Posts

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.

Here are 4 things to consider during a bathroom renovation project

For some, the bathroom is the place to shut out the world and relax. More and more, however, bathrooms are becoming places to be seen and enjoyed. That’s why homeowners are starting bathroom renovation projects.

In this blog post, we’ll run through some of the things you should consider when remodeling your bathroom, and how Superior Stone & Cabinet can help you find everything you need for your bathroom renovation project.

A bathroom renovation project can leave you with a bathroom that looks like this.

What to consider for your bathroom renovation project

If you are thinking of starting a makeover of your bathroom, here are four things that will help you to ensure that you get the most value out of the bathroom renovation project:

1. Consider the resale value

Obviously, all local and state building codes need to be followed. You’ll want to hire an experienced remodeling company with the tools, experience, and certification to do the job right; the resale value of your home could depend on it!

In terms of resale value, remember that no one loves homes that are “unicorns.” You may love hot pink walls and a countertop embedded with seashells, but if you’re ever planning on re-selling your home, you may want to go with something a bit more mainstream.

Here are two ways to find out what styles are popular:

  • You can use local real estate websites to find pictures of neighboring homes that are for sale, and see what they’ve done to upgrade their bathroom. You may find inspiration from their bathroom renovation. Or, check picture-sharing sites like Pinterest.
  • Contact the team at Superior Stone & Cabinet, and we’ll provide you with ideas for popular cabinets, countertops, and floors used in our customer’s bathroom projects. Another great idea? Stop by our showroom to see and feel materials and get ideas. We have bathroom models set up for you to look at.

2. Avoid messing with the plumbing if you can

If you want to remain within your budget when tackling a bathroom remodeling project, avoid doing major re-plumbing or re-piping work, if possible. Moving the plumbing around is very expensive and can cost a lot of money. We’ve heard of many homeowners who underestimated the cost of plumbing renovation and had to settle for less expensive counters and cabinets. That’s not ideal.

To remain in budget, focus on ways you can improve your bathroom and make it something you’ll love—all while keeping the tub, shower, sink, and toilet all in the same place.

Of course, that’s not to say that you have to settle for those things, as is! New shower tile from Superior Stone & Cabinet can turn even the most outdated shower into the showpiece of your bathroom renovation.

3. Spruce up the bathroom to add value

Not many people know that there are a lot of simple things that can greatly enhance the look and elegance of the bathroom. Here are a few of the things that add the most value to a bathroom:

  • New countertops: Typically, bathroom counters—whether mounted on cabinets or a vanity—don’t have the same square footage as in the kitchen, which makes them an affordable part of your renovation project. Many homeowners opt to put granite in their bathroom for this reason.
  • Pendant lighting: Lighting is so important to transforming the drab bathroom of yesteryear into something truly impressive. It’s an inexpensive way to show off everything in your bathroom that you want to be seen.
  • Vanity cabinetry: Old, beat-up cabinets don’t belong in an updated bathroom. With hundreds of doors and storage options, Superior Stone & Cabinet can help you find the bathroom cabinets that are right for your project. See styles and color options here.

4. Consider adding a small window in the bathroom

Remember that whole thing about light? A small window in the bathroom can bring in natural light and be a game-changer in the bathroom. You should consider installing a frosted-glass panel that ensures privacy and also provides fresh air.

Make sure that there are stone jambs at the site of the installation that makes the area watertight. In addition, you should ensure that the window sill is sloped away for proper drainage.

Start your bathroom renovation project at Superior Stone & Cabinet

Want more advice and tips for your bathroom project? Or, do you want to see your countertop and cabinet options? Stop by our showroom in Phoenix, Arizona, or give us a call to schedule a free in-home measurement and consultation.

Bathroom Remodeling in Phoenix, AZ

Bathroom remodeling is such an awesome and worth while project that will not only give you an awesome space to enjoy, but will ultimately increase the value of your home and make buyers more intrigued if you should ever want to sell it. Sometimes, all that is needed is some new flooring that is elegant and makes a statement. Or maybe you want to mix things up with a new vanity with custom cabinets and a gorgeous countertop. Or it could be that every part of your bathroom is outdated and needs to be upgraded. Whatever bathroom remodeling project you are wanting to undergo, it’s important to find the right company to help. At Superior Stone and Cabinet, we have helped many homeowners throughout Phoenix, Arizona remodel their bathrooms into a spectacular space.

Helping Homeowners with their Bathroom Remodel

Vanity 014

Vanity 014

Bathroom remodeling is often pushed aside, or reconsidered because of the hassle that is associated with any remodeling process. However, with the right team in place, your bathroom remodel doesn’t have to be such a huge undertaking. It can be a fun process that will be completed faster than you think.

Decide on a Plan of Action

This is something that our professionals can definitely help you with, but ultimately, you will need to decide on what you want to get done to give your bathroom a little sparkle. Whether it’s flooring, cabinets, countertops, or a complete bathroom remodel, it’s important to have an idea in your head about what you expect. Once you have made this decision, it’s time to find the right company to help make your bathroom dreams come true.

Finding the right company to help with your bathroom remodel

Whether you work with Superior Stone and Cabinet for your bathroom remodel or not, we want to make sure that you are finding a quality company that will help you with your remodel every step of the way! Look for a company with the following qualities:

  • Experience and knowledge
  • Professionals to assist you
  • Variety of materials
  • Competitive price

Countertops

Stone countertops in your bathroom provide a beautiful feature that stands out and gives your bathroom a touch of elegance. When choosing the right countertops for your bathroom, it’s also important to consider durability, color, and style. Granite countertops are always a popular choice in bathrooms. They will give your bathroom a sleek and classic look, while outlasting the wear and tear of ever day use. Find the countertop option that would work the best for you and give your bathroom a new elegant feel.

Cabinets

It is important for the cabinets that you choose in our bathroom to provide storage options for practical use and functionality, while providing a beautiful sense of style and class. When choosing your cabinets, you get the freedom to customize the practical elements that will work the best for you and your family, as well as the stain and design that will highlight your individual style and will tie into the rest of the elements in your bathroom.

Flooring

The flooring that is chosen for your bathroom will provide a subtle charm that will bring the whole room together. Most people opt for tile flooring in their bathrooms. It is durable, easy to clean and gives you a wide variety of options to choose from that will compliment your bathroom perfectly! Whether you want a more natural stone such as travertine or marble, or are leaning more towards a porcelain or glass tile, we can help you get it installed and looking great in no time at all.

Our Bathroom Remodeling Process

  • Free In-Home Estimates: Now that you have a good idea of what you want to do in your home, we will come to your home and discuss your vision, expectations, and budget for your bathroom remodel. We will take a look at your current bathroom and discuss some ideas with you. Lastly, we will give you a free estimate of the cost of your project.
  • Material Decisions: This is the fun part! You can work with our design specialist to produce a 3D rendering of your space and help you choose the right cabinets, countertops, and flooring for your new bathroom. We have a warehouse full of different materials in all different styles for you to choose from!

iStock_000026120340Large

  • Creating a Clean Slate: Once all of the materials are chosen and the design is finalized, our team will come to your home and begin clearing out the materials in your bathroom that will be replaced. This includes tile, cabinetry and countertops. When they are finished, you will have a clean slate for all of your new bathroom elements.
  • Installation: This is the truly wonderful part! The part where the magic happens. Piece by piece, you will begin to see the bathroom of your dreams coming together. Many times, it is difficult to envision how all of the elements will fit together, but it’s awesome when you finally get to see it happen. Our team will perfectly install all of your bathroom elements.
  • Enjoy: After the process of research, budgeting, picking out materials, designing, and remodeling it will finally be time to step into your newly remodeled bathroom and enjoy! Take in all of the details, features, colors, styles, and elegance and be proud of your new space!

Savings

A bathroom remodel is going to be an investment. One that is well worth the money, however it is going to take some budgeting and calculating of costs. That’s why it’s a blessing when you can find some savings in your remodeling project. At Superior Stone and Cabinet, we buy direct and sell to our customers at wholesale prices, making our costs more affordable than other companies.

Getting Started on your Bathroom Remodel

2d08c6af-df76-41f0-af38-61009d5d06b8

Remodeling your bathroom is exciting! Start looking around for bathroom remodeling ideas in magazines, on Pinterest or wherever and get a feel for the type of bathroom that would be perfect for you. Then, when you are ready, give us a call at Superior Stone and Cabinet. We will be with you every step of the way and help you make your dream bathroom a reality.