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How to choose the best cabinets for your kitchen


KraftMaid Square Raised Panel – Veneer Maple Canvas

When you’re looking to improve your house, whether you want to sell or make your abode more comfortable for many years to come, the first thing you probably thought about was improving and updating your kitchen. From gathering around the table for dinner and late night chats, to card games and homework and elaborate dinner parties, kitchens are the command center for most homes, providing physical and emotional nourishment for the people who enter.

As a result, homeowners have many options when it comes to appliance upgrades, floors, lighting, and paint choices. Before making any of those decisions, though, you should make a decision about your cabinets. The appearance and style you choose can set the entire tone of the room, and will direct every other design decision.


Choosing Your Cabinets: Factors to Consider


Executive Cabinetry as featured in Su Casa Magazine Spring 2016

Executive Cabinetry as featured in Su Casa Magazine Spring 2016

1. Your Budget

It’s important to decide upfront how much you are willing to spend on your cabinets. Looking for a full-service provider that does everything from design and selection to installation, as well as individual custom pieces, can help the DIY homeowner find the best options for their kitchen.

2. Your Needs

Start thinking about how you’ll use the cabinets. There are many new options to choose from, including drawers that can roll up or pull down, built-in cutting boards, storage options, and functional additions that will help you make the most of your cabinets.

3. Your Taste

Cabinet doors can be some of the costliest investments, with several different factors playing into the overall appearance, including:

  • Overlay: Full overlay doors are a modern-looking choice that requires hardware, and can give you a little more storage space, while covering the entire face frame of the cabinet. Partial overlay has been the standard for many years, and is a cost-effective option. Inset doors can be the trickiest to install and maintain, but have become popular choices.
  • Panels: A raised or sunken panel can change the appearance of the kitchen, as well as a flushed or beaded panel.
  • Style: Do you want a more modern, sleek kitchen? Or a traditional or country kitchen? The cabinets you choose can play into that appearance.
  • Drawers vs. doors: Your base cabinets can feature a mix of cabinets with doors and shelves or drawers that offer larger storage areas.

4. Your Finishes

Once you’ve made a decision on the style of cabinet you’re looking to install, you can look at small details that will help to personalize and give you truly one-of-a-kind cabinets; consider:

  • Stains: Stain colors can look very different based on the type of wood chosen for the cabinets, with the natural color of the wood adding underlying tones of red or yellow, absorbing the stain at different rates, and giving a different appearance to your kitchen.
  • Hardware: From the hinges to the handles, you have thousands of choices when it comes to personalizing your cabinets. From sleek chrome to ornamental copper, modern pewter or understated nickel, the pieces you choose show off your personality and taste.
  • Moldings: When you want to finish your kitchen, look at the molding choice that ties your cabinet design to the rest of the kitchen. There are many different providers who make custom moldings, from traditional and braided to highly decorative or smooth and sleek.


Our Favorites


KraftMaid Cherry Kitchen in Praline

KraftMaid Cherry Kitchen in Praline

We love the design features from cabinet makers like KraftMaid, Merillat, QualityCabinets, Echelon, Executive Cabinetry and RSI.

The Addison Slab from Echelon’s Prestige Collection provides a modern door in a variety of colors. The rich brown, or black Belleview, would be a gorgeous addition to your trendy kitchen. The company follows a 17-step finishing process to give customers the best quality possible. Similarly, Ohio-based KraftMaid’s suede topcoat finish takes the same resistance available in their other cabinet door finishes and softens the sheen. It’s the perfect finish for a distressed cabinet style.

Merillat’s easy-to-finish cabinets are enhanced by their expansive collection of knobs, from antique and vintage styles to mixed-medium knobs and pulls that shine in modern kitchens. Alternatively, for more than 50 years, Middletons Mouldings has been using cherry, hickory, aspen, poplar, maple and oak to create custom moldings that match your cabinetry.


RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions: Newport in Alabaster Glaze

RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions: Newport in Alabaster Glaze


At Primera, we work with a variety of different manufacturers to give you the kitchen of your dreams—from the first meeting, where you can sit down with a designer to sketch out and visualize the final appearance of your choices, to the professional, experienced installers who ensure precise, timely project completion. Primera operates in five different states with more than 40 years of experience. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


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The best cabinetry in phoenix: how primera provides variety and quality

“Options” is an exciting word when it comes to home interiors.  Primera Interiors understands this and provides all the home interior essentials, from window treatments to cabinets.  In this blog, the focus is on Primera’s cabinetry department and highlights a number of the high-end manufacturers available.

Primera offers customers a complete package solution for their home design needs through the widest variety and depth of options.  Some of the leading brands are:

KraftMaid:  “There’s a Solution for Every Style”

Merillat:  “The Dream Kitchen for The Real World.”

QualityCabinets:  “Real value.  True Creativity.  Lifestyle solutions that inspire and delight.”

Having a variety of choice in cabinetry is important to all of the different clients served:

  • contractors
  • designers
  • homeowners

Cabinet options allow contractors and designers to offer their customers a variety of stain colors, species of wood, price points and construction.  Working with so many different cabinet providers, is a great tool for designers because it gives them the ability to create a kitchen around any budget.  Homeowners will be sure to find the desired cabinets to install in the home to enjoy every day.

Here are 3 unique aspects of Primera Interior’s cabinet department that make it a powerful and unique choice in the industry:

  1. A vast knowledge and wealth of experience from being in the industry for over 40 years, with a proven business model that truly sets the standard for our industry.  One of the largest distributors of cabinets, complimented by finely tuned processes from order entry to delivery; taking less than three weeks in some cases, with expertise to lead you through the whole cabinetry process smoothly with no surprises.
  2. A stunning showroom where homeowners view products firsthand and contractors and designers bring their clients to help cement their design plans.  The showroom demonstrates the variety of stains, species and options with displays of over 21 kitchen vignettes.
  3. Primera has a comprehensive cabinet stock program for clients with limited project times. Primera’s 6,000 square foot warehouse in Phoenix is stocked full of pre-assembled cabinetry that can be collected within 24-hours.

Primera Interiors continues to work with the best so it can offer clients the best final results possible for their home interiors.  Clients can also utilize the cabinet cost calculator to get a meaningful estimate for the new cabinets of their choice.  Also, please take a look at Primera Interiors Cabinet Stain page to see photos of all of the stain options available.

Often expertise suffers when options become numerous, but at Primera Interiors, by working with many experts who share the values of quality and craftsmanship, the perfect balance has been achieved.

Visit Primera Interiors Cabinets in Phoenix to learn more.  You can also download the Company brochure, schedule a free estimate or check out the unique partial slab inventory.









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Tips for choosing kitchen cabinets with primera


Mario Batali, American chef and owner of restaurants in New York City, Las Vegas, Singapore and Hong Kong, said, “The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.” The design of a kitchen should reflect that joy in its functionality and beauty. Cabinets really are one of the biggest features and the item that has the largest influence over the look of a kitchen.

When looking for the perfect cabinets for your home or project there are two major categories to choose from, frameless and framed. Framed cabinets are traditional and usually the most popular choice; they tend to work well with many different types of designs and styles. Framed cabinets highlight visual beauty and details, while frameless cabinets have a more modern look.

Frameless cabinets, also known as European cabinets, offer more storage because the doors open wider, which makes them a good option for maximizing space in a smaller kitchen. Always remember to make sure that the style you choose works well with your appliances, since certain types of appliances are intended to work best with a particular style of cabinetry.

Moldings are a great way to spruce up your kitchen and make your cabinets unique. The only thing that will limit your choices when it comes to molding is how tall your cabinets are, and how much room there is from the top of your cabinet to the room’s ceiling. Primera offers a large assortment of cabinet moldings to maximize customization and style preferences.

An additional component to take into consideration, a component which is one of the most dynamic pieces of your kitchen, is the hardware – the knobs and handles of the cabinets and drawers. Like our molding selection, Primera carries a great assortment of traditional hardware as well as top-of-the-line finishes like bronze and even chrome. Your hardware is your icing on top, your last and final touch.
If you are looking for new cabinets in Phoenix, Denver or Vegas, look no further. Head on over to a Primera showroom to see our selection of cabinets from top-of-the-line manufacturers like Royal, Cardell Cabinetry and Wellborn, and start creating a beautiful and functional kitchen.

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3 ways to find the best kitchen cabinet contractor for you

American Kitchen
Everything in our world is becoming more and more virtual. But no computer in the world will ever replace a great craftsman and a great craftsman is what you need when searching for the right kitchen cabinet contractor for your project.

You also need a great selection of cabinets and designers to help you pick out and find your style. When starting on the quest to discovering the correct contractor and design center for your ground-up design project or your remodeling project you might not know where to start. Here are 3 tips to help you find the very best kitchen cabinet contractor possible for you so that you won’t have to worry about what your end result will eventually look like.

There is a lot of trust when you are hiring someone you don’t know to do something that you have little or no knowledge in; so most of these tips involve homework and research to get the results that you want you have to put the time in:

  1. Speak to people who have used them before
    Treat the contractors that you are interested as candidates for a job in your company. Ask for references and check out those references. Ask people who have used them before if they were happy with the quality of work, the timeliness and the quality of product and their communication.
  2. Look at their professional experiences
    It isn’t all about references; it is pretty easy to find someone somewhere who likes anybody. The work needs to speak for itself. It is important to go to the contractor’s showroom to see their product and the installment style and also engage the culture of the company. If possible and the contractor has installed cabinets in a model home or a public place such as a restaurant or a hotel room make an attempt to go and see their work in person.
  3. If it’s not in writing, it never happened
    Your word still mean a lot in society and relationships but in contracting and business if it isn’t in writing it never happened. After you have decided on a contractor that you feel is the one for you make sure that you get everything to the last detail in writing. If the contract comes from the contractor make sure that you scrutinize it so that you feel comfortable signing your name on the dotted line. If you feel uncomfortable ask questions and negotiate, nothing is set in stone until you sign.

There is a lot of knowledge to sort through and many avenues that you can use to gain help and the proper hands to help you finish your project. No matter which cabinet contractor you eventually go with, all the top candidates should have this one thing in common, they should want you have a hand and a voice in your project. After all you are going to be the one who will be looking at their work every single day. If you decide to go with Primera we have a fantastic cabinet stock program with a great variety that we can supply within 24-hours and an awesome showroom and great experience and references and we would love to get an “interview” with you for any potential opportunities.

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