Lighting Tips

As you plan out your big kitchen remodel, don’t forget the lighting! Great lighting can really be an aspect of your kitchen that highlights all of its best aspects and can be the finishing touch you need to be fully satisfied with your upgrades. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your lighting in your kitchen: Plan it out ahead of time. You want to make sure all of your lighting makes sense and flows well with your design. Before you go ahead with making any purchases, make sure you’ve got a solid plan in place for how you want your space to be lit that includes general illumination, task lighting and then of course, some fun decorative lighting. This will help to avoid spending more money than you need to on redoing any areas of your lighting in the kitchen. The type of Continue reading

Navigating Your Plumbing

One of the areas you’ll want to figure into your kitchen remodel is your plumbing. Whether you’re looking to put in new sinks or simply want to upgrade your existing setup, you need to be on the lookout for certain common kitchen plumbing problems: Leaky taps. Leaky faucets can be ignored for a short period of time, but in the long run they can lead to high water or utility bills and could eventually cause some significant damage to your plumbing. Leaky taps can usually be fixed without much hassle if they’re caught early. You might just need to replace a couple washers, or the tap itself. But in more complicated circumstances you might need to lay some entirely new pipe. Clogged drains. Much like leaky taps, a clogged drain is a problem that can easily be fixed if caught early but could create some significant issues if you leave it alone Continue reading

Common Kitchen Remodel Mistakes

We all make mistakes – but you don’t have to! You might be tempted to do your own remodel, especially if you’re handy with tools and construction. Even the handiest people will make some big mistakes in a kitchen remodel without the proper design and planning. Here are a few of the most common kitchen design mistakes made during renovation: Lack of counter space. One of the biggest complaints people tend to have about kitchen designs is a lack of counter space. If you’re doing the job yourself, it can be easy to underestimate just how much space you’ll need for preparation and for placing appliances and other devices. Poor work triangle. You want your refrigerator, sink and cooktop to be in perfect spatial harmony, as these are the three most heavily utilized aspects of any kitchen. One of the most common flaws in kitchen design is to spread these elements too Continue reading

The Toughest Parts of Kitchen Remodels

Have you ever looked at your kitchen and had a grand vision of what it could become? Of course, for most of us, our dreams of the perfect kitchen tend to glance over the amount of work that needs to be done, as well as the difficulty of that work. If you do not have professional training, you could be in for a lot of frustration if you attempt to create your dream kitchen yourself. Here are some of the toughest parts of remodeling a kitchen: Electrical work. While a lot of people have experience with woodworking and general construction, electrical work is more of a niche field. It’s extremely necessary in kitchen remodeling, especially in major overhauls where you are changing the location of outlets and lighting fixtures, the way the room is wired and more. One wrong move with electrical work could be extremely dangerous. Adding a new suite Continue reading

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Designer

Trying to decide if you should hire a designer? If not, you may be missing out on the absolute wonders they can bring your project. Unfortunately, many people worry that a designer will be exorbitantly expensive or take away their creative control. However, the opposite is typically true – designers are able to save you money while creating your dream space: just the way you imagine. Here are 5 top reasons why you should consider hiring a designer for your next project: You have a clear vision of what you want, but not how to pull it off. We’ve all been there – you know the exact style you like; and a huge file of bookmarked web images to prove it! However, replicating those inspirations to create a similar ambiance proves challenging. A good designer does more than choose the perfect sofa. They read the room, choosing pieces that work Continue reading

Guide to Remodeling Budgets

You’ve probably heard the expression “the kitchen is the heart of the home” and know how true that statement is! No matter the occasion; be it parties, holidays, or just every-single-day, you’re likely to find people congregating around the kitchen. With its bright illumination and enticing aromas, the kitchen maintains both style and function. It does more than simply provides meals – it provides experiences. With all this unfailing popularity, it comes to no surprise that the kitchen is often the most sought-after room in the house when it comes to remodeling. We dream about it, read magazines/blogs about it, even watch television shows dedicated to the beautiful kitchen makeovers! But what do these kitchens cost? The investment can vary greatly between one project and the next. Multiple variables can affect the overall cost of the remodel, including the size of the kitchen and what materials are used. From laminate Continue reading

Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen, or you simply want to change up your old color scheme, now is a good time to do it. But what’s hot in the world of kitchen design? Here are six kitchen design trends that we’re seeing more and more of for you to keep in mind when it comes time to redesign your kitchen: Bold Color Schemes We’re seeing a trend toward warm colors such as red, orange, and yellow. But don’t count out some cool colors such as blues and greens if that’s your preference, because they are also gaining in popularity. Kitchen Islands Islands often depend on the space available, but if you have the space and don’t have an island, add one. It’s really the focal point of any kitchen, and by adding an island, you will have additional seating, storage, and a food prep area. Or, if you Continue reading

The Lowdown On Kitchen Layouts

When remodeling a kitchen, deciding on a layout is probably the most important part of the process. It determines how easy it is to cook, socialize, and eat in the kitchen. It involves the placement of cabinets, counters, appliances, and sink. The most common kitchen layouts are the one-wall kitchen, the galley kitchen, the U-shaped kitchen, the G-shaped kitchen, and the L-shaped kitchen. Here’s a quick overview of each layout, and what the pros and cons are to each one: One Wall Kitchen This layout is best used for a small house. It works by keeping all of the counters, cabinets, appliances, and sink on one wall, all within easy reach. Because the appliances can take up a lot of space, the one wall kitchen often lacks counter space. That’s when putting in an island is a good idea, as it adds space for food prep and storage. Galley Kitchen Continue reading

Comparing Different Kitchen Countertop Materials

Comparing Different Kitchen Countertop Materials

When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, countertops take center stage. It’s often the first thing people notice when they walk into your kitchen for the first time. And with all of the different countertop materials available today, making a decision can be difficult. You need to know the pros and cons to each type of material as well as the colors available and costs.   To help you choose, we’ll compare five of the most popular to get you started. Read on to find the one that’s right for you. Granite Pros: With a wide array of colors and beautiful natural patterns, granite can give your kitchen a unique style. Because it is stone, it is durable and takes on heat, scratches, stains, and splashes fairly well. Cons: It does need to be sealed at least once a year to avoid stains, and you need to make sure your cabinet Continue reading

The Functional Accessory: Range Hoods

The Functional Accessory: Range Hoods

This functional part of your kitchen can also be a transformational accessory. You’ve probably seen some beautiful stainless steel range hoods. But what other ways can you utilize this kitchen accessory as a decoration? We’ve compiled a few of our favorites and listed them below: This gray stove hood from Three Week Kitchens Denver incorporates the chic and rustic vibe of this kitchen. It blends seamlessly with the cabinets and looks great with the backslash! The wood panels of this stove hood create a boho look that we just love! Plus the industrial open shelves? *swoon* We just love the modern finishes of this stove hood. The simple, but unique look of this stove hood really transform this kitchen. How about making your range hood the center of attention? This Three Week Kitchens Denver design decided to do just that! Plus they added functional open shelving? It’s no wonder this kitchen Continue reading

Dark and Steamy Bathroom Designs

Dark and Steamy Bathroom Designs

There’s something seductive and spa-like about a dark bathroom. Dark hues are moody, mysterious, and always memorable. Our team loves creating unique spaces, below is a collection of some of our favorites (both our concepts and others). The dark door and tub create a dramatic contrast in this master bath. We love how the gray walls and subway tile throughout tie it all together. Dark tile in this bathroom make the atmosphere of this stunning bathroom very tranquil. Want to feel transported to a 5-star resort every time you hop in the shower? A darker color choice can help you achieve this sauna-vibe. We think these black tile walls and pattern floor create such an inviting and unique space. This bohemian-style shower is both funky and functional. Looking for something a little more subtle? This gray shower looks wonderful with these natural white and brown tones. Whatever look you’re going Continue reading

Using Blue in the Kitchen

Using Blue in the Kitchen

Love the crispness of white, the look of traditional wood, stainless steel? You can’t go wrong with these classics, but using blue in the kitchen can look just as great! Choosing your kitchen’s palette can be a daunting task, especially when adding a dash of color. From turquoise to baby blue, here are some ways you can go bold, bright, and blue in your kitchen: Cabinets Bring your kitchen some cheerful color by choosing blue cabinets. This rustic and chic cabinet resurfacing we completed looks absolutely incredible. This calming navy is subtle, yet invigorating. The addition of white and natural wood give this kitchen a sophisticated edge. Backsplash A colorful backsplash can make your kitchen pop. Add a mermaid-inspired backsplash behind your stove go all out with a wall of aqua tiles. These are two projects completed by Three Week Kitchens that we absolutely love! Flooring Consider a dark blue Continue reading