Kitchen Buying Guide

Kitchen Buying Tips

kitchen buying guide

The one room in your home that brings you the most happiness, say experts at MindBodyGreen, is your kitchen. You spend up to 80 percent of your waking hours in your kitchen – trying new recipes, preparing meals, assembling school lunches, or getting it cleaned up for guests. And at nearly every party, the kitchen becomes the place to be. Due to its popularity, investing in kitchen renovations is certainly worthwhile. By improving your kitchen’s appeal and functionality, you can make it more enjoyable for both you and your guests.

However, before you can start making kitchen renovations, you’ll need to understand what options are available to you. Because whether you’re looking to install a new sink, oven, or kitchen island, there is an abundance of choices at your fingertips. To better understand and navigate through your options, leverage our kitchen-buying guide. This guide will help you get a grasp on what’s available to you so that you can make the best purchase and renovation decisions.


When it comes to kitchen cabinets, there are two main decisions you’ll need to make. First, choose which material you’d like:

  • Oak (red or white)
  • Maple
  • Hickory
  • Cherry
  • Birch
  • Ash
  • Pine

Next, select your cabinet door style. Options include:

  • Shaker cabinet doors
  • Louvered cabinet doors
  • Flat-panel cabinet doors
  • Inset panel cabinet doors
  • Raised panel cabinet doors
  • Slab cabinet doors
  • Mullion & accent cabinet doors
  • Distressed cabinet doors
  • Beadboard cabinet doors
  • Thermofoil cabinet doors

As you review your cabinet options, you may also want to consider features such as durability, construction and style. The best cabinets are the ones that are sturdy and easy to open and close.

Kitchen Islands

The style of your kitchen island can set the tone for your whole kitchen, so choosing the right style is paramount. Choose from the following options:

  • Rustic
  • French
  • Modern
  • Country
  • Antique
  • Vintage

In addition to style, you’ll want to choose which island shape works best for you. Your shape options include:

  • L-shaped
  • U-shaped
  • Galley
  • Circular
  • Rolling

If you have a small kitchen to make over, stationary kitchen islands may not be as practical as rolling units that offer maximum versatility. However, it all depends on the size of your kitchen and the island you are interested in installing.

Kitchen Sinks and Faucets

These days, there are all kinds of kitchen sinks available to you. Coupled with innovative kitchen faucets, your new sink should coliquidated kitchen sink and faucetnvey your unique spirit while also being very user-friendly. While each sink has its own distinct style, all of them are made from one of the following materials:

  • Stainless steel
  • Cast iron
  • Composite
  • Fireclay

Additionally, every kitchen sink has a particular installation type:

  • Undermount
  • Top-mount
  • Apron-front
  • Tile-in
  • Wall mount

If you aren’t sure which installation type will work best with your kitchen, our team Desert Liquidators is more than happy to assist you. Contact us and we’ll help you find out which kitchen sink is ideal for your home.

Ranges, Ovens and Hood Vents

The wide array of liquidated kitchen equipment available these days can inspire you to create a unique, dramatic new look for your kitchen.

As far as ranges go, you mainly need to choose between an electric or gas range. Also consider which range hood will best accompany your new range, as not all hoods are created equal. Hoods can be vented, ducted, duct-free, convertible, recirculating and non-vented. Our team at Desert Liquidators can advise you on the ideal arrangement.

If you are only interested in replacing your oven, options include:

  • Electric ovens
  • Gas ovens
  • Built-in ovens
  • Double ovens
  • Microwave ovens
  • Brick ovens

A smart strategy in designing your kitchen is to see what is available at liquidated kitchen equipment stores first, then plan your remodel around the great buys. By shopping on price, you can transform your Phoenix kitchen without breaking the bank.

At Desert Liquidators, we offer amazing deals on all kinds of kitchen equipment. Just let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll tell you how we can help!