Cozy Kitchen Seating Ideas

With winter and the holiday season quickly approaching, you’re probably spending more time at home and in the kitchen. Whether you’re just hanging by yourself or hosting a gathering, having cozy kitchen seating options are key. We’ve compiled some of our favorite kitchen seating ideas to help you get through the fast approaching winter. From intimate breakfast nooks to massive island seating, there are tons of options for seating in the kitchen. Can’t decide between island seating and a proper dining room area? Why compromise!? Include both in your kitchen design, like the two Denver kitchens below:   Looking for some serious comfort in your kitchen? Don’t be afraid to add couches to your kitchen design. We definitely agree that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Therefore, you could make it as cozy and welcoming as possible!   Adding barstools around your kitchen island, like the Denver kitchen Continue reading

Kitchen Highlight: Retro Farmhouse

Think that checkered floors are outdated? Think again! Our designers incorporated this classic checkered look into this chic Denver kitchen. The black and white floors are reminiscent of a 50’s diner, but with an elegant and updated twist. We love the deep sink and stainless steel appliances that add a fresh and modern look to this old-school kitchen. The funky pink light hung above the sink is one of our favorite parts to the entire kitchen. It’s a functional and whimsical lighting option that brings a lot of character to this already cheery home. If you love the checkered look, but the black and white tiles are too bold of a statement for you, then there are still a few options for you! Try different tones or use tiles that are similar in color. For example, using two different tones of white can create a very elegant look. You can also Continue reading

Be Bold With Your Backsplash

One of the most dynamic ways to bring color, patterns, or varying textures into your kitchen is with backsplash. Go bold with a funky boho tile, go bright with a fun pop of color, or go classic with a neutral stone. There are so many different options to choose from when it comes to adding a backsplash in the kitchen. From irregular shapes to outstanding colors to dramatic materials, the possibilities can be endless. We have gathered some of our favorite uses of backsplash we’ve created for our clients and outlined them below: The varying gray tones of this backsplash compliment the rustic theme of this Central Denver kitchen.   This bright backsplash was added throughout this Denver bungalow kitchen and adds a fun flare and texture to this bright and cheery home.   The backsplash in this Hilltop kitchen is composed of a single piece of marble – the Continue reading

The Added Benefits of an Extractor Fan

Exhaust fans are useful in any room in the house that has problems with smoke, gas or humidity, which makes them a perfect fit in most kitchens and bathrooms. Typically they are installed into drilled holes in the wall or into window panes. If you’re undergoing a kitchen remodel soon, here are some of the primary benefits of adding an extractor fan to your list of upgrades:

Tips for Choosing a Paint Color for Your Kitchen

We form strong feelings about colors. These associations impact how we feel in a room, and thus how we behave. The color of your kitchen can dramatically impact the kind of activities it sees. Get inspired. Choose one element to help you design your color scheme. Maybe it’s bold tile flooring, or sleek brushed steel appliances. Don’t commit just yet. First, envision what the rest of your space will look like. Once you have an idea, you can begin researching and dreaming, but stay flexible – the perfect complement to those tiles may not be available. Select the least flexible elements first. Before choosing a paint color, evaluate everything else in the room – cabinets, appliances, flooring and furniture. If the kitchen is open to the dining or other rooms, you’ll also need to consider how the paint color will complement other decor schemes. When remodeling your kitchen keep the color you 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

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

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

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

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