Furniture Shopping Tips You Should Know

In the process of furnishing your home? Whether you’re starting from scratch or simply looking for a few new pieces to update your home, shopping for furniture can be overwhelming. Picking the right pieces are essential because everyone knows that the decor can make or break a home’s design. Whether you’ve decided to take the hunt online or you’re shopping at your local outlet here are some tips you should take into consideration.

Test the Measurements
There’s nothing worse than purchasing the perfect piece of furniture only to discover down the line that it doesn’t fit into the space. That’s why you should always check the measurements of an item before you swipe your credit card. The piece of furniture may look one way in a picture or in the store but the scale of it is totally different once it’s in your home. You can use blue tape to measure furniture in the store. Use blue tape to measure the width and length of the allotted space and see if it will be proportionate based on the dimensions of the item online.

Everything Doesn’t Have to Match
Although, you want your furniture pieces to harmonize with each other everything doesn’t have to exactly match. While it’s the safest decision it can be way too much and create a bland look. It’s all about finding a balance that works for your space. Since opposites attract you can mix styles. For instance, if you’ve opted for a traditional sofa you can mix things up with an eclectic recliner or a chic coffee table.

Sample Swatches
Don’t sleep on the sample swatches. The texture of a material can be completely different from what you thought it looked like in a showroom or on the computer screen. Get samples of fabric swatches just to see how the material would look in your space.

Impulse Buys
Avoid making the final decision on impulse. Just because you love the item at the moment doesn’t mean you’ll like it later. Buying furniture is a big decision so take a day to think it over. See what kind of pieces are out there before you make your final decision.

Fixing Common Household Mishaps

Do you ever get frustrated and feel like your home is always falling apart? Do not fear, because we have easy solutions to fix those common household mishaps.

How to Fix Common Household Mishaps:
Smelly Garbage Disposal: With your garbage disposal off, pour two full cups of ice down the disposal. Let the disposal crush the ice then rinse it with water. While the garbage disposal is off, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar down the disposal. This will cause a reaction that you will be able to hear and see. Let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes then pour a pot of boiling water down the disposal to take away any remaining gunk.

Note: After you are done with eating your citrus fruits, throw the rimes down the disposal. The disposal will shred them and make a pleasant citrus smell. This is dually beneficial, because the citrus can help break down any remaining grim left in the disposal while smelling delectable.

Stinky Washing Machines: Mix together 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 cup of vinegar. Take a wash cloth and dip it into the mixture. Run your wash cloth around the door’s rubber seal and leave the door open to air it out. Now, add one cup of baking soda to your empty washing machine tub. Then pour one cup of distilled white vinegar in the detergent dispenser. Lastly, put the washing machine on a hot cycle with these two ingredients in place. It will help take out any unwanted smells and clean the machine.

Broken Toilet Flush Arm: Take off the toilet’s tank lid and unchain the toilet’s lift chain. Take a crescent wrench and remove the nut that attaches the current handle to the bowl. Make sure to replace the handle with the same type of handle from your local home improvement store. Tightly attach your new handle to the toilet bowl, hook the toilet’s lift chain and place the toilet tank lid back in place. Test the new handle by flushing your toilet to see if it works properly.

Squeaky Doors:Take off the hinge pin from the squeaky door. Apply a coat of petroleum jelly directly on the hinge then put it back in place. Test out the door and the squeaking should have stopped.

Dead Doorbell: Unscrew the screws on your current doorbell and take out the pushbutton. You will need to disconnect the wires from the pushbutton and touch them together. Listen for a “ding, dong” and it is fixed! Go to your local home improvement store and purchase a new doorbell replacement. You will need to follow the specific installation instructions, but you should have a properly working doorbell.

Ta-da, we hope you enjoyed these easy fixes to various household problems. Do you have any other suggestions you would like to share with us? Leave it in the comment section below.

New Appliance Color: Sunset Bronze

Stainless steel has been the dominant finish for appliances for some years now. Recently, appliance firms have added black stainless steel with some success. Now, Whirlpool is launching something new to their lineup Sunset Bronze appliances.

Whirlpool Sunset Bronze Refrigerator

The new color is described by Whirlpool as a brushed, satin finish with rose gold undertones. Observers have remarked that the appearance is indeed akin to the popular rose gold iPhone.

It’s a warm tone. You might even describe it as a subdued or even neutral tint. While referred to as a modern look, the subdued color seems to me to fit well in nearly any environment. It should be compatible with many different kitchen cabinet, countertop, and flooring choices. As an added benefit over older traditional Stainless Steel finishes, Sunset Bronze is a fingerprint resistant finish.

While the new finish will be initially available only in select models, there will be enough choices in each category so that homeowners can have a complete kitchen with matching Sunrise Bronze appliances.

Product is being produced now, and will be availalbe for consumers this spring. Contact Arizona Wholesale Supply now, and make arrangements for your own preview of Sunset Bronze.

Coffee, Anyone? Best Built-In Coffee Makers

I want a built-in coffee maker. No matter that I don’t know where I’d install it in my kitchen. I want one. Which one should I choose?

Well, I could choose the grandaddy of built-in coffee machines, Miele. It’s a great brand, and their products are legendary. Morever, Miele has been a leader in built-in coffee machines since the beginning. The Miele coffee system has a one touch function, and can store 10 different user profiles. Nobody could say I made a bad choice. However, it’s a bit pricey. A bit pricey? ALL Built-in coffee makers are a bit pricey. At over three thousand dollars, Miele leads the pack. I still love it.

If Miele doesn’t fit your budget, you can get a full-featured quality built-in coffee maker for a little more than half the price of the Miele. Another German company, Bosch, makes a very good feature-packed coffee maker that would make you proud. The Bosch unit has a temperature control, and can be programmed for eight different user preferences. It’s a non-plumbed unit which means that you have to manually fill the tank with water.

In between the Bosch and the Miele coffee maker is the Jenn-Air. Full disclosure, I used to work for Jenn-Air. That said, the Jenn-Air coffee machine is actually manufactured by an Italian company, DeLonghi. It costs more than the Bosch, but is still way less than Miele. It lets you select the strength of your coffee, and even has a hot water dispenser for tea, instant soups, etc. It also grinds your coffee beans to your preference, and can be installed anywhere.

While you’re at it you should probably also consider both Wolf and Thermador.

The truth is I love all of these coffee machines. What should I do? The smart thing is to go to Arizona Wholesale Supply and let the experts there demonstrate these fabulous products, explain the features and benefits, and then choose the product that suits my needs. It’s that easy.

Now, I just need a great cup of coffee to get started.

Happy National Tile Day!

Happy National Tile Day! We would love for you to share any gorgeous tile pictures from your home with us!

Time to Consider Smart Appliances?


Not Interested in owning Smart Appliances?

Let me ask you this.

If you (or maybe one of your kids) didn’t quite close the refrigerator door all the way, would you want to just leave it that way or would you appreciate a notification from your fridge that the door was left open?

Now, that is a smart appliance!

Having drinks on the patio with friends, and hate getting up every few minutes to “check” on the roast in the oven? Would you like to be able to view the internal temperature on the roast on your phone?

That is a smart appliance!

These are just two of the “smart” features available on today’s appliances.

“Alexa, pre-heat the oven to three hundred and fifty degrees.”

“Thanks! Alexa”

Not just Amazon Alexa, but Google Home can order your connected appliances to turn on the dishwasher, clean your clothes, and cook your food. Today’s appliances can even connect with Nest thermostats to cool down your kitchen when the oven heats it up.





Samsung has extended the capabilities of their refrigerator by including a Family Hub which lets you show photos, leave messages, and much more. It even has internal camaras so you can look at the food in your fridge while you’re in the grocery store.

To find out more about smart appliances and how you can get “connected” call or visit the nearest Arizona Wholesale location today.

Kitchen Remodel Ideas

To help you take on your next remodeling project, we have created ten tips for a kitchen remodel. Let’s get started!

Kitchen Remodel Ideas:

  1. Wide Walkways.
    Narrow walkways can cause unexpected accidents and frustration for the homeowner. Instead, homeowners should discuss with their contractor about adding wide walkways into their kitchen. The wide walkways will give you more room to move around and work throughout the kitchen.

  2. The Right Height.
    A lot of times, homeowners will place their appliances wherever it looks best rather than measuring the appropriate height for themselves. To ensure you have the best kitchen, you want to place your microwave and oven at the right height for you. If you are shorter or taller, this will adjust depending on your preferences.

  3. Do Not Cut Corners.
    Corner cabinets can be a frustrating topic, because they tend to have difficulties opening when another cabinet is open. Instead, discuss with your contractor the different solutions you can have for this corner cabinet.

  4. A Purpose-Filled Island.
    Islands are terrific place to add a must-needed feature in your home without wasting anymore space. If you are in need of an extra sink or even storage, your island can come in handy. Be sure to incorporate these essential features into your island for maximum functionality.

  5. Count on Counters.
    During a remodel, you want to make sure that you buy a solid countertop. You want to choose one that is easy to maintain and easy on your wallet. Discuss with your contractor the different options before you settle on one.

  6. One Less Trip.
    If you have extra money in your budget, you may want to consider adding a fill-up station near your stovetop. You would have the contractor install a water faucet over the stove to fill up your pots without an extra trip.

  7. Chalk It Up To A Fantastic Idea.
    Chalkboard walls are a stylish and functional option. They are the perfect solution for busy homeowners who need a place to write their grocery list. They also make for a great kid distraction while you are cooking dinner.

  8. Get Plugged In.
    Take a look at the amount of outlets you currently have in your kitchen. If you feel like you could use more, now is the time to get some more added. Extra outlets will come in handy for big meals.

  9. Small Spaces = Soft Shades.
    If you have a small kitchen, expert designers recommend sticking with soft shades. Darker shades tend to make the room feel smaller.

  10. The Main Event.
    Just like in any room, you want to create a focal point. Whatever your point of interest may be, try to make it grand and elaborate.

Are your kitchen floors looking worn out and old? We would love to help you complete your kitchen remodel with gorgeous new floors from Arizona Wholesale Supply. Stop in today or call us at (602•258•7901) for more information and pricing.

Kitchen Appliances 101

From cooking holiday meals to baking cookies for an entire class, your kitchen has gone through a lot over the years. You have decided to take your kitchen to the next level by replacing your current appliances and we want to help you make the best decision for your kitchen remodel.

Kitchen Appliances 101:

Most homeowners buy the most inexpensive microwave that they can find on the market, but we recommend spending a little extra time researching microwaves. If you buy a high-quality microwave, it can eliminate the need to buy two ovens for your home.

You can save a lot of money by purchasing a convection oven rather than a tradition oven for your household. Homeowners typically prefer the convention oven because of its speed, heating capabilities, and size. But if you are big on baking, you will want to buy a traditional oven that offers the classic modes like bake, roast or broil.

The quality of your refrigerator’s compressor will depend on how long you want to keep your food fresh. People who spend a lot of money on groceries may want to buy a dual-compressor unit to keep their food fresh for a longer time. Dual-compressors are typically more expensive than a single-compressor unit and it is important for homeowners to understand their need before shopping for refrigerators.

Sinks have become more personalized to fit different homeowner’s cooking styles. There are cutting board attachments for prepping, deep sinks for extra space, and a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes for whatever your needs may be. Experts recommend buying a high-quality sink if you buy expensive countertops. The reason behind this theory is that low-quality sinks may need to be repaired and taken up. If that happens, you have to take up the countertop around it and could ruin the expensive countertop your splurged on buying. We recommend buying a high-quality sink that meets your cooking preferences.

Your mind may immediately go to either gas or electric. Each homeowner has a preference depending on the way they cook. But before you choose, we would like to remind you of induction heat cooktops. With induction cooktops, you can keep the most amount of heat on your pan. Experts say that “40% of heat is lost from gas stovetops.” If you are looking for a high-performing stovetop, consider buying an induction heat cooktop.

We hope that this guide will help make your life a little bit easier. If you are looking to replace your kitchen flooring, take a look around our online store. We feature various types of flooring at an affordable, competitive rate. Call us at (602-258-7901) for more information.

Kitchen Organization Tips You Should Know

If you do a lot of cooking, entertaining and working in the kitchen then you’ll need to learn how to ensure that things run smoothly. That’s why implementing key organization tips can make completing tasks in your kitchen much easier. Here are some tips from the experts.

Keep Tools Within Reach
When setting up your kitchen make sure you keep your pots, pans and other cooking tools within reach. You can store your pots and pans in a drawer beneath the stove. Additional tools should be in a drawer adjacent. Frequently used food seasoning can be held in the cabinet over the stove so that you can easily grab them while you’re cooking.

Keep the Pantry Stock
There’s nothing worse than going into the pantry for something you need to complete a recipe and you don’t have it. Keep an backup of every item you tend to use frequently in the pantry and once you use it put it on your grocery list to place when you go food shopping for the week.

Label Everything
Having a well organized pantry is essential so that you’ll be able to find things when you need it. Use glass jars to hold some of your food items and apply a label to them.This is especially ideal if you tend to purchase things in bulk. Be sure you put the larger jars towards the back and the short ones in the front so that you can clearly see what you have.

Use All White Dishes
While dishware with bold colors and patterns are fun, all white dishware are versatile. You can use them when entertaining guests because they compliment any color scheme and they’re also ideal for casual use.

Organization is Key
Of course is organization is key when creating an efficient kitchen. Here are tips:
– Organize eating utensils by use
– Hang up mugs on a hanging rack
– Use wicker baskets to store extra items
– Expand cabinet space by using organizers with adjustable dividers within them
– Use double duty containers that can work as function as serving dishes but allow you to also store
food items in the space.