Maple Bathroom Cabinets for Your Home

inexpensive bathroom vanitiesRevitalize your current property or start building today when you come to In Stock Kitchens for RTA cabinetry. Not only does our business provide beautiful kitchen cabinets, we also feature a wide array of inexpensive bathroom vanities that are sure to look magnificent in your home. Our stock includes some magnificent maple cabinetry:

Maple Shaker Vanity Collection – When you are seeking a minimal design for your bathroom, these Shaker-style selections are perfect for your needs. These options feature a natural maple stain on a contemporary style door, as well as full extension drawers, stainless steel glides, and birch wood construction.

Maple Raised Panel Collection – This collection of high-end cabinetry is known for featuring an attractive honey maple stain on a raised panel door, as well as being both beautiful and durable. These cabinets are made from the finest birch wood available. As always, we hand select each piece of wood used to build these cabinets and inspect it to make sure it is up to quality.

Take a look at the many selections in these collections and place an order online today. Our business offers financing for our factory-direct cabinetry, so do not delay your bathroom construction or remodeling project! We are ready to help you improve your property.

Upgrade Your Cabinets before Selling Your Home

affordable quality cabinetsAre you ready to sell your home but ready to make some improvements on your property before you sell it? In Stock Kitchens has some good advice for you – install new cabinetry! Our business offers a wide array of affordable quality cabinets that are perfect for anyone who is ready to sell their home.

Before selling your home, it’s important to take a good look at each room to see what a perspective buyer will notice before they start the lengthy home buying process. When you walk into your kitchen, what is the first thing that you see? Most people will say that they see the cabinets. If your cabinets look even the tiniest bit shabby, it could affect a buyer’s offer. Instead of just slapping a new coat of paint on your cabinetry, you can invest in new cabinetry from our business. We offer affordable RTA cabinetry, shipping to people all over the country.

Whether you are trying to sell your home on your own or are flipping a property, we can provide you with high-end options that you won’t find anywhere else. Additionally, we provide factory-direct selections, which means we are able to pass the savings on to you! Review our selections and place an order for new kitchen or bathroom cabinetry today.

Partial? Full? Frameless?

It’s time for another round of knowledge boosting cabinet jargon and today we’re discussing overlays! Ok it may not be as exciting as an exclamation point warrants, but it is important to know what you are purchasing when you are looking to buy kitchen cabinets, especially online.

There are four common door overlay styles:

Full Framed – This is when the cabinet box peeks out from behind the face of the cabinet door and drawer front so that you can see it when everything is shut. This is the most traditional cabinet style. You can see this in our Walnut or Cherry style cabinets.

Partial Framed – This is similar to the Full Framed in that the cabinet box is seen behind the drawer and door fronts but this is where the cabinet box is seen. More of a “here I am” and less of a “peek”. If you can stick two or more fingers between the doors than you have yourself a partial overlay framed cabinet. This is also a traditional cabinet style. You can see this style in our Maple or Chestnut style cabinets.

Inset – In this style the drawer and door face are set into the cabinet box. Traditionally this is more a furniture style. While this definitely can offer an old world unique charm any change in humidity that causes the doors or drawers to expand slightly (which will happen on real all wooden cabinets) can cause the doors or drawers to “stick” when opening.

Frameless- With this style you only see the drawer face and door, no hint of the cabinet box anywhere. This is a much more modern, European style. This particular style offers wider drawers and gives you full access to your cabinets without the edge or “lip” as you place in or remove items.

Farmhouse Sinks: Trendy or Traditional?

Farmhouse sinks seem to be popping up all over HGTV and DIY but is this sink style really as trendy as it seems? If you want the look but are afraid the “trend” may die down in a few years let me tell you, there’s nothing trendy about this traditional sink that has been filling up with pots and pans since the 1800s. In fact, the traditional farmhouse sink is usually a lot deeper than your typical undermount or top-mount sinks. Bonus, you can find farmhouse sinks in several double-bowl options if you, like myself, happen to cook something simple and still manage to use every pot, pan, and bowl you own.

Now it may look a little odd, that your sink sits out a few inches from your counter and cabinets but this is a design hold over from the days when any water that splashed out would run down and ruin the cabinets (not a problem with our cabinets here at In Stock Kitchens, but that’s neither here nor there). These sinks are also usually installed just under the countertop level so you can wipe any countertop messes straight into the sink and avoid that little military line of beaded crumbs mixed with juice that tents to guard the perimeter of the lip of top-mount sinks.

As far as materials, most farmhouse sinks are made from fireclay, which is extremely durable but pricey or porcelain which offers the same look for a little less money and a little less durability. If you want to mix a little traditional with modern, you could opt for a stainless steel or copper look which adds a bit of an edge. It’s even possible with today’s technology to have a sink specially made from marble or granite if you are willing to shell out the big bucks.

Whatever you choose, you should feel confident in knowing that the farmhouse sink is well worth the investment and will not be going out of style any time soon.

The Dynamic Duo

You’ve nailed down that you want the island not the peninsula, that the backsplash will be subway tile (nothing else is acceptable), stainless steel appliances, the color of the walls, the curtains, even that little elephant dish that perfectly holds the sponge (ok so it always falls into the sink but the elephant is adorable so you’re keeping it) and that you want sleek shaker cabinet in espresso… no in white… no definitely espresso…

We say mix it up and go with both! The two-toned look is huge right now and it gives you the bonus of getting everything you want without having to sacrifice. A great look is a lighter color for your wall cabinets and a darker for your base. This creates the illusion of a taller room and the darker lower area tends to hide some of the smudges your 4-year-old swears they have no knowledge of but, distinctly appear to have peanut butter on their hands. (Side note: this is a very temporary optical illusion; you still have to clean the cabinets.) Another way to blend two tones seamlessly is to do an island or accent walls additional storage in one color and the main cabinets a second. Keep your countertops neutral or a blend of both colors to tie the two colors together. The general idea is to add interest to the color palette of the kitchen and in turn make the kitchen both unique and beautiful.

Raised? Recessed? Shaker? What?

There is a lot of lingo you’ll encounter when searching for your perfect kitchen and every company has its own spin when it comes to marketing brands to the public. While we at In Stock Kitchens provide free and easy customer support via live chat or phone from any of a number of our specialists there are a few common terms that can point you closer to the direction of the style your looking for so you don’t find yourself in my common situation of trying to pantomime out a style you saw in magazine. Side note: it is hard for a sales person to understand what you want when you say “Its grey and…” then wave your arms like you’re attempting to direct a landing plane.

Door Styles

SLAB

The first, and simplest style is a slab door and looks exactly like it sounds. A flat, no frills, piece of wood. This is the best style for traditional and contemporary designs.

Slab

Slab

SHAKER

The next step up is the shaker style door, which is a simple slab like center with a raised flat edge, or rail, around the entire perimeter of the face of the cabinet. This is a clean simple design, often pairing shaker style doors with slab style drawer fronts.

Shaker

Shaker

RECESSED PANEL

Also known as FLAT PANEL,these doors are simple and straightforward with a bit more of a flourish than the shaker style but lacking the intricate detailing of a raised panel. The perimeter is raised from the slab like center panel by a delicate beveled design of some nature. This works best for traditional or transitional kitchens.

Recessed

Recessed

RAISED PANEL

This style is the most decorative and intricate of door styles and can range in look from a single center panel raised up, flanked by a variety of beveled edges and a smooth parameter to multiple raised and lowered designs across the face of the door. This is the most versatile style and every distributer will offer their own array of looks.

Raised

Raised

Use a Designer, Save your Sanity

After consulting with specialists, the single biggest problem customers have when planning a kitchen is over-thinking it. Too much time is spent measuring individual cabinets, often based off of their current kitchen. They just cannot seem to break out of the idea that a new kitchen will be just that, brand new. Sheets of numbers, dimensions, inch to inch measurements that have taken days to compile review and edit over pots of coffee can make a new kitchen seem like an overwhelming (not to mention frustrating) task. Let’s say you like your cabinet set up but hate the style, you’ve measured and remeasured each cabinet. Maybe the numbers match, maybe they’re off an inch or so. Perhaps your current set up has fillers you never noticed. Perhaps the new sink you’ve fallen in love with will throw off the centered cabinets over it and the dimensions need to change. In the end it simply is just too much. This is where I’d like to insert the advice of one of our designers.

Step back, pretend the room is completely empty. Only a few main measurements (found here on our Kitchen Measurements and Design Instructions) are needed for our designers to figure out the math for you. We even proved the graph paper, unless you’re one of the few people out there who has an old pad of graph paper laying around from highschool art class (I’m lucky if I can find a pen let alone graph paper). What are the dimensions of the room, wall to wall and floor to ceiling? Where are the windows, doors, and immovable appliances and what are their dimensions? That’s about it, all that is left for you to do is select your favorite style and utilize our Free 3D Kitchen Design (or bathroom if you’re looking more to reinvent your en suite) offer. Our fully trained designers can provide you a digital 360 panoramic view of your new kitchen and a sample door so you can see and feel exactly what your new space will be like.

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Building the Best on a Budget

Are you tired of your current kitchen cabinet situation? Do you find yourself drooling over renovation shows with sleek new kitchens that seem to have more storage space than you can dream of? Have you ever spent twenty minutes unloading and reloading your base cabinets trying to find the lid that matches the pot that you are pretty sure is hidden somewhere under the cookie sheets? Maybe that last one is just me, but unless you’ve done a recent remodel of your kitchen I would bet my best burger recipe secrets that you could use an upgrade. After all the kitchen traditionally offers the best return rate of any home improvement but at the same time it can eat up nearly 40% of your renovation budget. So what is the best way to bring your kitchen cabinets up to par without breaking the bank? Below is an easy guide for getting the best quality on a budget.

Research

While some of those big box stores display a favorable price tag take a moment to look past the numbers. What is the construction like? Are the drawers dovetail that will last or screwed together and will loosen over time? walnutshakervanity5 Are the frames solid wood that will hold up? Are the sides made of durable plywood or the easily warped MDF? Are the doors solid wood that are pained or stained rather than thinly veneered? While you may be tempted to pick up the first cabinet that tickles your wallet, stop to consider how long you want this kitchen to last. You can obtain affordable kitchen cabinets built with superior quality if you take a few moments to browse around online.

Consider Your Skill Level

Are you a DIY sort of person? If you have a general set of household tools and can follow simple instructions, you can order RTA kitchen cabinets in a variety of styles and colors. At In Stock Kitchens we offer read to assemble kitchen cabinets with all of the structural integrity of a built-to-last kitchen at prices that won’t break the bank. If you, like myself, are better suited to designing rather than building, In Stock Kitchens also offers assembly our great selection.

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Find Features You Love

As I said, I am all about the details. Thankfully we offer accents such as corbels and overlays, glass kitchen cabinet doors, spice racks, molding, just about anything you could want in a kitchen all at our amazing RTA pricing. Prefer less bells and whistles? I suggest the sleek shaker style, available in a variety of colors. Add in a few spice racks (great for organizing cans as well), pull out trash cans, or roll out trays and you can organize even a tiny space for maximum function.

Adding a Range Hood? Ask Yourself These Key Questions First!

New homeowners going through kitchen upgrades these days will more often than not add a range hood, according to a recent study done by Houzz. However, when you have a number of options to choose from, things can get overwhelming. If you are one of these homeowners, use this post as a guide and make everything a little bit easier for yourself.

kitchen design with hood range

Do I Need a Range Hood?

In short, no. They aren’t required by any building codes or safety regulations and are therefore not absolutely a must-have in your kitchen.

When we design kitchens at In Stock Kitchens, the range hood is usually an extra add-on if the budget allows for it.

An important question to consider is, what’s the current state of natural ventilation? If you have lots of big windows around the kitchen space, a range hood may not be necessary. Additionally, you should consider how often you cook and what you will be cooking. A lot of people microwave the majority of their meals!

Do I Want a Range Hood?

Although you may not see the smoke the steam while you’re cooking, oil particles actually get spread through the air. In other words, the grease from the pans slowly covers the room, unless you have a suction to get rid of that air. If you’re a serious chef, you definitely want a powerful range hood.

Where Should My Range Hood Go?

Seems like an obvious question, but one that often times needs to be answered. The range hood should go directly above the source of potential steam and smoke. However, what most people don’t know is that range hoods need to ventilate, so we always recommend placing them by a nearby exterior wall. The less distance air travels to get outside means the less powerful your system will have to work in order to be successful. This ultimately saves homeowners money on energy, equipment, and utilities.

Types of Range Hoods

Standard Over-Range Hoods.You are able to choose from two standard range hood forms: undercabinet hoods that are partially enclosed in cabinetry or a wall-mounted unit with no surrounding cabinetry. You can run these through the ceiling or roof, or also vent back through the walls.

Island range hoods also fall into the standard category. These types, however, are much less likely to have any cabinetry surrounding it. If an island does include a range and range hood, it is often featured in the room.

island kitchen range hood

You can find high-tech looking range hood styles that are much less intrusive into the kitchen space and make a very unique and interesting statement. Although these are still standard over-range hoods, they usually use a more powerful suction. As a result, a more airy feeling and headroom while you cook your meals.

Built-In Over-Range Hoods.These hoods are typically disguised in kitchen cabinets, which avoids the range being a focal point of the kitchen design. In nature, these hoods are generally not finished and look ugly, so they will need to be covered to hide all of the insides. Although you may not be able to uncover the panels, you can easily swap them out should you change your kitchen cabinet style.

built-in over-range hoods

Pop-Up Vents.These vents are also referred to as the “behind cooktop hoods” or “downdraft vents” because they aren’t really hoods at all. They are smaller, slimmer vents that apply suction directly at the source of smoke and steam and pull it into the floor rather than the ceiling. The name “pop-up” comes from the fact that the vents “pop-up” into place only when needed and are then drawn back down into the counter when not in use.

Pop-up vents are most appropriate when the ceiling over the range is incapable of housing ventilation ducts.

Although they seem visually appealing and provide a very open feel, pop-up vents are by far the least powerful option. More serious chefs may find the pop-up vent to be insufficient in meeting their needs.

pop-up range hood

Microwave Combo Hoods.Range hoods can also be combined with microwaves to handle two different functions in a very small space, which is very ideal in a compact kitchen design. The combo unit typically has about the same power as a standard hood, but the microwave combo hood is better for small home cooking or for those who use the microwave a lot.

microwave combo range hood

Style Ideas

Homeowners can integrate their range hoods in many different ways without being paneled. Try selecting a white unit over black to stainless steel. This allows the unit to blend much cleaner with the white cabinetry and provides a really nice atmosphere and feel. Also, don’t be afraid to have the range hood differ from the rest of the design. As long as it is not mismatched with any other appliances, you should be good to go.

different color range hood

If, however, your kitchen includes a lot of stainless steel, a simple stainless steel hood will simply blend in with the rest of the kitchen décor.

stainless steel range hood

You also can add a really specialized backsplash that runs just from the range to the range hood is a great way to avoid grease stains. It also brings together some beautiful detail that becomes one main feature in the kitchen.

If you don’t mind sacrificing storage space, a big up and comping trend is the skip he upper cabinets and allow the range hood to be a sole feature. The room feels huge, you can add beautiful details at eye-level, and you have a ton of open space.

main range hood with no upper cabinets

Have you heard of the “Kitchen Work Triangle”?

The work triangle has been an integral part of the kitchen design layout as far as we can remember. It’s all about efficiency, with the stove, sink and refrigerator as the highlights to an effective kitchen layout. In route to these three major points in the kitchen should be a decent amount of counter space for the food preparation, preferably next to the sink. Actually the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) sums it up as: an imaginary straight line drawn from the center of the sink, to the center of the cooktop, to the center of the refrigerator and finally back to the sink. As intimidating as this all seems, taking your time and methodically planning a clear path for the triangle will bring you years of enjoyment in your new kitchen.

kitchen work triangle