6 Tips for a Spotless & Germ-Free Kitchen Sink

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This essential kitchen element requires some cleaning of its own!

The kitchen sink is an integral part of any home. Whenever you think of a kitchen, you may actually visualize the sink’s location in regards to the stove and everything else, don’t you? Nowadays, it’s necessary for everyday living and to carry on daily tasks such as washing dishes and preparing food.
Since it is mainly used for cleaning and washing all the cooking utensils, you may think that only using a kitchen cleaning spray to wipe it down once in a while is enough to maintain it. But how often do you take the time to do a deep cleaning of your sink and garbage disposal (if you have one)?
The kitchen sink is the one place where odors, germs, and food scraps tend to accumulate; so that’s why doing a deep clean of your kitchen sink is necessary for the health and safety of your family and home.
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How to Deep-Clean the Kitchen Sink Effectively

Germs and bacteria won’t just wash down along with the soap, water, and food particles when you do the dishes. To get rid of the grime and do a complete deep clean of the kitchen sink, you’ll need the following: liquid dishwashing soap, distilled white vinegar, baking soda, an old toothbrush and a soft sponge for a perfect polished finish.

  1. Thoroughly wipe down and rinse out your sink. If you have a stainless steel sink, you should use a mild soap and a nylon sponge or soft rag. Be aware that ammonia, bleach or abrasive cleaners can ruin the finish.
  2. Scatter the baking soda over the surface of your sink. Work it into a paste and rinse thoroughly.
  3. Soak paper towels in white vinegar and then line the sink with the wet towels. Let them sit for about 20 minutes. Clear and dispose of the paper towels.
  4. Rinse the sink with warm or hot soapy water.
  5. Wipe the faucet and handles with a mild soapy solution. Use the toothbrush to clean the hard-to-reach areas. If you see any spots lingering, use a cloth soaked in white vinegar to remove them.
  6. Once you’re finished cleaning, do one last deep rinse and dry with a soft rag. Your sink should now be shiny and squeaky clean!

 Even though everyone knows how to wipe down a kitchen sink, we hope you find these steps to remove the accumulated germs and bacteria useful. And if you think that it is time to renew your tired kitchen in Denver and give it a new look, we can help!

Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With the Experts at The Kitchen Showcase

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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 through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

The Best Natural Stone Countertops in Denver

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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.
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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


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


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


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


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

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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.

4 Benefits of Remodeling your Bathroom in Denver

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If you are hesitant about renovating your old bathroom now, think about all the assets that such an investment could bring to your home!

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At The Kitchen Showcase, we understand that you may be having second thoughts about whether or not to spend valuable time and money on some home improvements. On the other side of the spectrum, you could be really eager to do them but maybe you don’t really know how or where to start. For both cases, we are here to help you decide and choose the best options in materials and design, based on your budget and needs.
Renovating your bathroom has a wide range of advantages, including an increased reselling value of your home or improved storage capacity and efficiency. Let’s explore some of them a little further:

Appeal to Homebuyers

If you see yourself selling your home somewhere in the near future, you should be aware that the kitchen and bathrooms are the most important areas that homebuyers take into consideration when looking to buy. They will do a thorough check, including the water pressure, the area around the toilets, the lighting and natural light that comes in, and of course, the design and functionality. So, creating an impressing bathroom before putting your home on the market is definitely a plus!

Customization according to your needs

If you are not planning on selling your home anytime soon and considering this is one of the areas you’ll be frequently using every day, then most likely you’ll want your bathroom to be dreamy. It should be a perfect combination of functionality, comfort, and design; so let your creativity flow with the help of our professional bath designers in Denver!
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Decrease clutter and improve storage space

A larger bathroom allows homeowners to add in extra cabinets and storage areas to declutter the rest of the home, which is one key advantage of remodeling your bathroom. This additional space lets you clear the countertops and store extra towels, linens and other toiletries that would be visible otherwise.

Evolve into a more environmentally friendly home

Did you know that the EPA estimates that if 1 in 10 homes upgrades their bathrooms with energy-efficient fixtures, over 70 billion gallons of water and $1.5 billion worth of energy costs would be saved? Just imagine the positive impact you could help to create if choosing energy-efficient toilets, faucets, showerheads or lighting for your bathroom remodel!

The Differences Between Stone Countertop Finishes

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Add an elegant touch to your kitchen or bath!

Nothing adds class and beauty to your kitchen or bathroom like natural stone countertops. They look beautiful and create a one-of-a-kind showpiece for your room. And if you want your new countertops to be even more unique, you can personalize them with a different finish. However, not all stone countertop materials have the same properties, so the additional finish will depend in large part on the characteristics of the stone of your choice.
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Today we want to share some insight on the subject for you to have an idea of what can be done, and you can stop by our showroom in Denver to talk with one of our professional kitchen & bath designers for more details and to start planning your new, dreamed kitchen or bathroom!

Types of Stone Surface Finishes

We offer the following surface finishes for stone in addition to the factory finish: polished, honed, leathered, and caressed.  It is crucial to note that for countertop use, only those finishes are recommended! 
Some finishes are only available as factory finishes, which is put on the slab at the processing facility before being exported. It is generally polished for most marbles and granites and honed for most schists and limestones. Slates mostly come as a cleft face.


A polished finish is created when a stone surface reaches its most refined stage, and it is the standard factory finish for most granites and marbles. A polished surface is highly reflective and the least porous of the finishes available. This finish gives the stone a very elegant and rich look, providing it with a pinnacle depth of color.


This is the standard factory finish for schists and most limestones, most of which can’t take a polish. A honed finish refers to any level that is less than polished and therefore “grays out” or fades the color and shine of the stone, and it is more noticeable on darker materials than on lighter ones. Also, honing a polished material opens up the pore, making it more susceptible to staining than the same material in a polished finish.
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This finish starts with a honed surface and then adds texture and closes the pores, retaining the color better than honing but still making it less glossy than polished. The process amplifies the natural characteristics of granite or marble, resulting in an exquisite surface. It is easy to clean and maintain, as well as, pleasing to the touch. Leathering is preferred to honing for blacks and other very dark materials.


This finish adds gloss to the leathered finish above by starting with a leathered finish and then “polishing” the high spots. This process closes the pores more than the leathered finish, but not as much as a polished one.

The Kitchen Showcase helps you make the right choice

Still not sure which stone finish to choose for your countertop? We invite you to stop by our beautiful Kitchen and Bathroom Design Showroom, located in Centennial, Colorado and see by yourself with the help of our staff. 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.

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

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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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Our design experts can also help you design an open floor kitchen.

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!
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  • 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: $$$-$$$$$


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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: $$-$$$



  • 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: $$$-$$$$


  • 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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  • 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: $-$$


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

Denver's Kitchen Remodeling Experts in Denver

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.