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Denver Cabinetry Trends to Consider for Your Kitchen Upgrade

May 9, 2018

It’s time to finally upgrade that kitchen, and the cabinetry you choose is crucial in designing your new space. Not only are cabinets essential to day-to-day life, but they bring your entire kitchen design together. If you are wondering what Denver cabinetry trends you should consider when planning your kitchen upgrade, read on!

Oak Cabinets Are Back

Oak was the wood of choice when it came to cabinets back in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s. Usually in a honey stain, the traditional cabinet of the time was a raised panel cathedral door with wood grain patterns. Maple and cherry gained in popularity in the 2000s, but perhaps feeling nostalgic, homeowners are once again looking to oak for their cabinetry. Oak can be used in its natural color, or you can paint it. Black, blue, and gray are popular colors among today’s homeowners.

Color Is King

Homeowners want unique cabinets in their kitchens that make a bold statement, and color is one of the best ways to do that. A coat of paint on your cabinets can separate you from the rest of the pack, ensuring your kitchen is a standout. Manufacturers have taken note as well and are providing finishes in a variety of colors.  Neutral colors are the most popular, with tones in gray, yellow, and soft greens. But darker colors, particularly on lower cabinets, also work. Picture black navy, and emerald green; would that work in your kitchen?

Read this article from Better Homes and Gardens to get some ideas on color choices: Tips for Choosing Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color.

Clean Lines Are Key

Although kitchen cabinetry hasn’t changed all that much in recent years, it’s become obvious that most homeowners have a preference for clean lines. This trend toward minimalism is predicted to continue well beyond 2018.  Today’s minimalist cabinets do not have the ornate design work often found in traditional cabinet door styles. Even the handles and drawer pulls are coming in lower profile styles.

Open Shelving Is Hot

A popular trend in home improvement magazines, open shelving has been a bit slower to catch on for most homeowners. But open kitchen shelves are gaining in popularity. They provide a light and airy feeling you cannot attain with all closed cabinets. Open shelving means you can display beautiful dishes as a decorative element, and it also means easy access to those dishes you use on a daily basis. Just be careful not to pack the shelves too full, or you’ll have a cluttered, messy look.

For more tips on what you can expect with kitchen remodeling and choosing cabinets, read this recent blog post.
If you are ready to take your kitchen redesign to a new level, you need kitchen cabinetry. Regardless of your favorite style, HTI Granite can provide kitchen cabinetry that suits your design style and the functionality you need for your kitchen. For more inspiration, take a look at our Cabinets Gallery. Contact us today and see how we can turn your kitchen dreams into a reality.

Reasons to Make Quartz Countertops in Denver a Priority for Your Renovation

April 25, 2018

During a home remodeling project, you have a variety of options for premier stone countertops. While granite and other materials may be your go-tos, you may not have considered quartz. Quartz counters have several benefits and may be the perfect addition to your home. You will love how elegant they are! Learn more about the reasons to choose quartz over other stones, top design ideas, and themes, and using quartz to add a backsplash in your kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas.

Choosing Quartz Over Other Stones

When looking to achieve elegance and excellence in your home, make sure quartz countertops are at the top of your list. Quartz is an incredibly durable and high-quality stone, more than several other stones, because of how it is manufactured. This makes it perfect for busy and heavily used kitchens. It is also not porous, meaning there are little to no perforations in the stone for liquids to fall into if there are spills. The nonporous construction will also save you money from having to have the stone sealed on a regular basis. You’ll love the time savings you’ll receive too when it comes to caring for quartz. Unlike other stones, spills come off easily and can be cleaned with a mild detergent.

Design Ideas and Themes

Are you considering quartz and are wondering about décor to go with your theme? There is much you can do!
  • Light, clean spaces: Quartz creates a chic atmosphere, which will make your space luxurious. A popular décor style that matches is a light theme. Paint your walls white or a light shade of grey, silver or blue. Next, add in a simple light fixture. Explore these 15 beautiful living room lighting ideas for inspiration.
  • Natural theme: Quartz goes well with a natural and/or classic theme. Install them over traditional cabinets and islands. You can choose light shades or choose a darker shade of quartz with natural colored cabinets.
  • Modern or contemporary: Because of its simplicity and elegance, quartz counters work well with modern or contemporary theme. To accomplish this, choose quartz with few patterns.

Adding a Backsplash

Quartz is not just great for counters, but for backsplashes too! Consider having your local stone company install them in your kitchen, bathrooms, workspaces, and more. For some homeowners, a backsplash is a perfect addition to liven up the kitchen between the sink and cabinets. But that isn’t all. Consider adding a floor to ceiling quartz backsplash in your shower! It’s also a great addition to laundry rooms to help continue any quartz themes in your home.

When it comes to using quartz in your Denver remodel, it is best to work with the experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. In addition to assisting you with your counters and backsplashes, we can also help you with your renovations, cabinets, and more. As a trusted source of Denver and Wyoming communities, we look forward to helping you with your project. Set up your showroom appointment today by calling us toll-free at 866-707-7772. We hope to hear from you soon!

Color Scheme Ideas for Your Redesign and Bathroom Cabinets in Denver

April 11, 2018

When you add premier bathroom cabinets in Denver to your home, you’re investing in a wonderful transformation of  your space. As you add in new cabinets and possibly counters, it’s the optimal time to change the color to match. From there, you can also change the décor to put all of the puzzle pieces together. Learn about different quality bathroom cabinet options, color schemes to choose from, and how to coordinate design and décor.

Considerations for New Bathroom Cabinets

Prior to making any decisions about your bathroom counters, you need to assess your space and needs. Do you have enough space, or do you need to increase or reduce it? What additions could you make that would help you better organize your bathroom? Also, what look and feel are you interested in? Take the time to do your research to look at bathroom cabinets and talk to your local cabinet installer.

For sinks, you can choose a stand-alone single vanity, or a double is great for couples. It can sit on the ground or you can change the look by mounting it to the wall. When it comes to additional cabinets, consider lining a wall with working cabinet space, followed by a taller cabinet that you can add in additional items. Your cabinet installation company can help you determine the best layout to make your space functional.

Top Color Scheme Ideas

After you choose your bathroom cabinets, you can use that and the color of new countertops to determine what to do with your walls! If you have a lighter shade of counter, consider a lighter color scheme. For bathrooms, shades of grey and blue are popular. If your cabinets are also light, this gives you more room to be playful with colors. Consider a sunny yellow or teal. Another great idea is to add in an accent wall. Accent walls can be made from designer wallpaper, wood, tile, or even just a different color painted onto the wall.

Design and Décor

For the icing on the cake, sprinkle in new décor that will make the space completely new. First, make sure you update all finishes to be consistent. These will be your knobs, faucets, shower heads, etc. Choose one color, such as a brushed nickel, and make it consistent throughout. Next, add lighting that can transform the space. You can incorporate a chandelier, or if there isn’t room, can lights for overhead lighting. For your bathroom mirror, add lights around it or behind it to illuminate as you are getting ready. Consider putting some of the lighting on a dimmer for a relaxing environment!

When you are ready to start your bathroom remodel, HTI Granite and Cabinetry is your Denver go-to. You can explore our cabinets gallery for ideas and inspiration and we’ll help you every step of the way with your project.  We serve the Denver metro area, as well as surrounding areas and even locations in Wyoming. We’d love to help you! Get started and call us today at 303-592-9090.

Maximize Your Tax Refund with These Denver Kitchen Remodeling Tips

March 28, 2018

Tax season is the perfect time to make decisions for a Denver kitchen remodeling project. When you maximize your refund, you are making a premier investment to help raise the overall value of your home. Learn the top reasons you should choose to remodel, upgrade ideas you can tackle for $1000 or less, and larger projects to make a different in the value of your house.

Why Remodel?

Whether you plan on staying in your home for a few years or decades, anyone can benefit from a kitchen remodel. To start, remodeling allows you to improve the functionality of the space to meet your needs. This includes storage, appliances, and work space. Spend time evaluating what you need in the space if you plan on staying for the long term. Planning a move? Make the space attractive to prospective buyers. This includes adding quality stone counters, energy efficient appliances, and new cabinets Look at trends and what other homes selling in your area feature to help you determine what to do.

Small Upgrades for $1000 or Less

Have a small tax return? There is still much you can do.
  • Paint: A fresh coat of paint will revitalize the space. Choose a lighter color and consider an accent wall if would like to mix things up. You can choose paint for the wall, as well as shiplap wood or wallpaper.
  • Fixtures: Knobs, handles, electrical outlet covers, lights—all of these fixtures can eventually become dated. Updated all of them to be consistent and match your style. When choosing a fixture finish, such as brass, brushed nickel or gold, use that same color throughout your home.
  • Backsplash: A great way to give your kitchen a refreshed look is with a backsplash! You can work with your local stone company to find patterns and designs that fit your price range. Kitchen backsplashes are a perfect project to pair with a fresh coat of paint.

Larger Projects to Consider for Increasing Value

If you have a larger budget for your home, you can put your tax check towards larger upgrades and renovations. This is one of the best ways to cut costs and avoid putting too much on charge cards if you do not have all of the funds upfront. Some of these ideas include:
  • Energy efficient appliances: For a smaller additional expense, energy efficient appliances will help you to save in the long run.
  • Flooring: If the flooring in your home, especially your kitchen, is outdated and in rough shape, consider replacing it. Hardwood in particular is a great choice. It is easy to clean and hypoallergenic.
  • Layout change: Another way your go-to granite and cabinetry specialist can help you with your remodel project is with a layout change. If your kitchen is inefficient, work with them to create a new layout that better fits the space. This will cover cabinets, counters, islands, nooks, and more.
Make sure you know all of the ways to save on your kitchen remodeling in Denver—and contact HTI Granite and Cabinetry for help. Our team will provide you with quality service, leaving you very happy with your tax return investment. Contact us today at 866-707-7772 to get started.

Choosing Denver Quartz for Your Kitchen and Bathrooms

February 28, 2018

Are you looking for something different for your home upgrade projects? As more and more homeowners are installing granite in their homes, consider making your home unique with Denver quartz. This stone is on the rise in popularity, and is available in a variety of options. This premier stone will dress up your kitchens and bathrooms during your renovation. Learn about the top benefits of quartz counters, go-to care tips, and ideas to enhance your kitchen and bathrooms.

Benefits of Quartz

When choosing quartz for your counters, you will not need to seal the surfaces in order to keep out water and other liquids. It also will not stain, which is a problem with other stone counters if spills are not quickly cleaned. Quartz’s nonporous material makes it resistant to bacteria, mildew, and mold. In addition, quartz allows for more design options with edges, installation and more. While best to be installed by a local countertop professional, they can install in a variety of ways—which is great for custom solutions. Quartz is also a very durable stone, making it hard to damage or impetrate.

Care Tips

While you do not need to seal quartz because it is antimicrobial, you still need to wipe up messes as soon as they happen—especially acidic liquids. Take a wet towel or sponge and wipe away the mess. When doing your heavy cleaning, you will want to make sure to use a mild detergent and a towel or sponge that is not abrasive. You want to avoid anything harsh that could scratch the surface. Also, when cooking, make sure to avoid putting any pots onto a trivet to help maintain the stone’s quality. Do not put a hot pot or pan directly on its surface. In bathrooms, if you use a high alkaline, acidic or bleach cleaner on showers or sink basins, make sure to avoid using it on the counters themselves.

Kitchen and Bathroom Ideas

Wondering how you can change up your kitchen and bathroom? Try brightening the spaces by putting on a fresh coat of a light shade of blue, grey, yellow, or green. A lighter shade will help make the space look larger. Consider adding a backsplash or accent wall to mix up a certain area. From here, install light colored cabinets with a light or dark matching quartz countertop. You can talk with your stone installer on the best options for your project. For more ideas for your bathroom, try one of Better Homes and Garden’s bathroom remodeling ideas.

To help you find the perfect shade of quartz for your kitchen or bathroom, HTI Granite and Cabinetry will walk you through all of your options. Learn more about the pros and cons of using quartz in your Denver kitchen remodel, and let us know how we can help. Our team of experts will help you find the best option and resources to install them. Need cabinets? We will help you with those, too! To get started on your project, call us today at 303-592-9090.