Practical Reasons to Consider Remodeling Your Kitchen

Practical Reasons to Consider Remodeling Your Kitchen

While many people choose to remodel their kitchens simply for aesthetic reasons, there are plenty of other reasons an upgrade might be necessary. Here are a few of the most common functional reasons people remodel their kitchens: Lack of space. A lot of people like to add more counter, cabinet or floor space to their kitchens, because they don’t have enough in their current setup. It could be something as simple as changing the shape of a counter or the position of a refrigerator, but adding extra space can make a huge difference in the functionality of your kitchen. Traffic flow. Do you often have guests over, or have more than one cook in the kitchen at a time? If so, adding more space around the main work area and turning your kitchen into an open plan design could be a great way to give you some added convenience and Continue reading

Hidden Remodel Costs

Five Factors that HGTV Forgot to Mention You can’t swing a dead cat these days without hitting a designer or builder bemoaning the disservice “home renovation” shows perform when they tout ridiculously low kitchen and bath remodel costs. The Internet (that gleaming beacon of all information factual and trustworthy) can be even worse! Here’s the thing: if it were all fun and games, everybody’d be doing it. These shows paint an awfully rosy picture, but there’s a lot of information they’re leaving out. Choosing to invest in a remodel is a major financial decision for most households, and being prepared with the right information is the first step toward the success of the project. If remodeling projects were really as easy as they seem on TV that same dead cat would hit drop-dead gorgeous kitchens with every swing. Here are five hidden costs of a remodel that HGTV forgot to mention: Materials Continue reading

Five Fascinating Facts: Cabinets

When it comes to choosing kitchen cabinets, it is important to consider consider both form and function. The cabinets provide the kitchen with a large measure of visual impact, and the look of the cabinets helps determine the overall aesthetic of the space. There are several types of cabinets that each achieve similar looks. So how to choose? Face Frame or Frameless There are two major types of cabinetry. The first is the face frame, in which the face of the cabinet box is constructed with a 1.5” frame on the front of the cabinet box, to which the cabinet doors are mounted. The spacing between the doors is called the “overlay” and a narrow, or “full” overlay achieves a more contemporary look. The second construction method is frameless, sometimes called European by the old-timers, harkening back to an age when American beer was yellow and everything imported had instant Continue reading

Three Steps To Help You Budget For Your Denver Kitchen Remodel

You’ve been dreaming about getting your kitchen remodeled for a long time. Perhaps it’s something you’ve been putting off because you weren’t sure how much it was going to cost, or you didn’t think you could choose a time that would work well for your family. We’ve worked with a lot of homeowners, and when it comes to remodeling your Denver kitchen, it’s important to choose a company that will give you a great price, as well as perform the work in a timely manner. Budgeting for a kitchen remodel is where many homeowners get stuck, so we thought we’d offer you a few steps to follow that will help you understand exactly what you want for the price you want to pay. Step #1: Figure out the total you want to spend This is where many homeowners make their first mistake. They have many ideas about what they want, but they Continue reading

3 Weeks to a Kitchen Remodel

There are many reasons a kitchen remodel is a good idea this winter. Maybe you are tired of over-crowded counters. Maybe you want a more open and welcoming layout so family and friends can join you in the kitchen. Maybe you are thinking of some home upgrades and know the value of investing in your kitchen. Those are all great reasons to start a kitchen remodel that can be completed in three weeks, just in time for your holiday entertaining plans! Want some fun ideas to think about including in your remodel? Here are a few of our favorites. 1) A built-in coffee center featuring your favorite espresso or cappuccino machine. Not only will you save valuable counter space and contribute to a sleek overall look, but you can be your own home barista. Other built-in features (like dishwashers) can be placed in your kitchen, as well. 2) Cabinets are the foundation Continue reading

The Costs and Returns of Bath and Kitchen Remodels in Denver

Thinking about getting a bath or kitchen remodel in Denver? Then you’re probably dreaming about how much more livability either would add to your family home and the types of features and materials you want to use. But you also want to consider how much it costs and whether you’ll get any of that money back when you sell your home. The “2013 Cost vs Value Report” compiled by Remodeling Magazine offers concrete amounts to help with your planning. These are only average costs for Denver. Your actual prices varies by the size of the renovations, the materials you choose and the location of your home. A mid-range minor kitchen remodel runs about $17,849 and returns $13,603, or 76 percent. This covers a 200-square foot space with 30 linear feet of laminate countertop and cabinetry that leaves existing boxes in place but uses new door and drawer fronts of wood. It also includes Continue reading

Advantages of Resurfacing Kitchen Cabinets

Are your kitchen cabinets damaged, worn, or dated? Do you want to make a change, but don’t want to do a full remodel of your kitchen? It may be time to resurface your kitchen cabinets Denver. There are many advantages to resurfacing rather than doing a complete replacement. Save Money. Resurfacing is cost-effective and more suitable to a small budget. In fact, you save up to two times the total cost of a complete replacement. Save Time. Full cabinet replacement can take up a lot of time. You may not be willing to be without a kitchen for more than a few days. Resurfacing is a quick turnaround that will have you back cooking great meals sooner than you expected. Looks New. There are so many choices for different finishes you may have a difficult time deciding on one. Cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and hardware can match your existing design or any style you Continue reading

The ultimate Denver kitchen remodeling question: Are you remodeling for you or for the sale?

Are your kitchen cabinets damaged, worn, or dated? Do you want to make a change, but don’t want to do a full remodel of your kitchen? It may be time to resurface your kitchen cabinets Denver. There are many advantages to resurfacing rather than doing a complete replacement. Save Money. Resurfacing is cost-effective and more suitable to a small budget. In fact, you save up to two times the total cost of a complete replacement. Save Time. Full cabinet replacement can take up a lot of time. You may not be willing to be without a kitchen for more than a few days. Resurfacing is a quick turnaround that will have you back cooking great meals sooner than you expected. Looks New. There are so many choices for different finishes you may have a difficult time deciding on one. Cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and hardware can match your existing design or any style you Continue reading

Make Your Custom Kitchen Design Environmentally Friendly

Your old kitchen probably wasn’t energy efficient or environmentally friendly. With a custom kitchen design you have the opportunity to change all that and reduce your carbon footprint. A full remodel will probably include replacing old, drafty windows with energy efficient models. Talk to your designer about expanding the window space to allow more natural light to flood your kitchen during the day, decreasing the need for electrical light. There are numerous energy efficient lighting choices that will fit into your custom kitchen design. Use fluorescent lighting for large areas. Fluorescent lighting saves 50% to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Use halogen or LED lighting for task and prep areas. Fresh paint gives new life to any kitchen. Choose brands that do not emit VOC, (volatile organic compound), toxic gases and fumes into the air. Did you know that granite can emit off-gas into the air? Choosing non-porous counter surfaces such as Continue reading

Tips for Denver Bathroom Remodeling: Fixing up a Cramped Bathroom

So your bathroom’s a little cramped, and you’re thinking of a small renovation project – maybe something to widen the space. You can always take down a wall to make your bathroom bigger, but this isn’t always an option. If you’re looking for great ideas for your Denver bathroom remodeling project that don’t require major demolition, these quick tips for making your bathroom less cramped are for you. Add or expand natural lighting options: If your bathroom has windows, opting for larger ones can easily widen the space. Larger windows allow for brighter natural light, which helps to make the room feel larger, and also makes it seem cleaner as well. The added fresh air and light make for a much more inviting and open space. Opt for larger mirrors: Large mirrors have the same effect large windows do. They affect the way light works in the room, as well as give it a Continue reading

Flooring Ideas for your Denver Bathroom Remodeling Project

It may not seem like much, but a great bathroom can make or break a home sale. These often overlooked workhorses are some of the most important functional rooms in your home, alongside the kitchen, and are therefore often targetted for remodelling. With so many working parts, though, it’s hard to know where to start when planning to renovate a bathroom. So, what you can try is starting from the ground (or in this case, flooring), and work your way up. So before you start looking for bathroom remodeling firms in Denver, consider some of these ideas for bathroom flooring: Tile: Classic and beautiful, tile flooring gives you many different colors and design choices, which comes in handy when your design is still up in the air. With so many options, tile flooring makes it easy to match your bathroom’s new fixtures or paint job, and really bring a whole new Continue reading

Give Your Denver Home a Kitchen Makeover With Granite Counter Tops

Selecting a granite counter top in your denver home can take time, as there are so many choices and colors to consider. A granite counter top is the first thing people look at in your kitchen and acts as a centerpiece in the room. For most, the granite they choose will be with them for life. You don’t want to select green granite and then realize you don’t like the look and might prefer a neutral color instead. Once a counter top is installed there is not much you can do to modify it without replacing the whole thing. It’s really important to get it perfect the first time. There are usually certain colors that seem to work well in kitchens. If your kitchen has large windows and offers a lot of light you may want to go with a dark granite color. Dark counter tops look beautiful and sophisticated and establish an endless look to your Continue reading