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Denver Bathroom and Kitchen Countertop Cohesiveness


January 15, 2020

Countertops seem to always play a key factor in the decision making process of homeowners or potential buyers - whether these individuals are purchasing a new home, completing a reconstruction project, or installing an entirely new surface area. These spaces not only receive a fair amount of wear and tear through meal prep and other related uses, but they also serve to create a focal point in common areas for any residence.

Ensuring you have the correct materials installed, in addition to correlating your surface materials throughout the home, can play an important role within the interior design concept. For many, the idea to incorporate a similar construction material throughout the residence is important, but not necessarily something that must be done. With so many options for kitchen and bathroom countertops, the main goal is to choose an appropriate material but creating a cohesiveness throughout the property can also appeal to both current residents or potential home buyers in the future.

Kitchen Countertops

There are a variety of different factors to consider when choosing a kitchen countertop material. Desired colors, usage, shape, and budgets can all weigh in on the ultimate decision. Choosing a solid option based on these factors will go a long way in determining if you wish to correlate a similar style throughout the remainder of your home. 

Bathroom Countertops

Bathroom countertops do not typically receive the same amount of usage as that of their kitchen counterparts but if you’re matching styles throughout a home then choosing the same material is obviously important. Color schemes of a kitchen may not match the bathroom, but different hues for the same material can often be found when dealing with granite and other natural surface material options.

Benefits of Matching

One of the main benefits to matching your countertops within a home revolves around care and upkeep. If installed at the same time, a schedule can be kept for routine maintenance within the home. While the care for natural surfaces is often minimal, having only one type of countertop to keep up with can be beneficial. In addition, the feel and flow of a home can be enhanced when there is a cohesiveness throughout the property, such as similar countertops from one room to the next. Just as the open floor plan has been used to create a feeling of flow from one room to the next, these matching surfaces serve in a similar manner - even when walls are in place to break up the floorplan.

If you’re ready to enhance an existing bathroom or kitchen with some new matching countertops 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 Cabinetry Door Design Possibilities


January 2, 2020

Kitchens are often considered the heart of a home. Serving both as a meal preparation center and family or social gathering spot, it’s one of the rooms inside a residence that receives frequent use. In addition, guests also often interact with homeowners inside the kitchen, meaning many people appreciate having a space that is welcoming and well designed. Not only will this area be a place you interact with on a daily basis, but also one that many will gather as a first impression when visiting your home.

For this and many other reasons, kitchen ideas and design styles range from traditional to contemporary in an effort to suit as many people as possible. No matter your preferred style, there’s something out there for everyone. When it comes to cabinetry, the same rule applies except for the facing. While putting appliances in specific locations may be predetermined by existing factors (electrical, space, flow, etc.) the seemingly endless options available for cabinet doors are only limited by personal preference of the facing.
CLOSED

Selecting a full faced door hides the interior and allows for homeowners to have their pick of color and style. These cabinet doors are often matching throughout the kitchen, both above and below the counter. In addition, this option can also be combined with the following facing opportunities to create different looks based on personal preference.

The most popular option to install throughout a majority of the kitchen, closed cabinet doors have been around forever and remain a solid choice for any project. 

SEE-THRU FRONT

Another option available to homeowners is to have cabinet doors with a see-thru front. This allows a peek into the cabinets and is typically constructed of glass, although this isn’t the only option. Plastics and even wire can also be used to employ the design that provides a look into the cabinet contents.

In addition, a smoky or textured glass can also be used to provide a different style without exposing the interiors. This is a solid option for those who appreciate the look of glass front cabinets but may not wish for anyone and everyone to view what’s inside.

OPEN SHELVING

The concept of open shelving is not new but provides a more contemporary feel to kitchens. Instead of having any face at all, the shelves are exposed within a kitchen without complete cabinet construction. Used above counters, these areas can provide great places for displaying important pieces or other special items. Usually combined with some other cabinet facing option, when styled correctly, these spaces add a unique look to any kitchen.

If you’re ready for a change to your kitchen cabinets or are involved in the design of a new construction project 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 Remodeling Prepwork


Remodeling a bathroom can be an extremely fun experience, especially when upgrading an older facility with newer utilities. However, depending on the number of available bathrooms within your home there are some preparations that need to be made. Unlike a kitchen, where arrangements can be planned for meals to be provided by another source, in addition to the ability of moving microwaves and refrigerators, a bathroom - if there’s only one in the home, is much harder to work around.

For this reason, the tips to survive a bathroom remodel include planning a short vacation or going to live with family should you be upgrading the one and only full bathroom available. However, if there are at least two full bathrooms within the property then simply moving everything over to another spot for the remodeling period is a simple solution. However, there are a few other considerations to be made before work begins. 

Create A Budget

Before beginning, it is essential for homeowners to prepare and understand the budget. Depending on just how in-depth the remodel is going to go could play a major role in the amount of money to be spent. For example, if you’re moving entire facilities, such as showers, tubs, toilets, and sinks then adding water lines and other measures are sure to cost more than simply upgrading these items in their current locations.

Have A Plan

While creating the budget, having a plan for what you want in the end is also important. Upgrade the toilet, change the flooring, put in new countertops, etc. - all of it can be part of your plan and budget as you work to create a new space. In addition, make allowances for potential delays and know how you’re going to survive while the remodeled bathroom is under construction.

Surface Selection

There are a number of things to consider when choosing bathroom countertops - budget, color schemes, design characteristics, etc. - but making a solid choice in this area can save in the long run. Choose something that is right for you as the countertops will be a major component of 
the completed project.

Details, Details, Details

Don’t skip on the details. Simple things like fixtures and cabinet hardware can often be overlooked but make sure you are incorporating these things within your plan. Unique styles or other components can give your remodeled bathroom a specific look and feel.

Once you’re ready to begin the planning process for your bathroom remodeling project or are wanting to add something else of your own into another room, 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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Maximizing Your Denver Kitchen Cabinet Space


December 3, 2019

One of the most sought after benefits and selling points of a home is the amount of storage space available within certain areas. Whether it be for kitchens, bathrooms, or bedrooms, utilizing the design concepts and other intricate details associated with providing homeowners the most “bang for their buck” is an important characteristic.

Utilizing storage space can not only help to organize certain rooms within the home but it can also serve to benefit homeowners in other aspects as well. There are many tips to maximize cabinet space that may be already available, but ensuring you take full advantage of the multitude of reconfigurations and other components which can be used to enhance an owner’s utilization of a space can make all the difference. 

Consider each of these options in order to maximize your kitchen cabinets.

Ceiling Cabinets

Expanding or installing new cabinets that reach from the already existing level to the ceiling could help to open up some new storage opportunities. While these high spaces may not be suitable for day to day items, they can help to get bigger pots, pans, and other items that are used only periodically up and out of the way. 

Shelf Additions

Depending on the size of items stored in a particular area, adding a shelf could help create an opportunity for more of your stuff. This often simple solution is a low cost method to add another surface on which to store items throughout the already existing cabinet configuration.

Bottom Row Drawers

Choosing drawers over cabinets in your kitchen creates makes for a more effective use of the space available. Often, lower cabinets are full of air more than anything because of their size but installing a few drawers can allow homeowners to use both an upper and lower level of storage within the bottom portion of their kitchen cabinets.

Inside Doors

Another under appreciated storage space in the kitchen is the inside of cabinet doors. Often not used for anything, the addition of some over the top hanging baskets or hooks can add spaces for larger utensils to hang, pot holders, or spices in lieu of taking up space in other areas.

If you’re ready to optimize the storage space available inside your kitchen, complete a remodel project, or are wanting to add something else 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 Cabinets: Mismatched Colors Set New Trend


November 20, 2019

Kitchen design concepts have come and gone, been revitalized, and lasted generations but as each different measure changes, new ideas infiltrate the process. These concepts either typically build upon an existing foundation or challenge the status quo, but once they are introduced into the market, then homeowners have their say as to whether or not each makes a lasting impression to sustain the test of time.

Natural stone is quickly becoming one of the top materials for kitchen countertops, above solid surface and laminate options. These not only provide a lasting and durable surface, but they also can serve to enhance the look of a kitchen and make it a focal point of the home’s interior. Utilizing these options is just one example of how a relatively new concept has skyrocketed into the mainstream reaching home interiors throughout the country.

Another rising fad is alternating or contrasting cabinet colors or designs. These trends are gaining momentum and may find their way into your home sooner rather than later.

Kitchen Island Contrast

One of the most popular options available to homeowners is the contrasting kitchen islands color scheme. While the cabinets installed match throughout the space, those located on the island are of a contrasting color. This look can create a bold and unique appearance within the kitchen, while serving to make the space look larger depending on the colors provided.

Alternating Styles - Open Shelving, Glass Front

Another option is to differentiate between cabinet styles themselves. Traditional closed-door cabinets can be paired with glass-front options or even open shelving to help break up the monotony of an area. These different options can also add their own splashes of color with the exposed contents of see-through doors or decorative options along open shelving.

Multiple Concepts

Mixing and matching all of the above is also becoming more acceptable depending on the homeowner’s preference. Utilizing the kitchen space as its own functional but inspirational area is something many contractors and home developers are beginning to lean upon. These new ways to think about incorporating different colors and styles into the kitchen are likely here to stay - especially with the continued rise of open floor plans and the ability to appreciate these new colors and styles from other areas of the home. 

If you’re ready to upgrade or enhance your kitchen with some new colorful and potentially, an alternated style of cabinets, 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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