Tips to Make the Most of Your Kitchen Renovation Project

Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. Many consider it, as the home’s heart. Therefore, when it comes to its renovation project, it deserves a careful planning process and preparation. This way you can survive the process, as well as to maximize the results on your investment.

At The Kitchen Showcase, we know how important it is to own the kitchen you always dream for, and the benefits it can provide to your home and family. Nevertheless, we know that it requires a little bit of patience and sacrifice. Therefore, we would like to share this basic guide to make your Denver kitchen-remodeling project as smooth and successful as possible.

Maximizing Your Kitchen Remodeling Results

Every kitchen or bathroom remodeling project is different and requires different approaches, considerations and requirements. Nevertheless, there are 4 basic steps the every kitchen-remodeling project should follow in order to be successful.

Plan Your Remodeling Budget

This step is essential in order to avoid running out of money in the middle of the process or not being able to face unexpected inconveniences. Believe me, they will come. Be clear and realistic about the amount of money you can invest in your renovation, and include an emergency fund to be prepared for anything unexpected. If your budget is limited, prioritize what you need the most in your new kitchen.

Professional Kitchen Design

Regardless if you want an elegant, casual, fancy or custom kitchen design, it should be beautiful, but functional at the same time. Therefore, it is best to look for a professional designer, who can help you make the most of your new kitchen design.

The Kitchen Showcase’s professional designers can provide all the help required, while you relax and enjoy choosing your new kitchen’s colors, materials to be used, the appliances, and all the rest of the fun and exciting part of the process. Combining state-of-the-art computer design with their years of experience, our staff will work with you to create floor plans, elevations, and designs that bring your vision to life!

Consider adding storage wherever possible in your new kitchen design. There are great cabinet options that offer lots of smart storage space without compromising your budget. Remember that the quality of the materials is vital for a good return on your investment. At The Kitchen Showcase, we only carry proven brands that lead their price category for quality and value, meaning that you’ll get a much better product for a lot less money.

Prepare for the Kitchen Remodeling Process

Prepare for your kitchen remodeling process.
Your grill deck can be a good temporary kitchen, while remodeling your home’s kitchen.

This step is crucial, as you and your family need to be prepared on how to carry on with your life with an off-limits kitchen. If you are staying in the house, set another location to act as your temporary kitchen. Make a list of all those restaurants you’ve meant to try. Pack up everything carefully, get rid of everything that is expired or you’ll no longer need, and make sure to label the boxes clearly to make the unpacking easier.

During the Kitchen Remodel

Try to be patient and relax. We know this is the messy step. Therefore, we’ll make our best to take care of everything, from delivery and professional installation to seeing your project to its conclusion and beyond. We are professionals with over 30 years of experience and a focus on excellent customer service, to give you peace of mind. Contact us today, and get ready for the kitchen of your dreams.

How to Clean your Garbage Disposal Unit

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Extra tips for a spotless and germ-free sink!

In one of our previous posts we talked about the importance of deep cleaning your kitchen sink from time to time and gave you some tips to do it effectively. The sink is an indispensable item in any kitchen and as such, it needs some TLC once in a while if you want it to last and look as new for a long time, and most importantly, to safeguard your family’s health by preventing germ buildup.

One common accessory in most American kitchens is the garbage disposal. These scrap-eaters are normally self-cleaning, but they need some more detailed care from time to time as well. So today we’ll give you further tips on how to safely clean your garbage disposal.

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3 Easy steps to clean your garbage disposal

The most important part of this process is your safety, so never take any action that’ll compromise your well-being when cleaning your garbage disposal! The materials you’ll need are: distilled white vinegar, baking soda, boiling water, ice, sea salt, and a lemon or lime.

  1. First, sprinkle a 1/2 cup of baking soda down the disposal. Add 1 cup of white vinegar and allow the mixture to fizz and make a bit of noise. Let the mixture sit and work for a few minutes. Then, boil a kettle of hot water and pour it down the drain.
  2. Fill the drain with two cups of ice. Pour one cup of salt over the ice cubes -rock salt is great if you have it- and run some cold water. Then turn on the disposal until the ice is gone. The mixture of ice and salt will help loosen the grime and debris from the grinding elements.
  3. Cut the lemon in half, turn the water on and run the garbage disposal while adding the fruit halves one at a time. And that’s it folks! The lemon will clean and deodorize your drain!

 

Even though everyone knows how to clean a kitchen sink, we hope you find these steps to clean your garbage disposal useful. And if you are thinking that it is time to remodel your old kitchen in Denver and give it a new look, we can help!

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 pm. Evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

Delivery & Installation Services On Time At The Kitchen Showcase

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One thing is for sure when you decide to create your custom kitchen in Colorado with The Kitchen Showcase, and it is that from the moment you walk into our showroom, you are most important to us. Making sure that you receive your kitchen materials on time for installing your custom kitchen in the most effective way, is our number one priority.

This is why we have created our delivery & installation department with a professional group of people fully dedicated to your delivery process and the installation process. This team will maintain constant communication with you, to make sure you are aware of every detail.

Kitchen Remodeling Project

At The Kitchen Showcase, you get to choose the schedule you would like our trucks to make the delivery of your new custom kitchen products. Once the products arrive at your home, we hire the best companies with the best professional staff to perform your custom kitchen installation. To make sure that the companies that work with us in the installation process are the best, they must undergo a rigorous screening and selection process beforehand.

In case you need assistance or have any questions, we have full-time representatives available for you. We also offer a one-year service warranty, coupled with many excellent manufacturer’s product warranties.

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Making Your Dream Kitchen Isn’t A Job To Us, It’s Our Passion!

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At The Kitchen Showcase, we always try to exceed our customer’s expectations by delivering the best customer service possible. To achieve our goal, we have gathered the best kitchen and bath designers, and they are more than willing to help you create the kitchen & bathroom of your dreams.

We invite you to stop by our new and beautiful Kitchen and Bathroom Design Showroom, located in Centennial, Colorado. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Evenings and Saturdays by appointment. Also, you can send us your questions through our website and we will answer.

Planning & Designing Your Custom Kitchen

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.

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  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. Smart Kitchen Design
  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.

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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.

Tired Of Your Old Kitchen Or Bathroom?

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Maybe it’s time for a remodel with Denver’s #1 solution for homeowners, The Kitchen Showcase!

We’ve been a family-owned and operated business for over 30 years. Making you happy and fall in love with your new kitchen or bathroom isn’t a job for us, it’s our passion. So we focus on nailing these key aspects of the relationship we build with you once you’ve chosen us for the remodel project of your Denver home:

Your Experience with Us

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Customize the kitchen to fit the space and every nuanced angle.

We put extra care into every detail of your experience and truly listen to your needs to get exceptional results for your budget. Our full-time service representatives will keep you up-to-speed and answer your questions, making a point of communicating clearly and meeting your deadlines so that you can avoid costly and inconvenient delays. We follow a structured process to ensure accurate pricing and ordering, and will deliver and install your products with care, so there are no surprises or damage. Your experience with us matters!

Respecting your budget

Your budget will go so much further at The Kitchen Showcase! We’re extremely selective in the brands that we offer, focusing on best-in-class manufacturers for each price range. Because we have great volume buying power, it means you get a superior product for your budget.

Real Professional Advice

Additionally, our professional design services are complimentary! You don’t have to settle for an inexperienced designer. Instead, we pair you with a skilled professional who has 5 to 38 years of product knowledge and practical experience. Our team also undergoes weekly training, so you get the latest insights on new products and trends.

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Get the superior products, expert service, and long-term value you deserve and keep your cash in your wallet

So, once the vision for your new kitchen or bath begins to take shape, the next step is to reach out to us at The Kitchen Showcase. You can request a free estimate, call us at 303-799-9200 or visit our Denver showroom to have a discovery session with one of our professional kitchen and bath designers, to discuss your ideas and visit your home to see your space and understand the individual needs of your home and what’s important to you.

Best Cabinets for your Kitchen or Bathroom in Denver

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The best value in top-quality cabinets for any budget

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If you are looking for the best cabinets you can get for your money to build your custom home in Denver or for your kitchen or bathroom remodel, then you’ve come to the right place! Let us tell you why.
We are proud to be associated with first-class cabinet manufacturers whose commitment to quality matches our own. We are the number one Crestwood cabinet dealer in the country and one of the top five Kitchen Craft cabinet dealers. And these are great news for you because through our volume buying power, we can offer the best value in top-quality cabinets for virtually any budget. In other words, if you want affordable options, you don’t have to settle for a big box store!
So whether you’re looking for new cabinets for your kitchen, master bath, library, home office, entertainment center, closet, or outdoor room, learn more about our quality options to choose the brand that best suits your needs!
Top quality kitchen cabinets in Denver

CRESTWOOD CABINETS

  • Custom cabinets
  • Exceptional quality
  • Outstanding reputation and value
  • Available in any color, wood, or design
  • Appearance options: framed, frameless, and inset
  • Design styles: traditional, transitional, and contemporary
  • Construction: all plywood box
  • American made
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Price Range: $$$-$$$$$

KITCHEN CRAFT CABINETS

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  • Semi-custom cabinets
  • Excellent value
  • Great promotions, such as free glazes and paints (which can be a huge saving)
  • Design styles: contemporary, transitional and traditional
  • Construction: frameless box construction; plywood box option
  • American-owned
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Price Range: $$-$$$

 

DECORA CABINETS

  • Custom and semi-custom cabinets
  • Exceptional quality and great value
  • Outstanding reputation and excellent service
  • A wide range of door styles, wood types, and finishes
  • 2,000 Sherwin Williams paint colors, plus custom color program
  • Appearance options: framed and inset
  • Design styles: contemporary, transitional, and traditional
  • Construction: standard, all-plywood box
  • American made
  • KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Price Range: $$$-$$$$

KOCH CABINETS

  • Face framed cabinets
  • Excellent value
  • Many wood species available, including red oak, maple, hickory, ash, cherry, paint grade poplar, alder, knotty alder, beech, and knotty beech
  • American made
  • “Green” cabinets available
  • Price Range: $-$$$

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ARISTOKRAFT CABINETS

  • Stylish, yet affordable
  • Quick delivery available
  • Wood species available: maple, cherry, birch, oak, hickory, and rustic birch
  • Also available in laminate
  • Construction options: standard, select, and all plywood
  • American made
  • Five-year limited warranty on cabinets
  • Lifetime limited warranty on drawer guides and hinges
  • Price Range: $-$$

DANVER STAINLESS STEEL CABINETS

  • Stainless steel cabinets for indoor/outdoor living
  • Engineered like wood cabinetry
  • High quality
  • Price Range: $$$$

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The best way to experience our selection of top of the line cabinetry is to visit our Denver showroom. With large displays and nearly 40 mini-rooms, you can walk around and interact with our products first hand.

At The Kitchen Showcase, we always try to exceed our customer’s expectations by delivering the best customer service possible. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

Quality Countertops In Colorado For All Budget Levels

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If you are looking for the best countertops in the market today, The Kitchen Showcase offers the widest selection of options for your Colorado home.
kitchen renovation in denverHere is a list of the top of the line countertops you can find at our shop in Centennial, Colorado: Natural Stone Countertops, Quartz Countertops, Solid Surface Countertops, Wood Countertops, Metal Countertops, Glass Countertops, Laminated Countertops.
Our professional designers in Centennial will work hard to exceed your expectations, making sure you feel confident in every single option you choose for your new kitchen countertops. Once you have opted for the countertops that best fit your needs, we offer a one-year service warranty coupled with many excellent manufacturer’s product warranties. Our professional staff will go to your house and make sure everything goes back to normal, at no charge.

The Kitchen Showcase: Quality And Passion At Your Service

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At The Kitchen Showcase, we always try to exceed our customer’s expectations by delivering the best customer service possible. To achieve our goal, we have gathered the best kitchen and bath designers, and they are more than willing to help you create the bathroom or kitchen of your dreams.
We offer nearly 40 room displays where you can see, touch and experience all the different options we have available for your remodeling project. Our designers will guide you through the rooms and work with you as a team, making sure you choose the best option for your kitchen based on your preferences and needs. Our staff will not only guide you through the process of selecting the right materials, but they will also deliver and install your products with care, making sure that your remodeling project concludes successfully with no delays.
We invite you to stop by our new and beautiful Kitchen and Bathroom Design Showroom, located in Centennial, Colorado. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Evenings and Saturdays by appointment. You can also send us your questions through our website, and we will answer.
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Best Kitchen Countertop Materials for Your Needs

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Choosing the Perfect Countertop for Your Kitchen

Kitchen renovations are always exciting. Picking out the details that will make your kitchen dreams come to life is one of the most critical parts of the whole renovation process. You pick your wall colors, cabinets, hardware, but when it comes down to the countertops, the decision seems a bit more complicated.
It’s true. Picking your kitchen countertops is not something to be taken lightly, particularly if you are planning to spend a lot of time in your kitchen. You want to make sure you choose something that is durable, looks great and adapts to your overall needs. If you love more than one material, why not mix and match? Depending on your design scheme, you could easily pull that off and get beautiful results. These are some of the top kitchen countertop materials:

Marble

Talk about elegance and sophistication. Marble countertops add richness to any kitchen and make it look classy, clean and sharp, regardless of its finish. It is heat, crack, and breakage resistant, but you still need to be careful, as it is a porous surface.

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Butcher blocks are quite versatile, and they’re also economical. It adds an element of warmth to the kitchen, and it looks excellent on rustic style kitchens. Oil finishes are the recommended kind, as they are food safe. Regular oiling might be required to maintain its finish, and if you get any scratches on it, don’t worry. They can be easily sanded away to restore its look.

Stainless Steel

For high transit kitchens or the lovers of the look of professional kitchens, stainless steel is a great option. It minimizes bacteria build up and is heat resistant. It does require a bit more maintenance since you’ll need to regularly clean fingerprints, but the final look and functionality of this countertop material is worth it.
 
You can find a natural stone like marble and granite, wood and metal countertops and much, much more at The Kitchen Showcase. We can help you turn your dream kitchen into a reality. Give us a call today!

Refresh Your Kitchen with These Great Cabinet Colors

Refresh Your Kitchen with These Great Cabinet Colors

Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors That Will Give Your Kitchen a Whole New Look

New year, new look! That shouldn’t only apply to your wardrobe or hair. You can take that concept and transform many other things in your life, including your kitchen because dated kitchens are boring. If your kitchen has looked the same for years now, it might be time for an update, but that doesn’t always require a whole kitchen makeover. Sometimes, just updating your cabinets can give your kitchen new life.
Here are some of the trendy kitchen cabinet paint colors for 2019:

Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors That Will Give Your Kitchen a Whole New LookEmerald

If you’re looking to make a statement with your kitchen colors, this is the right one for you. Emerald is a bold, beautiful color that will cover your cabinets in miles of style. Gold hardware and marble countertops would make the best companions for this great color.

Gray-Green

For a sharp and chic look, gray-green colors are a must. Pair that with white quartz countertops, and you have yourself a beautiful combination that will look classic and timeless.

Navy Blue

Think of white countertops and silver or gold hardware. This vibrant color will make your cabinets pop when paired with those items. It’s a great way to make your kitchen look modern and clean, yet cozy.
 
Sprucing up a dated kitchen doesn’t always require a full-blown kitchen renovation. Updating your kitchen cabinets is a more simple way to make big changes to your kitchen, without having to spend so many resources. Paired with the right hardware and countertops, you can take your kitchen from ‘blah’ to ‘wow’. If you want to wow yourself and your guests with a kitchen that is completely unique to you, The Kitchen Showcase can help. Contact us today for more information. Let’s start working on your dream kitchen together!

What to Consider Before Redesigning Your Kitchen?

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It doesn’t matter the reason. You might be considering reselling your home or you will be moving to a new place. Maybe you just feel it’s time to enhance your house. Regardless of what is motivating you, remodeling your kitchen is always exciting and scary at the same time.
The kitchen is one of the most important and personal spaces from your home. When you think about remodeling it, you want to make sure you are not only going to love its looks but that you are going to feel comfortable in it all the time.
At the Kitchen Showcase, we understand this perfectly. We know people want to see their investments reflected in the great times and delicious meals that are going to flow from their new kitchen.
For over 30 years, we have focused on helping people reach and exceed their expectations, which have allowed us to come up with a list of topics and suggestions you should consider before planning the kitchen of your dreams.

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A kitchen island gives your kitchen a central spot for eating, cooking, and gathering.
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Where to Begin?

Remember that the primary cook usually passes long hours in the kitchen. Therefore, it should be a comfortable space for him or her. This is your first step. Defining who will spend more time in the kitchen.
Believe it or not, the next question is if he or she is left or right handed? It is a very simple element, but the whole design of your kitchen could change because of it. Also, how tall is the primary cook. Space distribution and cabinets placing have to be designed in function to the easy movement of the kitchen users.
The same exercise should be done with the secondary cook. You also need to consider if there are children in the house and how many. Establishing the exact amount of family members leads you to answers for questions such as: Should I get a table or explore other options?
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Regarding the table, you should also ask yourself how often do you get visitors and how many. All of these aspects can help you have a clear idea of what you want and where you need to prioritize.

Style and Design

Once you have clarified your kitchen needs, you can focus on adding a little taste and personality in the design of your new kitchen. Nonetheless, you can make your decision more accurate by adding questions such as cooking style and the family members kitchen responsibilities.
After you are done, you can start thinking of colors, textures, and materials you would like to see in your kitchen, and don’t forget to consider the ones you don’t want in your project.
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Think of what you like about your current kitchen and what you dislike about it. Also, try to picture the new kitchen style, if it is a modern kitchen, traditional, rustic or contemporary? Look at your surroundings; you might get some inspiration there.
Keep in mind your habits, like recycling and the appliances you plan to keep. This way is easier to design the space and distribution of your new kitchen.
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These easy steps can help you come up with a better idea of your needs and wishes for your new kitchen project. These can also help when the fun part arrives, like picking up the materials and building the project design. Kitchen remodel is quite a complex project for your home, but design professionals are always here to step up and do wonders with it.
To find out more useful tips and suggestions for the construction and design of the kitchen of your dreams, see our blog for more.