Kitchen countertops are first and foremost a work surface. They’ve got to be able to stand up to punishment while looking great. Clients look for countertops that will meet their needs but will also say something about their personal style. Most people who come into our showroom at Carolina Kitchen & Bath usually end up asking “Which is better, granite or quartz?” The quick answer is: “It depends.” Both materials come in
Dovetail drawers have a long history of quality
Dovetail joinery is a construction technique that evolved millennia ago and has been found in Egyptian tombs from the First Dynasty as well as in the tombs of Chinese emperors. It has been used in a wide range of applications from delicate jewelry boxes to timber-framed homes. Tails and pins are fashioned to exacting standards and then slipped together, locking and forming a joint with great tensile strength. Dovetail joinery is a sign of quality that’s easy to recognize and the technique is even used as a design element in a variety of
Different doesn’t have to mean dangerous.
You can classify looks like the orange and green of the 70’s or the hunter green of the 90’s, as a fad that becomes old and unworkable when tastes shift and the inevitable next trend appears. In the last few years, the fashionable colors have been neutrals, but the word “trend” just doesn’t fit them. Beige, gray or taupe may be the predominant color in a room, but they can also serve as a foundation for any color – and it’s a foundation with staying power.
The range of colors in Merillat’s Masterpiece line stretches from a placid Dove White up through a dramatic Onyx and includes Merillat’s vibrant Cardinal, a red painted finish that’s a great color for an island or a butler’s pantry.
Decisions, decisions, decisions.
There’s a wide range of stained and painted finishes to choose from when selecting a finish color for your new kitchen, which means this can be a very tough choice. Neutral pastels in light gray and creamy tones are coming to the fore but white-painted cabinets are classic, reaching back more than 100 years. Between 1900 and 1920, when cities began focusing on improving the health of their residents, many inaugurated water systems. This began a wave of modernization, with an emphasis on cleanliness and good hygiene as the ideal. As the concept of the hygienic kitchen took hold, many manufacturers started producing white cabinets to appeal to the modern expectations of their customers.
Merillat Classic’s Ralston cabinets really score!
A recent Carolina Kitchen & Bath project in Kernersville, NC proves that small doesn’t have to be skimpy. Our client chose Merillat Classic Ralston with a painted Cotton finish to lend a clean, uncomplicated look at an affordable price. Staying within the budget was important, but that didn’t mean they had to sacrifice smart storage options. The base cabinets have added functionalities that maximize the usefulness of the space.
Don’t just take your chances.
The large home improvement centers have everything for a remodeling project. Lumber, cleaning supplies, carpeting, light bulbs, grass seed, ladders and toilets. You can find just about everything you need for household DIY projects at a Big Box store, but if you need help, you take your chances. For a complex job like remodeling a kitchen, that’s a big problem. If you need a kitchen for that new home you’re building or you want to remodel your existing kitchen, come to us. At Carolina Kitchen & Bath, we do one thing and we do it well – design, sell and install kitchen cabinets and countertops. Our designers have the training and experience to lead you through the process as well as the time to focus on your job.
Check the warranty before you buy.
A cabinet warranty isn’t just a guess; it’s a statement of quality that’s based on development and testing, and it is an indication of how long a manufacturer thinks a product will last. Sure, the warranty that Merillat offers protects you against the failure of a part, but it also gives you an idea of what Merillat thinks of their products. They offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty on their Masterpiece line and a 25 Year Warranty on their Classic line of cabinets. Both guarantees are a result of painstaking research that has to be completed before they introduce a new product or innovation.
Cabinet, countertop and tile installation can generate a lot of dust, but with any kitchen remodel job, it’s easy to lose sight of this detail among everything else that’s going on. It’s important not to overlook it though, and it’s a fairly quick and simple task that really pays off. Be thorough because there is no such thing as overkill when it comes to managing this kind of mess. Here are a few simple tips:
1) Cover the doorways. Buy .5 mil or thicker plastic and tack it up above the doorways to the kitchen. It’s also helpful to cover any other openings to nearby rooms and closets and keep them closed. It doesn’t stop all the dust but it makes a big difference.
2) Protect the furniture. It’s up to you to take care of that heirloom china cabinet or your walnut dining room set. Be proactive and drape the furniture with thin .2-.3 mil plastic. Take down anything hanging on the wall or drape it with thin plastic, too.
Merillat has a birthday, you get a gift.
Everybody likes getting more for their money and Merillat knows that. To celebrate their 70th birthday, they are adding their SoftAction+ Technology to its Classic line as a permanent addition to its long list of standard features. No need to pay extra for soft-close doors; starting today, it’s on every door on every order at no extra charge.
Packed with value, Merillat Classic cabinets have the quality, features and good looks you’ll enjoy for a lifetime. Come by Carolina Kitchen & Bath and let us help you realize your own kitchen dreams.
A 70-year tradition of quality.
Merillat Cabinets, maker of quality cabinets for your home, is celebrating its 70th anniversary! Merillat Woodworking was founded in 1946 by Orville and Ruth Merillat in a 2,400 square foot shop in Adrian Michigan; a facility that was about the size of an today’s average home. After 70 years and countless happy customers, Merillat Cabinetry is still going strong, offering a range of cabinets for kitchen, bathroom, entertainment and office uses to fit a variety of budgets.