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Denver Primary Bathroom Remodeling Considerations


June 14, 2021

Taking the time to remodel your bathroom can not only impact your daily life but also improve the overall property value of your home. Depending on the budget and scope of your project, improvements may really help in the primary bathroom where there are often two individuals having to share a space. It is here where many people start their day and having to schedule shifts in order to simply get ready can be stressful and counterproductive. Instead, there are some improvements which should be considered if you’re thinking about a remodel or beginning a brand new project.

Undoubtedly space is the biggest factor which will determine if you have enough room for some of the following ideas, but even improving on storage room can be beneficial. Small bathroom storage ideas paired with some of these other considerations will have you excited to start the day alongside your significant other instead of waiting until it’s your turn.

Toilet Room

Having a separate room for the toilet not only adds additional privacy but it can make the remaining portions of a bathroom accessible when ordinarily they may not be available. This can really aid in the event of a shared primary bathroom, especially in the mornings. 

Double Sinks

Having two sinks can really help speed things up when trying to get ready or even at bedtime. Knowing that you don’t have to wait for someone else to brush your teeth, wash your hands, put in contacts, or anything else can help tremendously. In addition, the added countertop space is also a plus because both parties have their own areas.

Closet

If space is available, adding a closet into your bathroom for towels, wash cloths, dirty laundry, etc. can be a huge space saving element. Instead of vying for cabinet or drawer real estate, the option of having a place where all of these items can be easily stored and put out of sight can really enhance a primary bathroom.

Separate Tub/Shower

Having a shower space in addition to a tub usually comes down to the amount of space available. While there are benefits, such as meeting the needs of both individuals - one may prefer a shower while the other a bath, space is ultimately going to determine if this makes sense in your home. If limited, often a shower/tub combination can be used or a sizable shower with two heads. Not matter your preference, there are options to fit the needs of every primary bath within any given size limitations. 

If you’re ready to remodel your existing bathroom then look no further than the highly qualified experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. Serving Denver and the 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 Cabinetry Hardware: The Forgotten Element


May 21, 2021

When designing or remodeling a kitchen there are a number of different elements to consider. From countertops, backsplash, color combinations, cabinet types, etc. the decisions are many but there is one key component which can make or break your design. Far too often a last minute purchase for homeowners, kitchen cabinet hardware are subtle pieces which not only play a role in the look of your space but also a functional purpose. These selections come in a variety of different shapes and sizes and there are so many options to choose from that no matter your preferred style, the odds of finding something that works are extremely high.

Since there is no predetermined way to select cabinet knobs and pulls, personal preference plays a major role in addition to the functionality of certain pieces on various drawers or cabinets. Depending on how your kitchen is set up, the styles selected will be welcome additions to your remodeled or brand new kitchen. 

Finish

Typically homeowners select a finish in line with the majority of their kitchen colors. From matching cabinets to creating a stand alone focal point, whether you decide on knobs, pulls, or a combination - having a matching finish for each is typically preferred.

Pulls

Pulls are more commonly used with drawers in a horizontal capacity but they can be installed vertically in order to accommodate cabinet doors. Pulls tend to be easier to grab, especially when cooking and juggling a variety of different items, but this also means anything on your hands may wind up on the cabinet surfaces when reaching for the hardware.

Knobs

Knobs help to keep fingers and hands away from the surface but depending on their style may be more difficult to operate if your hands are full. These are classic pieces which are also easier to install, commonly requiring only a single screw as opposed to two for their pull counterparts.

Mix and Match

Many homeowners also like to mix and match the use of knobs and pulls depending on the cabinetry design. Utilizing knobs on cabinet doors and pulls on drawers or vice versa can help to balance your kitchen and not make one or the other feel overpowering in the space.

If designing your dream kitchen from scratch or completing a remodel, 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 kitchen or bathroom 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 Benefits


April 9, 2021

A kitchen often serves as more than simply a place to prepare meals and store food while keeping your random items tucked away inside a dedicated junk drawer. As a common gathering area for family, friends, and guests, the kitchen could arguably be considered the center of any home. Serving as a vital component, it is no wonder that many individuals focus on their design and the importance of having a kitchen that creates a warm and inviting environment, however, space often becomes an issue.

It may seem odd to add an item in order to generate more space but a kitchen island can do just that for your home. The key revolves around creating useful areas and islands are the epitome of functionality. A kitchen remodel is one home improvement that pays off in the event of a future sale, but installing an island gives you increased usefulness right now.  

Work Space

An island immediately gives homeowners extra work space when preparing their own meals or entertaining. This new surface can be used for either serving ready to eat food or getting items prepared for cooking. However it’s used, creating additional countertop space is an added bonus in any kitchen. 

Storage

Added countertop space isn’t the only benefit of a new kitchen island. Below, new storage areas become available to help stow pots and pans or kitchen items which used to take up space just sitting atop the counters when not in use. One new trend has been to include major components of a kitchen within the island, such as microwaves, sinks, or even cooktops.

Seating

A less formal seating area can also come in handy for families when time doesn’t allow for a fully prepared meal around the dinner table or when entertaining. Depending on the exact size and shape of your new addition, anywhere from two to four new seats typically become available. 

Outlets

If your island is permanent then the opportunity to add more electrical outlets is a real possibility. Doing so can provide homeowners extra places for plugging in seldom used items - mixers, toasters, griddles, etc. or simply provide a new place to charge phones or other items.
Design

An island may become the centerpiece to your kitchen and can definitely add a place for individuals to express their own personal touch. Islands can either be matched to existing cabinetry or serve as a contrasting piece to create some flair. In addition, the new countertop may be treated the same - either matching what has already been installed or choosing something completely new.

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 Denver and surrounding areas, including Wyoming, for years, we’re here to help and assist with any remodeling 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 or cabinets 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 Cabinetry: Replacement Reasoning


March 12, 2021

Bathrooms, like many other spaces in a home, are extremely versatile and receive a fair amount of use no matter which category they fall under. There are often en suite options, which serve as an accompaniment to the master or a Jack-and-Jill setup - guest baths, which may or may not feature a tub, and then half-baths, serving both guests and homeowners alike depending on their exact location. These differences also often feature various designs with a master bath typically receiving the most space, care, and amenities.

Depending on the scope of your project, renovating any of these areas will often increase home value. Whether you plan to enjoy the newly installed comforts yourself or are looking for a quality return on your investment, consider replacing the existing bathroom cabinetry. In fact, there are often noticeable signs which point to an upgrade being a likely remedy to an existing situation.

Space

One of the most common issues in any bathroom is the storage space. If you find countertops cluttered with items which should otherwise occupy a drawer or cabinet, then it may be a sign that remodeling your existing setup is necessary. Not only can you create more space, but it may also help with organization. Depending on if the project is in a guest or master bath, the changes could lead to a quality impression or guaranteed good start to your day.

Time

Outdated cabinetry, either by color or design, may also indicate the need for a replacement. If your bathroom hasn’t been updated since the 1960’s or 70’s then a step into modern design may be warranted. Forget about rounded, hollow knobs atop pastel colors and immediately move your bathroom into the 21st century with an updated design. 

Sink Use

If your home doesn’t currently have what many would consider to be a master bath or another common/guest room is being shared among others who live underneath your roof, then arguments about occupancy can be expected. If you have individuals fussing over the use of a sink or countertop space, then considering a remodel may be ideal. Not only will you possibly be able to incorporate a dual sink, but it could also open up space and allow for shared usage times. Either option can be a life saver depending on the extent of your current situation.

If you’re ready to remodel your existing bathroom then look no further than the highly qualified experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. Serving Denver and surrounding areas, including Wyoming, for years, we’re here to help and assist with any bathroom or kitchen remodeling 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 or cabinets 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 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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