Some improvements are big and revolutionary, while others are small but no less important. The CoreGuard sink base from Merillat Cabinets is the latter. Anyone who has kitchen cabinets knows that moisture, drips from the garbage disposal, or spills from cleaning supplies eventually will warp the interior. The CoreGuard base, however, features an engineered polymer that prevents this (The cabinet’s face, frame, and door assembly are still made from wood). According to the company, the polymer will help avoid damage from liquids and does not absorb moisture, which makes it easier to clean and maintain. The company was even nice enough to tilt the base slightly forward so minor spills or leaks migrate to the front of the cabinet. www.merillat.com.