As NJ Kitchen Designers, we have often found that the best places to source products and services for your kitchen design are closer than you think, usually they are right in your own backyard and North New Jersey is no exception!
Selecting materials for your kitchen remodeling project can be an overwhelming and time consuming process. Working with a kitchen designer that will guide you through the process and assist in making the selections will certainly lighten the burden. Another key factor to making the most of your time is to use local resources that are close together, Hawthorne, NJ, nestled between Ridgewood, Glen Rock and Wyckoff, is a prime example, it truly is a kitchen designers paradise. I like to think of Hawthorne, NJ as the center of the hub, with offerings that range from kitchen countertops, tile, plumbing to electrical stores. Many other resources such as appliance showrooms are just one town over with an added benefit of lower NJ Sales tax, 3.3125% to be exact.
When we design a kitchen we start with a well thought out concept, from there we continue to shape and refine the design. The kitchen cabinetry can be designed and planned using standard sizes of appliances at this stage but we will have to defer to the appliance manufacturers specifications before we order the cabinets. Once we have a good solid kitchen design in place it’s time to incorporate the appliances into the mix. So let’s go shopping!
Reno’s Appliance – Paterson, NJ
Reno’s Appliance designer showroom in Paterson, NJ offers the largest selection of different brands and styles of appliances with over 12,000 square feet of displays including a large area dedicated to outdoor cooking and barbecue. Located in an Urban Enterprise Zone, Reno’s Appliance in Paterson collects only half the current New Jersey sales tax rate to customers taking delivery within the state of NJ. You can expect an excellent customer service experience, fresh coffee, snacks and more while you’re selecting your kitchen appliances.
Yudin’s Appliance – Wyckoff, NJ
Yudin’s Discount Appliances is a family-owned discount appliance store with locations in Wyckoff and Passaic, New Jersey. Since 1972. Yudin’s Discount Appliances is an authorized dealer of such brands as Bosch, Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, GE, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Kitchen Aid, and more. We can help you select your new major kitchen appliances at any budget. Sometimes you already have a great place you know and trust, businesses that service local neighborhoods offer so much more than the big box store alternatives.
The next step is to start looking at countertops, floor tile and backsplash tile. It is always recommend to take along your cabinet samples when selecting the countertops and tile. Look for a contrast of sheen between the materials and pay attention to the temperature of the colors, they should all be in the same range, nothing too high or too low. As you walk around hold up your kitchen cabinet samples, when you find the right one the colors will snap into place and you won’t have to think whether it’s right or not.
Artistic Marble & Granite – Hawthorne, NJ
Artistic Marble & Granite of Hawthorne, NJ offers a wide variety of unique granite, marble, quartzite and soapstone countertops that are sourced from all over the world. All of the slabs of material are kept in an indoor climate controlled facility making the viewing and selection process very enjoyable. Once you have made your selection they transform the raw slab into your finished kitchen countertops using state of the art Equipment that is located right on the premises, you can take a peek back there to see the work in progress, truly fascinating.
Ohm International – Lyndhurst, NJ
Established in 1987, OHM International Inc. is an importer and wholesaler of high quality natural stone products. They have the largest indoor selection of quartz material in the area which makes it an excellent place to view full slabs of quartz countertops at their Lyndhurst, NJ facility. Many fabricators do not stock the material so if you can’t make a decision off a small sample, this place is a must. Appointments are recommended if you plan on going on a Saturday.
True Form Concrete – Wharton, NJ
Trueform Concrete is based out of Wharton New Jersey, they bring a unique perspective to the functional and practical use of concrete. Trueform Concrete fabricates decorative precast concrete products for both residential and commercial applications, specializing in concrete countertops, concrete bathroom sinks, concrete tables, fireplace surrounds, and many other quality custom concrete products. If you’re in the market for something different, concrete countertops maybe right for your project. Many options exist to put your personal touches into the design from inlays of steel to sea shells from a family vacation, the possibilities are endless. Other great features like tweaking the color or making an oversized island without seams can help resolve difficult applications where other materials fall short.
Wayne Tile – Ramsey, NJ
Wayne Tile, Founded in 1955 by Bob Westra, with brothers Harry and Don joining the business a few years later. Wayne Tile continues to be a family owned and operated business. From its humble beginnings in a small garage with three different tile colors to choose from, the company has grown in the past 60 years to be a leading distributor of tile. Today with five showrooms and design centers, and 110,000 square feet of warehouse space, Wayne Tile carries over 100 lines of tile from around the world. Our favorite showroom is located at 50 Spring St Ramsey, NJ, everytime we’re there we discover something new and exciting. There is so much to look at it is mind numbing, here are a few tips to keep you focused. Just walk the store and take it all in, then look closer at the sizes and shapes of the tiles, then look at the colors and textures. As you notice these items you should see pattern in what you like and dislike, try to convey this information to the sales/design staff and they can point you in the right direction.
Additional Resources in and around New Jersey
Kitchen Floor & Backsplash Tile
- Artistic Tile has locations in Secaucus and Paramus, NJ, they are one of the largest wholesale distributors of luxury stone and tile in the United States.
- Porcelanosa – Paramus, NJ
Kitchen Plumbing Fixtures & Decorative Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
- GPS – Hawthorne, NJ & Paramus, NJ
- Wallington Plumbing Supply – Saddle Brook, NJ
- AF Supply – Fairfield, NJ
- Top Knobs – Branchburg, NJ
- Hardware Designs – Fairfield, NJ