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

Three Week Kitchens Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that houzz.com has honored Three Week Kitchens with the 2016 Best of Customer Service award! From Houzz.com: [DENVER, CO], February 2, 2016 – Three Week Kitchens has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The unique Kitchen and Bath renovation company was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a Continue reading

Tips for Designing the Right Kitchen for Your Home

Tips for Designing the Right Kitchen for Your Home

Trying to figure out exactly how much kitchen you need? It is sometimes harder than you might think to find the perfect balance of your dream kitchen versus what’s actually practical and affordable. Here are a few tips that might help you in your decision making process: Keep the neighborhood in mind. If you ever plan on selling your home, the value of the homes around you means just as much as the condition and value of yours. If yours is the only home on the block with dated cabinetry and worn fixtures, you could be jeopardizing your long-term home value. Likewise, you’ll want to avoid frivolously over-spending on unnecessary features that would be uncommon in homes of a similar value. Don’t be too personalized. Not only will potential buyers not like the overly personalized look of your home, but you’re also more likely to get sick of it at Continue reading

How to Replace a Broken Tile in Your Kitchen

How to Replace a Broken Tile in Your Kitchen

Many people enjoy having ceramic tile floors in their kitchen because they are extremely durable and low maintenance. However, accidents do occasionally happen, and if you, for example, were to drop a cast-iron pot on the ground, you might find yourself having to replace a broken tile or a chipped tile. Never fear—this is a job most homeowners are able to handle, even if they don’t have a great deal of experience with do-it-yourself jobs. Here are the steps you’ll need to take: Remove the grout. Make sure you’re wearing safety goggles so you don’t get any flying dust or ceramic chips in your eye, and then pull out the grout from around the tile using a scoring tool tipped with carbide. You should apply just enough pressure to remove the grout without potentially damaging neighboring tiles. Loosen the tile. Put some painter’s tape around the edges of the surrounding Continue reading

Gas vs. Electric Ranges: The Pros and Cons of Each

Gas vs. Electric Ranges: The Pros and Cons of Each

Here are some of the pros and cons of gas and electric ranges. Decide for yourself which fits you the best! Electric Ranges: PROS Electric ranges can be much less expensive to purchase and install than gas ranges. Generally, all you need to do is plug them into the wall and you’re ready to go! The burners and surfaces tend to be easier to clean, especially glass-top ranges, which are also more stable for pots and to use as storage space when the range is off. Modern electric ranges turn on instantly as soon as you twist the knob. There tend to be more functions with electric ranges, and better heat distribution when baking. Plus, the dry heat is optimal for roasting conditions. Electric Ranges: CONS Electric ranges cool down much slower than gas ranges after the burner is turned off or down. If the power goes out in your Continue reading

Factors to Consider When Looking at Kitchen Window Treatments

Factors to Consider When Looking at Kitchen Window Treatments

While cabinets, appliances and utensils are certainly the most important aspects to look at when improving the functionality of your kitchen, don’t forget aesthetics! Window treatments can be a huge help to getting the exact look you’ve been hoping for in your kitchen remodel, whether you’re going for sunscreens, blinds, curtains, shades or shutters. Here are a few factors you should consider when looking at kitchen window treatments: Visual appeal. There are a lot of options available, including curtains of all lengths, the various shades and textures of rollers, many colors of shutters and numerous styles of blinds. If you’re looking for a fresh, breezy feeling, you’ll probably want to look for light colors or patterns. If you want something a bit more sophisticated, try wooden shutters or blinds. Light control. Keep in mind that direct exposure to sunlight can harm furniture, wooden floors and fabrics, as well as dull Continue reading

10 Tips for Picking Paint Colors

10 Tips for Picking Paint Colors

A fresh coat of paint is one of the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective ways of sprucing up a space! The biggest challenge, even for experienced designers, is picking the right paint colors. It seems easy enough: you go to the paint store, pick a color from that little bitty chip, take it home and slap it on the walls. In reality, after hours of prep and painting, you may find the color that looked so great on paper looks horrible on the wall. So, short of hiring a paint guru at $150 an hour (really,) here are ten tips for choosing the right paint color: