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Creating Unprecedented Value

Written by Thursday, 22 December 2022 15:39

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A combination of increased interest rates and limited inventory of new homes and homes for sale is contributing to the strong demand among homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO to undertake renovation projects in 2023, such as a bath or kitchen remodel. This reflects a national survey that found many homeowners want to improve their existing home because the cost of moving into a house that fits their current needs has become too expensive. Additionally, more than 50% of homeowners surveyed reported that they do not plan to sell or move in the next 20 years or ever.

Many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO have realized that it is more cost-effective to renovate their existing home than to purchase a new one. And one of the major projects that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO are undertaking is to improve the performance, capabilities, and enjoyment of their primary bath with a bathroom remodeling project.

The Perfect Mirrored Cabinet

Written by Thursday, 15 December 2022 15:25

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Storage needs, size of the bath, design, and lifestyle preferences are the primary factors influencing a homeowner's decision in Colorado Springs, CO to place a medicine/mirrored cabinet in the bathroom. A medicine cabinet or mirrored cabinet is defined as a storage space with a mirror attached.

The medicine cabinets featured in our showroom are distinguished by both their functional superiority and innovative design. Cabinets are made of wood, metal, polyurethane, polymers, aluminum, stainless steel, or just about any other material. They are differentiated by their shape, size, and mirror design. They can be framed, frameless, arched, square, or multisided. They can use beveled or nonbeveled glass. Shelving inside of the cabinet may be made from glass, plastic, or metal. The shelving may be adjustable or nonadjustable.

Withstanding the Test of Time

Written by Thursday, 08 December 2022 15:17

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When homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO make the decision to create a dream kitchen, they want to ensure that design and the products selected can survive the test of time. While certain trends are hot right now such as brightly patterned backsplashes and green toned stone, they may not be so popular 10 years from now. Some of us can remember avocado-colored refrigerators. What features, materials, patterns, and design elements can withstand the test of time?  

White will always be right. In fact, more than 50% of new kitchen remodels for homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO opt for a white color palette. White will never go out of style, nor will wood cabinets and finishes. We have seen a resurgence among homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO gravitating to natural wood cabinetry and finishes. Wood adds a luxurious element to any kitchen and provides a soothing palette and calming vibe.  

Receiving What You Wish For

Written by Thursday, 01 December 2022 15:01

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The role of the kitchen has been transformed during the global pandemic for homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO. While the kitchen has always been considered the epicenter of the home, kitchen designs have evolved into multifunctional spaces that serve as offices, libraries, studies, classrooms, conference rooms, cafes, and hobby centers among numerous other roles. The new functional demands have fueled explosive growth in kitchen remodeling among homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO. And that trend is not expected to wane in the coming year. To help ensure that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO create the kitchen of their dreams, we offer the following trends that are expected to be at the forefront of kitchen design in 2023 and beyond.

Black finishes are no longer a fad or fleeting trend. Black matte or gloss appliances, cabinet and door hardware, and plumbing fixtures have become mainstays of new kitchen design

Creating a Chef's Kitchen

Written by Tuesday, 22 November 2022 10:42

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Many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO who are avid cooks and frequent entertainers dream of creating a restaurant quality kitchen in their home. We credit Fred Carl, Jr. with fueling the home gourmet chef kitchen movement. In the early 1980s Carl wanted to install a commercial range in the home he was building for his family. None existed at that time, so he designed a range that offered the cooking power and features of a professional range into a design feasible for home use. The rest is history. Viking saw the demand for commercial-grade performance in a residential setting that has become the dream of many a home chef (in name of service territory).

The Best Cookware of 2022

Written by Tuesday, 15 November 2022 10:37

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Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday shopping season. In that spirit, we want to share some of the highly rated kitchen cookware from Reviewed. We are confident that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO will bring smiles to the faces of friends, colleagues, coworkers and family with any of the following gifts.

We recognize that finding the perfect pot, pan or cookware item for your dream kitchen can take time and resources. That’s why we have reached out to the professionals at Reviewed to help in the journey. Reviewed has spent years testing dozens of the most popular pot and pan sets around, and the current favorite is the HexClad Hybrid Cookware Chef's Package. With 13 pieces, including some bonus items, it's everything a home cook needs.

The Best Location for Dishwashers

Written by Tuesday, 08 November 2022 10:30

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Many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO don’t necessarily consider where their dishwasher should be located in their dream kitchen. Typically, an effective dishwasher location is next to the sink, because most homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO, scrape and rinse their plates, glassware and silverware before loading them into the dishwasher. The side of the sink where the dishwasher is located is a matter of personal preference. If the main user of the sink and loader of the dishwasher is right-handed, they usually want the dishwasher to the right of the sink and just the opposite for left-handed homeowners.

Another consideration is the location of cabinets where flatware, dishes and glasses are stored. They too should be near the dishwasher to make unloading easier. The dishwasher should be within reaching distance of cabinets or a step or two away. 

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As homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO prepare for chillier temperatures, imagine the feeling of stepping out of bed onto a warm and toasty floor. Radiant heat is one of the most luxurious and appreciated features of new baths and kitchen remodels among homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO and almost always is a wow factor to help sell a home.

Not only does radiant heating enhance the quality of a home, but it also has functional value by counteracting the negative effects caused by the fact that hot air rises and heating overhead areas where heat is not needed. Radiant heat slowly emerges from the floor gradually allowing for more efficient and better heat distribution than conventional forced air systems. When your feet are warm, you don’t need as much heat in the rest of your home to feel comfortable.This is a particularly important in open floor plan homes with high ceilings. Radiant heating systems allow homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO to use their heat and energy expenditures more efficiently by heating the lower half of a space more and the top half less. The difference is seen in lower monthly utility bills, which is more than welcomed in today’s era of high energy costs.

Time Is On Your Side

Written by Monday, 24 October 2022 15:12

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Many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO ask similar questions when they want to create a dream kitchen design, bath or other space in their homes. One of the most common questions we receive involves timing. “How long will it take to create a new kitchen or bath?” The answer is not easy, because supply chain challenges have made it nearly impossible to predict when products will arrive. While kitchen cabinet timelines have come down significantly, appliances remain unpredictable, and it is not uncommon to have appliance delivery times quoted at six months to a year from the date of order.  

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Investing in a new kitchen remodel and bath remodel increases the value of homes in Colorado Springs, CO. The amount of the return on investment depends on the goals of the renovation. Many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO understand that a new kitchen or primary bath makes it easier to sell their home if that is their goal. In these cases, we work with homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO to achieve a short-term return on investment or to create as much short-term value as possible. This can be accomplished by limiting the scope of a renovation if necessary and to selecting more cost-effective materials and design approaches. This might include changing kitchen cabinet fronts, replacing the backsplash, specifying porcelain countertops that look and feel like marble and upgrading appliances at a minimum without changing the floor plan or location of what currently exists.

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