Subtle Design Tricks to Make Your Kitchen Pop

Subtle kitchen design tricks

There’s nothing we love more than looking for hot new design trends. Designing a kitchen is never simple, as a kitchen needs to meet several criteria. The design criteria for the perfect kitchen is entirely up to the person we are designing for, as personal style plays a huge role. When you are looking to add a little touch of personality, take a look at these subtle design tricks to make your kitchen pop.

Subtle kitchen design trends
Choose a darker color to go with a lighter cabinet door to frame the cabinet.

Modern kitchen design tricks

It’s the little subtle design details that can make a kitchen go from so-so to simply stunning. Although these tricks may seem modern, when incorporated correctly, they can work with any style. A few modern features is a great way to elevate a classic kitchen design. Over the past few years, we’ve seen designers add a bright pop of contrasting color to custom cabinets and countertops to make the kitchen exciting and interesting. However, instead of adding contrast via accessories and decorations in your kitchen, you can customize your cabinets to incorporate a subtle contrasting color to make the cabinets pop.

Contrasting colors

When you customize your cabinetry, you ensure that they are both functional and befitting to your personal style. However, instead of making all cabinets one uniform color or texture, add a little contrast. Make the casing or the frame of the cabinets a solid contrasting color to that of the doors and drawers. A dark color that is contrasting to the rest of the cabinets will create a graphic effect like you’ve outlined your cabinets to highlight their beauty.

Contrasting textures

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Danver Classic Key West Cabinet Door Frame with contrasting colors.

Instead of choosing a color to outline your cabinets, find a material with a texture that is in contrast to your cabinet doors and drawers. You can also use your countertops to add contrast. For the best effect, we recommend using a darker color for the outline or the background and having the biggest area of the cabinets be lighter, as opposed to featuring a darker color with a light outline. The consequence of having the darker color as the dominant color could be an effect that is too aggressive.

Kitchen design help

When you remodel your kitchen with The Kitchen Showcase in Denver, you not only get access to the best products available, but you’ll get complimentary design help from professional designers. You can look through our designer profiles to request a designer. You can also stop by our kitchen showcase and talk to us about your project. Once we understand your vision, we can help pair you with the right designer.
Let’s get started on designing your dream kitchen!

Looking For The Best Countertop Solution For Your Kitchen

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Choosing the right countertops for your kitchen will not only add value to your home, it will make your time in the kitchen more pleasurable and efficient.
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The Kitchen Showcase carries countertops from the leading brands. Our worktop surfaces come in the full range of materials, so you can choose the perfect material for your personal style and functional needs. The only limits are your imagination and budget!

Natural Stone Countertops

This type countertops look beautiful and create a one-of-a-kind showpiece for your room. But just as important, a natural stone countertop can be a great way to improve the resale value of your home.

Solid Surface Countertops

These are known for their stain resistance, durability, and resistance to many household chemicals and solvents. They are nonporous and have strong color consistency.

Designing a kitchen: the countertops
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Wood Countertops

When you choose a wood countertop, you can be sure that you’re getting a one-of-a-kind piece. No two wood countertops are ever the same due to the variations in the wood grain and color.
Wood countertops tend to add an element of warmth to a room. They’re also considered to be a renewable resource.
Quartz Countertop at The Kitchen Showcase
Regardless of What direction you want to go with your new countertops you can rest assured through the Kitchen Showcase, you will find the best option for your particular kitchen and budget.

Denver’s The Kitchen Showcase

Let us show you why we are the best cabinet company in Colorado. Our staff will keep you informed of every single step of the process and will ensure that your project is finished on time. They will always treat your products exactly as we treat you, with the utmost care for all of our customers and their kitchen remodeling in Centennial.
We can proudly say that we are the number one Crestwood cabinet dealer in the country, and one of the top five Kitchen Craft cabinet dealers. So if you need help with your custom kitchen design in Denver, or with your kitchen remodeling in Colorado, we are your best option.

The Many Benefits of Beautiful Laminate Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing the right gray for your kitchen

Not every renovation budget will allow a person to choose natural wood cabinets. Fortunately, getting laminate kitchen cabinets can still give you the beautiful effect that you desire. Laminate cabinetry may have gotten a bad rap, but there is no shame in choosing laminate cabinets to complete your dream kitchen.

Laminate kitchen cabinets
Aristokraft PureStyle Laminate Cabinets
Door style: Brellin
Color: Stone Gray

Benefits of laminate kitchen cabinets

Besides being cost-effective, laminate kitchen cabinets have a number of benefits. Most importantly, laminate kitchen cabinets come in a myriad of styles and colors. They are customizable, so you can have your laminate kitchen cabinets built specifically for your kitchen and your needs.

Laminate cabinets are durable

The biggest advantage of laminate kitchen cabinets is their durability. Every kitchen should have great ventilation to create a consistent and healthy indoor air quality. However, the moisture content in the kitchen will vary from dinner to dinner. Laminate kitchen cabinets are resistant to changes in moisture. Laminate cabinets won’t warp or crack from the steam of a kettle or pressure cooker. You can safely let that stew “stew” on the stove all day without worrying about the condition of your cabinets.

Laminate cabinets are easy to maintain

Benefits of laminate kitchen cabinets
Aristokraft Cabinet
Door style: Durham
Color: Toasted Antique

Laminate kitchen cabinets are easily maintained. Splashes, grease, and dirt can quickly be wiped off of your cabinets, leaving them good as new. The color won’t fade with time, so refacing your cabinets won’t be necessary. Unless, of course, you’re just switching up your style. However, you won’t have to reface due to wear and tear.

Laminate cabinets fit every style

Persona style is important when choosing cabinets. Of course, you want them to be affordable and practical. However, if you don’t like the look, then it’s not worth your money. Laminate kitchen cabinets come in every style and color. You can even get laminate kitchen cabinets that imitate natural wood.

Laminate kitchen cabinetry in Denver

At TKS, we are picky about the brands that we recommend to our customers. If you are looking for laminate kitchen cabinets, check out Aristokraft Cabinetry. Aristokraft Cabinetry has the style, selection, and value you need to bring your vision to life.
Stop by our Denver kitchen showroom and talk to a designer about the right cabinets for your style, budget, and timeframe.

Bathroom Remodeling in Denver? We Can Help You Achieve It!

Bathroom design trends 2017

So you’ve remodeled your kitchen and it finally looks as you have always envisioned it.

But you already plan your next move! And why not, you have a whole house to give a brand new facelift. Besides kitchen renovations, another room that really adds value to your home is the bathroom.

Transform your bathrooms into your own personal Spa with the help of Denver’s bathroom remodeling experts.

Batroom remodels in Denver by The Kitchen Showcase

With the aid of The Kitchen Showcase team of expert designers, the whole remodeling process does not have to be a burden. We can help you determine which are the best options for your particular bathroom and budget. We have a wide range of countertop and accessory options that will stand the test of time, keeping your bathroom beautiful for many many years to come.

Take Advantage Of Our Professional Installation

Prior to working with us, our installation partners undergo a rigorous screening and selection process. We are extremely selective of the professional installation companies we use. They must complete our training, and they must coordinate with us upon schedule.  The result? Our professionals care about your products. They know the right installation techniques for cabinetry and countertops, so you avoid damage and costly delays. Not to mention, you can count on your products to arrive when they are scheduled to arrive!

At The Kitchen Showcase we have all you need for Remodeling your Denver home

The Kitchen Showcase Bathroom Design Experts

Visit us today and we will guide you over our more than 40 design rooms and help you choose the best bathroom materials according to your budget and needs, or fill our bathroom planning questionnaire. Once you have chosen your bathroom materials, our delivery installation team will coordinate with you to make sure that we accommodate to your schedule and your needs. With that being said, here at The Kitchen Showcase, we have one priority and that is your full satisfaction in the process. Don’t wait any longer and start building your custom bathroom with the best bathroom remodeling company in Denver.

TKS Volunteers for Save Our Youth Service Day in Denver

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Giving back to the community

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TKS volunteers for Save Our Youth Service Day.

We are all proud to call Denver home, and we’re fortunate to have the means to give back to this community that we love so much. As always, it is because of our customers that we are able to provide willing hands to Save Our Youth Service Day to meet tangible needs, as well as raise awareness about this youth development organization.

The Lions Project

For a long time now, The Kitchen Showcase has been partnered with The Lion’s Project, an organization that connects the business world with the nonprofit world. This time, on a cold, rainy summer day in Denver, the TKS team headed out to help Save Our Youth (SOY) create a space for their Summer Academy. A space that would encourage and inspire at-risk high schoolers. Therefore, colleagues, friends, families, and SOY mentors got together to paint a mural, do some yard work, and build a basketball court for all the mentees.

Save Our Youth

Since 1994, Save Our Youth has been providing long-term mentoring to Denver’s urban at-risk youth. SOY will match long-term mentors to children ages 10-17 to provide educational, emotional, and spiritual skills for success. While the national average mentoring match is nine months, SOY’s mentoring match average is 42 months or three and a half years.

Save Our Youth Service Day Recap Video

The Kitchen Showcase in Denver

Once again, we’d like to thank all of our customers. Without your business, we would not be able to continue to volunteer and give back to our community. We should all feel proud.
Thank you!

Planning & Designing Your Custom Kitchen

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Planning a custom kitchen is a complex process since there are multiple factors to consider, and the design team at The Kitchen Showcase are here to help point which deserves the most attention. With years of experience designing custom kitchens in Denver, Colorado and surrounding areas, The Kitchen Showcase has come up with a checklist that is sure to help you save both time and money when planning your space.
Designing a kitchen in Denver

  1. Style of Design: Custom kitchens can come in all styles and designs, ranging from traditional to modern/contemporary. You will want to select a design that best fits your home and matches your lifestyle.
  2. Color Selection: Much like the design of your custom kitchen, the color you select will help to set the atmosphere and tone of your room. Colors can match those of your home, or they can be bold and modern to add a twist to a traditional home.
  3. Countertop Finishes: Countertops come in a wide variety of shapes and materials, ranging from the cheaper laminate options to more expensive solid quartz and granite. The designers at The Kitchen Showcase can help you select a few options that will fit the style of your kitchen, as well as offer options at varying price points.
  4. Custom Kitchen Cabinets & Cupboards: Much like your countertops, kitchen cabinets and cupboards come in a variety of materials. Depending on your budget, you can select to have custom kitchen cabinets built from high-end solid wood, or you could have prefabricated ones installed instead. Materials and colors are easily interchangeable, giving you unlimited options when it comes to selecting which designs you prefer.
  5. Amount of Refrigerator Space Needed: When designing a custom kitchen be sure to note the size of the refrigerator that you plan on installing. This is one of the largest and most important appliances in your kitchen, so you will want to be sure that your design plan allows the right amount of space for it to sit. The placement of your refrigerator will also dictate the setup of your kitchen cabinets and counters, so be sure that you have selected a location that you are satisfied with.
  6. Sinkware and Location: Much like your refrigerator, you will want to carefully plan out the location of your sink, as it can be difficult to relocate in the future. Are you looking to install a smaller single bowl sink, or will you be in need of a larger double-bowl sink with two drains? Many like to locate the sink near to, or in front of a window, and it could mean that a new window must be installed to meet your needs.
  7. Appliances: Having already selected the desired location for your refrigerator and sink, take the time to map out where you would like to place other kitchen appliances, such as a stove, dishwasher or icebox. These tend to take up possible cabinet space, so do take the time to think about where certain things should be located. Must your stove be placed an arm’s length of your sink? Are you looking to have your dishwasher close to your cupboards? You want your kitchen to flow, and by understanding how each appliance accompanies one another, you can better decide what needs to be close to one another.

Custom kitchen remodel in Denver by TKSDenver Custom Kitchens & Design

It is a lot of work, we know, but by talking with the designers at The Kitchen Showcase you can give professional advice as to how you can better lay out your space. Designing a custom kitchen in Denver has never been easier, so give the team at The Kitchen Showcase a call today to get your dream kitchen underway.

Premier Appliances for Your Dream Kitchen

Denver kitchen appliances

The biggest kitchen design trend is sustainability. When you design with sustainability in mind, you are conscious of every product you buy, as well as the materials that you feature in your kitchen. Nothing says sustainable more than having energy-efficient appliances. The Kitchen Showcase (TKS) is pleased to recommend Specialty Appliances, Inc. to help you design an environmentally responsible kitchen.

Custom kitchen design
Customize your cabinets to fit your new energy-efficient kitchen appliances.

Customizing kitchen design to fit your appliances

When you are doing a complete kitchen remodel, the types of appliances that you choose will have an impact on the design of your counters and cabinets. Everything needs to flow in an efficient kitchen, and that means that your cabinets need to be customized to fit around your appliances. Your countertops also need to be fitted to allow for your new refrigerator, oven, microwave, etc. The new appliances may not be the same size as your old appliances, and your kitchen designer will have to make adjustments.

Energy-efficient appliances

At TKS, we pride ourselves in offering the absolute best products to our clients. The reason we love working with Specialty Appliances is their large selection of the best brands in the industry. You’ll be able to find the latest products, choosing the most energy-efficient appliances to fit the style of your kitchen, as well as meet your budget requirements.

The right appliances for your kitchen
Specialty Appliances has all the latest brands in kitchen appliances to meet your needs.

Choosing the best kitchen appliances

Specialty Appliances offer exceptional customer service. When you are looking for the best appliances for your kitchen, both in function and in style, you need to research your options. Not only will they invite you into their showroom, but they’ll even visit your home to help you make a more informed decision. There’s more to choosing a refrigerator than energy efficiency. The staff at Specialty Appliances will help you match all your requirements to the perfect appliance.

Interior kitchen design in Denver

Specialty Appliance is the Rocky Mountain region’s premier appliance supplier. They are a one-stop shop for the best brands at diverse price points. The designers at TKS will work together with you and the staff at Specialty Appliances to help you design your dream kitchen from cabinets, countertops, appliances, and more.
Let’s get started on your dream kitchen!

Summer Interior Home Design Trends

The right finish for your kitchen cabinets

It’s time to spruce up your home for the summer season. Ironically, the summer interior design trends will feature a lot of greenery and natural elements. Who needs to go outside when you can bring the outside inside, right? Okay, you can go outside, too. This summer, you’re going to want to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor.

Summer design trends
Bring a little greenery into the home.

Bringing nature into the home

The summer trends are all about peace and tranquility. It’s all about nature and organic design. With Greenery being the Pantone 2017 color of the year, it’s no wonder that designers are seeing a huge upswing in every shade of green in the home. From furniture, accessories, and kitchen cabinets, green is going to be hot this summer. Instead of having a tiny terrarium on your living room table, why not look for ways to turn your entire living room into a terrarium, or just hints of a terrarium. We don’t want you to end up living a rainforest – or do we?

Green materials

Besides bringing in a lot of green, from plants to pillows, organic and eco-friendly materials of all kinds are very popular. Allowing the natural materials to shine in all their imperfections and variances will bring character to a home. Allow everything to be stripped back and naked is a great way to reconnect with nature inside your home.

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Use organic materials and minimal design.

Organic shapes

The home should always be comfortable. This summer, we’re seeing design trends lean towards the minimalistic. Instead of manipulating materials, we’re allowing things to take organic shapes to create a natural flow in the home.

Interior design showcase in Denver

Stop by The Kitchen Showcase (TKS) in Denver to see all the latest products, as well as talk to a designer about the latest trends in interior design. If you’re looking to give your home a summer makeover, TKS should be your first (and last) stop.