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Denver Kitchen Cabinets Number One Question - Pulls or Knobs?


July 17, 2019

When remodeling or designing a kitchen from scratch, one of the most often forgot about features that are essential to the space are cabinet handles. These specific incantrancies of the overall kitchen are one of the most important features that can make or break a kitchen design and important to any homeowner. Depending on the cabinet shape and appliance color or style, finding a handle that not only serves as a functional piece but magnifies the overall look of a kitchen is extremely important. 

For this reason, examining the specifics and details of a kitchen are extremely important. Handles not only enhance the overall look of your kitchen design but will be one of the main components that people initially notice, along with colors and countertops. If your desire is to make an immediate impact and fulfill a true entertainment space, then finding an appropriate balance between pulls and knobs is important.

PULLS

Kitchen cabinet pulls are more difficult to install than knobs due to their lengthy span and two screw design. These components may be installed in either a vertical or horizontal capacity in order to accomodate to how the kitchen flows, but must be aligned to ensure they are not off center. At times, depending on the specific pull selected, these pieces are interchangeable but also allow for more wear and tear on the cabinet itself. Constant reaching for the pulls could damage or dirty the cabinets depending on their color.

KNOBS

When trying to select between cabinet knobs and pulls, the knobs offer a bit more flexibility. Not only are they easier in terms of installation - using just one screw instead of two - but they will also never be out of line. With pulls and handles, getting them precisely in line with the cabinet trim is extremely important and something that homeowners don’t have to worry with when using knobs. 

COMBO

A third option, and one that is becoming increasingly popular, is to utilize both pulls and knobs on kitchen cabinets. By mixing and matching these different utensils, the appropriate design and style can be associated with each individual cabinet. Having a combination allows for homeowners to maximize their potential within the room and utilize the best of both worlds without compromising the integrity of the space.

If you’re ready to enhance an existing kitchen with a remodel or are facing important decisions for a new construction 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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Three reasons to Upgrade Your Denver Kitchen Cabinets


July 3, 2019

No matter if you have been residing in your home for many years or just a few months, there are numerous reasons to upgrade the overall look of your kitchen. Creating a new design style while changing the countertops, cabinets, and hardware of a kitchen can dramatically enhance the look of a particular room - all while making the space more functional and effective.

For many, updating a kitchen increases the overall look and feel of a home. Often considered to be the centerpiece of a property, improving the kitchen tends to have many useful benefits. While there are numerous reasons to remodel a kitchen, doing so can not only serve as a jump start to other areas of improvement but also a beneficial move for many homeowners.

Wear and Tear

One of the most obvious reasons for a kitchen remodel revolves around typical wear and tear associated with common use. Depending on the age of your kitchen, regular use will result in cabinets and handles beginning to show signs of age and upgrading these can help to change the overall look of a space.

Even if you’re not considering a change to the countertop materials or surfaces, a new cabinet paint color can drastically enhance an existing kitchen. Upgrading the look of existing cabinets, even without replacement can help to modify a room and bring a kitchen into the modern era absent an entire overhaul.

Update/Change

For some individuals, making a change is a necessary move regardless of the need. If you’re tired of the same old kitchen colors and countertop surfaces, then consider making some improvements and upgrading your area.

Property Value

The impact of kitchen remodeling on house value can be significant. If you’re considering selling a current home then changing the look and feel of a kitchen can have a significant impact. Even a few minor upgrades will help to increase the property value of a home.

By keeping a kitchen up to date and on par to other areas of real estate, a home will maintain its value and if needed, improvements can aid in sending the property value to new heights. Depending on the age of your property, kitchen improvements should definitely be considered in order to receive the best return on an investment for your money.

If you’re ready to enhance an existing kitchen with a remodel or are facing important decisions for a new construction 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 Cabinets To Save Space


June 19, 2019

Two of the main points of interest people often have about their kitchens involves countertop space and storage. These two concepts can make or break a kitchen and maximizing both often is a task many homeowners consider when either building a new construction or conducting a remodel of their existing space. While there have been many improvements in the kitchen cabinet realm over time, some of the latest innovations are best at creating a room that not only looks the part with a modern design but is also functional and ready for daily use.

For many, the kitchen is the most used room in the house and ensuring that you have an area that can be used for entertaining and food storage/preparation is important. In addition, being able to create a little extra countertop space without the clutter is also a feature that can enhance the functionality of the room. By utilizing any of the following methods in modern kitchen and cabinet design, homeowners can get the most out of their kitchen.

Hideaway Cabinets
Whether styled as a pantry or just above the countertop surface in lieu of a backsplash, hideaway cabinets can help to eliminate countertop clutter in a kitchen. These areas look like regular cabinets on the outside but when opened reveal more countertop space and a perfect storage area for appliances that often take up useful workspace in a kitchen.

Typical countertop appliances for kitchens feature anything from blenders, coffee makers, toasters, and food processors, plus other items. These items, although maybe not used daily, take up much needed space on the counter and can be hidden from view with the hideaway cabinets. Similar to how a garage stores a car, incorporating this style of cabinetry into your kitchen can help to eliminate clutter and make the countertop space more available inside a home.

Pull Out Countertops
Another option to increase the countertop space is through pull out countertops. These hidden spaces don’t take away from storage space in the cabinets too much and add necessary surfaces in all areas of the kitchen. Traditionally located around the stove or within an island, these additional countertops come in many different shapes and sizes.

From a traditional extra surface space to an entire bar with storage drawers underneath, or a simple stand alone cutting board, the options available to homeowners these days are seemingly limitless. Instead of having to store cutting boards underneath or search for areas to prepare foods, these appear out from the existing cabinetry and provide ample space for homeowners to conduct their business.

If you’re ready to enhance an existing kitchen with a remodel or are facing important decisions for a new construction 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 Cabinets and Design Questions


May 22, 2019

Whether you are remodeling an existing bathroom or faced with having to make decisions about a new construction there are plenty of different ideas to consider and options from which to choose. Modern trends in design style are constantly changing and evolving with the times but a few factors are always going to remain constant and be in play. If you are responsible for choosing which options work best, consider each of the following few characteristics.

Designing the perfect bathroom vanity often involves more decision making than many homeowners initially realize. Even if you already have in mind a preference or idea of what to anticipate there will more times than not, be even more decisions to make. You may envision particular locations of sinks, tubs, toilets, and showers but materials, colors, and handles all need to be determined before a project is considered complete.

Shape
Electing the proper vanity shape revolves around the specific bathroom in question - guest, on suite, or master and size of the room or other bathroom components in existence - tub, shower, toilet, etc. Most often a rectangular surface is chosen offering plenty of countertop space up top and storage availability below. Although, pedestal sinks are making a resurgence and can often be installed in multiple formations to find what best fits within an existing area.

Sinks
The question most often asked when determining design in the master bathroom is a choice of one sink or two. While there are advantages and disadvantages to each, ultimately the couple has to determine which option will benefit them the most moving forward.

Storage
Another component associated with countertop space and style, including the number of sinks - is availability of storage. Obviously, larger countertop surfaces are going to offer more space underneath and the plumbing associated with multiple sinks can not only eat up counter room but limit underneath as well.
Style - Countertops

Choosing bathroom countertops is also a difficult task. As withe the preceding questions for homeowners to answer, there are pros and cons to every specific material. Not only is choosing a quality construction material important but colors and other factors need to be considered as well. 

If you’re ready to enhance an existing bathroom or are facing decisions for a new construction 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 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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