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Denver Granite Countertops: Always A Solid Choice


October 23, 2020

Whether you are remodeling a home or taking on a new construction project, the process of selecting countertop materials can initially be a little overwhelming. In the past, homeowners typically had only a few standard options to select from unless they were willing to break the bank and go for something a little more extravagant. Fortunately, natural stone options have grown significantly in popularity over the years, becoming more affordable, and the current leader in surface options for kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas throughout a property. Now consumers have an increased variety of different options from which to choose, across a wide range of price points, but there is really only one surface material which checks all the boxes for most every consumer - natural stone.

Even within this subsection, the rise of new materials such as quartz and marble have also been growing in popularity while one industry standard has remained consistent - granite. As the most popular kitchen countertop material, granite has multiple benefits which appeal to many homeowners for a variety of different reasons.

Design

Many people consider granite countertops along the same lines as hardwood floors in real estate. Just as this flooring surface displays timeless characteristics, so do granite countertops and their abundance of natural appeal. Being able to incorporate some of the outside world into your interior design is also seen as beneficial and putting two natural selections into a home not only adds value but opens up a variety of different design styles. In addition, granite countertops come in a variety of different shapes and sizes which are certain to please everyone, regardless of their vision for the home. 

Durability

Not only will granite countertops fit nicely into your design scheme but owners can also rest easy knowing that their decision will literally last a lifetime and more. The fact that granite countertops are so resilient while maintaining their unique appearance with relatively easy upkeep, is a major factor in consumers selecting them as their top kitchen countertop surface. 

Versatility

As granite maintains its growth in popularity, homeowners have widened its use, adding granite into bathrooms, outdoor areas, and anywhere a solid surface option is needed. This versatility is just another one of the many benefits which comes with selecting a granite natural stone countertop for use in your property.

If ready to upgrade or add new granite into your home, then we’re here and ready to help move your remodeling or construction project forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.
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Denver Granite Countertops: Surface Spotlight


October 19, 2020

Kitchen countertops serve as a focal point for the space and dramatically impact the overall interior design scheme within a property. Able to be matched with surfaces in the bathrooms, countertops can even help to tie-in different spaces throughout an entire residence. In addition, the color schemes may also be altered, depending on personal preference, but the end result is always a stunning highlight to anyroom where granite countertops are installed.

A wide range of 2020 kitchen trends revolve around various color selections and countertops only add to this by incorporating a homeowner’s style. However, how individuals shed light on their new or upgraded surfaces tends to differ. Fortunately there are a variety of methods people can use to ensure that their materials not only showcase the natural surface itself but are also highlighted within any given space. For the kitchen, this can involve a number of different measures which may be used individually or in conjunction with one another. 

Backsplash

The kitchen backsplash serves as both a functional, keeping water from damaging counter level walls, and decorative component. Choosing to extend the granite countertop surface vertically makes for a seamless transition from the horizontal installation. Not only does this add extra surface area for your beautiful natural stone but it also helps to accent the surrounding cabinetry. Both the top and bottom storage areas are now evenly divided with the same material between them and the vertical composition creates a unique and entirely different look.

Island Contrast

No matter the kitchen island style or shape utilized within your kitchen, contrasting the color from other countertop surfaces has become a popular trend. Not only are you now able to utilize two distinct colors but the contrast between them can help to highlight each in its own right. Depending on if you are using warm or cool colors for your interior design scheme, the cabinetry hue can also add to the overall look within your kitchen.

Lighting

Under cabinet lighting adds a literal spotlight onto any countertop surfaces which backs up to a wall. For other surface areas, installed on top of an island or bar, pendant lighting is often used to shed some extra light onto the work space while highlighting the natural stone countertop material.

If ready to highlight your natural stone countertops, replace older worn out laminate materials, or create a new look entirely, then we’re here and ready to help move your remodeling project forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.
 
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Denver Natural Stone: Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Considerations


October 14, 2020

There’s something about cooking outdoors over an open flame which just makes any food taste so much better. Whether you’re preparing a couple of steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs, or just grilling up some veggies, it seems the natural flavors become more vibrant when prepared outside of a traditional kitchen. Given this opinion, a rise in outdoor cooking spaces has become a steady consideration as either an extremely worthwhile addition or original part of the design when laying out plans for a new home construction.

However, just like its indoor counterpart, kitchen renovations and construction consist of many different factors which must be pre-determined in order to fit together cohesively. Understanding that the layout of appliances, sink, and cooking areas, in addition to meal prep space is extremely important for building a space that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional. For outdoor areas, there are even a few more important factors to consider prior to beginning construction of your new entertaining and cooking area.

Material

Selecting a countertop material for outdoor use requires a little more planning as the surfaces will be subject to differing weather elements, but natural stone and tile both have plenty of favorable options. Granite rose in popularity for indoor use due to its versatility and wide array of color options, along with an ability to deliver a bit of the outdoors within the walls of a home. Outside, it only makes sense it would be given the same consideration and is a front-runner for homeowners wanting to add an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area to their existing floor plan.

Color


Unlike the controlled environment of an indoor kitchen countertop surface, weather elements could play a factor in exactly what color should be selected for an outdoor counterpart. Depending on the sun exposure of your new addition, selecting a lighter color could be beneficial as darker tones will absorb heat and could make for an uncomfortable cooking area when in use. A good compromise is to consider an earth tone or grey which will not only reflect heat but also mask any build up of dirt and debris better than a lighter hue. 

Space/Location


The specific area you have in mind for an outdoor kitchen will also play into what type of countertop and flooring surface you select. For some, the entire area may be open-air but not entirely subject to direct sunlight or rain and snow, however, in other situations the space could be entirely open without any shade or covering. Depending on your home, these factors will also play into your construction material selection but also ensure you have enough area to create a functional space the same as you would indoors. If your outdoor kitchen isn’t functional, then it’s likely not going to receive enough use to warrant a complete makeover.

If ready to upgrade your existing outdoor space or create a new project entirely, then we’re here and ready to help move you forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.
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Denver Natural Stone: Kitchen Remodeling Considerations


October 2, 2020

Bought a brand new home but something isn’t quite right about the kitchen? Tired of staring at the same old layout and color scheme in your current space? Needing to update your appliances and want a new look to go along with them? If you’ve answered yes to these or have any other reason to complete a kitchen remodel the benefits can be plentiful.

No matter the reasoning behind your kitchen remodel, some of those positive impacts include getting a fresh new look to provide a boost of your home’s value and enhanced personal experiences. Having a user friendly kitchen may also lead to more home cooked meals which offers additional family time and health benefits. However, prior to demo day on your current layout, consider each of the following before forging ahead.  

Budget

The budget for your kitchen remodel helps set the stage for exactly how elaborate a project will be once completed. For some, simply switching out countertops is enough to make a big impact and not break the bank but others may have even more in their plans. 

Countertop Color(s)

Once you’ve decided on a budget, countertop color selection becomes a key factor. Depending on the interior design scheme desired by a homeowner, multiple colors may even be an option. Contrasting a kitchen island to the remaining countertop surfaces is becoming a popular trend in new construction and modern homes.

Materials

After selecting the desired color or contrasts, countertop material is next. Some natural stone selections offer a wide array of available colors while others lean toward similar hues. In addition, mixing and matching materials may also be an option, depending on the current kitchen layout or plans for the upgraded version.

Design

Leaving the current layout, switching locations of appliances, or adding more countertop space is the next priority. These factors will all be impacted by the available budget, but if you’ve ever wanted something to be different - this is the time to make it happen.

Timeline

Finally, it is important to consider the timeline of your project. Remember, depending on the depth of your remodel, the kitchen may not be available for meal prep for quite some time. It will be important to relocate the refrigerator in order to keep some food on hand while plates, cups, and utensils may also be limited to plastic or bathroom sink washing during portions of the project.

If ready to upgrade or add some new features to your kitchen, then we’re here and ready to help move your remodeling or construction project forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.
 
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Denver Natural Stone: Vivid Bathroom Color Options


September 23, 2020

Designing or remodeling a bathroom can be an exciting time for any homeowner. While one may enjoy the color and layout of the master or guest bath(s) inside a previously purchased property, there’s always something a little more intriguing about getting to put your own personal touch into a space. For many, this typically involves sticking to the standard white, black, or earth tone colors and then adding in a splash of color with towels, rugs, or other non-construction materials. However, a recent interior design trend has been to add a pop of color, which never fades or goes away, but is capable of making a lasting impression.

If a remodel isn’t in your budget this year then there’s always an option of simply changing bathroom paint colors, but if you’re looking for the complete package, consider utilizing one of these methods in order to get your vibrant color(s) installed immediately. From a bright red to vivid teal or any other color combination a homeowner sees fit to construct, each of the following offers a solid option for making it happen.

Countertops

Traditionally, countertops have matched throughout a home but in more recent designs, each and every room is treated as its own separate space. It is here where you can go with something more nostalgic in the kitchen while adding a vibrant hue within your guest or master bath. A natural stone countertop offers homeowners the option to install anything from a bright red quartz to calmer granite hues.

Tile

Tile options can be installed throughout the floor or up onto walls in order to achieve a unique look. If you’re interested in just a touch of vibrancy, then consider aligning a pattern around the room with a chosen color or placing the contrasting colored tiles at random throughout the floor.

Mosaics/Glass

Mosaics and glass can be used to create a vibrant backsplash which helps tie a room together while also serving a functional purpose. The multitude of glass tile bathroom ideas available ensures that no perceived plan will ever go uninstalled.

If you’re ready to take advantage of these installation options for vibrant bathroom colors, then we’re here and ready to help move your remodeling or new construction project forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.
 
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