The Best Natural Stone Countertops in Denver

Natural stone countertops in denver

If you are looking for a long-term investment in your home, we have exactly what you are looking for!

Nothing adds class and beauty like natural stone countertops. They look beautiful and create a one-of-a-kind showpiece for your room. With one of the many countertop options offered at our Denver showroom, you can transform an old kitchen or bath into the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams and improve the resale value of your home!
At The Kitchen Showcase, we carry natural stone countertops from the leading brands. We have six different types of natural stone surfaces so that you can choose the perfect material for your personal style and functional needs.
Natural stone countertops in denver

MATERIAL

KEY FEATURES

MAINTENANCE / USE

Granite
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100% natural stone
Stain resistant
Scratch resistant
Heat resistant
Price Range: $$-$$$$$
Requires sealing about twice a year, depending on the granite

Marble

100% natural stone
Heat resistant
Price Range: $$-$$$$
Susceptible to staining from acidic materials
Not advised for kitchen use

Soapstone

Heat resistant
Durable, yet softer than granite
Price Range: $$$
Higher maintenance than most natural stone products
Apply mineral oil to improve the luster of the stone

Slate

Inexpensive
Available in many earth-toned colors
Tends to have an uneven surface
Price Range: $-$$$
More brittle than other natural stone countertops

Travertine

Multiple pitted holes and troughs in surface create a distinct look
Holes can be filled with grout to match the color of the stone
Price Range: $-$$
Versatile uses (countertops, tiling, etc.)
Susceptible to staining from acidic material

Natural stone countertops Denver

Colorado’s leading kitchen and bathroom remodel experts

At The Kitchen Showcase, we have countless countertop options that will match any kitchen and budget. Let us work with you in finding the best countertop solution for your Denver home. You will be amazed how new countertops can make your kitchen or bathroom stand out, that you will want to spend a lot more time in there!
Stop by our new and beautiful Kitchen and Bathroom Design Showroom located in Centennial, Colorado, to talk with our professional kitchen & bath designers to start planning your new, dreamed kitchen or bathroom! We are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 p, evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

Finding High-Quality Cabinetry to Match Your Style and Budget

Finding just the right cabinetry for every room can make the whole house come together. We understand that there are a few factors to choosing cabinetry. Finding cabinets that both fit your style and budget isn’t always easy. If you’re looking for cabinetry for your home, there’s no better place than The Kitchen Showcase.

Cabinetry to Match Your Budget

Find cabinetry to match your style and budget at The Kitchen Showcase.

When it comes to finding cabinetry that is within your budget, it’s easy to look at the price tag. However, the materials and the quality of the artistry should also be taken into consideration. Sometimes, spending a little more upfront will save you money in the long run. The longevity of the cabinetry will help put the actual cost of the cabinetry into perspective. Buying cheap cabinets now, but having to replace them in a few years, is going to end up being more expensive than buying a higher-quality cabinet that will last much longer.

Cabinetry to Match Your Style

There are many styles of cabinetry to choose from, and the best place to start is visiting a showroom. It’s important to experience the cabinetry in person and to get a complete overview of all the styles and brands available. Different brands have different takes on modern, classic, contemporary, rustic, traditional, and transitional styles, so you want to give yourself as much variety as possible.

Visiting a Showroom

Find high quality cabinetry for every room in the house.

Many times people think that the only way to get quality and affordable cabinetry is to work with big box stores. At The Kitchen Showroom, we are associated with first-class cabinet manufacturers whose commitment to quality matches our own. Through our volume-buying power with leading cabinet manufacturers, we can offer the best value in top-quality cabinets in any style, for virtually any budget. Plus, we have the service and the designers to give our customers personal attention to guide them through their home remodeling project.

Whether you’re looking for cabinetry for your kitchen, master bath, library, home office, entertainment center, closet, or outdoor room, please take a moment to learn about our cabinet brands.

Open Space Bathroom Concept Benefits

Freestanding tub

There is nothing more exciting than starting a new remodeling project. Bathroom and kitchen renovations are among the most popular and common home remodeling projects between Colorado homeowners. They are both critical rooms in your house. Therefore, a good remodeling project should enhance your home while boosting its curb appeal.

In the last years, the open bathroom concept has become one of the most popular bathroom renovations. It is a great way to add an interesting and different social area to your home. However, it has been called to our attention at the Kitchen Showcase, that even though most of our clients like the idea, not all of them feel if it is their accurate choice. Therefore, we would like to share some benefits of remodeling your bathroom to an open concept.

Creating an Open Space Bathroom

open space bathroom
There is nothing more relaxing than an open space bathroom design.

What seemed to be important in house design and comfort trends might not coincide with what families and homeowners are looking for today. Taking advantage of your entire home’s areas is essential today, especially when looking for a social environment. An open-plan bedroom/bathroom allows interacting with others while you get ready.

Here are some of the most interesting benefits you can obtain by installing an open-plan bedroom-bathroom.

Bigger and Wider Bathroom

Taking down dividing walls from your old bathroom is a great way to have the decent and comfortable sized bathroom you always wanted. Plus, it not only opens up space, but it also gives you the ability to move around freely, not feeling cluttered, which is a great way to relieve some stress.

Create a Perfect Cozy Atmosphere

Freestanding tub
Open space bathrooms are cozy and elegant.

Having a built-in fireplace in your bedroom, enjoying the heat while you are relaxing in the bathroom is just a simple idea of how to change the ambiance, and create a delicate, cozy environment.

This device warms the entire area, making it easier to move between the warmth of your bed to get ready in the morning. You won’t need to hurry anymore for dressing after a hot bath or shower before you get cold again with this great concept.

Watch TV While Bathing

Why eliminate luxuries from your everyday routine? This configuration allows you to watch your favorite shows or series, or catch up on the news in the mornings while you take a shower or relax in your bathtub.

All in all an open-bath plan gives your bathroom a new spa-like feel. It will no longer be a purely practical zone, giving space to interact with others while enjoying your luxury devices, such as a fireplace or TV.

If you want to give your bathroom more space, versatility, and visual aesthetics, contact experts at The Kitchen Showcase. We are your professional remodeling contractor that is well able not only to meet your needs but also build the bathroom of your dreams!

A New Bathroom for the New Year

Bathroom design trends

New Year’s Resolution: Remodel your Bathroom

Remodeling your bathroom
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How many times have you been sitting on the throne and suddenly realized that this essential room of your kingdom isn’t really looking the way it should? The bathroom is one of the most important areas of your home. It should look spotless and elegant and make you feel comfortable. We spend a lot of time in our bathrooms. It is where we get ready to start the day.
As you host parties and holiday events at your home, are you wishing people don’t need to use the bathroom? If so, do yourself a favor and get the best Christmas present ever: Bathroom Remodeling.

Where to Begin your Bathroom Remodel

Where to begin is one of the major obstacles people usually face before taking the next step. Remodeling a new bathroom can be stressful. However, by keeping in mind some considerations you can come up with the best design for your bathroom.

  • First of all, consider if this bathroom is for a: house, condo, or apartment?
  • Second, consider its location. Is it going to be placed in the master suite, child’s room, guest’s room, or in the hall?
  • Then, think of how many primary users will there be: 1, 2, 3, 4 or more?
  • Are the primary users adults, children or guests?
  • Is it a full or half bathroom? Would you like the shower area and tub separate or combined?
  • You should also focus on how much space you need for cabinets.
  • Should there be a linen closet in your new bathroom?
  • Do you want a lot of storage area for personal items?
  • Do you want an “appliance garage” for commonly used items such as hairdryers or curling irons?
  • Sometimes couples are a little picky on their stuff. Therefore, to keep the peace you could consider if you will want his and her facilities?

Pay attention to these questions and design the bathroom of your dreams. As you plan on how you want to start next year, consider how much happiness it may bring you, your family and your guests to finally remodel that ugly old bathroom or build a new one! The Kitchen Showcase is ready to help.
Batroom remodels in Denver by The Kitchen Showcase
 

Making The Most Out Of Your Kitchen Issues

Denver Kitchen Remodeling: The Kitchen Showcase

Colorado Kitchen Remodeling Experts: The Kitchen Showcase

Tired of doing constant repairs? Maybe it’s time for a kitchen makeover!

We all love our kitchens. They are our source of delicious meals and happy family time, but the constant heavy use they get takes a toll on its condition and eventually, kitchen issues begin to appear out of nowhere.
For most homeowners, kitchen sink plumbing problems are relatively common. Nonetheless, by the time they realize there is an issue, it is already too late, and a fairly simple problem becomes a frustrating hassle.
Some of the most common kitchen sink plumbing problems that homeowners face are leaky or clogged kitchen faucets, clogged drains, and leaking drain baskets. All of them are extremely harmful to your countertops, cabinets, and other kitchen furniture if not treated on time. 
modern kitchen makeover with kitchen island

Let’s look on the Bright Side

If you are currently facing a similar situation, you can make the most out of it and facelift your kitchen’s appearance with a brand new kitchen design. You can still give yourself and your family a late Holiday present and begin the new year with style and elegance!
Making the decision to remodel your kitchen in Denver might be a tough one and something you’ve been avoiding for a while, but if you are being forced to be constantly fixing single issues, you can take advantage of the problem and enhance your kitchen’s appearance and functionality all at once. We have a broad range of elegant and cool designs to choose from, all of which can suit your budget and lifestyle.

Designing your custom kitchen in Denver

Dive into our incredible catalog and match the kitchen of your dreams to your budget and preferences. We have a wide range of styles, materials, and accessories that will make your design kitchen a success! Choose from a Contemporary, Transitional, Traditional, Country/Rustic, Modern/Euro or Mountain Contemporary Kitchen. All of them have exquisite details and taste. Once you find the right one, you can begin selecting your cabinets and countertops from our numerous options.
TKSI designer Keilan Stockham's portfolio images

Cabinets

At the Kitchen Showcase, we offer the best value in top-quality cabinets for virtually any budget. Select from a Crestwood, Kitchen Craft, Decora, Koch, Aristokraft, or Denver stainless steel cabinets.

Countertops

Just like the cabinets, our range of countertops offers only the top of the line options in the market at the most favorable prices. We have natural stone, quartz, solid surface, wood, metal, glass, and laminate countertops.

What's New in Contemporary Kitchen Cabinet Styles?

New contemporary cabinet door styles

Contemporary cabinet door styles
Contempra Horizontal cabinet door style by Kitchen Crafts.

When it comes to materials that we use in the home, nothing is more popular than natural wood. However, there are so many wood species to choose from, and so many colors, styles, and textures to consider. Although wood has been used since the dawn of time for cabinetry and furniture, there are always new styles that pop up. The newest trend in contemporary kitchen cabinets is horizontal grain cabinet door styles.

Why wood grain matters

There are many factors to consider when choosing a wood. The strength, durability, flexibility, and natural color are important, but one thing that many tend to overlook is the grain pattern of the wood. Each wood has a unique grain pattern, and some are more pronounced than others. A smooth and straight grain pattern will make for a more modern look, whereas a more pronounced grain pattern will make your style more rustic. You have to consider the grain pattern to make sure that it will enhance the design, not create chaos or distract from your design.

Horizontal grain cabinet door styles

New cabinet door styles
Summit Horizontal cabinets door style by Kitchen Crafts.

For a smooth and contemporary cabinet door style, the horizontal grain pattern is becoming more popular. The straight horizontal pattern goes well with a sleek, minimalist contemporary interior decorating style. We’ve got three contemporary and modern slab cabinet door styles from Kitchen Crafts featuring the trendsetting horizontal grain.

  • Contempra Horizontal
  • SoHo Horizontal
  • Summit Horizontal

Visit Our Kitchen Showroom in Denver

To check out all the latest trends in kitchen, bath, and interior design, visit our kitchen showroom in Denver. You can see every style up close and with the help of our seasoned designers, make the best choices for your style within your budget.

NatureKast Weatherproof Outdoor Kitchens for Colorado Homes

NatureKast Outdoor Kitchen

Best outdoor kitchens in Colorado
NatureKast kitchens have the look and feel of real wood.

As you’re sitting inside in the warmth of your home daydreaming about garden parties, why not make those daydreams into a reality? Now is the perfect time to start planning and designing an outdoor kitchen for your Colorado home. For an elegant and weather-proof outdoor kitchen, check out the latest styles by NatureKast.

NatureKast Outdoor Kitchens

When you design an outdoor kitchen for a Colorado home you have to think about durability and weather resistant materials. Your outdoor kitchen needs to be able to maintain its beauty and integrity in all types of weather. That’s why we recommend NatureKast outdoor kitchens for Colorado homeowners. NatureKast products are weatherproof, while still having the look and texture of real wood.

Wood finish that thrives outdoors

NatureKast outdoor kitchens in Colorado
Hi-density resin looks like real wood, but won’t warp, fade, or crack in the outdoors.

Until now, outdoor kitchen design has steered clear of real wood. Wood is temperamental. Being an organic product, wood will react to changes in weather and temperature. And because this is an outdoor kitchen, you don’t have the luxury of maintaining a consistent climate to protect the materials. Using real wood outdoors will require too much maintenance to make it worth your while. But with NatureKast products, you get cabinets that imitate real wood but won’t warp, fade, or crack like real wood.

Hi-density resin system

NatureKast has come up with a hi-density resin system that is revolutionizing outdoor kitchens. The hi-density resin system perfectly replicates natural wood. Your neighbors will be astounded by your new outdoor kitchen with elegant wood cabinets that are customized to fit all of your outdoor appliances like BBQ’s, refrigerators, slide-out trash bins, and sinks.

Door styles and finishes

Outdoor kitchen in Colorado
NatureKast has a wide range of door styles and finishes.

The latest styles by NatureKast features a modern, sleek mocha matte finish. It’s simple and beautiful and perfectly compliments the outdoor setting. But we have an extensive product range, so you will be able to find the right finish and cabinet door style to create your dream outdoor kitchen.

NatureKast Outdoor Kitchens in Centennial

Come check out our NatureKast showroom display. See first hand why NatureKast is the perfect kitchen for Colorado homes. Visit our showroom in Centennial, Colorado.

How to Survive Your Kitchen Remodelling

Hand craften wooden kitchen counter tops

 

If you want your kitchen remodeled while you’re staying home, you really want to read our tips!

You finally made up your mind, and you have taken the next step in enhancing your home’s appearance and value.
It is true that remodeling any space or room in your house is an uncomfortable situation, especially, the kitchen. It is a vital area, and we always want it clean and neat. Nonetheless, we have several tips and suggestions to share that can make the remodeling process more bearable. In the end, the reward will be fabulous.
LIU before Kitchen remodelling Denver

If you are staying home during the kitchen remodel, you might want to keep this in mind:

  1. Make a list of those places you would like to try.

You are not the only one with big plans for the holidays. There are a bunch of places and things to do in the city and all around.  If your kitchen is being remodeled, this is the perfect opportunity to try all those restaurants and hot all the fairs. So weeks before the remodeling begins, start making your list. If it’s a nicer place, book early and don’t leave busy days to chance, you will want a reservation if you want to get in.

2. Have a temporary kitchen.

You can set up a temporary kitchen in a “guest room” that doesn’t get much use. If you have small kids, you could have them share rooms while the remodeling takes place. Make it fun; it doesn’t have to feel like a sacrifice.
Your garage is a good option too if it’s insulated. The tools can be repacked, and one of the cars can sleep outside for a little while. It’s worth it if it means a place to cook, right? Surely your spouse will willingly sacrifice.

3. Freeze stuff ahead of time

Another useful tip is to cook a lot before the remodeling begins and stock the fridge and freezer with meals. You will need a meal plan for this. Going out at night is pretty fun, but nothing beats a delicious homemade dinner.

4. Fire up the Grill

LIU AFTER Kitchen remodellingTake advantage of a nice weather and fire up the grill. Nothing brings friends and family together like an outdoor meal. Make fun meals for the kids and have a couple of fun activities in line, that will get them unplugged from their mobile devices at least for a few hours.

5. Make sure no one gets hurt

Thought we’d just mention it. This may mean, communicating in advance where you’d like the installers to keep all tools and materials neatly. You may or may not want those organized and stored in your new cabinets. Communicate that clearly before it drives you crazy. Especially if you’re already using any extra space as a temporary kitchen.

6. Review appliance delivery dates

Usually, the garage is a good location to store any big boxes that might get delivered if they are not ready to be installed. It’s no biggie when a house is empty because they can even sit in a hallway. But if you’re undergoing the remodeling process while you’re still inside, a box with your new oven right across from your bedroom door, may not be your idea of ideal storage. So make sure to communicate clearly on delivery dates, to make the process as smooth as possible.
Hopefully, these tips will help you survive your kitchen remodeling if you have any questions feel free to contact us anytime.
 

Planning & Designing Your Custom Kitchen

Kitchen showcase in Centennial

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!