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Denver Quartz Countertops and Other Uses


May 9, 2019

Quartz countertops surfaces have been recently growing in popularity due to their resilience, style, and versatility. One of the strongest and most durable options available on the market, not only does quartz offer a quality work space but it can also meet nearly every design aspect that any homeowner prefers. From individuals wanting a remodel to new construction, the implementation of quartz countertops has been booming.

The benefits of quartz countertops extends beyond their extreme hardness and design characteristics. Quartz is also available in near seamless designs. Where other stone countertop surfaces may show imperfections or seams when being pieced together, depending on the layout, often quartz can be installed without any issue. This feature has led to quartz moving from kitchen countertop surfaces only to other areas of the home.

Countertops
Already a quality surface for the kitchen, bathroom countertops can also benefit from a quartz upgrade or construction implementation. Offering the exact same features and functionality of a working surface in the kitchen, the bathroom needs a solid option that can also withstand daily use. For these reasons, and many others, quartz is moving throughout the home.

Backsplash
One of the most modern trends in kitchen design is to use quartz as backsplash tile. Instead of patterns and designs, continuous pieces of solid stone are now being favored as a backsplash. The purpose of implementing a backsplash is for protection from use, spills, and splatter that may occur and given the durability of quartz the move up from countertop to backsplash only makes sense.

Shower
Another area where homeowners can benefit from using quartz is inside the shower. Using quartz to construct shower walls allows for multiple functional purposes. Not only is the design trend able to continue from the countertop or backsplash within a bathroom but the wall pieces are one continuous slab as opposed to multiple different tiles. 

Using quartz removes the need for grout, creating a more sleek look and makes cleaning a breeze. No more digging into every nook, cranny, and crevice within the shower in order to ensure its clean when there's only one solid wall to wash.

If you’re ready to enhance a kitchen or bathroom countertop, backsplash or even upgrade the shower 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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Modern Trends In Denver Kitchen Cabinetry


April 24, 2019

As people age their tastes seem to change and likewise that of new homes and different interior design concepts. While new construction projects may incorporate some of the latest trends in design styles associated with kitchen cabinetry and countertops, there is also the opportunity to upgrade your existing facilities in order to create the dream kitchen you’ve always pictured in your mind.

Often believed to be only a myth, many people are finding great success in purchasing a home under budget and then utilizing their remaining funds in an effort to maximize their purchase. This includes being able to upgrade the kitchen - one of the most used rooms inside a home. While much of the focus has typically been on countertop surfaces, individuals are now finding they can mix and match these materials, in addition to contrasting with their cabinetry design. Following is a look at a few of the most recent trends regarding storage space in the heart of a home.

Color
Contrasting colors are beginning to be used on countertops from the most used surfaces to an island or even bar and the same can now be said of cabinet color. By using a contrasting cabinet color, the island quickly becomes a focal point for the kitchen, drawing eyes to the centerpiece and giving the room a sense of identity.

Clean
Clean, simple look cabinets are also making a push to become commonplace in the kitchen. Instead of different design trends and detailed molding, straight lines and clear cut corners are becoming more standard.

Open
Another aspect rising in popularity doesn’t involve doors at all but open shelving. In certain areas and combined with typical cabinetry, these designs allow for unique plates, glasses, or colorful accessories to be displayed. It adds a sense of openness and creates a high class restaurant feel inside the space.

Lighting
Under cabinet lighting is also rising in popularity. Used either as an accent light, night light, or to brighten up the countertop surfaces during food prep - many homeowners are choosing to install these lights in addition to the more common track lighting above an island or bar and spotlight above a sink.

Once you’ve determined these modern trends can transform your kitchen into what you’ve always wanted, 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 upgrade 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 Countertops: Endless Possibilities Abound


April 10, 2019

When most people think of countertops, the kitchen is a first of all rooms into their minds. Spanning spaces for ample storage, preparation, and working as one cooks or makes meals for both the purpose of entertaining and family. Often highlighted by a bar or island where more activities take place, many times the bathroom takes a back seat to the kitchen but it is here where almost unlimited options abound.

The bathroom offers unique characteristics which are unmatched by its cousin, the kitchen. Instead of needing to be extremely durable and able to withstand a lot of use, bathroom countertops can be constructed of less resilient natural materials which open up the realm of possibilities for design. Other surfaces are available and it allows for homeowners to create their own unique space for the bathroom. One of the most used rooms inside the home, bathrooms shouldn’t be ignored when considering a redesign or upgrade to your current facilities. If you’re in the market for an upgrade, consider the following options to enhance your daily lifestyle and increase the overall value of your home.

Main Focus

When thinking about a potential bathroom redesign, the first focal area should be on the sink(s). Deciding which sink or dual sinks you wish to have placed into the countertop is a key component to which materials will be available to the homeowner for use. Some sinks, depending on their particular size and construction, may require a certain amount of support or strength from the countertop material. For this reason, sink style could take some bathroom countertop materials off the table, meaning homeowners must first select their sink(s) style before proceeding with the construction phase of the project.

Materials

Choosing bathroom countertops following the sink selection is a key factor to a remodel. Two of the most trendy materials, which also make good kitchen options, are marble and granite. Both are extremely durable and strong enough to handle any sink option that has been selected. 

Another positive mark for those who wish to keep a sense of flow throughout their home is that a similar material or even color/look could be used throughout the living quarters by matching countertops from the kitchen to all bathroom countertop spaces.

Look

The options and bathroom countertop ideas are seemingly endless due to the less restrictive measures associated with these rooms as opposed to the kitchen. Also, depending on the intended use for a particular bathroom, the countertop can be created for a particular design or look instead of use functionality. For example, a homeowner may select a more fragile material for a half-bath that may not see the same amount of use as a similar surface located inside a master bathroom.

Once you’ve decided to upgrade your bathroom countertop surfaces, 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 upgrade you have in mind. Able to offer both suggestions and provide a look at what your future bathroom or kitchen 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 Granite Countertops: Reasons To Upgrade


March 27, 2019

Kitchen countertop modifications are one of the most impactful moves you can make inside a home to change the look and feel of your current space. These modifications are also beneficial when you’re not looking at an expansion or complete remodel but instead hoping to improve an existing space. While both settings can benefit from a countertop upgrade, the dramatic differences that can be achieved through simply replacing an existing surface are dynamic, helpful, and can impact your pocketbook if ever needing to sell the property.

Granite countertops have the capability to last over 100 years as a solid, nearly scratch resistant surface. A lifetime of service coupled with a new unique look and feel to your home, the change can be welcoming and one of the best investments you will ever make. Not only is the durability of granite an incredible advantage but three are also a number of different factors which make upgrading your kitchen countertops an easy decision.

HEAT RESISTANT
Not only are granite countertops extremely durable to scratches and scrapes but they also are heat resistant. One of the most beneficial components to granite counters, the heat resistance keeps your surfaces protected, even around the stove and makes serving crowds easily effective.

While it isn’t recommended for your granite countertops to handle hot pans regularly due to the sealant application, the stone itself is incredibly resistant to the heat. Trivets or pot holders are still beneficial but the stone is much more durable to high heat than any other countertop surfaces. 

STAIN FREE
Granite countertops are also resilient to stains and discoloration due to spills that are undoubtedly going to take place in the kitchen. Having a surface that is conducive to the kitchen environment is extremely beneficial and the resiliency of granite to stains only adds to their appeal when considering an upgrade.

ADD VALUE
Additionally, granite countertops also add value to your kitchen in both an aesthetic appeal and pocketbook impact. Any house upgrades that add value are always recommended and especially when the benefit can be two-fold, such as a granite countertop improvement.

By changing out your current surface for granite countertops not only will the end result cause a property to be better valued but they also can generate an amazingly new feel to your home. The added value extends from the pocketbook and into your own everyday surroundings, creating a wonderfully new look for your kitchen.

Once you’re ready to upgrade your countertop surfaces, 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 upgrade you have in mind. Able to offer suggestions and provide a look at what your future kitchen 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 kitchen.
 
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Care Tips to Keep Your Cabinets in Denver, Counters, and Appliances Looking Amazing


March 13, 2019

After renovating your kitchen, make the most of your investment by properly caring for your cabinets in Denver, counters, and appliances. Developing good habits and a consistent cleaning routine will help maintain their quality appearance. Not only will you extend the longevity of your new kitchen but will be able to enjoy their great presentation for years to come. 

Cabinets

In the kitchen, grease and other debris can lead to a deterioration of your cabinets. Upon any spills, use a warm and damp washcloth to wipe away the mess immediately. Never use harsh cleaners on wood cabinets as it will damage it. It is crucial to clean spills as soon as possible, so the wood does not warp. If you have a humid environment, you may want to invest in a dehumidifier as it can hurt the wood as well. Last, when cleaning, avoid using silicone-based cleaners. It will leave on a film that has long-term consequences. 

Counters

The priority when getting premier stone counters is to seal them if they are made of porous rock. These are counters like granite. Your local cabinet and counter specialist will make this possible. From here, you can maintain the beautiful quality of your stone counters; the key is to use mild detergents and non-abrasive tools. Anything that can scratch the surface can damage any sealants and the counters themselves. When water and other liquids penetrate the stone, it can lead to bacteria and other adverse effects. To clean, all you need is a mild soap. It is best to wipe them down weekly. On a monthly basis, do a thorough cleaning of your counters. Again, never use harsh cleaners with ammonia. Talk to your go-to counter specialist to see when you need to re-seal your stone. 

Appliances

Consistently wiping down your new appliances will keep them in great shape. Food, drinks, and other debris that is not removed can build-up over time, damaging its exterior. Be sure always to read instructions for your appliances to use and operate them properly. This includes not overloading items, cleaning the inside of them, and more. When you fail to care for your appliances, especially their interior, it can contaminate the food you cook and beverages you drink. When you learn how to make home appliances last longer, especially ENERGY STAR certified products, you will experience years of savings. Have stainless steel appliances? Vinegar, warm water, and microfiber cloth helps you to remove bacteria and fingerprints easily. 

For your kitchen remodeling in Denver, HTI Granite & Cabinetry is your renovation go-to. As the area’s top kitchen specialist, we’ll help you find the best cabinets and counters to create your perfect space. No matter what your budget is, our qualified team will work with you every step of the way. From maximizing storage space to creating large workspaces, HTI Granite knows all of the ins and outs of kitchen remodeling—allowing you to show us what you like and let us do all of the work! Schedule your appointment today by calling 303-592-9090. 
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