3 Tips for a Smoother Kitchen Remodel

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A kitchen remodel can be one of the more exciting projects that you can take on in the home. This room is a veritable treasure trove of potential, encompassing anything from a double oven to a stylish island. But remodels can also quickly get out of hand, especially if you’re unclear on what exactly it is you’re looking for. Here are a few tips for a better approach to the problem.

1. Start with the Basics

You might want a 10-burner gas range but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have space for it. Remodels are the result of countless decisions that you need to make both on your own and with the collaboration of the renovator. Some of these decisions are relatively simple, but others require some serious consideration. Start by listing the bare necessities before you get ahead of yourself.

2. Functionality Is Key

Luxury kitchens are undoubtedly beautiful, but not all of them are easy to work with. Whether you’re having a friend over for coffee, prepping a 6-course meal, or just grabbing ice for a drink, you need to think about how you’ll move in the kitchen and what will be the most convenient layout.

3. Spring for Quality

Quality supplies during a remodel aren’t just smart if you want a more functional kitchen, it’s also smart if you want to increase your resale value. Granite countertops in Colorado Springs are a way to tell future buyers that your home is as far from a fixer-upper as you can get. Plus, they’ll be an elegant addition that you’ll enjoy on a daily basis.

Home Remodeling in Colorado Springs

Planet Granite understands all sides of the remodeling process, and we really have seen it all. If you need more tips for a better kitchen, give us a call today. We can help you find everything you need to end up with the results you want.

How to Remove Acid Etching From Granite Countertops

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Prolonged or repeated exposure to acidic compounds can wreak havoc on the finish of your granite countertops. Acids in foods, household cleaners, and other substances all have the potential to make the finish look dull and damaged. When acid etching occurs, you can often repair the surface by polishing away the damage and restoring its shine. If that does not work, however, you may need to consult with your Colorado Springs granite countertop installers to discuss replacement. But first, try the restoration process below.

Clean the Damaged Area

Before polishing the surface, you will need to clean the damaged area using a specialized stone-cleansing solution. You will only need to use a small amount of this solution to effectively clean the surface. After applying the cleaner, scrub the countertops with a soft sponge and then dry them with a microfiber cloth.

Polish the Surface

To restore the shine to your countertops, you must remove the damaged upper surface. You can do this by using a felt buffing pad driven by an electric drill. To improve the effectiveness of the buffing process, apply a polishing compound mixed with water to the felt pad. With its rough grit, this compound removes the acid etching and leaves behind a smooth surface.

After buffing away the damaged material, work on restoring the stone’s luster using a polishing paste. As it is made with a finer-grit material, this paste polishes the stone up nicely, helping it shine once again.

Apply Sealer

To keep your countertops looking their best, remember to apply sealer to the restored surface. The sealer goes on easily with a rag and stands up to the toughest jobs you can throw at it. Do your best to avoid acidic substances, however, as those can go right through the sealer and etch the surface.

On completing these steps, you should not be able to see any remaining acid etching. If you’re not satisfied with the results, give our team at Planet Granite a call at 719-522-0748 to discuss replacement granite countertops in Colorado Springs.

Think Outside the Box: Granite Pavers

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If you live in Colorado Springs, you know how stylish and beautiful Planet Granite’s countertops are. However, you may not be aware that Planet Granite can also provide granite pavers in Colorado Springs, for use in residents’ backyards. After our custom installations, we always end up with extra granite pieces. In the past, those pieces might have been thrown out, but we recognize the value and beauty of repurposing material. With this eco-friendly perspective in mind, we are happy to transform these granite pieces into beautiful pavers for the backyard, walkway or driveway.

Choose Beautiful Repurposed Granite Pavers

Repurposing says  a lot about you. It says that you care about our environment while you beautify yours. Don’t settle for river rock or brick when you can have the amazing elegance of granite. You have lovely granite kitchen countertops and bathroom countertops inside your home, so why not have sleek granite walkways that mirror the colors of the Rocky Mountain West? Whether you choose our pavers for a main pathway or to create a special nook where you can put aside your travails from a busy day, you’ll love the look that our granite pavers will bring to any home.

For Home or Office — Nothing Beats Granite

When it comes to sheer magnificence, nothing beats granite. Whether you have a commercial project or you want to beautify your residential home, our granite pavers can add richness and color to any plan. You will love how they add sophistication not found with other pavers, and still fit in with the Western motifs we’ve come to expect living here. Think of how lovely your home will look with custom granite pavers in your yard with the majestic backdrop of the Pike’s Peak and the Rocky Mountains. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting than Colorado Springs.

When you think of custom granite countertops or quartz countertops, you think  PlanetGranite for all your countertop needs. Nonetheless, when you think about granite pavers, you should also think  PlanetGranite for your paver needs. Contact us today about our luxurious granite pavers.

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