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Is It Time to Remodel or Replace Your Denver Cabinetry?

September 26, 2018

Take a good look at your home—especially the cabinets in your kitchen and bathroom. If you are troubled by the way they look, or if you are just tired of their appearance, perhaps it’s time to say goodbye and welcome new cabinetry into your Denver home. You might be pleasantly surprised at the options available today that can give your kitchen or bathroom a complete facelift just by redoing or replacing the cabinets.
Here are some signs that you might just be ready to renovate.

You Want to Completely Overhaul Your Kitchen or Bathroom

If you have been living with a kitchen with a layout that simply doesn’t work for you and your family, it might be time to plan a new kitchen floorplan. Or perhaps you need better storage in the bathroom. You might be able to preserve your existing cabinets with a redesign and simply put a fresh coat of paint on them and add new hardware, giving them a completely updated look. (Or you might want to simply shop for new cabinets altogether! Take a look at our cabinetry page for more information and for ideas.)

Your Cabinets Are Damaged

If you have cabinet doors that don’t close all the way or if there are random dark spots on the surface, they may have suffered from water damage. Wooden cabinets can become warped or swollen over time if they are exposed to water. If you do have water damage, you’ll want to make sure there isn’t any mold. Mold is very dangerous and can put your entire family’s health at risk.

Your Taste Has Changed

If you’ve been in your home for a while, there is a good chance that the cabinets you loved then are no longer in style today. Your taste has likely changed as well. If you have a bigger budget for your renovation, it might be time to completely replace the cabinets in your home to something more updated. Make sure your new cabinets are on trend by checking out what the professionals at Better Homes and Gardens have to say about the latest styles for 2018: Top 10 Cabinetry Trends.

You Are Planning to Sell Your Home Soon

When it comes to home improvement, few things offer as much of a return on your investment as updated kitchens and bathrooms—including the cabinetry. Updating these rooms can make a big difference when it comes time to list your home. Not only can you list for a higher selling price, but the chances of getting an offer sooner go up dramatically when a home is updated—and cabinets are one area buyers like to see on trend.
Are you ready to overhaul your Denver cabinetry? The team of professionals at HTI Granite and Cabinetry can help! Add value to your home while working with a team of professionals who can get the job done right—and to your high standards. Contact HTI Granite & Cabinetry for a more information on renovating or replacing the cabinetry in your home.

Money-Saving Tips for Your Denver Bathroom Remodel

August 29, 2018

For most people who are doing a bathroom model, budget is one of the most important considerations. Although bathrooms—as well as kitchens—pay off in the long run in terms of return on investment, they can also be expensive projects. But your Denver bathroom remodel doesn’t have to break the bank if you follow these money-saving tips.

Make a Budget—and Stick to It

Figure out how much money you have to spend on the project, then work around that. Be realistic when coming up with a budget and consider items such as tile, fixtures, pain, and décor.

Do-It-Yourself Whenever Possible

Anything that has to do with electrical and plumbing are probably best left to the experts, but there are other areas where do-it-yourself makes sense, such as painting or installing tiles. Even if you have never done them before, these tasks are not that difficult to learn. There are plenty of instructions and YouTube videos online that can help.

Update Rather Than Replace

A new toilet can cost several hundred dollars—but do you really need a whole new toilet? Sometimes an inexpensive update is all you need. A new lid and seat will cost you a fraction of what a whole new fixture would cost—and it will make the toilet look brand new.

Use Shelving Rather Than Cabinetry

Cabinetry can be expensive, especially if you plan on adding additional cabinets because you want a lot of storage. Consider using shelving mounted on the wall to give you the same amount of extra storage but for a lot less money. If you are looking for other ways to create storage in the bathroom, check out this article from the folks at HGTV: 12 Clever Bathroom Storage Ideas.

Try Upcycling

When you are trying to save money, upcycling can be a great way to do it—and enable you to add unique pieces to your bathroom at the same time. An old dresser you find at a thrift shop can be turned into a vanity. You can turn reclaimed lumber into wainscoting. There are plenty of ways to use your creativity and crafting skills in your bathroom remodel.

Try a Fresh Coat of Paint

The power paint is surprising, and if you think your bathroom needs a whole remodel, perhaps it just needs a fresh coat of paint. Pops of color can add a lot to your bathroom—for not a lot of money. Once you paint, take a look at your bathroom with a critical eye to determine what updates are truly necessary.
Ready to get started on your bathroom remodeling project? Look no further than the team of professionals at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. Whatever your bathroom needs--new cabinets and countertops, or perhaps a floor-to-ceiling renovation—we are the experts who can help make sure the job is done right. We can help you add value to your home with the reassurance that quality work is being done. Contact HTI Granite & Cabinetry for a more information on remodeling your bathroom and turning it into the beautiful retreat you have always dreamed of.

Some Considerations for Your Denver Bathroom Remodeling Project

August 15, 2018

If you have finally decided to take the plunge and get started on your Denver bathroom remodeling project, you should get ready to make a lot of decisions. Some decisions, such as flooring, paint color, and cabinetry, are big decisions and a well-known part of the process. But other decisions are the little things that can really make your bathroom the space of your dreams on a day-to-day basis.
Here are some of the other items that will need to be a part of the decision process that you might not have considered before getting started on your bathroom remodeling project.

The Privacy Factor

If you are redoing your master bathroom, it is likely going to be a shared space so privacy should be a factor. Consider making a space—with a door—for the toilet. Also known as a water closet, this means that someone can be at the counter getting ready while the other person uses the facilities—in private.
There has been a recent trend to leave the door off the master bathroom. This is certainly a personal preference, but keep in mind that if you like the open look, future homebuyers down the road may bypass your home because of this lack of privacy.

The Heated Floor

With the tendency toward larger bathrooms these days, they can seem cold. A heated floor is a great way to warm up the space and make it comfortable to walk barefoot—even during the coldest winter months.
To help with your decision, read what home improvement expert Scott McGillivray has to say about heated bathroom floors in this article, Heated Bathroom Floors—Should You or Shouldn’t You?

The Double Sink Vanity

If possible, make the space for a double sink vanity. This is another item that is high on potential homebuyers’ list of wants, which you should keep in mind for potentially selling the house in the future. Two sinks are a must for making it easier for a couple to both get ready in the morning.

Large Shower Versus Shower and Tub

There is a trend today toward enormous showers with multiple showerheads, but if you like to take baths too, you might want to consider the standard five-piece bath. You can still make a luxurious shower that is “average-sized” so that you have enough room for a nice tub for soaking.
If you’re leaning toward a stand-alone shower that is open at one side, there will probably be a puddle on the floor every day so consider the flow of traffic in and out of the bathroom. You might be hard-pressed to find the appropriate kind of mat for that, so it could be a slipping hazard.
The team of professionals at HTI Granite and Cabinetry can help you get your bathroom remodeling project on track. Whether new cabinets, countertops, or a full renovation of your space, let us guide you through the process. Add value to your home while feeling confident in our ability to address the functionality and beauty of the space and the assurance in your contractor to get job done right and to your standards. Contact HTI Granite & Cabinetry for a more information on remodeling your bathroom into the spa-like space you’ve always wanted.

Is It Time to Update Your Counters and Kitchen Cabinets?

August 1, 2018

You spend so much time in your kitchen that you may forget to spend time ensuring your kitchen meets your needs. It is also important to make sure it is up to date, especially if you plan to move in the next five to 10 years. If you think it might be time that your kitchen undergoes some premier updating, there are a few things to consider! From replacing your countertops to kitchen cabinets in Denver, and other priorities, there are many best practices to incorporate into your project.

Signs Your Counters Need Replaced

Kitchen counters endure a lot of use and abuse. It is what they are there for, but over time, it can really wear them down. One of the first signs that your countertops need to be replaced is when there is cracking. This is especially common with laminate counters, but happens with stone too. Not only is this unattractive, but can attract bacteria. Also, when not being cautious, it is easy to burn counters. Over time multiple burns is unappealing. If spills are not wiped up quickly, staining can occur. Over time, if you purchased an older home, your counters may simply look outdated. This is where quality stone counters, such as granite countertops in Denver, is a timeless solution that is easier to maintain.

Upgrading Cabinets

Having outdated or damaged cabinets can really decrease the value of your kitchen. There are also many times where the layout of the cabinets simply do not meet the need of the homeowner. Does this feel familiar? With as much time as you spend in your kitchen, it is important that the space has functionality to meet your needs. By working with a local stone and countertop installation company, you will avoid the 10 kitchen layout mistakes you don’t want to make. They will also assist you to have cabinets that match the look and feel of new countertops, too.

Other Kitchen Priorities

There are a few other go-to areas important to upgrade when renovating your kitchen. First, you can install new countertops and cabinets, but if you have outdated appliances, it will ruin the vibe of the space. Consider investing in new appliances—stainless steel being popular and versatile. You can also purchase ENERGY STAR rated appliances to for extra savings in the long term. Once renovating the space, make sure you organize everything. A remodel is a fresh start, so take the time to decide what works poorly and how you can improve.

To help you with your counters and cabinets for your kitchen renovation project, contact HTI Granite and Cabinetry. As your top cabinet and counter expert, our team will assist you with the design process, make sure you are getting the best deal for your budget and will do all the heavy lifting during the process. To get started or schedule your appointment, call us at 303-592-9090.

Why It Might Be the Perfect Time to Replace Your Denver Kitchen Cabinetry

July 18, 2018

For most adults, owning a home is one of the biggest investments they will ever make. Purchasing a home usually takes quite a bit of saving and planning. Once you are a homeowner, there is still money to be spent when it comes to keeping up your investment, and that includes making changes to the home. If you want to update your kitchen, new Denver kitchen cabinetry might be just what you need.

Here are some reasons now might be the perfect time make an upgrade.

Your Current Cabinets Are Inexpensive Builder Grade Cabinets

Often builders want to save money by putting in cabinets that are not well constructed. These types of cabinets will often deteriorate over time—and they don’t look as nice as they could. You will pay more for higher-end cabinets, but it is an investment that is well worth making.

Your Current Cabinets Are Broken and Beyond Repair

Things break down, and that includes such items as hinges or knobs. These are fairly minor problems and easy to fix, but if you notice a pattern, it might be time to replace the cabinets altogether. Often the structure of the cabinet can start to deteriorate as well—frames that are rotting away and so forth—and this is a good indicator that it is time to replace the cabinets. If you have cabinets that are not structurally sound, this could even cause an injury to someone if they end up falling out of place.

You Don’t Want to Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets

Sometimes refacing your kitchen cabinets is an easy fix—and it can save you a few dollars. But in some instances, the thought of refacing might not be appealing. In this situation, it’s best to replace the cabinets with new ones.

You Want to Revamp the Layout of Your Entire Kitchen

If you aren’t happy with the flow of your kitchen layout and you want to adjust it, you’ll need to get new cabinets installed. This is when it’s a good idea to get the professionals involved. They can help you figure out your needs and work with you to come up with a layout that will work better than your current one. (Here are some tips from the pros at HGTV on planning a kitchen layout that works for your lifestyle.)

The team of professionals at HTI Granite and Cabinetry is ready to help you get your kitchen cabinetry project off the ground. By getting new cabinetry your kitchen, you will not only add value to your home should you decide to sell, but you can get years of enjoyment out of new cabinets in the meantime. At HTI Granite and Cabinetry, we can help you with your entire project, from start to finish. If you want to do some of the work yourself, and we are happy to work with you in whatever capacity you need.

Call us at 303-592-9090 or reach us via our website to get your next home project started. Our experts are here to help you. Contact us today!