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Happiness Is a Warm Kitchen

Written by Monday, 22 August 2022 08:37

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The role and functional needs of the home have been transformed during the last three years.  Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO have used their homes as offices, conference rooms, classrooms, cafes, libraries and a host of other functions because many have and will continue to spend more time in their homes. The demands on the home are not expected to wane among homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO soon. That’s why we have seen an increased demand and desire for dream kitchens and homes with warmer and softer color pallets that provide a sense of calm and serve as a place where family members can rest, relax and decompress.

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During the weeks and months that most homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO spend researching different products, styles and color schemes, few pay much attention to the location of key components in their dream kitchen remodel. Where should the fridge go? Is it okay to just have a sink in an island? What about a cooktop or range? What’s the ideal location?

The positioning of appliances, cabinets, pantry, drawers, an island, seating, et. al. affect not only the look and feel of a new kitchen, but also functionality. Conventional kitchen design dictates that the sink, refrigerator and stove/cooktop should be located in a triangle with nothing that impedes movement within the triangle.  In many new kitchens designed for homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO, the triangle is appropriate, wanted and needed. Similar to many tried and true concepts, the triangle is not a one size fits all solution for every project. The location of key kitchen components depends on the multiple functions and roles homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO want from their new dream kitchen and their lifestyles. That’s why anyone who wants to create a dream kitchen should be asked, “how do you plan to use your kitchen and what roles would you like it to play?”  

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What do most homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO desire in the kitchen remodel? Their top choices parallel the preferences of a nationwide survey by Home Advisor powered by Anji of 3,000 homeowners who let their dreams be known.  

 

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Most homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO don’t envision placing a mirror in their dream kitchen. Mirrors in kitchens help to increase lighting levels and brightness, add depth and is a cost-effective means to make the space appear larger.

There are multiple options to add mirrored surfaces to a kitchen. A mirrored backsplash behind the range lets home chefs keep an eye on children, pets and other family members when cooking or to converse while entertaining friends without having to look at them face to face.  Using a mirror as a backsplash enables in Colorado Springs, CO to create a joint-free surface.  Mirrors also can be specified in a range of colors that can coordinate with the desired aesthetic that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO want to achieve.

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One secret to designing a great kitchen is to account for your storage needs and desires in the initial planning phase. A storage plan will address how often you cook, entertain and use your kitchens and for what activities. A great kitchen must not only look out of this world, it also must incorporate the best functionality that meets your needs. Too often however, homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO do not invest the necessary time and resources that they need and want to obtain the functionality that makes using the kitchen easier and more enjoyable. In fact, national surveys report that the number one regret of homeowners who recently created a new kitchen is not investing in adequate storage.

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Establishing a realistic budget for your kitchen remodel, bath remodel or other remodeling project has become more difficult because of supply chain shortcomings, rising material, labor, energy, and transportation costs and global events. The silver lining is that increased housing values in Colorado Springs, CO have more than offset higher renovation expenses.

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With many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO continuing to work from home either full or part-time, having a place that provides fresh air, a natural environment and a refuge from the home office is a welcome addition. An outdoor kitchen remodel checks all of those boxes plus outdoor kitchens make entertaining easy, enhance your social life, keep the inside of your home cleaner and can even lower energy bills by reducing the need for extra air conditioning to offset the heat generated by your range and ovens.

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Every two years Eurocucina, one of the most important and forward-looking trade shows in the world, is held in Milan, Italy. This event showcases the future of kitchen design. The 2022 Eurocucina did not disappoint as 82 manufacturers provided insights into what homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO can expect in the U.S in the years to come.  

Mid-Year Kitchen Design Trends

Written by Wednesday, 22 June 2022 12:46

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We are almost halfway through 2022. Boy, does time fly when you are having fun. We are having a ball designing dream spaces for homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO. A dominant trend is homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO want in their new kitchens. to be multifunctional. Kitchens have become a more important epicenter in the home serving as the place where family members work, play, network, eat, relax and, yes, prepare meals.

Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO also want their new dream kitchens to reflect their sense of style and personal tastes resulting in beautiful spaces that meet their individual needs.

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A dream kitchen remodel not only has to look fantastic, it also has to function as well as it looks. Those two goals are not mutually exclusive. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO are increasingly realizing the importance and benefit of storage and organizational solutions for their new kitchens and baths. Their preferences are mirroring a new national survey of homeowners who recently renovated their kitchens and baths, conducted by Kitchen and Bath Business magazine.

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