Home Remodel by Montage Design Studio

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This is an amazing project that we got to be a part of. The change of the kitchen is so drastic. Absolutely love the end result. Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) did an amazing job with making this project specific to the clients' interest. We fabricated and installed the countertops. Stone on the Island- Verde Marinace 3cm with 3" mitred edges. Perimeter- Caesarstone Quartz 'Pebbled' honed surface finish with waterfall edge panel on the bar.

As written By Steffen Andrews:
"Our clients love to cook and entertain but the kitchen in their 90’s era Denver townhouse was very dated.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


While it was a fairly large space, the layout was cramped and awkward.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


The adjacent sitting area was an after-thought and a mishmash of design styles.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


And the powder room needed some sprucing up, as well.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


We have been gradually moving the entire space to a more modern design vernacular.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


The cherry accents nod to wood flooring in other parts of the house.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


The kitchen’s central island became the hub for food prep, cooking and hanging out. We dropped a soffit over the island to better define the space.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


The amazing granite countertop inspired all of our other material selections. Check out the cool electrical pop-ups. They allowed us to be code compliant and not mar the island’s cherry bases with electrical outlets.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


These amazing pendants reference the countertop material and have a hip 60’s vibe.
The island is nearly 9’ long. It took a heroic effort to get it into the space in one piece.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


We modernized the fireplace, using the same textured tile as the kitchen backsplash with a custom cabinet above the wet bar.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


The “Bob” chairs are, at once, sleek and comfy. We used a left-over piece of granite to fabricate a small table. 

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


We used David Hicks iconic “Hexagon” wallpaper in the powder room. 

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


Everything was going well in the photoshoot until some random guy wandered in off the street.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


A big and heartfelt thank you to our clients who pushed us to be creative for them. That is such a great gift and so deeply appreciated".

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis)
General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo)
Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens
Countertops: YK Stone Center
Tile: Porcelanosa
Seating: Officescapes
Photography: Britt Nemeth

Phone: (303) 883-3821
Web: MontageDesignStudio.com

  posted: May 24, 2016
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Calacatta Carrara Marble Kitchen. Waterfall sidepanels.

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For the past few years, the color pallet of the kitchen has turned to mostly white and gray. I wanted to share one of the homes that we've installed the natural marble in- and yes this is in the kitchen! Calcatta Marble slabs- Honed surface finish - was a direct import from Carrara Italy a few years ago. It was hand selected and shipped to our store. The kitchen design was done by our talented in-house designer Kate, the color matching and tile combination and flooring was all picked according to the clients' vision and needs. And they got just that- the finished project looks absolutely stunning. I love the open space and how the light colors make the seasonal decorations easier to match and standout. Mitred edges on the oversized island, which is composed of two slabs that are mirrored/ or have that book match design, creating a stunning piece of art right on the countertop, along with waterfall sides. Kitchen backsplash is a marble mosaic tile - a custom waterjet design from decorative materials.

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calcatta carrara marble stone kitchen countertops yk stone center
- Master Bath countertop is a solid slab of marble, with a mitred 4cm Edge. Snow-white marble tile floor, was cut in our shop to custom size and was installed in herringbone pattern.
calacatta carrara marble vanity top master bath countertop yk stone center denver posted: August 15, 2017
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6cm Fusion Granite Kitchen Island

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This was such an awesome project, it took 4 slabs of Fusion Granite From The Stone Collection. The detail on the raised island was very precise, making sure every single piece was cut to the most accurate measurement, fitting each of them perfectly like a puzzle. We used Slabsmith program to help us match the veins on seams. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges going all the way to the floor on both sides. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm bookmatched/ laminate underwrap and waterfall side panels. Lower countertop is out of Antique Brown Leathered Granite - with ogee flat edge.
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed posted: April 27, 2017
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Caesarstone Care & Maintenance

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With holidays and celebrations, my kitchen has the most traffic in the house, from my nices and nephews drawing, DIY projects, girls pampering nights, to baking.., I don't have to worry about my countertops being ruined or scratched. And that is seriously why my whole house has stone everywhere (and also- because my family owns the stone business hehe)- but non-the less, the solid stone surfaces make life so much easier and worry free. Here is a simple way of taking care of your Caesarstone Quartz surfaces. Caesarstone is resistant to cracks, scratches and stains. However, like most materials, excessive force and/or pressure from objects can damage the surface.
Please click on the link to watch a short video.


Caesarstone Quartz is non-porous and durable, stain, scratch, and *high heat resistant. You’ll never need to use any sealer or wax, maintenance is virtually care-free.
Easy care instructions for cleaning up:
    - Red wine
    - Pen marks
    - Key/metal marks
    - Nail polish
      & more!
*Caesarstone is structurally more heat resistant in comparison to other stones. However, any stone material can potentially be damaged by sudden and rapid temperature changes, especially near the edges. Therefore, using inexpensive and readily available hot pads or trivets is always recommended, especially when using cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots, or roaster ovens. We do not advise putting hot cookware directly on the Caesarstone surface.

xoxo - Gina K.

  posted: December 20, 2016
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Carrara White Marble - Stock

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Some new 3cm Carrara White Marble Slabs arrived. Beautiful, clean stone.
Visit out showroom to see it in person, White is the new trend, never going out of style. Classic natural stone that will last you a lifetime. Carrara White Marble slabs denver, yk stone center showroom, natural stone slabs posted: March 3, 2016
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Project in Cherry Hills, CO

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It has been a while since I posted something to the YKSC blog, I will try to be more frequent this year and keep you posted on what is going on at our store. :)  That said.., Happy 2016 to everyone. Hope this year brings lots of blessings to each of us.  A lot has happened in 2015- I'll be updating you on some of that in the next few posts. I'll also will be sharing a few big projects that we have done in the recent past.

The first property that we had the oportunity to be a part of is located in Cherry Hills Colorado.  Big thanks to one of our long time builders at Haley Custom Homes for contracting us to do some of the Interior Natural Stone and Quartz Material work. Every detail of the house was thought out and the end result is spectacular. The photos below were taken by Ron, he captured the house beautifully.
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We didnt do anything in the hallway (image below), but I really like the entry area. Simple, clean, straight lines. billups residence denver co, yk stone center countertops, chauncey billups house englewood co
(Below) Kitchen countertops fabricated out of quartz material, flat polish edge.billups residence denver co, yk stone center countertops, chauncey billups house englewood co
(Below) Master bathroom, Exotic natural stone on tub surround and vanity tops.billups residence denver co, yk stone center countertops, chauncey billups house englewood co
billups residence denver co, yk stone center countertops, chauncey billups house englewood co
The fabricated and installed Bar above, is actually a two part. The round top countertop is all natural onyx- which is a translucent material allowing light to go through it, has builtup mitred edge and is lit-up on all sides, gives a beautiful glow. The inside lower bar is out of natural stone- granite (which you can barely see).

Now, the image below, I'm ready for summer!! yep!! ;)billups residence denver co, yk stone center countertops, chauncey billups house englewood co
  posted: January 18, 2016
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Cambria Style 2015 Summer Issue

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New Cambria magazines came in. Pick up your copy today from our store. Feat. Maria Menounos & Alana Stewart. As usual a few yummy sandwich recipes & drinks as well as design ideas with bright and neutral colors. An introduction to the latest Cambria Marble Collection are Ella & Brittanicca colors- samples and slabs available soon. As of last week, our Denver Showroom samples have been updated and we currently have all the latest Cambria Quartz 12X12 samples for you to look at and order. ?Cambria Style magazine 2015, Cambria Quartz Denver, yk stone center #?CambriaStyle? #GallowayCambria #CambriaQuartz #CambriaQuartzDenver posted: June 22, 2015
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Back Cover of Luxe Magazine Winter 2015

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What a privilege to be working with some of the most recognized and artistic designers in Colorado. Kelly Carpenter from Haus Design- offers simplicity and uniqueness in the Modern/Contemporary design genre. Val, From YK Stone Center, worked closely with Kelly on this 16' bar top, which is made of Neolith material, Basaltblack is the color choice. The mitred edges are clean with very tight seams. The flexibility of this material allows for a curve of the bar be from a single sheet, creating a seamless, timeless look. This bar is a bold and dynamic statement in the room- second to the collection car ofcoarse.
Luxe magazine winter 2015 back cover. yk stone center val
(above- Val excited about the project being on the back cover of the Luxe Magazine Winter 2015 issue).
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installation of neolith material. yk stone center denver
neolith material installation by yk stone center denver posted: January 20, 2015
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MIA Pinnacle Award of Excellence 2015

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YK Stone Center Inc., could not be more thrilled of the achievement. This is our first MIA Pinnacle Award of Excellence in the 'Commercial Interior' division. Grateful to God for allowing us to prosper in the stone business and that we are able to take on such amazing projects. Many thanks to Mark at McPherson Architecture as well as Antero Resources Corp. for giving YKSC a huge opportunity to shine in our stone fabrication and installation services.
Currently Ilya, Konstantin and Val, are at the KBIS2015 show in Las Vegas NV- where MIA are presenting the awards later today. 
MIA Pinnacle Awards 2015(Above, Konstantin, Val and Ilya)
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To read a full article about this project in the 'Stone World' Magazine, please click here. As well as a blog that I had written coupe months ago- Here .

-Gina K. :) posted: January 22, 2015
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Cambria- Producing Jumbo Size Slabs + New Colors

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Great news, Cambria Quartz is now producing jumbo size slabs, they measure at 132X65 (60sqft per slab), available in 2 and 3cm thickness.
 
Four newest additions to the Coastal Collection™.  Summerhill™, Ellesmere™, Langdon™, and Seagrove™.

A great paint tool from Benjamin Moore will help you decide on which Cambria color is best to fit your space.

 





See Cambria's new Jewel Collection™ at CambriaUSA.com.
The three latest additions to Cambria's exclusive Jewel Collection™.
Brighstone™ and Daron™ and Menai™



 
See all of Cambria’s 122 designs, including their 13 new selections launched this fall at Cambria.
 
 
posted: October 10, 2014
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