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

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

Determining the Right Layout for Your Kitchen Appliances

Determining the Right Layout for Your Kitchen Appliances

When you’re working on remodeling your kitchen, it can be difficult to get your layout exactly how you want it. After all, you need to be able to balance the size and shape of your appliances with the goals you have for space and functionality. One concept you can use to create a more efficient layout in your kitchen is the “kitchen work triangle.” The three points of the triangle are the three key elements of your kitchen—the stove, the refrigerator and the sink. The general theory is that having these three elements in close proximity to each other (but not coo close) will make the kitchen easier to use. Obviously exactly how you set up your kitchen depends on the space you have available, but it’s a good theory to keep in mind. Here are a few other things to take into account when determining the right layout for Continue reading

Common Problems Associated with Installing Kitchen Cabinets

Common Problems Associated with Installing Kitchen Cabinets

One of the biggest challenges when putting together your perfect kitchen remodel is making sure the cabinets get installed exactly as you planned them out. The slightest mistake could mean a loss of storage space, uneven shelves or poorly fitted doors. Here are a few of the biggest cabinet-related problems to avoid: Changing the dimensions. If you are remodeling your kitchen and changing the dimensions of the cabinet, it can be difficult to make sure everything aligns with your existing plumbing and lighting, as well as with the general space you have in the area. It’s far easier to swap in new cabinets with the exact same dimensions, but that doesn’t necessarily give you the results you’re looking for. Precision.  Believe it or not, it’s just as possible to be overly precise as it is to be not precise enough when figuring out your new cabinet situation. Most people buy Continue reading

Tips for Choosing a Paint Color for Your Kitchen

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. Have you ever noticed most fast food chains incorporate red and yellow into their design? Red, yellow and orange are associated with happiness, which in turn helps stimulate appetite. Cool colors like blue and purple signal sadness, and are less appetizing. Does this mean your kitchen needs to look like a burger joint to welcome hungry visitors? Of course not! 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 Continue reading

Common Problems Associated with Tiled Floors

Common Problems Associated with Tiled Floors

It takes a lot of preparation to be able to tile your kitchen and bathroom floors correctly. While the process might not be quite as difficult as fabricating an entirely new set of cabinets and rewiring your whole electrical system, there are still a variety of challenges associated with installing tile flooring. Here are a few of those problems: Loose tiles. By far the most common problem with tiled floors is when tiles come loose. The tile might sound hollow or have a grinding sound when pressure is put on it, or it might actually fully come off the floor. This is a particularly big problem when tile is placed directly on concrete slabs. There are a number of reasons the tile could loosen, including a lack of soft or control joints around the perimeter and in the tilework. Ceramic tiles often expand and contract depending on the moisture and Continue reading