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What should you choose? Let’s go over a little bit about each one so you can better decide which would suit you best.


QUARTZ

Quartz countertops are also known as Engineered stone countertops to differentiate them from natural stone countertops. Most are made from a high concentration of quartz crystals, a natural substance.

Quartz countertop manufacturers are continually adding new colors and patterns many of which are distinctly unique and very attractive. Quartz, and slab granite may look alike, at least at first glance.

Only when you get close to the material, feel it, and start to use it do you begin to learn the differences. Each countertop material has qualities that may work better or less well for your own situation.

Pros: Quartz has a wider variety of colors available than natural stone, since pigments can be added to the resin. It is hard and durable, and less prone to denting or chipping than quartzite. It also requires very little maintenance, if any.

Cons: Quartz can be scratched, and it melts under temperatures higher than 300 degrees Fahrenheit, which means a hot pad must be used.

Cambria IslingtonCambria BentleyCambria Belingham


GRANITE: 

You probably already know that Granite is a natural stone countertop material which has been highly prized in the kitchen for many, many years.

Granite countertops are becoming more and more common thanks to their increased availability and affordability.

High-end granite colors will be more expensive but the average cost of installation for many common granite colors is about the same now as Corian.

Granite enjoys a greater “prestige” due to it’s natural uniqueness and is, therefore, typically perceived as having greater value in the minds of most homeowners and buyers.

  • Granite offers almost unlimited choice in colors and patterns.
  • Granite is heat, scratch, dent and chemical resistant. Almost impossible to damage in these ways.
  • Granite is also chemical resistant, but requires sealing for optimum stain-protection.
  • Granite will have visible seams on most countertops.

Granite can be expensive, depending on the size, color, thickness, pattern of the granite slab, and manufacturer/supplier. It is also labor-intensive because it is so heavy, which means that it may require additional structural support than what your counters already offer. It must be sealed roughly every 10 years or so to prevent staining, and it can crack if hit by a large, heavy object.

Pros: Because granite is highly sought after and considered beautiful, the countertops will add non-depreciating value to your home. It is non-porous and sanitary, heat-resistant, and easy to clean. It does not get scratched easily.

Cons: 

Granite is very difficult to remove, and should be considered a “forever” upgrade, because you may have to rip out the entire counter if you get sick of it. It is expensive when compared to other common countertop materials.

Pergaminho Granite

DelicatusIce Granite

NegroIndiano Granite

 

 

 

 

 


CORIAN
Originally invented by DuPont in the 1960s and marketed under the brand name Corian, solid surface countertops are made from acrylic and polyester blends. They were originally intended to mimic the look of natural stone, while being stronger and non-porous.

When DuPont’s patent expired in the 1990s, a wave of different solid surface materials entered the market, including LG Hi-Macs, Staron, Hanex, Wilsonart, and Durat, amongst others. These brands mostly use the same recipe – DuPont’s original – but differ in the colors they offer.

Pros: Solid surface countertops offer a wider range of colors and looks than any other material, although none of them are particularly natural looking. They are very inexpensive compared to other countertop materials. They are also extremely low maintenance, not requiring sealants or special cleaning materials.

Cons: Solid surface countertops are not heat-resistant and can burn. They are also vulnerable to scratches and dents. However, they are repairable if damaged. Also, you cannot purchase solid surface countertops directly yourself, so no DIY here: you must go through a licensed dealer and have them professionally installed.

Corian Milky WayCorian SandalwoodCorian Verde

The best choice for you really comes down to what properties are most important to your family, home, and project.

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To Elevate Your Home to an all new levelbar by s&w cabinets

A well-placed wet bar can elevate any space in your home. Whether it’s a basement, bedroom, or kitchen, there are numerous different ways to transform a space just by adding a wet bar. Have a man cave in the basement? A dark, rustic wet bar might be just what it needs. Have a bright, white kitchen? A light, simplistic wet bar may just do the job, or dark cabinetry to contrast. Want it to stand out? Flashy hardware and a colorful backsplash behind the wet bar will look amazing!

Wherever your home wet bar is, there are many ways to enhance it’s visual and functional appeal. Let’s check out some ideas to make your wet bar the social center of your home.

Basement Wet Bar

Many basements are referred to as a “man cave”, which usually entails a darker, more rustic design. Add some spice to the basement with a wet bar that will do the job and look great too!

For example, a wet bar that includes lots of seating room and plenty of counter space, beautiful cabinets, and hardware that brightens the cabinets without taking away from the feel.

If this look is too dark for you, a simple rug in front of the wet bar to contrast with the floors will quickly brighten up the space. These cabinets are perfect for achieving a warm feel and are sure to ‘wow’ any guests!

Dramatic Wet Bar

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Looking for a wet bar that immediately catches everyone’s eye? A sleek cabinet mixed with gold or silver hardware might be the right look for you!

This wet bar creates some visual drama. It’s eye-catching, but in a simple way.

The dark tone of the cabinets is contrasted by silver hardware, and a beautiful grey countertop. Not only is this wet bar a functional space, it’s a work of art! This space would be a perfect contrast to a bright white kitchen. It’s the perfect mix between dark and light.

This dramatic wet bar idea would also work with lighter cabinets, such as light grey cabinetry, or even a dark espresso shaker cabinet.

Simple Wet Barbar by s&w cabinets

Have an area in a room that serves no purpose? An awkward nook or tight space that you can’t seem to figure out what to place there? Try a wet bar! A wet bar can elevate a space while also serving a functional purpose.

Look at this simple, oak wet bar. This wet bar adds more style and functionality to the room.

This type of wet bar is perfect for those awkward spaces you can’t seem to fill. With simple oak shaker cabinets and traditional hardware it effortlessly continues the bright and clean theme of the room. The glass and oak upper cabinets are also a nice design touch, as they allow you to display any decorative dishware or bottles.

With a simple wet bar, you are adding functionality and style to a room without breaking the wallet, as well as potentially filling a space that was awkward prior to adding the bar.

Modern Farmhouse Wet Bar

Lots of white, lots of shiplap. If modern farmhouse is your go-to style, this type of wet bar is perfect for you! The farmhouse feel doesn’t have to be rustic; it can be clean, bright, and sleek while still following suit with the farmhouse-look.

This beautiful wet bar executes the modern farmhouse style perfectly. The shiplap brings the farmhouse feel, while the tones of the countertop, flooring and open shelving warms up the stark white of their surroundings.

This look can be easily achieved with a simple white cabinet, dark hardware, shiplap, and countertops that resemble concrete. Shiplap is a fantastic and simple way to elevate a wet bar’s look without making it look too busy. Even with the shiplap, a beautifully patterned backsplash would be a great way to also elevate this wet bar while also potentially adding more color. This farmhouse style wet bar is the perfect addition to any modern farmhouse!

Moody Wet Bar

Looking for something a bit more dramatic? Try going for a moodier style with darker tones and an eye-catching backsplash.

This wet bar would have a dark, alluring feel. The dark cabinetry mixed with dark hardware and a reflective backsplash are contrasted with a lighter wood countertop and natural wood shelving. This contrast of dark and light gives off a ‘moody’ feeling, which is accentuated by backlit shelving.

A moody wet bar can be achieved with any color of dark cabinetry. Dark navy blue, dark green, or black cabinets are all great options when paired with some dark hardware. A lighter countertop and shelving helps break up this darkness and give the wet bar more of a warm feeling. Also note how the backlighting can illuminate any bottles or glasses, creating an almost showcase-like effect. This light not only bounces off the glasses, but also the reflective backsplash, which gives the wet bar more texture and dimension.

Create Your Dream Wet Bar With S&W Cabinets

Rustic or modern, large or small, we’re here to help you create the wet bar of your dreams. We offer a wide selection of premium cabinetry, hardware, shelving and more to help you create a timeless wet bar that stands the test of time.

ProCraft Kitchen in Grey

How To Maintain Your Kitchen’s Stainless Steel Appliances.

The appliances in your kitchen get a lot of use. From cooking family dinners and microwaving a quick bite to eat to cleaning off plates and silverware in the dishwasher… you rely on them to get through your daily routine. But let’s face it.  All that use can leave your stainless steel appliances with unsightly fingerprints, smudges, and dirt that take away from their beautiful appearance.

Instead of getting frustrated every time a new mark pops up, use this kitchen cleaning guide that will help keep your kitchen’s stainless steel spotless.

Remove Knobs & HandlesRemoved knobs and handles

In most cases, you probably give your stainless steel appliances a simple wipe down to keep them looking fresh. But did you know that dirt and grime can actually get caught behind your appliance’s knobs and handles? When possible, it’s recommended that you remove the knobs or handles from your oven, dishwasher, microwave, and other appliances when cleaning them. This will allow you to remove any unsanitary buildup in those hard-to-clean crevices.

Use Microfiber ClothsMicrofiber Cloth

Stainless steel provides your kitchen with a luxurious look, but that look can go from fab to drab quickly if you aren’t using the proper materials to clean them. Whether you’re giving your appliances a quick wipe or doing a deep clean, you never want to use something that is abrasive. Using a scratchy or abrasive material may seem like it’ll provide a deeper clean, but it can create scratches and abrasions on the surface of the appliance. You may also be tempted to reach for a paper towel — but you should avoid this option as well. While a paper towel can leave some scratches, it is also likely to leave dust on the face of your appliances. Instead, opt for damp microfiber cloths that will provide a gentle, yet thorough cleaning that won’t cause any blemishes to crop up.

Fight Oxidization

Although it isn’t likely to happen right away, stainless steel is known to oxidize over time. This means that if left untreated, you may find yourself with discolored appliances in your kitchen. To help prevent oxidation of your stainless steel appliances, take a mixture of pumice powder and water and apply it to the appliance. Make sure you apply the paste in the same pattern as the grain of the stainless steel. Once applied, you can remove the mixture with warm water and a cotton cloth. You’ll notice how black the cloth is — that’s the oxidized layer coming off of your appliances!

Dry Your Appliances

Whether your appliances become wet from the cleaning materials you chose to use or they’re covered in moisture from condensation created by cooking, you should never forget to dry your stainless steel appliances. Leftover moisture or wetness on the kitchen appliance will cause a dark splotch or watermark to appear on the face of the appliance. To keep your stainless steel appliances looking as good as the day they were installed, wipe them down with a soft cotton cloth when exposed to moisture. By drying them off, your appliances will remain free of unsightly watermarks.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT SHOULD YOU NOT USE ON STAINLESS STEEL?

When taking care of your stainless steel appliances, it’s important that you use the right materials to prevent causing unwanted damage or blemishes. Avoid using steel wool or steel brushes. Not only can these scratch the surface because of their abrasive texture, but they are also known for leaving particles behind that can rust and stain your appliances. Stainless steel is also more likely to rust once it has been scratched, which is why it is best to use soft cloths made of cotton or microfiber to keep them looking good as new.

HOW DO YOU MAKE STAINLESS STEEL LOOK NEW AGAIN?

Are your stainless steel appliances looking a bit dull lately? Restore them to their full glory by giving them a quick wipe down with a microfiber cloth on a daily basis. Keep them dry to prevent watermarks, but when they do happen, use dish soap or vinegar to remove hard water stains from the stainless sleep appliances. On a regular basis, apply olive oil to a microfiber cloth and buff the appliance to give them sparkle and shine! You can also use stainless steel polish to create the same effect.

HOW DO YOU REMOVE STAINS FROM STAINLESS STEEL?

Because stainless steel is a porous material, it does absorb liquids and foods that can cause it to become stained. If you’re noticing stains regularly, it’s recommended that you have an eco-friendly cleaning option like vinegar on hand. Apply white vinegar or apple cider vinegar to the stain and gently rub it into the surface with a microfiber or cotton cloth that will not scratch the appliance. If you don’t have vinegar at your disposal, you can also opt for baking soda, dish soap, or stainless steel cleaner.

HOW DO YOU REMOVE STUBBORN FINGERPRINTS FROM STAINLESS STEEL?

There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing the number of fingerprints built upon the outer surface of your stainless steel appliances. Luckily, there’s an easy and effective way to keep your appliances looking good as new. Create a mixture of dish detergent mixed with warm water and gently apply the solution with a cotton cloth to the surface, focusing primarily on the areas affected by fingerprints. Use the cloth to rub on the soapy water, rinse out the cloth, and continue the process. Make sure you thoroughly dry the stainless steel after you’ve removed the fingerprints so you aren’t left with any watermarks or dark blotches.

Updating Your Current Kitchen

UPDATING YOUR CURRENT KITCHEN.

The kitchen is one place where you spend most of your time, and almost every visitor enjoys taking a peek at it. These are reasons why you can’t ignore how your kitchen looks and what people perceive from it at a glance. But if you take on the job of giving it a makeover yourself, you will need tons of assistance to get through the process. 

Kitchens are rooms where you should be more meticulous than you might think. There’s heat, steam, sharp knives, hard-to-remove colors, and a good load of stuff to arrange around it. All these things require you to make informed choices and make decisions that will make your life easier. And that is just the primary requirement of setting it up. 

If you want the surroundings to be a little more elegant, then you need to go the extra mile and add nuances in designs to make it stand out. It doesn’t mean that you paint each wall with a different, overly-intense color and choose mismatched cabinets to blow things out of proportion. Instead, make subtle changes that are coherent yet impossible for people to ignore. Look into the designs of kitchens at S&W Cabinets to get a good idea of what you aim to achieve. They will help you distinguish your kitchen from others across the US. 

If you are looking for some general advices to navigate you through the process, here are some useful tips on choosing kitchen cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, and floors. 

  1. Set the tone

The first thing that you should keep in mind is that you are aiming for a synchronized environment. The cabinets shouldn’t disagree with your color theme, the counters with the backsplash, and the floor with everything. 

A rule of thumb for most kitchens is to go a tone lighter with every selection, starting with your wall paint. If you choose a dominant grey, go for mild silver cabinets, light grey backsplash, and granite colored countertops. That way, you won’t have to worry about making individual choices with every section. Besides, most floor options would fit nicely with this idea, be it stone, tile, or wood. 

  1. Choose your material

Material is notably relevant when making all these choices, especially with the diverse set of options we have these days. 

There’s stainless steel, melamine, and wooden cabinets, each of which is a great choice, but the most commonly used is wood, thanks to its aesthetic appeal. Countertops have similar options in the form of laminate, wood, concrete, and solid surfaces. One deciding factor may be how carefully you handle hot pans because a single mistake can prove quite costly. 

As far as the floor is concerned, vinyl, stone, cork, wood, and tiles, everything is an option. The only requirement is which of these complements the interior of your kitchen the most. 

  1. Pay attention to patterns & designs

The trivial perks and features you add to these items breathe life into your choices, so pay close attention to designs and patterns. 

Adding borders to your countertops or using round edges to break the monotony in designs is one way to go about this option. Going for a combination of glass and surfaced cabinet doors is another brilliant idea to put its contents on display while introducing a variety in design. 

People also like the thought of interrupting the backsplash patterns with a design accent or a tile above the stove that stands out amongst the others. A more dominant alternative besides this is colored grout to line the tiles of the backsplash. So, the choice is yours to make. 

  1. Don’t neglect the finishing touches

A common blunder that most individuals make is that they think their job ends with these choices. But unfortunately, that isn’t the finish line. There are still some refinements that you need to add to this mix to make it extraordinary. 

For cabinets, consider carefully picking the hardware like pulls and knobs to add a touch of style. There are so many to choose from.  

Enjoy exploring the markets for these items. Or, contact an S&W Cabinet specialist to help you with your decisions. 

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Aline Cabinets Shaker White
Got Clutter?

Got clutter? Of course you do, Who doesn’t!

The thing about clutter is that we don’t have to keep looking at it. That’s right! AND you don’t have to throw it away, although some people clearly need to do just that.  I know, we all have those sentimental things that we love sitting around and there’s nothing wrong with that unless it takes over your entire house. Ask yourself if you feel like you have too much “stuff” hanging around that you don’t need.

Ask yourself the following 3 questions while looking at each item in your home:

  1. Is it SENTIMENTAL? (Does it bring you some kind of emotional value?)
  2. Do you NEED it? (Don’t cheat, be honest)
  3. Does it bring you JOY? (Happiness?)

A general rule of thumb is that an item must have two yeses to stay.

It’s a proven fact that if we keep our spaces organized, we tend to be twice as productive and more energized. Here are a few things that can help.

BasketsStorage Baskets

Baskets can be used to compliment your decor while adding a place to store your clutter. There are so many different styles and shapes to choose from these days so you shouldn’t have any problem finding your perfect match for your room. Baskets are great for organizing childrens toys, games, etc. Baskets are a wonderful solution to any room in your home.

File Boxes

File Boxes

These can be used for more than just clutter. You can use them to hold recipes in, bills, or coupons, etc.

Crates

Crates will hold a lot of clutter. Maybe you have an artsy child at home and need a space just for arts and crafts. A crate could be just what you need. Maybe even a few of them 😉 Crates are also great for toys

Your children are more likely to clean their rooms when they have a place to put their toys away at the end of the day.  Try rewarding them for it, that always works.

Plastic ContainersClear Storage Containers

Plastic containers can be found most anywhere and come in all shapes and sizes.  Barbi and Thomas the Train love to be stored in them. These containers can also be used for blankets, sheets, medical supplies, makeup, and the list goes on and on.

Over-the door Storage

These can be used for more than just shoes you guys. They are great for makeup and beauty supplies. Hang one in your bathroom and you’ll be clutter free in no time.

Over the door storage

Cabinets

You may want to install extra cabinets to hold some of your things. Even if you only have room for 1, it’s a step in the right direction 😉

Dog Toy Containers

Click HERE to see more. Dog Toy Storage

 

Now you’ll just need to make sure everyone puts their things back away after they used them 😉

Taj Mahal

The Many Uses of Beautiful Marble.

Marble is used in monuments, crushed stone, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and much more.

Marble occurs in a very wide range of colors. Marble formed from the purest limestone is white in color. Iron oxide impurities in the limestone will produce a yellow, orange, pink or red color. Clay minerals can produce gray colors that often occur in bands after the compositional stratification of the original limestone. Abundant bituminous materials can produce dark gray to black marble. Marble that contains serpentine often has a green color.

Marble is a material used in prestige architecture as well as interior design.

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Ok, so you don’t live in the Taj Mahal. Neither do I, but I really love the beauty of the Marble facade.

The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and famous buildings in the world. It was built between 1632 and 1653 as a mausoleum for Mumtaz Mahal, the third wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Marble was used extensively throughout the building, including the marble domes and towers.

Marble Lincoln Monument

The Abraham Lincoln Monument

Daniel Chester French, the leading American sculptor of the day, created the famous statue of Lincoln which dominates the interior. He remarked, “We all have an inner consciousness of how Lincoln looked or must have looked, and this was mine.” The memorial plans originally specified a 12-foot bronze statue, but it proved out of scale for the huge building. The finished statue is 19 feet tall, carved of 28 blocks of white Georgia marble. French later had special lighting installed to enhance the figure. Visitors sometimes ask if the hands have special significance, such as forming the letter “A” in sign language, but there is no indication French intended it.

The Lincoln Memorial suits its surroundings so well that it seems to have always been there. The city’s master designer, Pierre L’ Enfant, could hardly have imagined a better architectural anchor to the west end of the Mall, the grassy area he visualized between the Capitol Building and the Potomac River. Lincoln Memorial

New York architect Henry Bacon modeled the memorial in the style of a Greek temple. The classic design features 36 Doric columns outside, symbolizing the states in the Union at Lincoln’s death. The building measures 204 feet long, 134 feet wide, and 99 feet tall, with 44-foot columns. It blends stone from various states: white Colorado marble for the exterior, Indiana limestone for the interior walls, pink Tennessee marble for the floor, and Alabama marble for the ceiling.

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C., dedicated to Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) and is one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers.  His accomplishments are many: main drafter and writer of the Declaration of Independence, member of the Continental Congress, Governor of the newly independent Commonwealth of Virginia, American minister to King Louis XVI and the Kingdom of France, first U.S. Secretary of State under the first President George Washington, the second Vice President of the United States under second President John Adams, and also the third President (1801–1809), as well as being the founder of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia.

cultured marble top

Marble Bathroom

Fortunately for us, Marble can also be easily be incorporated into our homes in many applications.

You can have marble walls, marble staircases, marble mantles or marble countertops. Marble bathrooms are quite beautiful and Cultured Marble is much more affordable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space saving ideas

Space Saving Ideas: Pull-Out Storage.

Let’s face it – we’re all busy, and some of us more than others! What we need are things in our lives to make things less cluttered, easier and faster for us so we have more time to focus on the important things, like spending time with family and friends for example.

One of the things I’m talking about are space saving ideas like pull-out storage for the kitchen or bath. We know all to well what it’s like to try to find a bowl, a pan, or maybe even a cookie sheet in the bottom of a dark cabinet. It’s not fun and it’s hard on your knees. Pull-out storage is the answer and getting it installed is a lot easier than you might think.

Let’s go over a few of the most popular items.

DRAWER ORGANIZERS

S&W Cabinets has many different drawer organizers and one of them is the Spice Drawer Organizer. If you’re tired of having to move every jar of spice until you finally find the one you’re needing, try this! You’ll wonder how you ever survived without it. The Spice Organizer is also available mounted on the inside of your cabinet door, or as a narrow pull-out base cabinet.

cut to size spice organizer insert

door storage rack wall accessory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOKWARE ORGANIZERS

Cookware has to be one of the biggest storage problems known to mankind. It’s always in the bottom cabinet, the lids fall out on the floor, and you have to get down on your knees to find what you need and then again to put it all away. Well no more! Not with new Cookware Organizers from S&W Cabinets. Choose from a handy pull-out base cabinet for pots, pans, and lids, a Lazy Susan that you can hang your pots and pans on, or a sturdy wire pullout that includes a place for your lids.

kidney shape 2 shelf corner lazy susan base cabinet pullout with stainless panel base cabinet pullout for cookware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UTENSILS PULL-OUT

Tired of sifting through a drawer full of utensils looking for your favorite spatula? Search no more because with this Utensils Pull-out from S&W Cabinets it will always be at your fingertips.

cabinet pullout organizer

APPLIANCE LIFT

Do you enjoy making homemade bread, etc. but dislike having that big mixer sitting on your cabinet? Now it doesn’t have to be sitting there taking up all of your space. Put it away and then just pull it out on the Appliance Lift when you want to use it.  When you’re done, simply push it back down. Problem solved!

base accessory appliance lift mechanism

WINE RACKS

Enjoy a nice glass of wine after a hard days work? Like it room temperature? Keep your bottles conveniently located with either of these options. A pull-out cabinet that holds several bottles, or an under the counter mount for just a couple of bottles. Impressive either way.

under cabinet wine bottle holder

base cabinet pullout wine organizer

 

 

 

LIDS & BOWLS

Make it easy to find the right lid for those bowls with a new Storage Drawer from S&W Cabinets

base cabinet pullout storage container organizer

CANNED GOODS & MORE

Why not keep some of your most used food items handy? Imagine your canned goods, cooking oils, snacks, all conveniently located in a pull-out drawer.

filler pullout organizer with wood adjustable shelves

base cabinet pullout drawer door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRASH RECEPTACLES

Keep that trash out of site and handy at the same time. Like to recycle? So do we and we have the perfect solution. A pull out quad to keep your recyclables separated with ease.

single bottom mount waste container

quad top wood recycle center

 

Looking for something to keep you even more organized? How about a Custom Pantry built just for you and your space? YES, S&W Cabinets can do that too! Give us a call today or stop by our Showroom.

Check out our Bathroom storage solutions HERE

Assortment of Backsplash Options

The traditional 4-inch backsplash or something else?

When we think of a backsplash, we generally think of the traditional 4-inch backsplash. Is there anything wrong with that? Of course not.

Today’s backsplash can still be a traditional 4-inch backsplash but you can have a very nice updated version of that instead of the rounded off top edge that we see in most homes.

Your backsplash can even be a completely separate piece and not molded with the countertop at all. It can even be squared off for a very modern look.

Want a really different look? Try using the squared off backsplash combined with a fully tiled or half tiled wall. 

4-Inch Backsplash vs. Full WallOr, maybe you want to forgo the 4-inch splash altogether and go with a fully tiled wall. In this picture, you see where one of our customer has done just that. They chose a beautiful black and gold tile to go with their white custom cabinets and accented with gold cabinet hardware for a striking finish.

Going with a Corian Quartz countertop? You may want to consider bringing it up the wall for a truly customized look.

Traditional 4-inch Backsplash

Traditional 4-inch Backsplash

Squared Backsplash

Squared Backsplash

Corian Quartz wall in Calcatta Natural

Corian Quartz Backsplash

kitchen sink and cabinets with tiled wall

This S&W customer chose to go with a fully tiled wall for her Backsplash

The backsplash possibilities today are virtually endless so go ahead, think outside the box. Whether you choose traditional or something totally “off the wall”, S&W Cabinets will help you with the perfect cabinets and countertop to match your style.

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How to match your countertops and cabinets

How To Match Your Countertops & Cabinets

All good decorators know to always, always, always decorate in odd numbers. This is no different when choosing a color scheme for your kitchen or bath project. 

LG High Macs Colors

1. Choose 1 main color, and 2 accent colors.

2. Choose your countertop.  Solid surface countertops are a good choice due to the fact that they can be formed into any shape you need and your countertop and sink can be one piece. They are also very durable, hygienic and affordable. Or, you may want to choose a nice Quartz countertop. They are very durable as well and are practically maintenance free.

3. Choose your cabinets. Homeowners have so many cabinet style choice today as well as colors. You might want a rustic style, or maybe a more traditional style. S&W Cabinets has Custom and Semi-Custom Cabinets to fit your needs. These are available in a variety of shades and colors. View our Semi-Custom Cabinets HERE and view our Custom Cabinets HERE

Of course you’ll need to find that perfect hardware to accentuate your cabinet and countertop choices. S&W Cabinets carries a wide range of choices. If we don’t have what your looking for in stock, we’ll get it for you. Take a look at some of our choices HERE

Let’s take a look at some countertop samples….

Corian Elderberry

Plastic Laminate Crema Mascarello

Wilsonart French Blue Melange

Caesarstone Vanilla Noir 5100

Plastic Laminate Ouro Romano

black and white countertop sample

Pewter Brush

Plastic Laminate Calcatta Marble

Cabinet Wright Hampton

Cabinet Wright, Hampton

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NegroIndiano Granite

NegroIndiano Granite

 See more HERE

Delmar Cabinet Knob

DELMAR by Jeffrey Alexander

 See more HERE

Cabinet Wright Parkhurst door

Cabinet Wright, Hampton

 See more HERE

Santa Cecilia

Santa Cecilia Granite

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countertop selections

Choosing the Right Countertop can consume your mind for weeks if you let it. Here are some tips to help you decide.

Let’s cover some of the most popular choices. Quartz, Granite, Marble, Solid Surface, and Laminate.

QUARTZ: is a man made material (also called engineered stone) and is non-porous so it resists staining much better than granite, marble and concrete. It stands up to juice, oil, wine, tomato, coffee and other sources of stains in the kitchen. Quartz countertops are manufactured from 93% quartz (also a component of granite countertops) and a binding resin. They are scratch, heat and stain resistant.

GRANITE: is the traditional favorite for kitchen countertops with thousands of unique colors and patterns, proven durability, and lasting value. Granite is a natural stone that can withstand direct heat from hot pans, nearly impossible to scratch, and is stain-resistant. Most granite colors will need sealing to help prevent stains, although some varieties do not require it. Once sealed, a granite countertop is a low-maintenance material that is difficult to damage. Just follow some simple cleaning procedures.

MARBLE: is beautiful and for some, the epitome of luxury. White marble, like Calacatta and Carrara marble are the most sought after varieties, but a full range of colors are available. Marble is softer than granite, which makes it more susceptible to scratches. Marble countertops do etch easily though and most people mistake etching for staining.  So, you’ll probably want to learn more about how to clean marble and the needed maintenance before installing it, particularly for kitchen countertops. Marble is far less troublesome for bathroom countertops.

SOLID SURFACE: Corian® and Wilsonart®  are popular brands of Solid Surface Countertops.  The blending of acrylic polymers with stone-derived materials (like marble) makes for a durable, versatile, and repairable solid surface kitchen or bathroom countertop. They resist stains pretty well, but are easily scratched by knives or dented by pots and pans and they can be damaged by heat. So what’s the good news? The stains and scratches in Corian® and Wilsonart® can be sanded or buffed away, it can be installed without visible seams, and sinks can be molded right into the surface as one piece. Many patterns and textures are even made to look like stone.

LAMINATE: has come a long way over the last several years and there are some very beautiful colors to choose from as well as edges. While it can’t compete with granite or quartz, the similarities as far as looks are amazing. It’s hard to tell the difference in some cases, not to mention that it is a fraction of the cost. Laminate countertops don’t handle high heats very well and can scratch and chip, but overall they are pretty durable and good choice for anyone on a budget. At the price of laminate, you can afford to replace it every few years for a different look.

Stop by our Showroom any time to take a look at the many samples of these materials that we have in stock. Our highly trained professionals are here to help.