Kitchen Remodel Trends
How a 59 year old kitchen got modernized
Colorado Local Home Improvements, renovations and home remodeling construction in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Florissant, Divide, and surrounding areas.
Today’s kitchens are full of energy efficient appliances along with state of the art flooring and outstanding counter tops. Today kitchens are well thought out with extremely usable spaces. Not only that, they are beautiful to behold. If you are performing nightly cooking chores in an outdated kitchen then rocket yourself into the new millennium and consider a kitchen remodel project..
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Kitchens today place a great emphasis on functionality and efficiency of appliances such as you see in these pictures, with some home owners choosing commercial grade appliances for their kitchens. The kitchen cabinetry today is a finely honed craft with a myriad of design choices and a huge selection of laminates, woods to chose from..
Recently, beginning sometime in April 2010. I had the opportunity to do a small kitchen remodel project. It was during this time I was asked by a Colorado local kitchen cabinet design store if I would be willing to undertake remodeling a small kitchen.
After reviewing what had to be done I soon realized that this would be a 2 month project… providing everything went according to schedule. The initial demo only took a few days… it involved the tearing out of walls and all the existing sheet rock which in this case happen to be sheet rock with a concrete plaster overlay… the house was built in 1952. Sheet rock in those days were 16″ wide x 8 ft long and were installed horizontally with pre-drilled holes to accommodate 3/4 thick concrete plaster.. it was awful to say the least, and thank goodness it went fairly quick…
Kitchen Layout for small kitchens
Soon after the clean -up, we re-framed a couple of walls with built in closets to accommodate a washer / dryer and a new pantry.. A complete electrical upgrade was necessary for this project. New 200 amp electrical service panel was installed along with new heavy duty circuits for the dryer and new range, lighting and various other circuits. Plumbing updates were also necessary as the old plumbing which consisted of old style lead solder piping was replaced with PVC and everything in this small kitchen was brought up to code. Including were the installation of new kitchen vinyl windows, new back entry door and approximately 240 sq ft of Bamboo tongue and groove wood flooring. Color Black
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Current trends for kitchen cabinets that look like furniture with designers adding tables and decorative nooks and molding to achieve a more unstructured look. Painted and glazed finishes are also very popular. Kitchen countertops can feature the beauty of natural materials such as granite, concrete or limestone. This particular circular centerpiece is solid granite and is the main focal point of this kitchen. Its absolutely stunning.. More and more people are choosing to upgrade their kitchen, the reason for this trend are too numerous to mention, those that know are in today because if you own and plan to stay then by all means consider your future.. its everything more plus a sound investment.