Custom Cabinets with Smart Storage Spaces

Custom vs. Semi Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Mix and match custom and semi-custom kitchen cabinets.

A kitchen may look all stylish and awesome, but if it doesn’t have storage space for all your utensils, then it is not a functional and useful kitchen for you.
The only way to get exactly what you want is to get your cabinetry custom designed. If you’re remodeling your kitchen, making smart choices is the biggest trend. Custom designing your cabinetry is the only way to ensure that you are taking advantage of every inch of your kitchen. Our designers are ready to take on your next kitchen design project and to help you design some smart storage spaces in your kitchen to make it functional for a 2017 family.

Cabinet space for appliances

When we talk about making smart choices in kitchen cabinetry design, we’re not just talking about matching the color, the materials, and the finish to the rest of the home. We’re talking about designing smart spaces for your smart devices. In the past, you’d be looking to find space and an outlet for your kitchen appliances, but now we’re going to need to have space to recharge and store our tablets, phones, and laptops.
Of course, you could just add more outlets, but then you’re taking up precious counter space with a million electronics, cords, and cables looking disheveled and hazardous. When you custom design your cabinets, you can create either a hidden storage space or a storage space out in the open, but a space that is specifically designed to keep your electronics charged as well as out of the way of the chef. The last thing you want is to be tripping over your phone, dropping your tablet on the floor, spilling hot liquids, and causing an accident.

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Colorado kitchen design experts

kitchen cabinets denverWhen you’re talking to one of our designers about your vision for your new kitchen, it’s important that we talk electronics. The kitchen is the hub of the home. If you have an open kitchen with a sitting area for the family and friends, it’s important that you take all devices into consideration. A functional kitchen should have a space for everything. We can help you stay organized and customize each cabinet to fill a specific purpose, whether it’s a charging station for electronics or a shelf big enough for your antique punch bowl that you inherited from your grandma.
When you get customized cabinets, you get something that is unique to your lifestyle. Don’t compromise. Get the kitchen of your dreams at The Kitchen Showcase.

Is a Single-Bowl or Double-Bowl Sink Better for Your Kitchen?

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Back before automatic dishwashers became a kitchen staple, Colorado homeowners installed double-bowl sinks. Users used one compartment for washing dishes, while the other was used to rinse and dry dishes. As sensible as this is, many people don’t consider double sinks completely necessary anymore now that almost every home in the country has an automated washer. But new technologies aside, should homeowners still consider a double-sink in their kitchens? Or is it better to stick with the ever-popular single-bowl sinks that are appearing in newly renovated kitchens today? 

Take a look at the pros and cons of each, and see which one is the best fit for your kitchen.

Single-Bowl Sinks

Pros:

-They’re a better fit for small kitchens. If you’re looking for a sink to install in your kitchenette or condo, a single-bowl sink will provide more counter space. 

-Single-bowl sinks often have bigger bowls, which makes it easier for users to wash larger items like roasting pans, or pasta pots. 

-The larger space of a single-bowl sink means you can store dirty pots and pans as you cook, so your kitchen stays organized.

Cons: 

-Single-bowl sinks are essentially one-use-only when it comes to doing any kind of work in the kitchen. If your sink is full of dishes, it can be a little difficult to fill up a pot, a glass, or a vase with water. Even washing your hands can be a bit of a challenge, unless you clear the sink first.

– If you have a garbage disposal, you won’t be able to access it unless your sink is clear of water or dishes. 

Double-Bowl Sinks

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Double-bowl sinks are popular among home owners for their versatility.

Pros: 

-They’re a great way to wash dishes by hand. One compartment can be used for washing while the other can be used for drying. 

-Double-bowl sinks can be used for dual tasks. While one side may be used to store used pots, the other can be used for food prep. 

-Your garbage disposal will always be accessible, so long as you dedicate the other sink to washing and storage. 

Cons: 

-They can take up quite a lot of counter space, which isn’t ideal for those with smaller kitchens.

-Despite their capacity to take up more counter space, the individual sink components themselves are smaller, meaning it’s harder to wash larger items.

-They can be more expensive than single-bowl sinks, though prices will always vary depending on the make and model. 

Not sure which sink to install in your new kitchen? At The Kitchen Showcase, our experts can give you professional advice on which models will work best in your space. Come visit our showroom in Denver, CO, to get inspired by our latest products and designs.

Accessorizing Your Kitchen Cabinets

Trends in kitchen cabinet accessories and hardware

Once you’ve gotten our kitchen cabinets all picked out, it’s time to accessorize. Kitchen cabinet accessories and hardware can add texture and drama to your kitchen.

Accessorizing your kitchen cabinets
Brass, copper, and gold are keeping it classy and classic in the kitchen.
Photo: Brass Waverly Cabinet Knob by Emtek

The smallest details can make the biggest impact

The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames.
The classic white kitchen is still the most common. Colors are muted and natural, but you don’t want your kitchen to be boring and sterile. With just a few small touches, you can take a timid kitchen design and add a punch of personality. Kitchen cabinet accessories can make a big impact on your entire kitchen design, in fact, they can give it a distinct character. Big geometrical knobs and pulls are making a big splash in kitchen design, like adding a big, bold, colorful piece of costume jewelry to a little black dress.

Keep it sassy

You can add personality to your kitchen with knobs and pulls in different unique shapes, colors, and textures.

Make it brassy

Brass hardware is taking over. Anything that is brass, copper, or gold is becoming increasingly popular in kitchen accessories. Brass, copper, and gold are perfect to continue the rustic kitchen trend, marrying glamor with simplistic and rustic charm. The shape of the knob will still be comfortable and functional, but the design will make your kitchen more interesting visually.

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Adding funky knobs to your kitchen cabinets can give it some personality.
Photo: Deco Crystal Knob by Emtek

Have it glassy

New materials in knobs, pulls, and hardware is glass and crystal. They are sleek, simple, elegant, and will sparkle in the sunlight. Who doesn’t love a little sparkle in their kitchen? It’s fun, simple, elegant, and lux.

Fun accessories and hardware for your kitchen

The Kitchen Showcase can help you design your dream kitchen from the cabinets to the accessories. Find inspiration for your hardware, knobs, and pulls to add that final touch of glamor and personality to your kitchen.

Preventing Your White Kitchen Cabinets from Fading to Yellow

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A tested and true kitchen trend is custom white cabinets. No matter the style of your kitchen, white cabinets will bring light and life to your design. Because for many the kitchen is the heart of the home, sunlight and cleanliness are important. White kitchen cabinets are both clean and bright, making your kitchen a place where people will love to gather. But, white cabinets need to be properly maintained. If not, they can quickly fade and turn yellow. Here’s how you keep your kitchen whites from turning yellow.

Keeping your white cabinets white

Keeping white cabinets from turning yellow.
Keep white cabinets out of direct sunlight to prevent them from turning yellow.

To make a kitchen feel warm and inviting and useful you need plenty of sunlight and a functional space to cook. Unfortunately, those are the two things that also threatened your white cabinets. Yes, it is one of nature’s cruel jokes. Cooking and sunlight can make your white cabinets turn yellow. And, not a pretty bright and happy yellow, but a dirty, unpleasant, sickly yellow. The good news is, with a little maintenance, you can keep your white cabinets white.

Just the right amount of sunlight

Protecting your white cabinets from sun damage is a balancing act. You don’t want to block out all the sun, but you also don’t want the full rays of the sun scorching your cabinets all day long. When you design your kitchen, work with your designer to figure out where the most sun is going to shine, and then hang your cabinets in places where they won’t be in direct sunlight all the time. Of course, this isn’t always possible. If you have sun coming from all angles, then thin drapes can give your cabinets the sun protection they need to stay white.

Keeping white cabinets white
Wipe down white cabinets after cooking to remove grease.

Home cooking can turn your white cabinets yellow

Did you know that when the sweet aromas of your home cooking go wafting through the home, it is actually tiny grease particles in flight? Yeah, that doesn’t sound very appetizing, but, it is important to know because these little grease particles will land on every surface. If you allow these grease particles to sit on your white cabinets, then they will soon appear yellowish and dirty.

Regular maintenance keeps white cabinets white

Make it a habit to wipe down kitchen cabinets after cooking. Or, on a regular basis. Protect your white cabinets to keep your dream kitchen fresh, clean, beautiful, and white.
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A Beautiful, Stylish, and Practical Kitchen Island

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A kitchen is more than just a place to cook your meals; it’s a place to hang out with family or with friends. At TKS, we don’t want you to have to limit the number of people who can hang in your kitchen. We want to help you design a kitchen that is fit for a community, a place for cooking and for catching up. A place for eating and having conversations. A place for your wok and a place for you to work. Before we get too caught up in alliterations, let’s talk kitchen islands and creating a beautiful and practical kitchen.

A central multi-functional kitchen furniture

Every well-equipped kitchen should have its island that is big enough to take charge of your next school bake sale, all while your kids are hanging out doing homework and waiting to lick the cake batter off of the spoon.
A kitchen island is a statement piece for your kitchen, but it will also serve as a functional piece of furniture for the communal and multi-functional kitchen. The island can stand out stylistically from the rest of your cabinetry, either in color or texture. However, the size of your island depends on how you intend to use it, and how many people intend to use it at a time.

Customizing your island

custom kitchen islands DenverBesides a beautiful countertop to adorn your island, you can customize your island to create functional storage all around to meet all of the requirements you have. There can be spaces for kitchenware and utensils, towels, and china, but you should also take into consideration that someone will need to plug in an iPad or a laptop while they are working and you are prepping the dinner.

A kitchen island should be flexible, and working with a designer to customize your kitchen island to match the needs of your family and your lifestyle, as well as your style, is the only way to get exactly what you want.

Design your dream kitchen with The Kitchen Showcase in Denver

Our designers are brilliant at helping clients design the perfect kitchen, from the cabinets to the counters to the kitchen island. We’ll help you blend the latest design trends and tricks to make your kitchen both functional and fabulous.
Get the latest products that have been meticulously chosen to give you great style, quality, and price.

Custom Cabinets For Oddly Shaped Spaces and Floor Plans

Custom cabinets for oddly shaped rooms

Not every home is made up of neat little rooms with easy to fit furniture and cabinets. Some homes have rooms with quirky angles or tiny rooms with odd measurements. For oddly shaped rooms, factory-made cabinets won’t work. When you remodel an oddly shaped room, the only way to go is with custom-tailored cabinets.

Finding cabinets that fit each room

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Get custom cabinets to fit into a kitchen with odd shapes or other obstacles, like roof beams and pillars.

It’s usually the quirky little details that give a home character. However, finding furniture and cabinets that fit tight spaces, odd angles, and other obstructions like roof beams and columns can be a never-ending tale (and more often than not – with no happy ending). And just because a room is shaped weirdly, doesn’t mean that you don’t want to make the room functional, especially if we’re talking about a kitchen or a bathroom.

Remodeling challenges

There are many challenges when you remodel a kitchen or bathroom. But the biggest challenge is finding the right cabinets and countertops for an oddly shaped room. You need to think about creating storage space, as well as a workspace. And, you want to keep a good flow in the room so that it becomes an enjoyable space. The kitchen is especially challenging because it serves so many functions. A kitchen is more than just a kitchen, it’s a place for cooking, working, entertaining, and family time.

Custom cabinets and countertops

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Get custom cabinets to fit around awkward angles in your kitchen.

Thankfully, with custom cabinets and countertops, you can remodel any shape or room, tight spaces, tall spaces, and all types of floor plans. When you get custom cabinets and countertops, the product will be built to fit the room, so you don’t have to make the room fit around generic one-size-fits-all cabinets. Because, as we all know, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all when it comes to cabinets.

Remodel an oddly (or any) shaped kitchen in Colorado

The Kitchen Showcase is the number one place in Colorado to remodel your home from start to finish. We’ve got all the leading brands and products that can be customized to fit your space. Our designers can help you plan and remodel any floor plan, turning an awkward kitchen into a dream kitchen.
Stop by our showroom to talk to a design expert and get inspiration for your next remodel.

Finding an Interior Designer to Design your Dream Home

Visiting a kitchen showroom can give you great insights into styles, trends, and cost, but it can still be overwhelming. Just because it looks good in the showroom doesn’t mean that it will work for your home or your lifestyle. That is why our services include working with a professional and skilled interior design expert. While you’re researching interior design trends, take a minute to browse through our designers to see if there’s someone that catches your eye. Here’s what you should be looking for to get paired with a designer from The Kitchen Showcase so you can get started on designing your dream home.

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Choosing an Interior Designer

The first thing you need to look for in an interior designer is a similar palette and style. Check out all of our designers to find the one that shares a similar aesthetic to you. Of course, all of our designers are versatile, so they will work from your likes and dislikes to create something that is custom designed for you. Another important aspect is to have a great rapport with your designer and to figure that out, you’ll need to meet.

Product Knowledge

There are so many products, materials, and styles to choose from and it’s important to work with someone who understands the pros and cons of each. Find a designer that has excellent knowledge of all products from cabinets, countertops, to tiny knobs and pulls. Every detail of a home remodel is important. Find a designer that is detail-oriented and knowledgable about all aspects of the industry.

Compatibility

Seeing designers work will give you great insight into their style and skill, but you shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions when you meet. You want to work with a designer that listens to your wants and concerns.

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Find a designer that is compatible with your style and has excellent product knowledge.

A great designer will blend functionality and trends to make the best of the room and space that they are working with. They should also be up to date on all the latest trends and styles to give you the most up to date information.

Top Kitchen Designers in Denver

We have assembled the “Best of the Best” so you can be confident you will get the expertise needed to make your project go as smooth as possible.

Mixing Textures for an Edgy Kitchen Design

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There’s something to be said for a shiny new kitchen. However, that doesn’t mean that you want all your materials to shine literally. It’s easy to get caught up on one single surface when designing a kitchen, but mixing textures in your kitchen design will give it a bit of an edge.

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Using contrasting textures, like wood and metal in the same design will give your kitchen an edge.

Avoid Using Only Glossy Surfaces

It can be easy to get caught up in glossy finishes. After all, they’re so pretty. Glossy cupboard finishes, shiny appliances, and polished stone countertops are a classic choice but think about adding a few matte textures and design elements to break up the shiny ones.
Playing with texture will make the design more attractive. Modern kitchen design trends are all using more matte finishes, as well as varying up textures.
Of course, you have to be smart about your choices. Because too many textures will overwhelm the design. You need just the right amount of variance to make it attractive and cool.

Mixing Textures

Be creative when designing your kitchen. Make sure it reflects your personality, and don’t be afraid to play, especially when it comes to texture. Adding matching and contrasting design elements, like matte metal cabinets mixed with classic wood elements, or choosing a matte finish on the cabinets but leaving the appliances shiny, can give your kitchen an architectural design feel.

Rustic and Modern

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Mix contrasting textures in your kitchen design

Just because mixing textures is a modern design trend doesn’t mean that you can’t add rustic elements into a modern kitchen.
Exposing brick or natural wood can add a rustic element to break up the modern design features. And, having an exposed brick backsplash or allowing the wood beams in your home to show can add warmth to an edgy kitchen.

Kitchen Design Showcase in Denver

Visit our kitchen showroom in Centennial to see first hand how playing with textures in a kitchen can enhance the design, make your kitchen more modern, and more interesting. Our designers can help you work with the textures and materials that speak to you, putting them together into a cohesive and functional kitchen.
We’ll know when to go big, and when to reign it in, so that your kitchen isn’t one big jumble of matching and contrasting elements. Come to the showroom and talk to a kitchen designer about your kitchen remodel project.

Making Home and Kitchen Design Easy for Builders in Colorado

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When you are a builder and working for clients, nothing will make a bad impression like going over budget and over time. At The Kitchen Showcase (TSK) in Colorado, we make builders look good to their clients. We don’t just cure kitchen envy, we cure vendor envy. To top it all off, we also design great-looking kitchens.

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Builders need vendors they can trust

Building a home is a big responsibility that often involves higher costs. You want your clients to be impressed with the entire process. Because you are building a home for someone else, it’s important that every element says something about your client. Letting your client be a part of every step, especially when it comes to the interior design, will build trust and make you very popular with clients.

Involving your client every step of the way

Builders love TKS because we always produce great work and we finish on time and on budget. The best part is that your clients can come to our kitchen showroom and see for themselves all the great options that they can choose from. They’ll get a better understanding of the materials and the effect they will have. Plus, they’ll get to talk to professional kitchen and home designers who can help guide them through the process.

On-time and on budget

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Clients can visit our showroom and see products firsthand before making a choice.

Once all the decisions have been made and all the products ordered, your client just wants you to finish so they can begin their lives in their new home. When you work with TKS, we respect your time and your budget. Getting your products from TKS means that you’ll get everything delivered on time so that you can finish on time. No matter the budget, we’ve got quality products to make stunning looking kitchens, baths, and homes.

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When you order products for a home from many different vendors, you’re increasing your chances of something going wrong. TKS has top brands in all budget ranges and styles in one big showroom. When you work with TKS, you only have to shop in one place for everything you need. It’s the most cost-effective and efficient way to shop for a home. The more efficient we are, the sooner your client can move into a beautiful new home.

Most Efficient Way to Plan and Design Your Dream Kitchen or Bath

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Two major phases can be daunting in a remodel project. The first is the planning and designing phase, and the second is dealing with the hassle and stress of living through the construction phase. With the help of our showroom and professional designers, we have the experience to make both phases go smoothly.

Planning and designing a dream kitchen or bath

When you plan and design a dream kitchen or bathroom, you have to start by visualizing the whole room. Picturing what the finished room will look like can be overwhelming. There are so many little details that make up a functional and fashionable kitchen and bath. You have to choose the furnishings, as well as the materials and everything has to be cohesive. Everything has to work together, both aesthetically and functionally.

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Our designers will show you the best options for your vision, so you can feel confident in every decision you make.

Seeing the big picture

Our designers will help you turn your vision into reality by showing you the best options. When you work with The Kitchen Showcase, you get to see, touch, and experience your vision by creating a space and design plan to help you visualize the final product. You can walk through our kitchen showrooms to see and touch every material and style choices, so you feel confident in the decisions you make.

Construction phase

Our services don’t end with our showroom; we want to make the entire process hassle-free, including the construction phase. When you order the various products for your kitchen and bath remodel, our designers will layout a timeline for when products will be delivered. Having a timeframe for the delivery and construction phase will allow you to plan ahead, making the necessary adjustments.

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Our professional staff will take care of you from start to finish and help you create a beautiful home for your investment.

Kitchen cabinets typically take the longest to be delivered, depending on the brand and if they are custom. To make things easier on you, we will receive and store your products and coordinate the best time to have them delivered to your home. While in our possession, your products will be handled by professionals to make sure that there is no damage.

Take the stress out of your next remodeling project with the help of The Kitchen Showcase.