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5 Characteristics of Perfect Kitchen Cabinets

5 Characteristics of Perfect Kitchen Cabinets

Phoenix, Arizona

The cabinets make the kitchen. They not only dictate the look and feel of the kitchen, but determine the organization of the space. When choosing your kitchen cabinets, there are five characteristics to consider. By keeping these five traits in mind, you can rest assured that your kitchen will look its best!

1. Style

A general rule is to keep the style consistent throughout the house. If you have a modern style house, your kitchen cabinets should reflect that. If you have a Southwestern style home, (which is very popular out here in Phoenix), then your kitchen should reflect that environment. Whatever your style, consider how your cabinetry can compliment the space. Now, just because style consistency is a time tested rule, doesn’t mean you can’t break the rule! Plenty of people are allocating different styles to each room of the house. While your kitchen may be rustic, the living room could have a 1920s vibe. That being said, it’s up to you! Find a style that works for you and then go for it! Don’t hold back!

2. Color

There are three components to consider when choosing the color of your kitchen cabinets;

 

  • Style

  • Appliances

  • Personal Taste!

 

Style and color go hand in hand. You couldn’t have a truly 1940s kitchen with metallic colored cabinets, for example. The style largely dictates what colors you can use. It is important to note how the color meshes with the appliances. Stainless steel appliances can usually work with any color. Finally, you should consider what you like! Just because earthy tones match your granite, doesn’t mean you have to use them! Make sure you are choosing a color your like! You’ll be the one staring at it from years to come.

Some popular kitchen styles and colors around The Valley of The Sun include:

Desert Inspired/Classic & Sleek

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This clean and elegant layout reflects its natural outdoor surroundings by utilizing a variety of dark browns and earthy tones. Did you notice the see-through cabinets? These are great for showcasing fine china, wine glasses, or other beautiful serving wear. You’ll notice the cabinets are set just below the ceiling. This gives the kitchen a more open look and the right lighting can add a dramatic flare to the space.

The granite counter tops and back splash are complimented by the dark wood in the kitchen cabinets. Overall, this look is inviting, warm and well put together.

 

 Country Inspired

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These rustic cabinets give the kitchen an old-time country look, popular in many homes around central and southern Phoenix. Most notably is the accented cabinets surrounding the oven and stove. This not only provides depth to the space,  but also gives a beautiful focal point. Utilizing an accent color in the design of your cabinets can really make the space appear larger and more unique.

You’ll also notice the wet bar on the left hand side. That space could have easily utilized to include a desk and workspace, or an area for more storage. Our designers at ReBath and 5 Day Kitchens, can help you design the perfect kitchen for your space.

 

 Urban Modern

Kitchen Cabinets Remodeling At ReBath & Kitchens® The word to best describe these kitchen cabinets is “cool.” They are very modern with a little bit of edge. The handles are sleek and accent well against the dark color. A horizontal handle usually makes the space appear wider, and therefore larger, than it actually is.

Notice the lighter colored cabinets on the island. As in the picture above, these accent cabinets add depth and a nice focal point to the space. You may have also noticed the vertical handles on the accented cabinets. Don’t be afraid to mix up styles and designs within the same space! Although the differences between a horizontal and vertical handle may seem small, they can make a huge impact on the overall style and feel.

 

 

3. Storage

kitchen-cabinets-storageMost people don’t take storage into consideration until it is to late. Don’t be one of them! When designing your kitchen, make sure your cabinets have a surplus of storage. This cannot be stressed enough! Having a kitchen that looks impeccable is not enough.

In order to get the most storage in your kitchen cabinets, make sure you take full inventory of ALL kitchen related items. Then create 10%-20% more storage in your new kitchen. This way you will be able to handle additional products. Plus, if you ever sell your home, the plentiful storage will increase your home’s value.

Our showrooms in Phoenix, AZ, are filled with different storage ideas. Stop by and see how you incorporate storage and functionality in your kitchen area.

 

4. Price

The cost for remodeling a kitchen varies from client to client. However, it is free to find out exactly how much it will cost to get the kitchen of your dreams. Contact one of our ReBath designers today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

 

 

5. Upkeep

Make sure you understand what cleaning supplies work well with your cabinetry. A ReBath Designer can tell you exactly what cleaners won’t damage your cabinets and also offer instructions on maintenance. You can find a full list of approved ReBath Cleaners by clicking here!

Shower-To-Tub Conversions

The Shower-to-Tub Conversions

Shower to tub conversions are a popular method of increasing the value of your home. The expansion of a shower to a full bath unit can be done relatively easy in bathrooms that have the space for additional installation. Homeowners removing old shower units in shower to tub conversions are replacing outdated fixtures. A new bathtub conversion enhances the room and the total bathing experience.

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Conversion Planning and Installation

Because a shower-to-tub conversion requires reconfiguring plumbing, having it professionally done is highly recommended.  By following some basic criteria in tub selection according to size and drain location, a bathroom can be transformed.

Challenges faced in rehabilitating a shower unit to a tub area are sourced in custom size requirements, pipe fittings, expense and finishing. In some cases a bathroom will be too small to add a standard size tub. Select a decorative vision for your bathroom to create a unified environment. Our showrooms have products, tiles, tubs, and showers that will allow you to see the final product before it is completed.

Prior to installation of the new tub unit, our installers will measure the external parameter of the area and drain location. Along with assistance from our designers, you will determine whether an apron style or drop-in tub will be best suited for the space. Or, perhaps an entirely new style of bathtub will be best. That’s the fun! There are lots of great options so that you can get your bathtub and bathroom of your dreams! If  modification of piping is necessary our installers will take care of it. No hassle to you!

Cast-Iron Tub Installation

If your shower to tub conversion includes installation of a cast iron bathtub, keep in mind that the material of these reclaimed beauties is exceptionally heavy in comparison to modern fiberglass units. Our installation team is not only great at making your bathroom look phenomenal, but also keeping your bathroom and house clean and free of debris. Every precaution is taken to ensure that your bathroom remodel is finished on time and with your satisfaction. Drop cloth are used to cover the cast iron from scratching during installation.

Making sure that weight distribution is even when installing a cast iron bathtub is key. Floor joists and wood planks can be placed under the claws of the tub feet to protect flooring during moving and installation. Keeping safety a priority, we use protective gloves and goggles to avoid injury from debris.

Finishing the Tub Area

Once the shower has been uninstalled from the bathroom, the damage to walls will be more apparent. Don’t panic! We’ve got you covered. Preparation for finishing starts with cement backing board prior to tile placement.

Tiles can be the ultimate solution in moisture protection in a bathtub area. Walls can be covered with tile surrounding the tub unit for beauty and water resistance. Regular drywall is not recommended in bath finishing, as mold caused by extreme moisture will threaten tile and grouting stability. As always, you can see and touch the tile you choose for your walls in one of our showrooms with a designer.

Finishing around a tub installation where a shower once stood generally requires tiling or other high end materials. Consider the space and the existing decor and fixtures in transforming your shower unit to luxury bath abode.

For more information about shower to tub conversions, give ReBath and Kitchens of Phoenix, AZ a call at (623) 242 – 7959 or just fill out the form below! Make your bathroom the center of your home with a shower to tub conversion.

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The Small Bath Remodel

A Small Bath Remodel, Big Changes!

Just because a bath is small doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of a spectacular remodel. Indeed, the very smallness of the bathroom can free the homeowner’s mind to be creative in ways it couldn’t be with a large bathroom, much like the rules of a haiku or sonnet inspire a poet to be creative. ReBath and Kitchens can help with any small bath remodel.

small-bath-remodel-rebath-of-phoenixThe Design

First, the homeowner needs to know what kind of bathroom he or she would like to see and whether the homeowner wants a major or minor remodel job. (You can check out some bathroom designs on Pinterest, Instagram, Houzz, or right here on our website!) Ultimately, it will be up to the homeowner with help from the design team from ReBath to settle on the line, shape, patterns, colors and textures he or she wants in the bathroom. When the designs of the remodel are decided, the homeowner will then be able to choose structures to bring them to life! This includes vanities, lighting, materials for the floor, walls and countertop, the type of sink, toilet, bathtub, shower and fixtures or even whether a window or skylight is going to be added. Our ReBath and 5 Day Kitchens of Phoenix team can handle it all. The countertop on the vanity might be made of a beautiful marble, granite or any other of our gorgeous stones or tiles. Our showrooms give homeowners the ability to touch and see the product first hand!

Utilizing Space in a Small Bath Remodel

Since the bathroom is small, a ReBath designer can suggest some tricks that will make it look larger, such as vertical stripes on the wall. The designer can also suggest ways to make the space more efficient, like a wall mounted toilet or a wall mounted sink, shower controls housed in a single panel or niches in the walls for storage. In a small bath, storage is at a premium.

Another trick to consider for a small bathroom are light-colored tiles, which will make the space look larger. Dark and light tiles that are laid in an alternating pattern can also make the room look deeper and wider than it is. A shower stall that’s installed in a corner of the room also takes up less space than a traditional stall. This is also true of a diagonal corner tub, which not only saves space but gives the bather a feeling of openness.

Other space saving tips are a sliding door instead of a door that opens in or out. Since the homeowner doesn’t need to worry about clearance, there’s more space in the room.

The Remodel

Once the design has been decided on, the materials have been ordered, ReBath’s contractors can begin work on the small bath remodel. You can rest assured that our remodelers are experienced and highly trained to provide incredible remodels in a short amount of time.

ReBath and Kitchens has been helping customers with their bath and kitchen remodels for over 30 years. This has made them the premier remodeling contractor in the Phoenix, Arizona area. If a homeowner’s in the market for a small bath remodel, they can be reached at (623) 242-7959.

Or, just fill out this form and a friendly ReBath Representative will contact you!