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Backsplash Design

Backsplashes serve a functional purpose in your kitchen, but in 2019 fun backsplashes are the rage. By definition a backsplash is a vertical extension to a counter – typically kitchen or bathroom counter – which protects the wall from unintended splashes of water, protecting the wall from water damage. Generally consisting of tile, backsplashes are started directly behind sinks and can extend the entire length of the wall. Backsplashes give you an easy way to put your personal style on your kitchen or bathroom. Tile is no longer a must have when it comes to wall protection – and neither is the standard placement. In 2019 we will see a lot more ceiling high backsplashes. Here is a list of our favorite backsplash designs! Sheet glass – This trendy backsplash prevents damage to the glass design element by having the back of the glass painted. By adhering the painted side to the wall, it is almost impossible to scratch. Large tiles – Standard tiles (3”x6”) have been the norm for decades. But not anymore. More homeowners think bigger is better – and we agree. The larger the surface area of a tile, the easier it is to clean and replace if damaged. We recommend this style for smaller kitchens since they create an illusion of more space. Slabs – Feel free to ditch the tile and individual pieces for one large sheet. Marble (or imitation marble) is gaining popularity, mainly because of its unique look. Continue the marble design from your countertop or choose a contrasting color – the possibilities are endless. The best part of this option is...

Kitchen Wine Storage

Believe it or not, wine was once associated with the elite or European. Sipping a nice glass of Pinot, aged perfectly and just retrieved from the wine cellar – Fancy. Not anymore.  Wine decor is found in every store and wine and paint nights are the new “Ladies Night”. Less expensive wine has made wine a must have in American households. Which brings up the question – how do you store wine? Kitchen wine storage options are growing, allowing you to keep your wine close by in a stylish, organized way.  Here are some great wine storage ideas! TOE KICK DRAWER: Sunlight can ruin a perfectly good bottle of wine. UV Light prematurely ages wine, which is why you often see it stored in dark bottles that act as a protective barrier.  By keeping wine in a toe kick drawer under your kitchen cabinets, wine will be safe from any sun damage. BUILT-IN RACK: Wine is designed to be stored on it’s side. This allows the cork to stay wet, keeping oxygen out. If air gets into your wine, it can prematurely oxidize rendering it undrinkable. Built-in wine racks allow you to properly store wine on it’s side while keeping the design integrity of your kitchen. WINE COOLER: A wine cooler is essentially al refrigerator built specifically to keep wine cool. Wine coolers come in all sizes allowing you to choose one that fits your wine needs and also fits into your kitchen. Oftentimes wine coolers are built-in under the counter, similar to a dishwasher.  This eliminates the common error of storing wine on the counter top where oven...

Cabinet VS Cupboard and Other Fun Facts

Cabinet vs Cupboard – the age-old debate. To some the difference between a cabinet and cupboard is the same as a potato and, well, another potato. By Miriam-Webster’s definition the two are very similar: Cabinet: a case or cupboard usually having doors and shelves Cupboard: a closet with shelves where dishes, utensils, or food is kept While the two words are practically interchangeable, the basic consensus is that the difference in description seems to be in 1. Shelves – cabinets don’t have them, cupboards do and 2. Cupboards are used for specific items while cabinets are non-specific. Does the terminology really make a difference? Simply put, No. At Cabinets Made EZ, we will be sure to get a clear description of what you are looking for to design your perfect space. But, since we all enjoy a little bit of “useless knowledge”, take a look at some more fun cabinet facts – you’ll never know when they will help you win a trivia game! -Cabinets were invented in the 1910s – and over 2 million were sold by 1920. -Late 15th-century cupboards for food storage had ventilating holes. -Ready to Assemble (RTA) Cabinets were invented in 1956 by Gillis Lundgren. -Wood replaced steal cabinets in the 60s. -In the 17th century a heavy form of cupboard, in which the panels were raised, and three evenly spaced twisted columns supported a heavy cornice, the whole resting on squat bun feet were in demand. -Steel kitchen cabinets were very common during war times giving steel factories domestic work. -The most popular kitchen cabinet colors of the 1930s were black, red and...

Unique Countertop Ideas

When it comes to something such as a kitchen countertop, you don’t ever truly realize how many different options you have to brighten your kitchen. You should take more into consideration than the color, style, and material. There are endless design styles you can choose from to better your kitchen with. Take a look at these unique countertops! If you desire to keep your design traditional with wooden counter tops, go less global. A reclaimed wood island top like this is very captivating. Reclaimed wood also offers superior quality and durability. Every interior has its own unique attributes and accent elements, so a rugged-looking counter top may be the best choice for your space. Large wood beams can be easily cut and installed. Although it may not seem like it, this is a glass counter top. It adds an elegant, yet subtle, look to it. It creates a great look for a kitchen or bathroom space. If you’re a very patient, creative person that has a hobby of gluing pennies down, this look would be great to recreate for your kitchen. Looking for a simple, durable countertop? Concrete may be perfect for your home. Scratch resistant, and easy to match with the rest of your kitchen’s features. With a simple décor, make the room pop with a wood slab counter. This feature will stand out and pull the entire room together. In modern design, white quartz countertops are the way to go. With this smooth surface and exquisite patterns, it will add a calming look to this space. Granite countertops aren’t always unique, but when you add your own...

Pros and Cons of Open Concept Kitchens

Open concept kitchens have been popular for many years. The building industry almost always incorporates this trend in new home builds, in fact 84 percent of new single-family homes have fully or partially open layouts, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Remodelers have removed countless walls in older homes to give homeowners an open layout. To help you decide if an open concept kitchen is right for you, we’ve put together a list of the good, and not-so good, of this type of floor plan. Pros Increases space:Open floor plans make the most of your square footage. By eliminating walls, doorways and halls, you drastically minimize unused space. Encourages family togetherness: With an open concept kitchen, socialization is much easier. Guests and family will naturally gather in one space. Better organization and functionality: By eliminating restrictive, permanent walls, homeowners are able to create an easy flow. Combining social areas with functional areas, such as the dining table allows for a more user-friendly home. Ambiance: Natural light makes rooms feel larger and brightens up your home. The use of sunlight in design concepts has been shown to give you more energy and comfort, while lowering your utility expenses. Encourages flexibility: The needs of homeowners and families vary widely. Open concept kitchens allow you to define your space without making any changes to the architecture. Cons Trends change: While the open concept floor plan has been “trending” for many years now, it is still possible that it will go out of style. It is inevitable that a new trend will take over. Aromatic conflicts: The smell of a home cooked meal...

How to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets in 3 Easy Steps

The primary purpose of kitchen cabinets is simple – they hide your clutter. Today’s kitchens are stuffed with…well, stuff. Gone are the days of a few cupboards holding our dishes and glasses. We now must find storage for blenders and mixers, platters and food processors, crock pots and steamers!   3-Steps to Organizing Kitchen Cabinets STEP ONE: PURGE If you’re in the midst of installing RTA cabinets already, this step just got easier! Once your cabinets are empty, it’s easy to see just what those doors have been hiding! Starting from scratch allows you to plan your organization strategy. While it can be difficult to get rid of things we think we may use one day, it’s imperative that you don’t hold on to unneeded items. Start by throwing out anything that no longer works. Next, look for anything you haven’t used in the past six months. This is your opportunity to donate or sell items to someone who will get use out of it. STEP TWO: PLAN Take a step back. Look carefully at the layout of your kitchen. Note the position of countertop appliances. For instance: Where is your coffee pot? It would seem reasonable that the mugs should be placed in the nearest cupboard. What items do you want to keep but seldom use? Place those on the higher shelves or toward the back of cabinets leaving room up front for things you use more often. Other things to consider when you’re planning: Do you have small children? If you have a lower space, making their own storage area helps keep their plastic bowls, sippy cups,...

5 Reason’s to Purchase RTA Cabinets Online

  Are you thinking of undertaking a remodeling project? Maybe you’re adding a new master suite? Are you building a new dream home? Then you should consider ordering Ready To Assemble (RTA) cabinets online. RTA cabinets can offer the styles and craftsmanship you’re looking for with prices much less than you’d expect from custom cabinetry. And best of all, you can complete all your shopping from a comfy couch in your living room. No need to take all day running from store to store. In fact, you can experience even more advantages when you buy cabinets online: Fast and Easy Ordering When placing your cabinet order, RTA retailers make it as simple as possible for their customers to use their online store. If there are any issues, many will take your order personally or are available to answer questions over the phone. Compare Styles When you remodel or build, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by too many choices. Door styles, stain colors, handles vs. knobs – how do you decide? One of the best parts of shopping online is having the opportunity to take your time and browse through all of the selections; no one will rush you. Once you make a few choices, walk away from the computer. Going back an hour later will give you a fresh perspective. You’ll quickly see why so many people choose to buy online. Compare Prices Cabinetry is often one of the most expensive aspects of the remodeling or building process. RTA cabinets can reduce your bottom line yet still offer stylish, well-built options. The cost for this cabinetry is lower for...

What Are Shaker Cabinets?

  Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bathrooms in the near future? Have you looked at dozens of door designs and now feel overwhelmed and confused as to which one to choose? Do you want something simple, yet timeless? If so, the Shaker style cabinet may be the one for you. Shaker Style Defined While shopping for new cabinetry, at some point you may have heard the word “Shaker”. But what is it? And what makes this design so popular? The Shaker style is a specific design of framed cabinets with lines that are clean and simple, yet visually distinctive. Depending on the room’s décor, they can be sophisticated and timeless or contemporary and modern. Shaker style has become a more popular trend due to its ability to work with nearly every decorating style, color, and mood. The door design is generally characterized by a flat mid-panel, surrounded by plain rails with horizontal and vertical edges. It may look like a small picture with a wide, flat frame and no details along the border. The standard style has no embellishment; but in some cases, the middle panel may have a raised center. In keeping with the simple design, plain wood knobs or sleek handles on cabinet doors (or cup handles on drawers) are generally used. Most people avoid anything too fancy or detailed. The History of the Shaker Style In the late 18th century, a religious group known as the Shakers emigrated to the United States from England. They were known for their hard work, quality craftsmanship, and for creating simple, but long-lasting and sturdy furniture. Their...

Advantages of RTA Cabinetry from Cabinets Made EZ

Years ago, RTA, or “ready to assemble” cabinetry, was often thought of as cheap or low-quality furniture. However, as the use of RTA cabinetry has grown, the quality has dramatically improved. These cabinets are now recognized as long-lasting and sturdy wood products that offer trouble-free assembly, a great value, and fast turnaround time. When deciding whether to use RTA cabinets for your building or remodeling project, there are a few essential features to keep in mind. Reduce Cost Instead of purchasing or building a new house, many homeowners prefer to renovate or remodel their existing home. These changes create a more lovely or usable space while increasing the value of the residence. In a kitchen remodeling project, cabinetry is usually one of the costliest aspects of the process. RTA cabinets can help to reduce the bottom line while still offering well-built, beautiful cabinets. Costs for this kind of cabinetry are lower for several reasons. First, everything arrives unassembled; and by building the cabinets themselves, homeowners will save in labor costs. They’re also money savers for freight and shipping charges because these cabinets are transported easily in slim boxes. And finally, you waste less time (which saves money) because RTAs are always in stock and can be shipped quickly. You never have to compromise on quality when you choose RTA cabinets. You’ll pay a fraction of the price while still getting all the accessories and styles you want with which to create a custom look. Ease of Assembly RTA cabinets are designed to be easily assembled. Novice handymen, those on a tight budget, or DIYers can put them together with...
Cabinets Made Ez Partners with the MECA Wisconsin Police Canine Vest Foundation, Inc.

Cabinets Made Ez Partners with the MECA Wisconsin Police Canine Vest Foundation, Inc.

Germantown RTA Cabinet Company Announces Support for Protecting Wisconsin Police K-9’s   Germantown, WI – February 14, 2018 Cabinets Made EZ is excited to announce their support for the MECA Wisconsin Police Canine Vest Foundation, Inc. (MECA Foundation). With every Ready to Assemble (RTA) cabinet project sold, the cabinetry retailer is pleased to donate $50 to the foundation.   In their desire to protect and support Wisconsin’s Police K-9 units, the Cabinets Made EZ’s contributions will go toward funding the purchase of the canine’s stab proof and bullet-resistant vests.   “I recently realized that many of our police K-9’s are sent into harm’s way without the same protection their human partners have,” said Scott Nielsen, Cabinets Made EZ’s President. “And most police K-9 departments are funded by donations, so it’s difficult to get the money to buy what the dogs need. I knew I had to help!”   Being not only a huge dog lover but also a supporter of area police departments, Nielsen made the easy choice to partner with the MECA Foundation. This proactive approach helps everyone involved, and the ultimate goal is to vest every Wisconsin police dog. Cabinets Made EZ Located in Germantown, Cabinets Made EZ offers best RTA kitchen cabinets locally and online.  Their cabinets are of excellent quality kitchen cabinets at wholesale prices. They are delivered to your door ready to assemble. Whether you have plans to redo an entire kitchen or just update the powder room, there’s a wide variety of cabinets to fit your budget and style. Give your home the look of luxury without breaking the budget. Choose from Maple, Oak, Hickory,...