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Denver Countertop Remodeling Considerations Beyond The Material


February 11, 2021

Deciding on a countertop material for your kitchen or bathroom is one of the most difficult decisions to make when building a new home or remodeling an existing space. Advances in technology and improvements to the many natural stone options available provide homeowners with an abundance of options, designs, and opportunities that meet the needs of everyone regardless of budget or design style. However, once this decision is made, there are still plenty of other items to consider.

Understanding how a kitchen renovation can affect value is important but other factors are just as influential to both the current residents and any future potential buyers. For both the kitchen and bathroom, there are design considerations which must be given attention in order to maximize a remodeling effort.
Color

Depending on the current status of your home and individual preferences, color options can vary considerably. For those in their “forever home” choosing something a little more bold is a consideration as it will be something they can enjoy for the years to come. Opposite, individuals in a starter home or who may move in the future should select something more popular to a wider audience in order to still reap the benefits of a potential remodeling project down the road.
Space

Maximizing countertop space in both the kitchen and bathroom is essential for each environment. Both areas must also be functional and getting the absolute most surface usage in each can really make them extremely more serviceable. Consider the design or adding in an island, peninsula, or separate section all together to get the most out of your surfaces.
Flow

Both areas are going to receive a lot of daily use and ensuring that cooking tasks can be completed efficiently needs to be addressed. In addition, the bathroom should also have a natural flow from washing and bathing areas to the sink(s).
Cohesiveness

Another item for homeowners to consider is whether or not they wish to incorporate the same countertop materials within the entire property. Doing so can really tie together both areas of a home despite them existing in separate spaces. However, this option may not be for everyone and others may wish to divide the home and create separate identities all together, each with their own unique touch. Either way, it is just another idea which must be considered when completing a remodeling effort in your kitchen and/or bathroom.

If you’re ready to remodel your existing kitchen or bathroom 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 Cabinetry Design Connection Pros and Cons


January 6, 2021

The abundance of options available to homeowners when it comes to their cabinetry needs is filled with enough design components to fit the desires of any individual. For storage facilities in both the kitchen and bathroom, there are ways to maximize any existing space while still putting your own personal preferences within the room. However, the latest concept has been on continuity throughout a home and whether or not cabinetry from one area should match another. For example, is it best to use the same color patterns and cabinetry doors, pulls, knobs, etc. in both the kitchen and bathroom(s)? 

Although kitchen and bathroom renovations are costing more, the benefits each offers to an existing homeowner are plentiful. Whether you are adding personal touches or hoping to recoup some of the cost when the home is sold, both can be rewarding experiences. Depending on your budget, narrowing down which room(s) to remodel may impact your decision on matching the cabinetry but the truth is there are both positives and negatives to each approach.

Pros

Having matching surfaces and storage areas throughout the home can give it a sense of connectivity and flow. Especially with homes which utilize an open floor plan, these subtle components can really help your areas stand alone. In addition, if you’re remodeling both places at once or building a new construction, the cost may be lower when using more of a similar material. This also allows for the use of traditional color patterns and cabinetry, which could benefit homeowners if they need to sell at a later date.

Cons

By matching both areas, the sense of personal touch in design is essentially forfeited. Yes, you will be selecting the materials to be used but additions of flair will need to be addressed elsewhere, unless you are willing to have them installed throughout the home’s entirety. If using custom pieces, any fixes are going to be a little more expensive and having matching items increases the areas of potential repair.

Final Thoughts

Either is a great option and homeowners ultimately have to determine what is best for their particular situation. If you are remodeling a master bath in a forever home then feel free to go with whatever style you desire, even if it doesn’t match anywhere else. However, if you currently reside in a starter home, then choosing something which may be more friendly in the real estate market - including matching cabinetry and countertops - may be better suited for you at this moment.

If ready to enhance your bathroom or kitchen with a remodeling project, then look no further than the highly qualified experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas, including Wyoming, we’re here to help and assist with any bathroom or kitchen remodeling project you have in mind. Able to offer suggestions and provide a look at your future room’s finished product, our quality countertops and cabinets are a welcome addition to any home. Providing a lifetime of memories and functionality, upgrading to granite or one of our other extremely serviceable 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 property right now.
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Denver Kitchen Cabinetry Trends To Watch In 2021


December 10, 2020

Following 2020, there is hope for a brighter and better 2021 once the calendar flips to the new year. As it does, hopefully things will return to some sense of normalcy following a year of virtual meetings, social distancing, and a halt to many large gatherings. The unexpected break from life’s everyday hussle and extended time spent in our homes has led many to turn their focus inward. In doing so, a lot of households elected to spend some time and energy on projects related to their current living conditions. These improvements were often desired ideas but ones which people rarely have the time to consider completing. It also led to a rise in new interior design trends and objectives for the coming year.

Pandemic home remodeling is booming and an expected continuance in 2021 could follow. One area which will help generate the best return on your investment is the kitchen. Always a hot spot of the home, improving an area where many Americans are now spending additional time will only help your bottom line in the event the property is ever sold. Following are some of the biggest expected trends for the new year.

Contrasting Colors

Dark countertops and light cabinetry or vice versa is something that has been trickling into homes during the past few years. Entering 2021, expectations are the trend will sky rocket as a way to expand upon the contrasting kitchen island idea. The differing colors adds a new sense of depth to the area and highlights both the countertops and cabinetry equally.

Floor To Ceiling

Storage spaces which extend from the ground up are also becoming the new norm in homes across America. This extra space essentially allows individuals to receive the most “bang for their buck” in terms of useful space. Instead of having to decorate or find ways to dress up unused areas - such as the tops of your cabinets, consider having them extend to the ceiling and get the most usage possible out of your area.

Minimalist

Cabinets without hardware and streamlined installation patterns are also growing in popularity. This modern approach allows for a clean look throughout the space and saves in having to determine exactly what hardware should be implemented throughout the kitchen.

Wood Finish

Another popular look rising in kitchens is the installation of a wood finish across the cabinetry. Another way to incorporate natural materials and color schemes into the home, this look can really compliment a granite or natural stone countertop well.

If you’re ready to remodel your existing kitchen, simply add new doors for an enhanced look, or create a new design 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 Kitchen Cabinet Door Decisions


November 12, 2020

Each room within a home serves a specific purpose and is designed accordingly. From a garage - used to park a vehicle or for storage of outdoor items and things which may not have a place in the house to bathrooms - with their facilities and storage components for related items. However, one room stands alone as one of the most critical aspects within any home - the kitchen. Not only is this a space where food is prepared, but it also serves as a spot for gatherings, sharing, and arguably even more “living” than the living room. For these reasons, it has become a focal point for potential home buyers, in addition to permanent residents who may wish to make an upgrade to their existing space.

While these upgrades can potentially increase overall property value, upgrading a kitchen is one home remodeling project that pays the most back in happiness as well. An important space which receives daily use, even if not for preparing meals, a large amount of time will be spent in this area and it should be designed accordingly. There are preferences for the flow of a workspace and which materials should be used but when it comes to kitchen cabinet doors, there are a few more specific items to consider.

Design

Depending on your dream kitchen design, there are a few different choices for cabinet door styles. Over time the characteristics of these different varieties - Shaker, Slab, Flat-Panel, and Raised-Panel - have proven to be solid and timeless choices. However, each fits a specific design style for your personal interior preferences. More modern kitchens may institute a slab door, where elegant kitchens could use a raised-panel, or the ever popular Shaker, which institutes properties of each.

Hardware

Far too often, the kitchen hardware pieces are an oversight that homeowners forget about until the installation point arrives. Cabinets are built or installed, doors are put on, and then it hits them - wait, we need pulls, knobs, and handles, to make this kitchen function. It is then when they rush to a decision, but with so many options available, getting one which ties your kitchen doors together or matches aesthetics on the appliances is a move which can bolster the appearance of your space.

Size

Depending on the layout of your kitchen, door sizing is also important. Typically, cabinets below the counter are larger, whereas those above are smaller in scale. You may also have larger doors which cover a pantry or some other area, so sizing and the overall layout is critical.

Upkeep

Choosing a material and door which can be easily cleaned is also a key factor. Any used kitchen is going to be subject to spills, splatter, and other messes which are likely to find their way onto the doors at some point. Small crooks and crevices are going to be harder to clean than flat, wide surfaces.

If you’re ready to remodel your existing kitchen, simply add new doors for an enhanced look, or create a new design 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 Granite Uses Beyond Countertops


October 23, 2020

Renovating a kitchen or bathroom may not only be a money maker for those looking to sell a piece of real estate, but it can also create a new sense of value for those who are staying in the home. One of the easiest ways to change the look of either room without having to move around facilities, such as plumbing, is to replace the current countertops. Switching from an older laminate material to natural stone not only provides a surface which will last a lifetime but it can help to create an entirely new interior design scheme.

As bathroom design trends continue to evolve, there’s one which is taking shape and appears poised to last. Just as countertops made of natural stone have risen in popularity and turned into a “must have” for most homeowners, these new uses for the same material also seem to be building a similar staying power. Whether you elect to use a matching material or something entirely different, consider each of the following alternate uses for granite and other natural stone surfaces in your bathroom.

Shower

Having a stand alone shower not only increases property value but it can also assist in generating a spa-like feel inside your own home. Using natural stone only adds to the ambience, allowing individuals to completely relax and enjoy their natural stone shower each and every day. 

Flooring

Granite, marble, or other types of natural stone floors also add to the unique feel of a bathroom while making arguably one of the best suited surface options for this location. Undoubtedly, a bathroom floor is going to be subject to water contact in relative forms from a shower, tub, or sinks and granite or other natural stone materials can easily be cleaned without causing damage as it would to certain other options (hardwoods, carpet, etc.).

Window Sill

Stone windowsills are a unique way to either tie in the existing wall, floor, shower, or countertop material within a bathroom or create an accent piece with something of an entirely different texture or color. Depending on the precise window location, stone sills may not only serve a vital role in the interior design scheme but also play a protective role against damp, wet environments.

If ready to enhance your bathroom with a remodeling project or simply wish to add something a little less invasive, then look no further than the highly qualified experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. For years serving Denver and the surrounding areas, including Wyoming, 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 room will look like, our quality countertops are a welcome addition to any home. Providing a lifetime of memories and functionality, upgrading to granite or one of our other extremely serviceable 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 property right now.
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