Must-Have Kitchen Cabinet Colors

Kitchen cabinets are the face of the kitchen. They tie together the design and represent current trends through architecture, fixtures, and color. Color can be an essential aspect of design. The colors we choose for our home can embody our style and personality. While we are nearing the last couple of months of 2018, we wanted to focus on 2019 kitchen cabinet colors that would look great in your space.  These colors are versatile and will work in nearly any home. Let us take a look!

Must-Have Kitchen Cabinet Colors:

  1. Pastel Colors. If you are looking for a subtle pop of color, pastels are a beautiful choice. They are light and whispy for a refreshing take on classic colors. For a stylish and fresh kitchen, be sure to incorporate your favorite pastels.
  2. Mint. Mint has become a popular appliance color over the past couple of years, but the color does not stop there. Mint can be incorporated into your kitchen through your cabinetry. Mix your mint with some neutral tones, and you will have a breathtaking design in no time.
  3. Light Gray. If you love neutrals, light gray cabinetry is definitely for you. It provides a unique twist on standard neutral cabinetry by adding a cool hue. We love light gray because it works well with nearly every design.
  4. Deep Blue. This color gives us some serious nautical vibes, and we are obsessed. Deep blue is not for the frail at heart. This color can be one of the boldest of the bunch, and we love its drama. Recently, design experts have been incorporating orange into the kitchen’s design. Since orange is the complementary color to blue, the room is well balanced and beautiful.
  5. White. A traditional, classic color that never goes out of style is white. White cabinetry is a beautiful and timeless option for homeowners. If you are looking for a color that will always stay relevant, white is for you!
  6. Black. Black is large and in-charge. With black, you can create clean lines and elegance inside your kitchen. The color can be incorporated into a modern kitchen for a bold look.
  7. Sage. Recently, sage green has begun to win over the hearts of many homeowners. The color is soft and easily blends into the kitchen’s design.
  8. Charcoal. If you are looking for a darker version of gray, charcoal is here for you. Charcoal is a neutral, middle-ground between white and black. You can use charcoal for a bold and beautiful look.
  9. Eggshell. If white is a little too bright for you, eggshell may be a perfect choice. This off-white color is ideal for homeowners looking for a clean, pristine design in their kitchen.
  10. Taupe. Taupe is a gray color with a tint of brown. We love this color because it takes neutrals to the next level. Try this color in your kitchen for a breath-taking design.

What is your favorite kitchen cabinet color? Let us know below in the comment section.

Consider a dual fuel range.

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If you are in the market for a new range, and have the potential for either gas or electric, why not choose both by purchasing a dual fuel range?

What is a dual fuel range? Quite simply, a dual fuel range has gas burners on the top, and an electric oven. Many cooks prefer this combination because they feel it offers the best of both worlds: Dual fuel ranges have high-powered, instant on-instant-off, gas burners for the best solution in surface cooking, and the precision even baking results of an electric oven.

Here’s my personal story. About 10 years ago, we did a kitchen remodel. Our home had upgraded appliances, but they were dated, so we replaced the appliances as part of the remodel. Though the house had an electric range, I discovered that we also had a gas connection stubbed out behind the range. Voila’! We ordered a new *Jenn-Air dual-fuel slide-in range. We were delighted with the gas burners on the surface that we used almost daily, and the electric oven which baked evenly every time.

Many manufacturers offer dual-fuel ranges. Here are a few you will find available at Arizona Wholesale:

  • Bosch
  • Dacor
  • Electrolux
  • Jenn-Air
  • KitchenAid
  • Monogram
  • Thermador
  • Samsung
  • Wolf

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30-INCH 5-BURNER DUAL FUEL CONVECTION SLIDE-IN RANGE WITH BAKING DRAWER

This versatile dual fuel range also features a baking drawer that adds more options to the oven. The separate compartment allows you to bake at a different temperature. This range also features flawless cooking results from Even-Heat™ True Convection. The unique bow-tie design and convection fan ensure the entire oven is heated to, and stays at, the perfect temperature.

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Adds more cooking options to the oven. The separate compartment allows you to keep warm, slow cook or bake at a different temperature and keep dishes warm.

Even-Heat™ True Convection

Produces flawless results. The unique bow-tie design and convection fan ensure the inside of the entire oven is heated to, and stays at, the perfect temperature.

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Of course, your mileage may vary, but our experience with a dual fuel range was two big thumbs up! For more information on dual fuel ranges or other major appliances, floor coverings, or window treatments call the professionals at Arizona Wholesale.

* Full-Disclosure (Art Johnson) – When I remodeled my kitchen (approx. 2009) I was employed by Jenn-Air. Naturally, I received a substantial personal use discount for my purchase of new Jenn-Air appliances.


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How to Stencil Your Walls

Stenciling a wall can create an impressive statement in your room. Guests’ eyes will be intrigued by the artistic styling. Stenciling a wall is the updated version of wallpaper. To help homeowners, we have made stenciling easy with these simple steps:

Step One: Prepare your wall.

In order to prep your wall correctly, apply a base coat and let it set.

Step Two: Use adhesive on your stencil.

  • Shake the bottle of spray adhesive then lightly coat the back of your stencil.
  • Try to spray your stencil outdoors to help with unwanted fumes.
  • Make sure to keep the adhesive away from any other objects because adhesive is glue.
  • Prevent getting glue on yourself by using a glove on the hand holding the stencil.
  • Let the stencil dry before you apply it your wall.
    Note: A sticky stencil is good, a wet stencil is bad.

Step Three: Gently press the adhesive stencil onto your wall.

Step Four: Begin painting.

Keep in mind that “less is more” when you are stenciling. Use less paint than you think you will need. Slowly stroke the color over your stencils. Create a blotting motion around the inside edges of your stencil. This will prevent the paint from dripping underneath the stenciled area.

Step Five: Continue stenciling.

The great part about stenciling is that you do not have to wait to finish the wall. Carefully remove your stencil from the area you just painted. Remove any excess paint that may have gotten on the back of your stencil. Place your stencil on the next part of your wall.
Your spray adhesive will last about two to three rounds.

When you need to reapply your spray adhesive, wash off the back of your stencil and dry it with a paper towel. Make sure your stencil is thoroughly dried before reapplying your adhesive.

Step Six: Put on the second layer of paint.

This part may get a little stressful because you need to make sure your stencil lines up perfectly with the first time. Carefully place your stencil on the area you already painted and reapply a layer of paint.

Step Seven: Let this area dry.

Do not move any furniture or objects back in front of this wall until it is completely dry.

Voila! You now have a stylish stenciled wall that you did all by yourself.

Incorporating Blue

What is your favorite color to use in your home’s decor? For many people, blue becomes a dominant hue in their design scheme. From pale ice shades to deep rich indigo, such colors are commonly associated with serenity and sophistication. In interior design, blue acts as a neutral color because it pairs well with almost any color. If you are interested in switching up your home’s decor, you should consider spicing things up with a range of this watery hue.
 
While you can deck any area of your home out in blue, specific areas of the home benefit from this color. According to color experts, blue works well in spaces such as the bathroom and bedroom. Since cool blues encourage calmness, you will want to use this color in essential areas of the home such as the bedroom, home office, and bathroom. Using shades of blue in your home office will help you focus while in the bedroom, it will promote relaxation. This hue is also great for the bathroom because you can use it to create a clean and fresh vibe.
 
In most color schemes, you will need to find a color that complements your primary choice. Usually, blue pairs well with any color choice but here are some of our favorite combinations: 
 
  • Blue and Green
Both lighter and more vibrant shades of blue pair well with the color green. Both are cool colors that sit close to each other on the color wheel. Pairing lighter shades of blue with pale hues of green gives off seashore vibes while using more vibrant shades of both of these colors, will have a dramatic effect on the space. 
 
  • Orchid and Blue
Can you imagine using both orchid and blue in the same design scheme? Since purple and blue are close to each other on the color wheel, it blends effortlessly. Light blue brings out the rich undertones of orchid to create a seemingly perfect design. 
 
  • Blue and Coral
There is nothing quite like the blue and coral color combination. Using these two hues within the same space gives off summertime, care-free vibes. This color scheme creates a design that is bound to uplift your mood and spirit. 
 
  • Blue and White
If you are timider when it comes to playing with colors, blue and white can create a timeless look in any space. These two colors are practically made for one another. With dark blue and white, the colors can create a nautical theme or with light blue and white, it can create a breezy shoreside theme. 
 
Which color combination would you try in your own home? Let us know in the comment section! 
 

Choosing new appliances for your home

Appliance Brand Suites vs Mixed Brands: 

Tips for selecting appliances for your new home or remodel.

Are you buying/building a new home or remodeling your kitchen?  If so, then you’re most likely getting new appliances. Selecting your appliances can be a really enjoyable experience, but it can also be quite stressful. Here are some recommendations:

Plan ahead. Make your appointment with Arizona Wholesale well in advance so that the products you select can be ordered, delivered and installed on a timely basis.

If you’re new home is being built by one of the production home builders, your selection will likely be limited to a preselected brand and a few models within that brand that will fit properly in your kitchen.  At the other end of the spectrum, if you’re building a custom home, and your plans have yet to be drawn up, you will have a very wide selection of brands and features, that are limited only by your imagination and your budget. In many instances selecting appliances for a new kitchen falls somewhere in between: while you have numerous choices, you also have definite preferences and budget constraints. Either way, the professionals at Arizona Wholesale are expert in helping home buyers get the right appliances for their new home buyers or kitchen remodel. 

When choosing appliances for your new kitchen, you may be faced with this question:

“Should I buy a complete set of appliances of a single brand, or should I pick and choose each appliance from a variety of brands.”

Here are some of the pros and cons:

Single brand-

 If you stick with a single brand, you should be able to “match” appliances for a uniform look in your kitchen. Knobs, handles, and trim are likely to be designed to go together to create a common look and enhance your kitchen appearance. 

The appliance brand, reputation, and strength usually carries across product categories, and warranties may be common from one product to another. Importantly, there can be price advantages for buying an entire suite of appliances in a single brand.  It is not unusual for a manufacturer to offer an incentive or even a free appliance for buying an entire suite of one brand. For example, for years Thermador has had a One, Two, FREE promotion. For example, buy a cooktop and oven and get a FREE dishwasher.  That’s a big savings. Other manufacturers have similar offers. These incentives should definitely enter into your considerations.

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Multiple brands-

On the other hand, picking and choosing each individual appliance from among all the separate brands could make sense if you have strong preferences in different appliance categories. Suppose you are determined to have a Sub Zero built-in refrigerator, a Miele dishwasher, and a Jenn-Air range. These appliances are well-regarded in each of those categories, but they will not particularly match in appearance. Each brand has their own “look”, and you will not have the family appearance that you get with a single brand where handles and knobs all match and where, for example, digital displays are the same shade of blue. Some brands even have different finishes. For example, GE has its own Slate finish which is gray, but not Stainless Steel. Finally, when mixing brands in a kitchen you will forfeit any incentives, such as a free dishwasher, for buying a common brand.

The best way to select appliances for your new kitchen is to make an appointment with one of the design consultants at Arizona Wholesale. For more information call or visit us:


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Tips for Hanging Artwork

Has the time come for you to hang artwork in your beautiful home? Maybe you have even been avoiding it. The process of hanging artwork can seem frustrating and very time-consuming. To help put you at ease while hanging your artwork, we have composed a few tips and tricks to assist you. Let’s take a look! 

Placement:

  • You may find yourself standing there staring at a blank wall and find yourself unsure of where to hang your artwork. If you have only one or two pieces to hang, stand back and visually place in your mind where you want the artwork to hang.  Often people hang art too high; experts recommend hanging your art pieces at eye level. To help, you can physically take the art piece and place it on the wall in your desired spot. With a pencil, draw a short, centered line on the wall at the top of the frame. If your frame has a wire on the back of the art, simply measure from the top of the wire in the center to the top of the frame. Go back to your line on the wall and measure down from the top line to the distance of the centered wire hanger and mark. Erase the original top line, so you do not get confused about the proper placement mark. 
  • If you have multiple pieces of art, start out by placing the pieces on the floor for a symmetrical or asymmetrical look, whichever fits your taste. As you stand back to look at the items on the floor, you can visualize how they will look once hung. You can also move and mix until you get your desired look. 

Techniques for Strength:

  • If possible, drive the nail into a wall stud for the most strength. If you do not already own one, experts recommend investing in an inexpensive stud finder.  Although in most cases, where you want to hang the art a stud will not be present. For small and medium artwork, a 1 ½ or 2-inch nail in the sheetrock will suffice and hold securely. Always drive the nail into the wall at a 45-degree angle. This technique ensures a stable and secure hold. 
  • For large pieces of art, purchase hollow-wall anchors with screws.  Anchor sets will match the weight of the artwork. Use a small drill and choose a drill size to match the size of the anchor. Once you drill the hole, tap the anchor into the sheetrock and merely screw the screw into the anchor.

Straightness:

  • If your artwork is not hanging level and straight, you can purchase some small plastic bumpers that attach to the back of the frame with self-stick tape. What a simple fix for a challenge that will arise now or in the future. 

We would love to hear from you regarding any ideas and tips you may have for hanging artwork. What tips and tricks have you learned over the years that could be helpful for other readers? You can leave your responses below in the comment section. Thanks for reading and be sure to check back next week! 

Bathroom Remodel

Bathrooms are some of the most exceptionally artistic rooms to express your design style. These rooms primarily call for hard surface flooring which can give this room an elusive design project. Being able to take a small space like your bathroom and completely transform it requires specific guidelines to make sure you balance functionality, beauty, and architect into a finished masterpiece. Here are three guidelines to consider before beginning your bathroom remodel:
 
  • Maximize Space
Unless you are entirely revamping your bathroom and demoing walls is feasible for you, you will want to consider your blueprint limit. Most bathrooms are small spaces and you need to facilitate every square inch. Invest in cabinet space to keep everything tuck away and neat. A clean bathroom will feel more opened and less chaotic. Try to weigh out the value of cabinetry and its storage purpose. You need to determine the amount of the space something will take up and how much it can store. Think of economical solutions like smaller tubs versus a large jacuzzi or curb-less showers instead of bulky tubs and shower combinations.
 
  • Lighting, Walls, Flooring
Lighting, walls, and flooring will encapsulate the bathroom design you are attempting to create. Pick a paint theme and make sure that your lighting is adequate. You want your ambiance or general lighting to blanket the entire room but also incorporate task lighting where you will be applying makeup or grooming. Allowing better lighting in these areas will help make your bathroom more functionally equipped. Your floors should be waterproof and anti-slip or slip-resistant. You may need to waterproof your bathroom if it has never been done before, especially, if you plan on having a curb-less shower.
 
  • Functional Utilization
Being limited in your space, you need to utilize all the parts of your bathroom and make it as functional as possible. Even if your room is separate from certain areas, you should make sure you consider how it will affect the Feng Shui of your home. Make sure the elements flow and that your bathroom does not clash with adjacent rooms. This is a great area to express yourself, but it should have a consistent flow with your homestyle. Make a focal point in this room (preferably not the toilet) and use this piece to influence the rest of the room’s design. Usually, this would be either a shower, the vanity, or even an elegant bathtub.
 
When you consider all these elements, you should be able to find a balance in the room. You will be able to express yourself but also know the importance of functionality and limited space. Try drawing out a blueprint of how you want your bathroom to flow. You can pin or save pictures of different ideas you would like to incorporate into your home. This is a great way to have a good sense of direction before starting your project.
 

Perlick Launches New Column Refrigeration

Arizona Wholesale has been selling Perlick Kegerator products for years. Customers with home bars and “man caves” love the commercial quality of Perlick. Now, Perlick is using their expertise in commercial bar and restaurant refrigeration products to create superior residential column refrigerator, freezer, and wine reserves.

New Commercial Quality Column Refrigeration

With Perlicks new residential column refrigerators you will have commercial-grade performance in your home. Perlick’s 24-Inch Column Refrigerator features four temperature zones with separate controls maintaining temperature within one degree Fahrenheit of setpoint. Humidity levels in the produce bin are electronically monitored to add moisture back into the compartment when needed, while filtration removes gases emitted by some types of produce.

Here are the specifics right from Perlick on their new column refrigerator:

24” PERLICK COLLECTION COLUMN REFRIGERATOR

 

 

 

 

QUICK FEATURES

  • Industry exclusive QuatroCool™ four independently-controlled temperature zones
  • Powerful—yet efficient—commercial-grade cooling
  • Sleek PerlIQ™ touch-screen control panel
  • Dual-chamber air filtration and real humidity
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Frameless spill-proof glass shelving
  • 12.6 cu. ft. of storage capacity
  • Integrated design comes ready to accept custom panel and hardware
  • Three Full Year Warranty plus additional nine years on sealed system

ABOUT THIS PRODUCT

Enough with the plastic interiors and crisper drawers that don’t actually keep greens crisper. It’s time for geniune performance—and for that, you need a Perlick. No other residential refrigerator features four separate zones of precision cooling, electronically monitored humidity control or an all stainless-steel and glass interior. This makes the Perlick Column Refrigerator the industry’s most advanced food preservation system. Its thoughtful engineering and incredible design keep fine food fresher, longer, and make high-end kitchens even more delectable.

QUATROCOOL™ FOUR ZONES OF PRECISION COOLING

Perlick QuatroCool™ preservation system features four separate zones of precision cooling: a main compartment, deli drawer, fish/meat drawer and a tip-out produce bin. Program temperatures via the touch-screen control, and each zone will maintain its set temperature within 1°, providing ideal refrigeration and unsurpassed preservation of fresh foods

HUMIDITY CONTROL/DUAL CHAMBER AIR FILTRATION

Our unique tip-out produce bin features proven food preservation technology to keep greens fresher and crisper, longer. Powered by QuatroCool™, advanced electronic monitoring controls humidity levels and has the intelligence to add real moisture back into the compartment. No plastic sliders here.

Check back to our blog soon for information on the Perlick Wine Column.

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Five Eye-Sores in Your Home

Are you curious about the top five mistakes homeowners make in their house? We have created a list of common eye-sores that may be bringing effecting your home’s value and your design. Let us take a look!  

Five Eye-Sores in Your Home

1. Messy Wires

Before you started reading, you may have thought of tangled wires as one of the home’s biggest eye-sores. You would be right; a lot of homeowners ignore the messy bulk of unnecessary wires behind their electronics and leave them to sit out in regularly-used spaces. To help this eye-sore, we suggest using zip-ties. Secure and tidy up all of your electronic wires into a neat circle then zip-tie them. You will instantly notice that this will look more well-kept and aesthetically pleasing. 

2. Out in The Open

Do not get us wrong, we love the concept of open storage. But sometimes, homeowners do not have the time to maintain the open concept’s look. If you are frequently using you open shelving, it can almost become unmanageable. While open storage may be right for some people, the messy chaos in your home can bring down the home’s value. If you choose to use an open shelving system, you may want to consider only using decor pieces on the shelves. Day-to-day use can leave the shelves looking sloppy; therefore, the minimal amount of use can make the concept doable. 

3. Patterns and Prints, Oh My

There is such a thing as too many patterns in one space. The look can actually be quite overwhelming to the eyes. Currently, mixing patterns is a trend, but with caution. You want to limit yourself to two prints in each room. The prints must work well with each other. If you find it challenging to match prints yourself, we recommend asking the advice of a fabric store employee or a close friend.

4. Shoes on Display

We all live in our houses; therefore, there may be signs that someone actually lives there. A common mistake that a lot of homeowners make is displaying their shoes. This is a very common eye-sore in many households so do not feel alone! Displaying your shoes, coats, and bags can distract from the room’s design. It can take away from all of the hard work you put into the look of the room. To fix this eye-sore, we recommend storing these items in a closet or a closed container. 

5. Covered Counters

Countertop displays can be a great thing, but it is easy to get carried away with decorations. To keep your house looking beautiful, be sure to store all of your items in cabinets and drawers. Allow yourself to display two to three items on your countertops. For example, a vase of flowers, a soap dispenser, and a decorative piece for your bathroom countertops. This subtle approach will instantly bring an elegant look to your home.  

As always, we recommend focusing on keeping your floors cleaned and cleared. Clean floorings create for a happy and healthy lifestyle. For more advice and tips, be sure to check out our other posts at Arizona Wholesale

 

Design Ideas for Small Bathrooms

Adapting to living in a small home can be tough, but your design does not need to be compromised. With our nine expert ideas, you can decorate your small bathroom into a beautiful oasis that you will want to use. Let’s see how! 

Design Ideas for Small Bathrooms:

1. Accent It

Small bathrooms need a little something to make them unique and special. Adding in an accent wall can do just the trick! Plus, with thousands of ideas out there, you have your pick of the mill to match your personality and taste. From decorative wallpaper to stylish tile, your small bathroom’s design will be anything but tiny. 

2. Add in Quirky Floors

Speaking of tile, there is a wide range of fun and quirky tile for you to incorporate on your bathroom’s floors. Adding unique tilework helps your bathroom feel rustic and adds a lot of character to the space.  

3. Incorporate Mini Fixtures

In a smaller space, it is ideal to use smaller fixtures and appliances to make it feel bigger than it actually is. You may even want to try using brass or gold fixtures instead of the classic chrome to help add charm to your small space. Capitalizing the “charm” of a smaller room can help the design feel intended rather than forced. 

4. Focus on Soothing Tones

Soft, soothing tones are your friend in smaller spaces. A soft color scheme can come in handy when you are trying to create a calming oasis. Seek pastels, neutrals, and soft hues when decided on a color scheme for your small space.

5. Embrace Horizontal Imagery

If your space feels tight, you can try using horizontal imagery to give the illusion that the space is more substantial. For example, wooden boards on the wall that runs horizontally can potentially widen the visual perspective. If the room feels too short, you may want to switch to vertical boards to make the ceiling feel taller. 

6. Spend More on Less

With smaller spaces, you tend to buy fewer items; therefore, you have a bigger budget for less stuff. We recommend buying higher quality items rather than focusing on quantity. Having too many decor pieces can make the room feel tight and unwelcoming. Instead, you want to focus on quality pieces that will last a lifetime. 

7. Make a Statement

If you have a little bit of wiggle room, you should try to incorporate some type of statement piece into your design. Whether that be a decorative chandelier or a gorgeous mirror, your space should have one part that makes your guests go “wow.” 

8. Remove Clutter + Chaos

One of the greatest eyesores in a small space is clutter. Try and keep your counters clear and clutter free in your small bathroom. We know that it can be hard when there is little space, but incorporating wall storage should help! 

9. Place Floating Shelves

Floating shelves on your walls are the perfect solution when there is no room left on the floors. This sleek shelving option gives homeowners a place to store their items without compromising on valuable floor space. 

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