The Softer Side of Contemporary Kitchen Design

Two emerging trends are capturing the attention of homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO looking to create the kitchen of their dreams: soft minimalism and modern organic.These complementary styles are redefining what it means to have a beautiful, functional, and environmentally conscious kitchen. 

What Would You Put in Your Dream Bath?

We know that many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO are fans of the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate. The show features world renowned chefs discussing their favorite foods eaten at their favorite restaurants. Asking an expert what they like the best is not the exclusive province of celebrity chefs. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO often ask our designers and showroom professionals what are the best things they would put in their primary baths? Here is a partial list of our showroom’s favorite features: 

Eurocucina Showcases the Hottest Kitchen Trends in the World

Eurocucina is held every other year in Milan, Italy as part of Salone del Mobile one of the largest furniture and design fairs in the world. Eurocucina offers a window into the trends that will dominate kitchen design, materials and products in the years to come. We are pleased to provide homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO with this year’s Eurocucina perspectives and trends dominating design and materials.  The trends included: 

How to Stretch Kitchen Renovation Budgets

How much will it cost to renovate my kitchen ranks among the top questions homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO ask when they come to a showroom. The answer usually is the same, “that depends, because the cost of a kitchen remodel depends on the size of the space, the scope of the project and the design and product decisions made during the planning process. Despite spending weeks and months researching, few homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO have a realistic grasp of the cost of a remodel due to the multiple variables involved or where to start. That’s okay.  Designing dream kitchens, specifying products, and managing renovation projects are not skill sets that are easily acquired or often used by homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO. Those functions are professional services that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO expect and deserve from a professional showroom and talented designer. 

Induction Cooking Paves the Wave of the Future

Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO planning to create a dream kitchen are gravitating toward induction cooktops and ranges because of the significant advantages they offer over traditional gas or electric cooking options.   

Unparalleled Safety and Precise Temperature Control 

With induction cooking, the cooking surface itself does not get hot - only the cookware does. This helps prevent accidental burns and fire hazards because nothing on the cooktop can ignite. Induction also allows for incredibly precise temperature control compared to gas or traditional electric cooktops perfect for the food lovers and home chefs in Colorado Springs, CO.   

What’s The Value of a Remodel

Popular media and industry publications record ongoing evaluations of the return on investment of a kitchen and bathroom remodel. Recent reports found that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO can expect to recoup 54% to 71% of the cost of a kitchen remodel when they sell their homes. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO could expect to recoup 54% to 63% of the cost of a bathroom remodel. 

There’s another factor that is not readily apparent. Homes with renovated kitchens and baths tend to sell faster than those that need updating. Many buyers in Colorado Springs, CO don’t want to go through the stresses and hassles generally associated with renovating their new home purchases.   

Cha-Ching: Maximizing Your Return on a Kitchen Renovation

Renovating your kitchen is one of the best investments homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO can make. A new kitchen adds significant value to your home and makes it more attractive to potential buyers. Most importantly, remodeling your kitchen results in countless cherished memories of family gatherings and quality time with friends – truly priceless experiences.

Even if you've found your forever home in Colorado Springs, CO, remember that at some point, your property will likely hit the market. That's why homeowners in in Colorado Springs, CO should consider the following guidelines to ensure maximum return on investment (ROI) for their kitchen remodel.

Choosing the Right Range Hood for Your New Kitchen

When renovating your kitchen or building a new one, selecting the right range hood is an important decision that in Colorado Springs, CO should not treat like an afterthought. Range hoods serve two vital roles. One is functional and the other is aesthetic. Some homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO capitalize on the opportunity to use the range hood as a focal point in their dream kitchen and have it serve as a reflection of their style. Others like their range hoods to be barely there. The advantage homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO have is that their options are virtually limitless.

Functional Considerations 

The main functions of a range hood are to improve air quality, remove odors from your kitchen and to prevent grease and dirt build up from penetrating walls, fabrics, artwork, upholstery and other surfaces not only in the kitchen but in adjoining rooms. That’s why it is important to select the right size hood with the proper strength to provide the functionality that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO expect and deserve.

Appreciating the Most Underappreciated Fixture in the Bathroom

Many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO remember when toilet tissue was in short supply during the spring of 2020. That time provided the perfect opportunity for our showroom to introduce homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO to the most underappreciated fixture for the bath – the bidet. What has been a more than pleasant surprise is that bidets continue to grow in popularity and appreciation post pandemic and now are an often welcomed and requested feature for primary and secondary baths.

Bidets have a long history of popularity in Europe and Asia, but only recently have more and more Americans, including homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO become interested and for many good reasons. The upside is virtually unlimited. Today, approximately 6% of American bathrooms feature a bidet, however 41% of American are interested in installing one in their homes, according to a YouGov poll. Bidets have become more prevalent in hotels and can even be found in some highway rest stops.

The Hottest Trends at the Industry’s Largest Event

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), held in Las Vegas at the end of February, stands as the premier event in the industry, offering a glimpse into the future of kitchen and bathroom design. With a record number of exhibitors, KBIS showcased an array of new product introductions, emerging trends, and cutting-edge technologies that will help homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO create the kitchens and baths of their dreams.

At this year's KBIS, a spotlight shone on health and wellness, with numerous plumbing manufacturers unveiling innovative reverse osmosis systems capable of eliminating up to 90% of contaminants from drinking water. Complementing this focus on healthier living, new products designed to enhance shower experiences took center stage, promoting well-being and beauty through rejuvenating skin treatments and muscle-relaxing massage therapies. 

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