Merillat Makes Aging in Place Easier

Whether you have mobility problems or plan to stay in your house throughout your retirement, planning ahead is important. Remaining in familiar, comfortable surroundings (aging in place) is good for your state of mind and your health and Merillat Cabinetry has the products to help you do it.  So if this is your pine box home (the only way they’ll get you out of there is in a pine box) then start thinking about your options and check this page for ideas.

Easy access is the first important step.  If you foresee a time when you may be in a wheelchair or have limited mobility, then look to features like drawers, pull-out cabinets and storage accessories that will make your life easier.  They’re called functionalities, those conveniences in a kitchen that makes it easier to work and live in.  Pull-out trash cans and recycling bins, pull-out trays and lazy susan cabinets all fall into this category.

Lazy Susan Cabinet

wood lazy susan

A lazy susan corner cabinet is an ideal corner cabinet in any kitchen, but it becomes a critical part of any kitchen designed to help homeowners age in place.  It puts items out in front where you can reach them and is available in any style or finish of the Merillat Classic or Merillat Masterpiece line.

Base Pantry Towers

pantry base

This Merillat Masterpiece base multi-storage cabinet puts everything at your fingertips.  Both doors are equipped with shelves for canned goods and spices and the rest of the space has movable storage towers for anything else you might need to stash away.  It’s perfect for anyone with limited mobility.

Pot and Pan Base

AIP Drawers

These drawers will hold anything!  No more scrabbling in your cabinets for  stock pots, frying pans or plastic storage containers and their lids.  Available in Merillat Masterpiece and Classic, these drawers are roomy and load-rated at 75 lbs so you can it can handle your biggest mixing bowl or heaviest cookware.

Pegged Drawer Kit

pegged drawer

A good option for people with limited reach, the affordable pegged drawer kit allows you to store plates, bowls and serving pieces down low where it’s easier to reach.  The pegs are adjustable, to keep your breakables safe.

Pull-out Trash

pull-out trash

Make sure you have a pull-out trash cabinet in your new kitchen, itmakes trash disposal easy and convenient.  Available in one, two or four can options, you can pick the one based on what your mobility needs are.

Chopping Block

chopping block

Anyone in a wheelchair can still help with food preparation using this Merillat Masterpiece chopping block.  It brings the work surface out so you can sit and work instead of stand, or you just want a little extra workspace.

Eliminate “Custom Kitchen” Sticker Shock with Merillat Masterpiece

Everybody wants a custom kitchen.

cus·tom adjective  Made to order for a particular customer, as in: “We want custom cabinets.”

That’s Webster’s definition but it probably doesn’t say it all.  To many buyers, it means “meticulously crafted using only quality materials by a local craftsman and costing big bucks.”

So how can you get this quality without spending a fortune?  At Carolina Kitchen & Bath, we offer Merillat Masterpiece cabinetry, a line that offers a wide range of styles, finishes, sizes, storage options and upgrades.  Masterpiece cabinets are built with care and attention to detail out of quality

Rules To Heed If You Don’t Want To Be Voted Off the Island

What can an island do for your kitchen?

A kitchen plan that includes an island opens up range of possibilities; it’s an avenue to unlock design potential with different colors, styles and product choices.  You can select a contrasting finish color for the island versus the perimeter of the kitchen; give the island a furniture look or bring two different countertops into the plan.  By all means, pick the colors and products you love, but avoid a design disaster by paying attention to how they go together.  Here are some rules to follow so you won’t be voted off the island: