Bathroom Vanities- A Quick Look at The High End Bathroom Vanities

If you’re considering remodeling a bathroom in your home, you’ve probably been looking through home design magazines, browsing interior decorating websites, and possibly even touring the model home parks of builders in your area. You may be wondering where all the antique vanities you’ve been seeing are coming from – how could there possibly be that many beautiful old pieces of furniture sitting around just waiting to be turned into someone’s designer vanity?

While you may be seeing a few actual antiques, the reality is that many of those old pieces of classic furniture are new cabinets that have been built to look old — it’s a trend in residential bathroom decorating that’s been rapidly growing.

Conventional bathroom vanities have been installed in homes for many years and continue to be extremely popular, but if you want to give your bathroom an elegant unique appearance, try one of RTA Cabinet Store’s collection of traditional furniture grade vanities. These beautiful cabinets would look right at home in a 19th century parlor or dining room and can do wonders in upgrading your guest powder room or hall bath. If you accessorize the room with period hardware and add marble floor tile as a finishing touch, don’t be surprised to see your visitors standing in line at the powder room door.

RTA Cabinet Store Traditional Bathroom Furniture Options

Choose from RTA Cabinet’s seven designer collections for your bathroom upgrade – most offer matching mirrors and many have matching wall cabinets, tall cabinets, and even clothes hampers. Traditional bathroom furniture isn’t just for powder rooms and hall baths – some styles have wider vanities available that can be perfect for creating a new look for your master bath. A few collections to consider:

Juliet – this beautiful vanity features Queen Anne styling in a natural cherry finish
Wingate – if you like a deep cherry finish, you’ll love this elegant vanity with raised door panels
Bastille – it may be difficult to find a more exclusive appearing vanity than one with a walnut finish – especially if it features curved doors
Hawthorne – choose from vanities ranging from 24 to 60 inches in width with this beautiful dark walnut finished furniture cabinet
Yorktown – simple elegance might be a good description for this Mission styled oak cabinet available in widths from 30 to 48 inches
Bellani – European styling in a dark wood or white painted finish
Berkshire – just about everyone likes the simplicity of Shaker styling.

These beautiful dark finished cabinets are available in 24, 30, and 36 inch widths

Think outside the box — consider traditional bathroom furniture vanities for your remodeling project.

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Thinking Green with your RTA Kitchen Design

A kitchen remodeling project is a great opportunity to show that you care about protecting the environment by using sustainable, recycled, or energy efficient products and materials throughout the room. There may not be another room in your house that offers as many eco-friendly options as your kitchen and at the completion of your renovation you’ll not only have a beautiful makeover – you’ll have one that reflects your efforts to build green.



Green Options for your RTA Kitchen Cabinets



Going green doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style during your kitchen remodel – many eco-friendly materials can give the room a unique look and may even be able to give your kitchen an instant sense of character that other products can’t. The best news is that RTA cabinets has numerous models lines that can complement just about any green option. A few areas you may wish to consider eco-friendly products:



Countertops – if you want to create a kitchen focal point that will practically grab your visitors’ eyes when they enter the room, installing a countertop constructed with recycled glass bottles might do the trick. The countertops are available in a wide range of colors and custom sizes. Kitchen remodels with a rustic country d├ęcor might look great with recycled wood countertops. It may be difficult to get more rustic than using old wood and how many houses on your block have countertops over 100 years old?



Flooring – there are numerous eco-friendly options when choosing the flooring for your kitchen makeover. Bamboo flooring and Cork are very sustainable flooring products and there are numerous ceramic tiles manufactured using recycled products. However, if you want a floor that stops guests in their tracks, try one of the many varieties of reclaimed flooring available. Talking about your 200 year old floor that was reclaimed from an old warehouse is sure to keep your dinner conversation going while entertaining



Appliances – if you’re purchasing new appliances for your kitchen remodeling project, it’s hard to go wrong with those bearing the Energy Star label. Energy Star appliances must meet the stringent testing standards designed by the Department of Energy and are considered the ultimate in the world of energy saving kitchen appliances



These are just a few of your eco-friendly options when remodeling your kitchen – ask your contractor about other green products that might be right for your room and application.

Don’t forget about our new lines of cabinets that will be arriving in August.   Our new Bamboo kitchen cabinet line!!   We will be the first distributor in the country carrying the Eco-Cabinets line of bamboo cabinets.

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Kitchen Renovation Contest About To Begin! Win Your Share of up to $10,000 Worth of Kitchen Cabinets

It’s about that time of year again… time to have another kitchen renovation contest!!  This year we are having our most ambitious contest yet.   We are giving away up to $10,000 worth of kitchen cabinets to TWO lucky people.  Last years video contest was so successful that we are using the same format again.   This time we are asking homeowners to submit their ugly kitchen for a chance to win.   Show us your kitchen, and tell us why you need new ready to assemble kitchen cabinets from RTA Cabinet Store….  then get your friends to vote.   If you are one of the two lucky finalists, we will give you a complete kitchen worth of cabinets!  Two lucky families will win up to $10,000 worth of cabinets.   So if your kitchen looks like this:

  Needs New RTA Kitchen Cabinets

You should seriously think about entering the Kitchen Renovation Contest!   For examples of last years entries, and the quality of the videos that you should submit, check out our Youtube page at: 
http://www.youtube.com/user/RTACabinetStore

 

 

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Kitchen Cabinets for under $300!! That is Crazy!

A couple of months ago, we were brainstorming about how we could make kitchen cabinets even more affordable.   If I told most people that they could have new kitchen cabinets for under $300 they would think I was crazy!   Well… we made it happen.   We put together a new line of cabinets that we are calling starter kitchens.   Starting under $300, you can get a 5 foot section of base and wall cabinets in a variety of styles and finishes.   These new kits are perfect for small apartments or for people looking for discount kitchen cabinets.   The response so far has been overwhelming.   Contractors are asking "Where has this been the past couple of years?"… 

Now the starter kitchens are not going to be ideal for everyone, since they are only five feet of cabinets, but you can still get the same styles that are listed under the kitchen cabinet category.   So if you own any apartments, have rental units, or just need a small section of kitchen cabinetry, these starter kitchens are perfect!
  

Starter Set

 

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Creating a Custom Look With RTA Kitchen Cabinets

Most people when they think about RTA cabinets, they have a hard time visualizing a custom look, because traditionally rta kitchen cabinets only offer stock sizes.   All of the design magazines and high end kitchen lines focus on the custom features, which is why the cabinets end up being so expensive.   With a little creativity, you can get a similar look (if not the same exact look) by using RTA Kitchen Cabinets.   The problem is, it is sometimes hard to visualize, right?   So in a couple of weeks we are launching a new section on the site called Design Ideas.  We are going to take actual design ideas and kitchen trends that you see on designer websites and in magazines, and showing you how you can get the same look by using our cabinets.   So far we have about 50 different ideas so far!   I think you will be blown away by the creative ways you can transform RTA Cabinets into a designer look (and not have to pay for the high priced custom cabinets).   The new section will be located under each of the cabinet styles and will give you detailed instructions on what cabinets you will need and how to recreate the look.

 

Do you have a unique feature or look that you saw in a magazine that you really want to duplicate?   If so, send us a picture and we will try to come up with a solution for you.  We will try to find a way that you can still achieve that look, while using RTA cabinets.   I am really excited about this new feature, and I think everybody is really going to like it.

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