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Tuesday, 08 February 2022 10:59

On Trend: Inspiration for Your Dream Kitchen

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If you are planning to create a dream kitchen in 2022, take advantage of one of the industry’s largest and most respected surveys of trends to use as a source of inspiration.

Key takeaways for homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO from the 2022 Houzz.com Kitchen Trends study include:

  • Homeowners investing more in their new kitchens than in prior years
  • Homeowners are demanding more private/enclosed spaces
  • Relying on professional designers and remodelers are increasing
  • Islands remain a top priority in new kitchens
  • Homeowners are splurging more on countertops

The survey results mirror trends we see among homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO. Almost half of homeowners reconfigure the layout when creating the kitchen of their dreams. However, open floor plans where the kitchen opens to other rooms in the home are decreasing. The Houzz survey found that only 38% of homeowners opted for an open floor plan compared to 46% in 2020. This is not surprising given that so many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO require their new kitchens to provide flexibility and serve multiple functions such as classroom, office, cafe, dining room, etc. This places a premium on separate and enclosed spaces.

Tuesday, 01 February 2022 14:56

2022 Kitchen Design Trends

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association released its 2022 Design Trends study based on survey responses from kitchen designers, showrooms, product manufacturers, remodelers, contractors and architects among others. Key findings reflect the trends industry professionals anticipate that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO will prefer in the coming year. They include:

    • Large islands that are used for meal preparation, dining, homework and as a home office.
    • Pantries that provide storage and small appliance working areas for coffee stations, blenders, mixers, toasters, etc.
    • Workstation sinks with built-in drying racks, colanders, cutting boards, etc.

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Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO are overwhelming desiring healthier, multifunctional, convenient and technologically advanced kitchen designs, bathroom designs in the home. The global pandemic has placed health and wellbeing at the top of homeowners wish lists. These desires have translated into increased demand for touchless faucets, deeper sinks and countertops, sinks, hardware, flooring and other common kitchen components that perform better, are easier to use and resist germs, bacteria, mold and mildew. Because the role of the kitchen has expanded to include office, classroom, café and many other functions, many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO are more open to larger windows, glass doors, nature-inspired textures, comfortable areas to eat and multiple workstations in their dream kitchens. Open floor plans that can integrate with other rooms in the home and offer seamless transition to outdoors have been and are expected to remain extremely popular among homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO.

A well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen. As an increasing number of homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO are spending more time in their homes and cooking more often. They desire kitchens that maximize the use of countertop space and offer designated areas for meal preparation, cooking, cleanup, dining, studying and working. The desire for clutterless countertops has increased demand for enhanced storage solutions that include pantries, frameless cabinetry and open shelving that can display clear containers to organize food not only on the shelves, but also in the fridge, pantry and other areas of the kitchen.

Monday, 17 January 2022 23:45

Where To Start?

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It’s common for homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO to spend six months or longer researching before making an appointment to visit our showroom to discuss creating the kitchen remodel of their dreams. Often, however, all of the prep work leaves homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO with more questions than answers and not having a firm grasp on where and how to begin the process of creating their dream kitchen.

The kitchen is the epicenter of any home, but the way that the kitchen is used varies greatly among homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO. A good starting point is to determine who will use your kitchen and how — will you use the space to prepare meals, entertain friends and family, etc.? What other activities will take place in your kitchen? Does your kitchen double as a home office or place for remote learning or homework? Listing all of the uses and users will help you determine your priorities and budget and provide the information your designer needs to meet your functionality requirements.

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We know that many of homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO will make New Year’s Resolutions to either improve their health, lose weight or both. There are numerous reasons to make weight loss resolutions. Losing weight makes you healthier, gives you more energy and helps to reduce fat and builds muscle. If you subscribe to a particular diet or simply elect to eat healthier, there are certain kitchen tools that can help guide your way and make dieting easier. Also, a good kitchen design is important too.

One of the first appliances that people turn to when starting a diet is a blender. We prefer blenders with high-torque motors that can easily convert solids into liquids in a few seconds to create healthy shakes, smoothies and other drinks that every homeowner in Colorado Springs, CO can enjoy. 

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Pantone Color Institute has selected Very Peri, a purple-blue, as its 2022 color of the year. “Encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone, Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression, states Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman.

Very Peri used in kitchen and bath designs provide homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO opportunities to make unique and personal design statements that are modern, fresh, playful and creative. A purple-blue palate is not common in most kitchens. However, we see it working extremely well as an accent color to provide a pop of freshness to a white kitchen motif. Other applications for Very Peri that could work extremely well in a dream kitchen is to use it on lower base cabinets or as the base of an island.

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 14:13

The Value Designers Create for You and Your Home

the value designersDid you know that 85% of homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO rely on a professional designer when they want to create a dream kitchen? There are many good reasons why that percentage is so high.  Building a dream kitchen involves numerous processes and details. Principal roles that designers play are that of guide and curator. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO spend hours, days, weeks and even months researching options before making an appointment with a designer. We know that the Internet is both our friend and foe. While the Internet provides access to every product and service that you could ever need for a remodeling project, the amount of information available online can be overwhelming, is often incorrect, is likely to cause analysis paralysis, contributes to unrealistic expectations and elevates stress levels. That’s where a professional designer and showroom can be your greatest asset. Showroom professionals specialize in making order out of chaos.

Because kitchen designers specialize in kitchens primarily, they not only bring a specific expertise not available from other sources, they also provide homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO fresh perspectives, often providing new layouts, configurations and floor plans that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO had not previously considered. These new perspectives often result in a more functional, beautiful and enjoyable kitchen. Providing a new and enlightened perspective is especially important to homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO because of the multiple roles that kitchens now serve.  

Wednesday, 15 December 2021 14:07

Design Trends From Cersaie

design trendsCersaie is the International Exhibition of Ceramics, Tile and Bathroom Furnishings that opened its doors to the public at the end of September for the first time since the pandemic started. Cersaie is an important international exhibition because it reveals the trends of tomorrow for kitchen designs, baths and other rooms in the home that use ceramics and porcelain.

The top trends from Cersaie that will influence renovations for homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO are as follows:

Splashes of color everywhere. Bold colors were found in nontraditional products such as shower bases, radiators and faucets. This trend allows homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO to make personal design statements, use color to escape from daily routines and bring a natural vibe indoors through earth-tones, pastels and light shades of blue.  

Wednesday, 08 December 2021 14:02

Preparing for Your Kitchen Remodel

prepairingThe kitchen is the epicenter and most used room in the home for almost everyone who lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO come to our showroom armed with months of research, having scoured kitchen design magazines, home improvement television shows, the Internet and friends and family who have recently renovated. They finally make the decision to move forward.  It’s both an exciting time, but also a bit disconcerting. Remodeling your kitchen is not always easy, but it is definitely worth it. After homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO make the decision to remodel, there are certain steps we advise that they take to make the renovation process less stressful, costly and time consuming.

pros and consImagining what a dream kitchen would look, feel and act like gives many of homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO goosebumps. Planning your dream kitchen is exciting, invigorating and thrilling. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO spend months researching on Houzz.com, Instagram and other sites to curate products and concepts that they want in their new kitchen. It’s great to dream. Too often the latest and greatest products and kitchen design concepts only tell half the story. Our role is to turn your dreams into reality and part of effective kitchen design is discuss both the opportunity and challenges of different concepts and products so that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO have realistic expectations and the kitchen design meets their lifestyle needs. Here are several of the pros and cons of trending design concepts and products.

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