If you’re looking to start a home remodeling project here in the Valley, be sure to stop by our 60,000 sq/ft showroom. Superior has everything you need for your remodel: quartz and granite countertops, cabinets, flooring, and more. Plus, we offer professional installation and construction services. Want to get started? Call us for a free in-home estimate.

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!

Get great countertop value when you remodel with Superior

Many homeowners are taking advantage of a hot housing market and tax breaks to kick off long-delayed home remodeling projects. For a vast majority of these homeowners, those projects involve their kitchens and bathrooms—and therefore new countertops. In this article, we’ll explain how Superior Stone & Cabinet can help you get great countertop value here in Phoenix, and why you should start your remodel at our showroom here in the Valley.

Getting great countertop value here in Phoenix starts with a call to Superior Stone & Cabinet.Alternatively, call us to schedule a free in-home estimate from our team so that one of our design experts can come and take accurate measurements. We’ll talk through your ideas and explore your countertop options and the remodeling process.

Focus on the intersection of price and quality

There’s a wide, diverse range of countertops out there. Chances are, if you’re like most homeowners, you don’t want to be in the high-end or the low-end of kitchen and bathroom countertops. In other words, you need countertop value so that you can get good, high-quality stone counters without spending a small fortune or blowing your remodeling budget on just one aspect of your new kitchen or bathroom.

That’s where we come in. Superior Stone & Cabinet is a wholesale, direct importer. This means that we buy the same countertops as many other suppliers, but we cut out the middlemen that lead to exorbitant price increases and sticker shock at those other places. We have a wide range of countertops available, including over 100 quartz colors. This means that we likely have a countertop in the color you’re looking for, at the right price for your budget.

Find ways to bundle

Chances are that you’re not just replacing your countertops. You’re probably working on your entire kitchen or bathroom all at once. This not only makes sense as a homeowner (who wants to remodel their kitchen twice?), but it makes sense from a remodeling cost perspective. At Superior, we offer several bundles that pair together cabinets and countertops. This is perfect for you if you’re looking to either upgrade your kitchen or to have a new bathroom vanity installed.

High-quality countertop value

We don’t cut figurative corners when it comes to cutting prices. We make sure that our granite and quartz countertops are high quality and ready to be installed in your home. We carry both prefabricated and slab granite, and a wide variety of granite colors and quartz colors for you to choose from. To see our selection for ourself, check out our website or visit us in-person.

Save on installation

New countertops are not something you want to be installing yourself. Leave it to the professionals. The great news is that Superior also installs countertops and cabinets. With our service, you can rest assured that your new granite or quartz countertops will be installed correctly and promptly, all at a competitive price for installation.

Schedule your free in-home estimate

If you want to learn more about how new countertops will fit into your remodeling plans, be sure to call Superior Stone & Cabinet to schedule a free in-home estimate from one of our designers. We’d love to meet with you, review your kitchen or bathroom vision, and help you translate that dream into a plan that gets you great home and countertop value.

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.

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.

Here are 3 kitchen upgrades to get your home ready for the holidays

Whether it’s your first time hosting for the holidays or you’re a seasoned pro, you might be feeling the stress that comes with having friends and family over at your home. Every homeowner wants their kitchen to look its best before people arrive. In this blog, we’ll explore three kitchen upgrades projects that can help get your home ready for the holidays.

A new kitchen won’t just look good, but will help you better utilize your space and kitchen ahead of a hectic season. That’s more time to spend with your friends and family.

Black Quartz CountertopsUpgrade your countertops

During the holidays, your kitchen countertops will go through it all. Between raw turkey and sticky pie fillings, you’ll find yourself wiping down this surface a hundred times before the new year hits.

If your countertops are worn out, chipped, or even cracked, then it’s time for a refresh. New granite or quartz countertops are durable enough to last for decades, and it’s a breeze to wipe the surface clean.

Reconfigure your cabinet system

Of all the possible kitchen upgrades, new cabinets will make the biggest difference in your life. If you’re not very well organized when cooking several large meals, it’s easy to get stressed out.

Well-configured cabinets make the job easier. Cabinet design today goes beyond a box with shelves. Superior Stone & Cabinet has many options that can help you maximize your underused space and keep you organized during the hustle-and-bustle of holiday meal prep:

  • Corner cabinet with “lazy susan”
  • Cabinet with slide-out drawers
  • Skinny cabinet for tight spaces
  • Drawer dividers
  • Pull-out trash can

Not only will new configurations get you organized in a snap, but you’ll be able to free up counter space by tucking everything in its place. This means you’ll have more room to work.

Redo your floors

As guests gather in your home, many will congregate in the kitchen to lend you a hand or simply watch you prepare the meal. With so much foot traffic coming in-and-out, you should have flooring that can stand up to the strain and look great. There’s nothing better than being complimented on your choice in flooring decor!

Dirty or stained flooring will make any kitchen appear drab and dated, which is surely not the impression you want your holiday guests to get when seeing your kitchen. In contrast, fresh flooring gives your kitchen a nice base to build up from. Consider something modern and long-lasting, such as a wood tile or wood laminate.

Get the kitchen upgrades you need

You’ll be under enough stress with the upcoming parties. Let Superior Stone & Cabinet help you get the kitchen you need for the holidays. Contact us now for a free in-home estimate, and one of our kitchen remodeling design experts will advise you on the best options and get the job done in time for the holidays.

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.

Six signs you should replace your commercial kitchen counters

Functional countertops are a necessity in a commercial kitchen, but how do you know when you need to replace your commercial kitchen countertops? In this blog, we’ll review the six signs that you should have your old countertops replaced with new granite or quartz counters.

Running a business is a matter of balancing what you need with what you can afford. When it’s time to replace your commercial kitchen counters, you should make the call to (or visit!) Superior Stone & Cabinet. We can help you find counters that are in your business’ budget, yet meet your needs. See some of our recent commercial projects.

6 signs you should replace your commercial kitchen countertops

#1. Your laminate counters are a decade old or more

Laminate is only supposed to last about ten years or so. If your laminate counters are older than that, you should consider new granite or quartz counters when budgeting for commercial office kitchen upgrades.

#2. Your counters are chipped, cracked, or gouged

All commercial business countertops are subject to damage over time with normal wear-and-tear. Laminate countertops are susceptible to damage from knives or other sharp kitchen implements, as well as delamination over time, while granite countertops can be chipped or cracked by heavy impact.

#3. Your counters are out of style

While perfectly serviceable, laminate countertops went out of fashion about 15 years ago. Granite and quartz give your kitchen an elegant, timeless look that will last for decades.

#4. Your counters look dirty even when they’re not

You’re probably already aware of the value of first impressions, so this is particularly important when your counters are visible to customers, i.e., at front of store. Regardless of what it’s made of, a countertop that’s especially speckled could give the impression of being dirty even when you employ impeccable cleanliness standards.

#5. Your counters are stained or burned

While you may use the most diligent methods you can think of to remove a stain or a burn mark, if you cannot do so, you may need to replace your commercial kitchen counters. While they may not impede your work, these telltales also reflect badly on your business, giving an impression of carelessness or negligence.

#6. Your counters have water damage

When countertop laminate has been punctured by a sharp implement, water can get into the crack or crevice. The water can seep under the laminate and cause it to bubble.

Is it time to replace your commercial kitchen counters? Call Superior Stone & Cabinet!

At Superior Stone and Cabinet, we can help you determine when it’s time to replace your commercial kitchen countertops. For questions about our products and services, contact us today!