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Should You Upgrade Your Kitchen Before You Put Your House on the Market?

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One of the most difficult things you’ll have to decide when you are selling your home is what work, if any, you will have done to your home. The kitchen is one room of the home that you may think deserves the update or full upgrade treatment. It makes sense—this is one of the most “in-your-face” parts of the home. But does it make sense to upgrade? Would an investment in granite countertops in your Colorado Springs home pay off? We will discuss the pros and cons of making these upgrades.

Why You Should Consider Pre-Sale Upgrading Kitchen Countertops in Colorado Springs

Upgrading your kitchen countertops and kitchen, in general, will add value to your home. Chances are, you’ll be able to ask a higher price, and get a higher price. In addition, having an upgraded kitchen is one of the top things many home shoppers look for, so you will stand out from the crowd, perhaps even bringing in more lookers. You may even get buyers to overlook some of the undesirable features of your home if the kitchen is especially appealing.

One thing to remember is that many home buyers will have specific ideas about what they are looking for in a kitchen, so going for a straightforward upgrade instead of something dramatic or way different may be a better option. Think about appealing to a broad spectrum of buyers rather than a niche market for the best results when the time comes to sell.

Whether or not you decide that a full-scale kitchen renovation before you move is a good idea, you may want to contact our Colorado Springs home remodeling company and talk about making a few repairs or upgrades. Doing this could make a big difference in the ease of the sale and your final sale price.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Waterfall Countertops

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Until fairly recently, waterfall countertops tended to be seen as a very modernist and slightly unusual option. But this distinctive design style, in which the countertop extends down the sides of an island unit to the floor, is now becoming increasingly popular

Why Choose a Waterfall Countertop in Colorado Springs

Hard-wearing, safe and convenient

The kitchen is often the hub of a home. It’s the area which gets the most use and is at the greatest risk of damage from the spills, breakages and scratches which inevitably accompany the daily preparation and serving of food and drink.

So waterfall counters are a great way to protect your cabinets and other installations from this kind of wear and tear. They require very little maintenance. They’re easy to clean, extremely durable and difficult to scratch.

And they’re also safer for children and pets, offering them fewer sharp edges to collide with.

A beautiful focal point for your home  

But in addition to these practical advantages, waterfall counters are also a highly attractive design option.

In a busy kitchen, a waterfall island makes a great visual focal point which can perfectly complement the floors, walls and other fittings.

And the long natural sweep of the waterfall design will also show off more of the beautiful natural veining of the granite, marble or quartz you choose for your countertop.

But with such a wide variety of design options and materials available, it’s a good idea to seek experienced advice before finally deciding on your choice of installation.

Contact Us

At Planet Granite we’ve been designing and manufacturing kitchen countertops in Colorado Springs for 20 years. Excellent and individual customer service is our guiding principle and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

To schedule a free home consultation or to talk with one of our experts, stop by our showroom at 3020 N Stone Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 or call us on (719) 522-0748.

2018 Trends in Kitchen Counter Design

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Today, most homes have an open plan layout whereby the contemporary kitchens merge with the dining and living rooms. So the kitchen has a significant influence on the style as well as the kitchen atmosphere.

One part that impacts the entire cooking space is the countertop. It makes the kitchen look polished and welcoming. We discuss the latest trends in kitchen countertops in 2018.

Veining and Patterns Take Shape

As a way of granting the countertops a character, countertops have broken from the standard plain styles to featuring a wide array of patterns. Interior designers have come up with innovative ways to swirl veins and patterns on materials such as granite to imitate the look of natural stones like marble.

Sinks Incorporated into Countertops

As the countertops get modern, the sinks have not been left behind in this revolution. These contemporary countertops extend and down into a sink.  Since both are from the same material, the sink and the countertop blend seamlessly into one unit, offering a smooth and error-free flow from the counter working space and into the sink. Cleaning will be simple as there are no spaces where foods and liquids can stick.

Neutral Tones Still Most Popular Choice

In the new countertop trends, the soft neutral hues are gaining tract while the bright colors become less favorable. Today, most homes have countertops designed in soft grey, white and beige tones. For instance, you’ll find a countertop with a combination of greige and beige. Off-whites and ash gray are other colors that homeowners select for their countertops.

If you’re planning a kitchen remodel in Colorado Springs, look no further than Planet Granite. Since 1988, most of the residents in CO have trusted us with their needs for granite, quartz, and marble countertops as well as sinks. Visit or call us at (719) 522-0749 for more information.

How to Mix and Match Your Granite Countertops

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Planet Granite KitchenGranite has been a hot trend in home and business decor for years and for good reasons: it’s a stylish, durable and versatile material. Granite countertops are heat- and scratch-resistant and the fine, non-porous grain makes them stain-resistant as well. They are ideal throughout the house, from the kitchen to bathroom and beyond. If you keep a home or business in the Colorado Springs area, Planet Granite can connect you with the finest granite countertops.

How to Mix and Match Granite to Get the Look You Want

For a modern, contemporary style, consider colors like black or deep grey. Add brighter contrast with pale, creamy tones. This can look great when paired with dark wood accents throughout the space. For a warmer, relaxed appearance, choose neutral browns and mid-tone grey shades with subtle patterns. To make your counter the focal point of the room, look for spectacular green and gold granites.

Colorado Springs’ Granite Countertops Experts

At Planet Granite, our experts will help you find the exact right piece to fit the unique aesthetic of your business or home. We import from both local quarries and sources around the world to offer a wide variety of stunning colors, shades, textures and countertop sizes.

Our design process is easy, from start to finish. Contact us to set up a free consultation at your convenience. One of our talented and experienced designers will come to your home or business to measure the space and discuss your goals and budget. You’ll be given a free estimate and the designer will answer any questions you may have. Once you give the go-ahead, the countertops will be installed quickly.

Planet Granite is the Colorado Springs’ premier granite countertop expert. No matter the size of the project, we can help bring your design vision to life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your granite countertop upgrade.

Planet Granite

3020 N Stone Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: 719 522-0748 | Fax: 719 522-0754