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Denver Kitchen Island, Breakfast Bar, or Peninsula Cabinet Options


September 15, 2020

One of the easiest ways to gather a return on your home investment is to update the kitchen. Not only will you reap the benefits from a remodeled space throughout the time that you inhabit a residence but should you ever decide to sell, the increase in value will definitely be a plus. One of the most used rooms in any home, the kitchen serves as a gathering point for all family and friends who come together to enjoy a meal and the fellowship that accompanies both preparing and partaking in a meal.

The details of a kitchen remodel can make all the difference in exactly what the end result will be of an entire project upgrade. From color selections to lightning and hardware, the changes from old patterns or worn out cabinets to new, updated, fixtures and materials throughout the space can really make all of the difference. However, depending on the size and layout of your current floorplan, the modern trend of installing a kitchen island, breakfast bar, or peninsula becomes an issue of personal preference with a majority of different options to consider before installing your decision. 

Kitchen Island


The centerpiece of a kitchen, an island can offer a variety of different benefits to any homeowner. Not only is the use of an island able to increase the available countertop space but storage underneath on both sides of the space allows individuals multiple places to store their kitchen gadgets and all other belongings.  

Breakfast Bar

Very similar to the kitchen island, a breakfast bar holds the same storage and functional countertop space on one side, but the other is extended beyond the base to create an area where bar stools or high top chairs can be slid underneath or used to eat. Also, both an island and breakfast bar allow for one of the top trends in interior design today - a contrasting kitchen island. Using a different color here adds a bit of pop and intrigue to the room.

Peninsula

Depending on your design layout, the peninsula may be a better option to add some additional space or help to define your kitchen area. Unlike the kitchen island or breakfast bar, the peninsula is not a stand alone structure but remains connected to another portion of the main countertop. The most prominent use of a peninsula is to create a border which defines the kitchen in open floor plan concepts. Able to also be used as an area for eating, depending on the design layout, individuals can reap some of the same type benefits from its use. Ultimately, it’s personal preference and largely dependent on the amount of space you have for a remodel, but adding any of these to your kitchen will add value both in use and the pocketbook.

If you’re ready to enhance an existing kitchen with a remodeling project or want to simply add a bit of flair into your own, then look no further than the highly qualified experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas, including Wyoming, for years, we’re here to help and assist with any bathroom or kitchen remodeling or construction project you have in mind. Able to offer both suggestions and provide a look at what your future kitchen or bathroom can be, our quality countertops will be a welcome addition to your home. A lifetime of memories and functionality, upgrading to granite or one of our other extremely serviceable countertop surfaces will be one of the best decisions you’ve made. Feel free to contact us today in order to get started or call 1-866-707-7772 prior to visiting our showroom and see what the future has in store for your rooms today.
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Denver Kitchen Cabinet Replacement Signs


July 20, 2020

Interior design schemes come and go but one thing that has been a constant within any home is the important role a kitchen plays. Serving as both a gathering spot and the nutritional wheelhouse of a residence, kitchen design - from color selections to cabinetry, drawers, counterspace, and the layout - has undergone a variety of different changes over time. From being tweaked to meet the needs of current inhabitants, to the explosion of subway tile, and added bonuses of bars or islands, kitchens have transformed since commercial construction of homes began.

Even current decorating ideas and kitchen trends range in variety. While seemingly no residence is capable of pulling off each unique characteristic, picking and choosing what works best for you, your budget, and family is the best possible scenario. Depending on a variety of factors, new cabinetry could transform your current space. Should your kitchen currently be showing any of the following signs, consider making a change and upgrading by completing a remodeling project today.

Age/Damages
One of the first signs a kitchen is in need of a facelift is damage to the existing cabinetry. If your kitchen is showing signs of age - loose or missing hinges, doors which don’t seal properly, or even cracks and breaks, then new materials may be the answer. Left unaddressed, these first signs could magnify into a costly project depending on the depth of your desires. Changing doors and pulls is always an option but should the foundation be older or compromised, then a full replacement may be warranted.  

Space
As families, or their kitchen accessories, grow so too is the need for more storage space. In the event that you require additional areas to store some of your kitchen goodies, then new cabinetry could be the answer. From redeveloping the existing outline to completing a new project entirely, solutions are available.

Design
In addition to needing new space, the current layout of your kitchen may need to be addressed. If so, redesigning where drawers and cabinets are located, plus how appliances - new or otherwise - will fit into the upgraded scheme is important. 

If you’re ready to add some additional storage opportunities to an existing kitchen or take on a complete remodeling project in order to gain new cabinetry and a fresh design, then look no further than the highly qualified experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas, including Wyoming, for years, we’re here to help and assist with any bathroom or kitchen remodeling or construction project you have in mind. Able to offer both suggestions and provide a look at what your future kitchen or bathroom can be, our quality countertops will be a welcome addition to your home. A lifetime of memories and functionality, upgrading to granite or one of our other extremely serviceable countertop surfaces will be one of the best decisions you’ve made. Feel free to contact us today in order to get started or call 1-866-707-7772 prior to visiting our showroom and see what the future has in store for your rooms today.
 
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Denver Kitchen Cabinet Space Enhancing Ideas for Small Areas


June 24, 2020

Utilizing storage space is extremely important for any homeowner, but for those who live in apartments or are limited by their square footage it becomes even more relevant. Instead of being able to simply place items anywhere at their discretion, it takes a plan and thought process about exactly where each plate, bowl, utensil, or kitchen device should be located. Maximizing the amount of storage with limited area takes on a whole new meaning when one is dealing with physical limitations on space but maintains a desire to cook and entertain.

Many consider a kitchen to be the most important room in your home for a variety of different reasons. From being the area where literal survival takes place as individuals prepare meals to serving as an entertainment area for friends and family - the kitchen is not only one of the most used rooms in a home but also a space that many visitors will be exposed to as well. In order to maximize space if you’re limited in this area, consider each of the following ideas.  

Open Shelving
While cabinets and drawers are necessities, consider utilizing some unused wall space for the implementation of open shelving. This immediately adds another space for storage of many different kitchen necessities without intruding into another area or requiring an additional expansion. Glasses, cups, or even spices can all make a nice addition on an open shelf while freeing up some storage space inside an already installed cabinet.

Shelf Adjustment
Just because you inherited shelf placement doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. Just as you move around furniture and place pictures or art on your walls to fit your desires and style, so too can you move the shelf heights within the cabinets. Doing so can help to fit in other objects in order to maximize the already limited amount of space available.

Containers/Storage
Utilizing storage containers which are stackable is both an easy way to keep up with them and their lids. Instead of having drawers or cabinets filled with random tops to containers which are located elsewhere, using stackable components can help to free up some much needed useful space.

Wall Space
Floor to ceiling cabinets, pantry, drawers, or closets are also another way to maximize space within a limited environment. Doing so can not only create more available storage opportunities, but has also become a modern trend for kitchens which are compromised by their layout or limited floor plan.

If you’re ready to create some additional storage opportunities in the kitchen with a remodeling project or are wanting to add something in the elements of your own, then look no further than the highly qualified experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas, including Wyoming, for years, we’re here to help and assist with any bathroom or kitchen remodeling or construction project you have in mind. Able to offer both suggestions and provide a look at what your future kitchen or bathroom can be, our quality countertops will be a welcome addition to your home. A lifetime of memories and functionality, upgrading to granite or one of our other extremely serviceable countertop surfaces will be one of the best decisions you’ve made. Feel free to contact us today in order to get started or call 1-866-707-7772 prior to visiting our showroom and see what the future has in store for your rooms today.
 
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Denver Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Advantages of Granite


June 10, 2020

Outdoor kitchens serve to enhance any property while also providing a unique space to extend the living area of a home. Becoming more and more popular, these special areas are being implemented as a part of many new construction builds or added through the use of upgrades or remodeling projects to existing structures. The ability to not only cook outside but also serve, entertain, and conduct a full meal without the hassle of having to constantly go in and out has opened up so many new possibilities for homeowners.

There are multiple benefits of having an outdoor kitchen. Not only do these areas provide ample space to entertain while enjoying the company of family and friends, but they also allow for easier cleanup following a meal without producing the side effects of cooking which could potentially damage the interior of a home. All smells or any spills that may cause harm to an indoor kitchen don’t have quite the same amount of impact in an outdoor space.

However, there is one question that property owners face when installing or upgrading their outdoor kitchen entertainment spaces revolving around countertops. Always an issue, whether selecting for the primary kitchen or outside, getting the right countertops is important and granite is a step above many of the other available options for a few reasons.

Countertop Durability

A solid stone, granite can stand up to the elements of being exposed consistently to the many different weather conditions Mother Nature allows. From rain, snow, sleet, and hail - granite is a (literal) solid option for outdoor use.

Countertop Flexibility

Just because the space is being outdoors doesn’t mean those who care about design are giving up their right to have an input. Fortunately, granite countertop colors range from dark to light and can fit into virtually any design scheme imaginable.

Countertop Upkeep

Being outdoors and exposed to the elements, granite countertops will require a bit more upkeep than their interior counterparts but a few more sealings and wipe downs are worth the investment. As with any stone, exposure is going to wear them over time but knowing you have the best surface available should make most homeowners rest easy.

If you’re ready to enhance an existing outdoor space or create a new area altogether, then look no further than the highly qualified experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas, including Wyoming, for years, we’re here to help and assist with any bathroom or kitchen remodeling or construction project you have in mind. Able to offer both suggestions and provide a look at what your future kitchen or bathroom can be, our quality countertops will be a welcome addition to your home. A lifetime of memories and functionality, upgrading to granite or one of our other extremely serviceable countertop surfaces will be one of the best decisions you’ve made. Feel free to contact us today in order to get started or call 1-866-707-7772 prior to visiting our showroom and see what the future has in store for your rooms today.
 
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Denver Bathroom Cabinet Space Saving Tips


May 19, 2020

If there is one thing may individuals wish they had more of within a home, it’s likely storage space. Clutter and not having the ability to put everything “in its place” is often the cause of stress for homeowners who eventually end up performing some type of purge in order to free up additional areas only to see them overcrowded far too soon. It’s an unfortunate cycle and nowhere is this more prevalent than in the bathroom - a space typically already limited in functional square footage for storage.

While multiple “life hacks” and bathroom space saver ideas exist, most homeowners would prefer to have their bathroom designed with functional storage space already incorporated. Whether you are on the verge of a bathroom remodeling project or building a new construction, consider each of these following options to maximize storage capabilities within your bathrooms.

Design
The obvious choice is to consider a design which incorporates useful storage and space to take care of all your personal items, towels, and other bathroom necessities. While ideally there would be options for these types of construction modifications or incentives, many people are limited dealing with existing water lines, toilets, and plumbed sinks. If you can move something, consider a corner sink to maximize countertop space and the ability to add storage cabinets on either side.

Cabinet Shelving
While large cavernous cabinetry is important in the kitchen to store larger pots, pans, and other items - the same is not necessarily true in the bathroom. Install some shelving to double, triple, or even quadruple your surface areas for which to store items that may typically clutter countertops.

Offset Options
Some well placed trim and new drywall work can create open shelving within a restroom between wall studs. This newfound offset can then be painted or covered in order to match existing cabinetry throughout the space.

Unused Space
Consider adding cabinetry onto unused wall space. Two of the best areas for use would be above an entrance or closet door and above the toilet. Both of these areas are traditionally reserved for some type of decoration but a new cabinet could greatly enhance the amount of storage space in your current bathroom.

If you’re ready to add some storage opportunities to an existing guest or master bath with a remodeling project or are wanting to add something in the elements of your own, then look no further than the highly qualified experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas, including Wyoming, for years, we’re here to help and assist with any bathroom or kitchen remodeling or construction project you have in mind. Able to offer both suggestions and provide a look at what your future kitchen or bathroom can be, our quality countertops will be a welcome addition to your home. A lifetime of memories and functionality, upgrading to granite or one of our other extremely serviceable countertop surfaces will be one of the best decisions you’ve made. Feel free to contact us today in order to get started or call 1-866-707-7772 prior to visiting our showroom and see what the future has in store for your rooms today.
 
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