Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath

Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath

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. 

Crafting Spectacular Small Kitchens: Maximizing Functionality and Beauty

Creating a dream kitchen within a smaller space is not just a possibility—it's a design challenge we excel at. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO never have to compromise functionality or aesthetics simply because their kitchen has a smaller footprint. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO should view smaller spaces as opportunities to benefit from innovative solutions that maximize every inch of available space, resulting in kitchens that are both practical and visually stunning.

Key to achieving this balance is the concept of the work triangle—a foundational principle in kitchen design. By envisioning an imaginary straight line connecting the center of the sink, cooktop, and refrigerator, the triangle optimizes efficiency and functionality. This design concept minimizes the distance and time required to move between the primary work areas, ensuring seamless workflow in kitchens of any size. 

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The Keys to a Great Laundry Room

The Keys to a Great Laundry Room

Laundry does not have to be boring, a chore, or a pain. We have helped numerous homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO convert space in their homes to a laundry haven. Here are the keys to creating a dream laundry room.

Adequate space. Ideally, the space should be at least 80 square feet if not larger to accommodate the washer, dryer, hampers, storage cabinets and solutions, countertops and work surfaces, drying racks, sink, ironing board, and other features that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO want and need. 


Developing a Realistic Budget for Your New Dream Kitchen

“How much will my new dream kitchen cost?” is the number one question homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO ask. And our answer is typically “it depends.” We are not trying to be coy or nonresponsive. The cost of a kitchen remodel depends on the size of your space and the scope of the project (are you changing the layout, knocking down walls, installing new windows, etc.). Because there are so many factors to consider, many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO have a difficult time determining their goals and setting a realistic budget for their kitchen remodel without the help of a professional. Sure, you could search the Internet or watch home improvement television for estimates and ideas, but those sources are riddled with misinformation, misrepresentations, and unrealistic expectations. There are too many variables to exclusively use online resources to accurately estimate product and project costs. It is similar to trying to determine the cost of a new car without knowing the model, make, and special features. While they are great sources of inspiration, many online resources and home improvement television shows are not reliable resources when it comes to budgeting and planning as they generally do not account for the cost of labor, design and permitting to name a few in their budget estimates and have unrealistic timetables. 

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Withstanding The Test of Time

Withstanding The Test of Time

While trends may come and go, the kitchen remains the heart of the home, evolving beyond mere meal preparation to serve various functions such as office space, study area, café, dining room, and entertainment hub. Despite these shifts, the fundamental purpose of the kitchen endures. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO seek versatile spaces that adapt to their lifestyles and preferences. 

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Organizational Development

Organizational Development

The number one regret of homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO and nationwide who recently renovated their kitchen is not investing sufficiently in storage and organization. By prioritizing storage and organization, homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO can not only create a visually stunning space but also ensure functionality and convenience tailored to their needs. 

Getting More Juice from the Squeeze for Your Kitchen Renovation

Many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO are challenged to develop a realistic budget for their kitchen renovations. It’s not their fault. The prevalence of misinformation from home improvement television and Internet sites often neglects essential cost factors such as labor, design, code approval, and unanticipated conditions, among other factors. Professional kitchen designers play a crucial role in helping homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO navigate these complexities, offering insights and options to develop a realistic budget without compromising goals. 

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