install under cabinet lights.
  • Higher interior value: When it comes time to sell your home, potential buyers will appreciate the look of under cabinet lights because it makes the kitchen feel a little more complete and highlights its best features, namely the new countertops, cabinets, and appliances.

You’ll notice the difference almost immediately. Under cabinet lights bring an extra layer of warmth and brightness to any kitchen, no matter how large or small. You don’t need to have an unlimited budget for these lights, either. They’re affordable and add a simple touch of elegance to your home! When you’re chopping up vegetables at the counter, you’ll be thankful you have a little extra lighting to see clearly.

Other lighting features your kitchen needs

While you’re exploring under cabinet lighting options, check out these additional kitchen lighting features that can spruce up any kitchen space:

  • Vent hood lighting
  • Wall-mounted lighting or sconces
  • Metallic or textured lights
  • Lighting over the sink
  • Mix-and-match lighting pendants
  • Bold-colored lighting

Your lighting options are almost endless! You can find additional lighting inspiration in popular home magazines or from your favorite home decor accounts or bloggers. The beauty of kitchen lighting is that there’s no right or wrong answer—whatever look you love can work great in your kitchen, provided you have the space to make it work.

If you want to make a bold statement with your kitchen lighting, try gold pendant lights over the island or a pair of big, industrial hood lights. If you want a more subtle, traditional look, go with recessed lighting. For more creativity, install cabinet lights and island lighting, so your whole kitchen can glow with a modern feel! Remember, your lighting choices can change the entire look and perception of your kitchen.

Get started on your kitchen remodel today

If you’ve been putting off your kitchen remodel, now is the time to get started. Don’t wait another few months for your to-do list to pile up. Call the experts at Superior Stone & Cabinet in Phoenix, Arizona.

We have a team of professional design consultants who can help take your vision and bring it to life. We have affordable options and creative ideas for lighting, countertops, cabinets, and more! Visit our website or call us today to schedule a free estimate from our design experts.

Improve your home with these incredible kitchen features

When you’re cooking, cleaning, and entertaining in your kitchen, that room of your home can see more wear-and-tear than the rest of your home put together. If you have limited cabinet space or an awkward kitchen layout, you could find yourself struggling to make full use of your kitchen on a daily basis. Why work around these kitchen stumbling blocks when you can improve your home with new kitchen features that make this your favorite room in the house.

Even simple kitchen add-ons can greatly change your kitchen situation. Contrary to popular belief, these additions don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. With a professional design and installation company like Superior Stone & Cabinet, you can work within your budget to find features that fit your home best. For a free estimate, call us today.

Floating shelves are one of the most popular kitchen features we install.

One of the most popular kitchen features requested by today’s homeowners, floating shelves can be a great way to display decor and dishes alike in your kitchen.

Cabinet add-ons and improvements

Upgrading your cabinets and drawers with a new color and finish is a great move to make in any kitchen, but did you know you can also include other cabinet features when you replace your cabinets, such as lift-up cabinets, soft-close cabinets, and corner drawers? You can customize your cabinets to best suit your personal needs. For example, if you want easy access to your spices, you can add a vertical spice drawer with multiple levels that fits nicely between your oven and your other cabinets. That’s a kitchen feature that will directly lead to some great cooking!

Choosing the best countertop for your home

Any kitchen renovation should include some type of countertop improvement. When it comes to countertop materials, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of options available. Do you go with butcher block, quartz, or granite? What color of countertop or look will pair best with your cabinets?

Depending on your cooking habits, personal preferences, and maintenance capabilities, you’ll be able to narrow down your wide number of options to a countertop that you love. Superior Stone & Cabinet has hundreds of countertop options to choose from, and we’re with you every step of the way! We have expert consultants who can provide advice and tips on picking the right material for your remodel.

Hidden kitchen features

When you work with a professional company like Superior Stone & Cabinet here in Phoenix, you even have options for hidden kitchen features that will greatly improve your life. For example, you can add a cutting board drawer that easily pops in and out of place when you need it for quick cutting. There are no-spill protectors you can add underneath your sink for easy wiping and fast cleanup. If you like the look of glass cabinet fronts, those can be added as well! There are almost endless options for your kitchen, and it all starts with your design dream or vision.

Here are just a few hidden kitchen features that can greatly improve your home:

  • Floating shelves: A floating shelf is not part of an enclosed cabinet and doesn’t feature a swing-open door. These shelves are mostly decorative, but they also offer creative space solutions for homeowners wanting to display their best kitchen items. If you are working with a smaller kitchen, floating shelves are a good choice to make the space appear larger and less cramped.
  • Soft-close and lift-up cabinets: These cabinet features add variety to your space. With soft-close doors, you can avoid the loud banging that accompanies many cabinets. Lift-up cabinets are usually attached to the countertop on the lowest level and provide more room to store bread, butter, or produce on your counter without it being in sight of all your guests.
  • Pull-out cabinets with lazy Susans: Have you ever been on your hands-and-knees, searching for a pan that’s hidden in the deep caverns of a corner cabinet? With a new pull-out cabinet and lazy Susan, you’ll be able to reach those pots and pans without hassle. The definitive spinning feature of a built-in lazy Susan makes it easy to find and store kitchen items.
  • Vertical drawers: Like the spice rack drawer we mentioned, vertical drawers add a nice visual element to your space. They’re also highly functional—you can use vertical drawers for easy-to-reach items like spices or utensils.
  • Plate drawers: These larger drawers are often located on the kitchen island or near the oven. They are long, deep drawers suited to fit your plates, instead of having to stack heavy plates on high shelves. These drawers often feature wooden pegs to separate and organize fine china or plates. A drawer for your plates make it easier for storage and entertainment.

See the selection that Superior has to offer

With so many choices and design options, place your dream kitchen in the hands of the experts at Superior Stone & Cabinet. We offer wholesale prices and have a 60,000 sq/ft warehouse for you to explore! Think outside the box, and your kitchen could become a new oasis for you to enjoy. Contact us for a free estimate, or come visit our showroom to speak with one of our designers.

How to have a stress-free renovation in any room of your home

You spend a majority of your time in your home, whether you’re eating, sleeping, creating memories with family, or spending time with friends. Every so often, you may itch for a change or a new look. Whether you’ve got your eye on new countertops for your kitchen or you want to replace that bathroom vanity, a renovation of any kind can be a big commitment. You should be able to have a stress-free renovation that is simple, straightforward, and affordable. That’s where we come in.

A stress-free renovation starts with visiting our showroom to see our selection, including our backsplash options.

From the right tile to the backsplash that matches your countertops, Superior can help you have a stress-free renovation.

Superior Stone & Cabinet is your premier provider and installer of cabinets, counters, flooring, and more. We know the ins-and-outs of planning a stress-free renovation, from the initial blueprint stage to laying the final tile into place or installing the backsplash. A great bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen renovation takes time, planning, and scheduling. If you’re already feeling overwhelmed, call us and start with a free estimate from our team!

Tips and tricks for remarkable renovations

Do all the research you can before jumping into a major home project. Before you start swinging a sledgehammer, consider following these tips to ensure your renovation is a success:

  1. Plan ahead: You may have heard the popular construction saying, “Measure twice, cut once.” This means that the more thorough and careful your planning is, the smoother the actual project execution will be. At Superior Stone & Cabinet, our planning process involves meeting with one of our renovation experts to make your vision come to life. We use blueprints, digital renderings, and photographs to build your dream room before the real room is ever touched!
  2. Make a schedule: For the most part, a renovation project can’t be completed in one day. Remodeling takes time and effective scheduling. For example, if you have children at home or want to leave on vacation, you’ll need to keep that in mind when opening your home to professionals. If you want a brand-new kitchen, plan to eat out during some meals, since your kitchen will look like a construction zone for at least some period of time. By setting a realistic timetable, you can know when the project will start, how long each step will take, and when the renovation will be done! If you’re working with the team here at Superior, we’ll provide you with a precise timetable for our work ahead of the start of the project.
  3. Be patient: Knowing that most projects can’t be completed overnight, you can rest easy when you follow your schedule. Patience is the key to a great remodeling project. If you become impatient and rush the job, the final result may be less-than-ideal. Our team of installers and construction experts will respect your home and property and listen to your needs. By being patient in return and waiting for the end result, you can make the process that much smoother.

Mistakes to avoid

During your renovation, there are some potential mishaps you’ll want to avoid. Check out some of these mistakes that can be easily avoided:

  1. Not speaking up: If, during your renovation, you notice a paint color that doesn’t seem right, say something! It’s easier to make changes when an issue is noticed right away. If you wait until the very end of the project to say something, you’ll have to wait even longer for the new result. Open communication is the key to a successful renovation.
  2. Making snap decisions: With hundreds of countertop options and dozens of cabinet features to sort through, you don’t want to make any quick decisions that you’ll regret later. For example, if you rush through the design or planning phase and realize that you really wanted a spice drawer or a pull-out feature in your cabinet, you’ll wish you had picked that option earlier. You should make each renovation decision with care, taking into account your daily routine, preferences, and needs.
  3. Trying to do your own remodel: A DIY approach can initially sound attractive and affordable, but you could be making many mistakes along the way. Using incorrect tools or trying to paint your own cabinets can be tiresome, frustrating, and ineffective. Our professional team knows how to tackle your project and save you money along the way!

Your one-stop spot for counters, flooring, tile, and more

Whether you want a new standalone bathtub, a white quartz countertop, or new flooring for the bedroom, call the team at Superior Stone & Cabinet! We’ve been in this business for decades and we can point you and your home in the right direction. Our 60,000 sq/ft warehouse is full of options available to you today! We can make your next remodeling project easy, affordable, and even fun.

The right type of kitchen backsplash can complete your remodel

Many homeowners spend a large amount of time in the kitchen–and for good reason. Your kitchen is the “hub” of your home: a place to unwind, prepare family meals, and try out that new instant pot. With the right cabinets, countertops, and appliances, your kitchen can feel like new again. However, there’s one feature you can add during a kitchen remodel that will truly complete the entire look—a backsplash.

A kitchen backsplash not only adds character and style to your space, but it also creates a protective wall against stains, messes, or spills. Your backsplash doesn’t need to cost a fortune, and, when finished, will leave your kitchen looking better than when you began.

Call Superior to learn more about your kitchen backsplash options here in the Valley.

The right backsplash can be the perfect complement to your new cabinets and counters.

How a backsplash adds character to your kitchen

Some homeowners overlook the backsplash because they believe it’s an “extra” design feature in the kitchen that functions only as decoration. Contrary to that belief, a backsplash can add character and style to a kitchen that a coat of paint simply cannot. That blank wall space between the countertop and cabinet has the capacity to be filled with color, texture, and shape. Investing in and learning about the right kind of backsplash can increase your kitchen’s value, which increases the overall value of your home.

If you love the look of white cabinets, white quartz countertops, and clean appliances, your backsplash is the perfect opportunity to throw in some color or texture. With so many options to explore, you’re sure to find something that matches your style and personality. Imagine a blue tile overlay or a white herringbone pattern to cover up that plain wall. There are even peel-and-stick options or DIY-friendly backsplash kits you can try if you’re more of a hands-on homeowner.

What kind of kitchen backsplash do you need?

Whether your style is modern, farmhouse, or traditional, a backsplash can reflect your personality while providing protection and balance to your kitchen. With so many backsplash options on the market, let’s explore a few of the most popular choices: peel-and-stick, beadboard / shiplap, and tile.

Peel-and-stick tile

Peel-and-stick tiles are a widely popular choice for DIY experts and those working within a tighter budget. These tiles work exactly like they sound—you peel off the backing, and stick the pattern where you’d like against the wall. Though this method sounds quick-and-easy, the truth is that DIY options take a lot of time, measuring, and accuracy. One wrong stick, and your backsplash will look crooked.

Additionally, these peel-and-stick options won’t protect your walls or appliances as well as ceramic or porcelain tile can. Before you run to the nearest home improvement store to grab a roll of this easily-applied backsplash, make sure you know the pros and cons.

Beadboard / shiplap

If you go with a beadboard or shiplap backsplash, you’ll want to invest in durable wood and the right coat of paint. This material works well in a farmhouse or traditional home. Shiplap adds more protection than peel-and-stick tiles, but it also may prove to be more difficult to clean and care for. Sticky fingers or stains can leave their mark on white wood. You can achieve the wood look for less money than tile or marble, making it a nice middle option for backsplashes. Be sure to look online at blogs, Pinterest, and home improvement websites to find the look that’s right for you.

Tile

Porcelain and ceramic tiles are a tried-and-true option for any backsplash. With hundreds of colors, shapes, and textures, tile can be arranged in a variety of ways. For example, you can pick a white subway tile to bring a modern look to your space. Or, you can go with a teal or blue glossy tile to add a pop of color to the wall. Tile is easy to wipe down and lasts for years, making it one of the best picks for your backsplash needs.

Choosing a remodeling professional for your kitchen needs

Whatever kind of backsplash you choose for your kitchen, be sure to consult with a remodeling professional before you begin. A few extra tips will help in the long run. If you’re going with a tile or marble backsplash, a renovation expert will be your best choice for installation. You can create the perfect balance of the functional and beautiful in the room you spend the most time in. Your kitchen will truly feel complete once that last tile is sealed into place, brightening up your kitchen with a brilliant backsplash.

Superior Stone & Cabinet is your one-stop-shop for all your kitchen remodeling needs here in the Valley. We carry a wide selection of kitchen cabinets, countertops, and backsplash tile. To speak with a design expert, contact us for an in-home estimate, or visit us at our conveniently located showroom.

5 ways you can get the best-possible value on new kitchen cabinets

If you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen in the near future, you’re also probably looking to get the best-possible value on new kitchen cabinets. If so, you’re in the right place: there are a number of factors that make Superior Stone & Cabinet one of the best places to shop for and buy new kitchen cabinets. In this article, we’ll run through just a few of the things you should look for in order to maximize your return-on-investment.

To see our wide variety of kitchen cabinets for yourself, visit our conveniently located showroom in Phoenix. Or, call us to schedule a free in-home estimate. One of our design specialists will meet with you and discuss cabinet options.

We offer some of the best-possible value on new kitchen cabinets here in the Phoenix area.

To get the best-possible value on new kitchen cabinets here in the Phoenix metro area, call or visit Superior Stone & Cabinet.

Getting the best-possible value on your new kitchen cabinets

1. Don’t pay a middleman

When you shop at a cabinet company that buys direct from the source, it eliminates the need to pay a middleman. Doing this will give you a greater return on your investment because of the eliminated costs. Find a company (like our team at Superior Stone & Cabinet!) that is willing to pass those savings onto you, and you’ll be getting more for less on your cabinet installation project.

2. Take advantage of specials

More than likely, the cabinet company you hire will have some type of special. There could be varying degrees of services and products based on what you can afford. For example, Superior Stone & Cabinet has an Affordable Series, a Value Series, and a Custom Series, offering various options to fit almost any remodeling project and budget.

3. Ask about all your options

In many cases, you can find a door style that’s less money and extremely close to the more expensive style you chose in the first place. When working with an expert, don’t be afraid to ask for a recommendation on a product that is similar in style and color, but a lower price. The experts know their products and will be able to give you direction. This is where our excellent and large selection of cabinets comes in handy: we can provide you with multiple options within the same color or style group. Others just can’t do that.

4. Stick with the basics

You don’t have to get the fanciest cabinets in order to get the best kitchen cabinet value. In many situations, sticking with the basic models, wood, colors, and hardware will be the best value, and you’re still getting high-quality cabinets that are built to last and look great.

5. Let the professionals do the work

Though you might think doing the work on your own will give you greater value, the opposite is most often true. Hiring the professionals to help you design and plan your space, and then allowing them to do the install, will ensure you get the highest value.

Get started by calling our team at Superior Stone & Cabinet

Getting the perfect cabinets with the perfect service is important to home improvement. To learn more about value and what you can do to get the most for your money, contact Superior Stone & Cabinet today!

Pairing countertops and cabinets in your new kitchen

If you’re remodeling your kitchen this year, chances are that you’re also planning on tackling both your cabinets and countertops at the same time. If that’s the case, you’ll want to pay attention to how the two most important features of your new kitchen interact. In this article, we’ll review how you should go about pairing countertops and cabinets together in your new kitchen and what design aspects you will need to consider.

Read our tips for pairing countertops and cabinets in your new kitchen.

An increasing number of homeowners are opting for all-white kitchens that incorporate white quartz / granite with white cabinets.

Here in Phoenix, Superior Stone & Cabinet is your kitchen remodeling team. Contact us for a free in-home estimate from one of our designers. Or, visit our centrally located showroom to see our counter and cabinet pairing concepts in-person.

Start by selecting your countertops

Whether you’re selecting granite or quartz countertop, the wide variety of colors and styles of countertops means that you should start here, instead of picking your cabinets first. At Superior, we have more than 30 granite colors and over 100 quartz variations to choose from. When you stop by our showroom, you’ll get a chance to see our large selection for yourself and begin to mentally match your favorites to some cabinets.

We recommend speaking with one of our in-store design experts. We can help you match countertops and cabinets and develop a color palette concept for your kitchen.

Choose one statement piece

Only one part of your kitchen should have the spotlight. In other words, either your cabinets or countertops should be the focal point of your kitchen, but not both. If you opt for deep, dark cabinets, go for lighter-colored quartz or granite to provide a pleasing contrast. One popular combination is a dark gray or charcoal cabinet partnered with white quartz. However, you can also go in reverse: many homeowners pair a darker, smoky quartz or granite countertop with white or off-white cabinets.

When all else fails, consult with our experts about what other homeowners have done for pairing countertops and cabinets. There’s no need to re-invent the wheel for your kitchen. By reviewing what other remodels have used, you might just stumble upon a winning idea that you can emulate in your kitchen.

Be fashionable

Monochromatic is in right now, and its simplicity and clean appeal isn’t likely to go away soon. We mentioned pairing darker gray cabinets with white countertops, but we’ve also seen some homeowners going for an all-white minimalist approach, with white cabinets and white quartz. They then use accessories such as vases or kitchen appliances to draw the eye in and make the kitchen come to life.

Consider your home’s aesthetic

Of course, that particular monochromatic style should match the rest of your home. If your living room, dining room, and bedrooms all use a traditional country-style decor, you might not want to go for such a modern look unless you’re planning on remodeling those spaces as well. Instead, pair a red or brown wood-finished cabinet with natural stone.

Start your remodeling journey at Superior Stone & Cabinet

If you’re just starting to think about your kitchen remodel, we recommend bringing in an expert opinion early in the process. What’s great about our design team is that we can talk in terms of real materials and real prices, so you can make sure that your dream kitchen matches up with your real-world budget. Of course, we’ll also help when it comes to pairing countertops and cabinets.

One of the best things to do is call us for a free in-home estimate, so that we can take measurements and talk with you in-person about your kitchen transformation.

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.