How to Prepare For Your Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel in your Denver home is an exciting adventure. However, it can also be intimidating and a little overwhelming. This is a major home project, and you may feel a little inconvenienced and not know what to fully expect for a few weeks. 

Here are a few ideas to help you best prepare for your upcoming kitchen remodel

Work with professional design specialists and
contractors to ensure a successful home remodel.

Work With the Professionals

Before the construction begins, always work with kitchen design professionals. These individuals can help you design your ideal kitchen with the perfect layout, cabinets, countertops, and light fixtures. They have unique and creative ideas that will help to customize this space for your family, baking needs, and much more. 

Keep in mind that not only should you work with kitchen design experts, but you must always hire professional contractors as well. This will ensure the entire remodel process from start to finish is completed correctly, and no corners are cut. 

Getting Ready for Your Kitchen Remodel

Before the project begins, spend time preparing your home. Pull out all personal items and place them in another area on your property where they will be safe. You may want to move food and dishware to areas in your home that are convenient and accessible, particularly while construction is underway. 

The more prepared you are for a kitchen remodel in your Denver home, the more you will enjoy the process. You will feel less stressed and will be able to handle any challenge or obstacle that comes along with more grace and understanding. 

Contact The Kitchen Showcase in Denver today to schedule your showroom tour. You can browse through all different styles, kitchen designs, products, and more to help you create the perfect space in your home. If you cannot visit us in person, check out our online gallery and virtual tour capabilities.

Increase the Value of Your Home With These Home Remodels

If you are considering selling your home or simply want to make some much-needed upgrades around your house, choosing the right project will make all the difference. Some home improvement projects can significantly increase your home’s value, while others will do very little for your property value. 

A kitchen remodel is a terrific way to increase your
home’s value.

Home Remodels That Can Increase Your Home’s Sale Price

While there are many projects you may have on your to-do list, two specific home remodels that can make your space more inviting and welcoming. These projects, when done correctly, can also increase your home’s value. 

Bathroom Remodel: The bathroom is one of the most high-trafficked areas of the home. You want to create a space that is open, functional, and gorgeous. 

Kitchen Remodel: The kitchen is the gathering place of the home. You want this area to be spacious, yet have plenty of counter space and storage areas for your appliances and dishware. 

Little Updates Can Make a Difference

You don’t have to start from scratch to complete a bathroom or kitchen remodel. Small updates can make a big difference. A few ideas include:

  • Replace old and worn-out cabinets.
  • Update the countertops.
  • Apply a fresh coat of paint on the wall.
  • Add a new backsplash or hang a fun mirror on the wall.
  • Replace old and chipped flooring. 
  • Replace the hardware on the cabinetry.
  • Update the faucets and other plumbing features.

To help you gather ideas on how you can transform these living areas, visit a showroom. Here, you can browse various trends and styles. You can explore different products, colors, and themes. You can develop a plan for the ultimate kitchen or bathroom area. 

Contact us at The Kitchen Showcase to learn more about bathroom remodels and kitchen remodels, or to schedule an upcoming showroom visit. If you can’t get to our showroom in person, you can go virtual and check out our online gallery.

The Importance of Visiting a Showroom Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

If you are considering a kitchen remodel in your Denver home, you need a place to go to gather ideas. You need to know what options are available, what products to consider, and what trends and designs are in style and worth considering. One of the best ways to gather this information is through a showroom visit. 

Before beginning your kitchen remodel, you should schedule a visit to a kitchen showroom. Here are three reasons why. 

Visit a kitchen showroom in Denver to receive
design and product inspiration.

1. For Design and Product Inspiration

As you walk around a kitchen showroom, you may find that certain kitchen design trends, specific products, and various features will capture your attention. You may find certain items that you desperately want in your personal kitchen. A showroom is an excellent way to gather the inspiration you are looking for to create the perfect, customized space. 

2. You Have Professionals to Ask Questions

When visiting a showroom, you will have a professional available to answer any questions you may have, provide guidance, address concerns, and more. This can help you take advantage of this time and ensure it is productive. You will leave having many questions answered and feeling excited about this next step in your homeowner’s journey. 

3. You Will Become Familiar with Brands and Supplies

When it comes to a kitchen remodel, you don’t want to install low-quality supplies in your home that can be easily damaged, or that you will need to replace in a few short years. When you visit a showroom, you can become familiar with only the best brands available. You will feel more confident in your product choices, and you will create a kitchen that will last for years to come. 

If you are ready for a kitchen remodel in your Denver home, visit us at The Kitchen Showcase. Click here to schedule an upcoming in-person or virtual visit. 

The Perfect Kitchen For Your Cabin Or Vacation House

You vacation home deserves just as much attention as your primary home.

Do you own a vacation home or cabin that needs a bit of work? As it is not your primary residence, you may be hesitant to spend money on renovations, as you are not there that often. However, you will see that simple remodels can make what little time you spend there much more enjoyable. 

With more people working online, you may find yourself staying at your vacation home more often if you create a stylish and functional space. 

Choose colors and materials that accentuate the location.
Choose colors and materials that accentuate the location.

Define the Space and How Often You Use the Kitchen

When figuring out what kind of kitchen remodel to have done at your vacation home, you should first determine your primary uses for the space. If you love to cook but find you only make simple dishes when at your vacation home, you may want to spring for something more attuned to a cook’s needs.

If you like to entertain, you’ll want to spring for a kitchen design that will open up and expand the space to fit more people. Understanding what you want out of the kitchen and how often you will use it will help you make the kitchen remodel decisions. 

Opt For Natural Elements

In most cases, peoples’ vacation homes or summer cabins tend to be in areas that are immersed in nature. The location of your vacation home can inspire the types of materials that you use within. If you are nestled amongst various trees, you may want to use wood for your countertops and floors, adding touches of stone and glass to bring out the sky. 

If your vacation home is on the beach somewhere, you may want to keep your space light by using relaxing tones, light woods, and smooth slate for the flooring and countertops. 

If you work with experts in kitchen design in Denver, you can be sure that you will choose all the right natural elements. Contact Kitchen Showcase to learn more about what we do.

Creating the Perfect Countertop-Backsplash Combo

Kitchen backsplash

How to Match Your Countertops and Backsplash?

When you’re working on your kitchen or bathroom design, certain elements are natural to choose because you, most likely, had them pictured in your mind for a while, like the color of the walls or the type of appliances.
When it comes to choosing countertops and backsplash, the decisions tend to get a little more complicated. Maybe you’ve been thinking of a specific type of countertop but never considered a backsplash or vice versa. The “perfect” combination is subjective, so it will really depend on what you want and how you make it harmonious.

Kitchen backsplashStrategy #1: Neutral + Pattern or Color

This is often the go-to for many people. Having one surface that has either a neutral color or a pattern, and then one other surface that has the opposite. For instance, you could have a black granite countertop and pair it with a colored or patterned tile for the backsplash.

Strategy #2: Two Patterned Surfaces

Although this might seem like too much, if you choose wisely, the result could be incredible. If you decide to go with something like marble countertops, something like a stone mosaic could be great for a contrasting backsplash. This works particularly great with natural stones and neutral colors.

Strategy #3: Match Your Countertops to Your Backsplash

If you love the material and color of your countertops, why not extend it and create a continuation that will add visual impact?
 
The way you decide to mix and match your countertops and backsplash depends on your taste, your kitchen design, and many other details. For achieving the kitchen of your dreams, the best thing you can do is have your project managed by a team of professionals. Our design team at The Kitchen Showcase, can bring your remodeling visions to life. Let’s talk and get started.
 

Saying Goodbye to the Old Kitchen, and Hello to the New

Kitchen remodel 2018

Happy New Year!

We’ve said goodbye to 2017, and hello to 2018. And, for that reason, it’s the perfect time to show you before and after photos of our latest kitchen remodel. We said goodbye to the old, dark kitchen, and hello to a clean, bright, and cozy modern kitchen.

Remodel your kitchen in 2018

Self-care and wellness are at the top of everyone’s new year’s resolution lists. When it comes to the home, the kitchen should be the first place you start a remodel. The kitchen is the heart of the home. Once you have your dream kitchen, it will pump fresh energy to the rest of the house. In 2018 there are two kitchen trends that will dominate over them all, and that’s a clean, bright, and functional design, mixed with warm earthy elements.

Modernizing an old kitchen
The old kitchen was too dark. We needed to brighten it up and make it modern and vibrant.

Brighten up your kitchen

The first thing we wanted to do to this kitchen was open it up and make it brighter. In an attempt to be warm and rustic, the old kitchen had made the mistake of making everything way too dark. There was no light in the old kitchen. Dark wood cabinets, with black countertops, black appliances, and dark wood floors overwhelm the entire design. All the dark tones completely swallowed up any light. We wanted to keep the warmth, but add some bright and vibrant elements to bring life back into this kitchen.

Kitchen design trends
Replace old dark cabinets with clean bright cabinets to modernize your kitchen.

White cabinets

To bring in the light, we brought in custom cabinets in a clean white color and minimalist design. The flat-front cabinet style doors are simple and elegant. We also added the latest trend in modern kitchen design: the big bottom drawers. Instead of lower cabinets, we added the uber-functional, fashionable, and fabulous drawers. Drawers are easy to organize, and you’ll never have to struggle to reach the stuff at the back of the cabinet.

Modernizing an old kitchen
There are too many dark elements in the old kitchen, making it feel stuffy and gloomy.

Grey countertops

We also changed the colors of the walls and ceiling to add more light, added a few modern grey tones to break up the white, but still, keep it fresh and modern. The old black countertops were also removed and replaced with matte grey countertops. And, for the centerpiece, the kitchen island, we added a beautiful white natural stone countertop.

Kitchen remodel inspiration
We kept it bright but broke up the white by adding modern grey countertops, and a beautiful white natural stone island countertop.

Warm design elements

By incorporating a few darker elements in the kitchen design we made this modern kitchen feel warm. The chocolate tones of the kitchen island and the hardwood floors make the kitchen feel cozy, not gloomy. Instead of black, which is much too dramatic, we toned it down with contrasting brown tones. It’s the perfect blend of the modern Scandinavian design and the rustic country style kitchen.

Modern kitchen design
We added warm elements, like a dark chocolate kitchen island and reclaimed hardwood floors.

Adding some texture and layers

Instead of having only recessed ceiling lights, like the old kitchen, we added a few hanging light fixtures over the island. The oversized lamps will add a bit of texture to the kitchen, filling out the space and making the whole look more interesting.

Modern kitchen remodel
Oversized hanging lamps add texture and layers, making the whole kitchen design much more appealing.

Kitchen showcase in Denver

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