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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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Denver Bathroom Countertop Design Options


May 6, 2020

Every morning you wake up, where’s the first place you go? For many it’s the bathroom, so having a warm and inviting feel to where you kick off the day can help get you out the door in a great mood. Picture waking up and heading into the bathroom only to be disappointed with the lack of counter space limiting your options for getting ready. Now your frustrated and find yourself disappointed with the amount of countertop space inside your bathroom. 

If this is the case or maybe you happen to lack cabinet storage and feel limited by your sink, then now is the time to consider a bathroom remodel. Whether you’re changing up an existing space or creating something entirely new, having a refreshed area that receives daily use can be a real treat to a homeowner, in addition to potentially increasing your own property value. Consider these factors to aid in making a countertop change today. 

Space

Space is one of the most important factors to consider when making a change and often the reason for it. While there are general space saving ideas for small bathrooms, remember that you will be limited by the current wall positioning unless you are taking things a step further. For most, working within the confines of the current room is enough and finding more opportunities for useful space is the key.

Countertops either serve as a built-in unit above cabinets or a vanity so consider if there is room to either side for utilizing more space. If so, this extension could provide more than an ample amount of room to keep you from being frustrated. Also, if the existing countertops range close to the toilet, then consider adding additional space above the back of the tank. This provides a shelving type area but low enough to still be considered a countertop while increasing functional space for storage without cluttering around the sink.

Sink Type

Bathroom basin types can either help or hinder your current available countertop space. Depending on the size of the room, choosing a variety that optimizes space can be beneficial. If you currently have a drop-in style sink with a sizeable lip, then opting for a table-top or undermount may increase your countertop space considerably.

Colors

Selecting warm colors, particularly white, can make any bathroom look and feel bigger. Eliminating the current dark colored laminate countertop for a nice piece of white granite can make the room feel bigger, even if you don’t change a single inch of the size. These adjustments, combined with the preceding factors will have you feeling better and starting days off on the right foot in no time.

If you’re ready to enhance an existing bathroom with a remodel project or want to simply add something 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 Kitchen Island Advantages


April 24, 2020

Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in any home. Utilized as a family gathering place, often more so than even the living room or den, joining together for either meal preparation or eating can serve as the highlight of most days. These areas are also one of the most influential when individuals are looking at a property or determining their current value. Even simple upgrades, like a new paint color, can enhance real estate market price but if space is available, incorporating an island into your existing floor plan can be extremely beneficial.

One of the best ways to increase your home’s value is to find a way to improve the effectiveness of a home’s most vital room. Implementing an island, whether fixed or rolling, is a great idea and possesses each of the following distinct advantages.

Space
Not only does a kitchen island immediately provide increased countertop space, but it also typically involves extra storage. Being able to move larger items or those which may not be used as frequently into the cabinets, shelves, or space underneath a new island can free up space elsewhere in your kitchen. This helps eliminate unnecessary clutter and also allows for some items to remain out and displayed if utilized frequently.

Efficiency
If the addition involves implementing a power source into your new island, the efficiency of your kitchen can also be increased. Allowing more space for items which need to be plugged in - blenders, mixers, crock pots, phones, etc. - without having them clutter existing countertop space will immediately make your kitchen a more efficient space to cook.

Design
From the addition of a sink or cutting board to using a contrasting color scheme from other cabinets and materials, the home design and decorating ideas for kitchen islands is seemingly endless. Not only can this addition improve property value, but it can also enhance your existing interior design.

Seating
For many islands, increased seating is also an opportunity. A non-formal setting which often may get even more use than a formal dining room. The ability to add a few more spots for dining and entertainment can’t be missed.

If you’re ready to add an island to your existing kitchen 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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