Your home is where you will spend a lot of your time. At the center of your home is your kitchen. A skillfully-designed kitchen can change the feel of your space, and can even increase the value of your home. Craftsman Homes & Interiors knows a well-designed kitchen can make all the difference in your Colorado dream home. Whether you are looking to build in Summit County, Teller County, Monument, Colorado Springs, or Canon City, we are prepared to build your custom home and dream kitchen design.
Our team of experts at Craftsman Homes & Interiors is ready to help you design your ideal bedroom, outdoor entertainment area, kitchen, and much more. With over 30 years of experience, we have the expertise and knowledge necessary to create the kitchen you desire for your dream home. As you are dreaming up the perfect kitchen for your unique needs, consider the different design elements you will want to see in your house.
1. Dark-Colored Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets have seen trends come and go over the years, from stained wood to white and now bold, dark colors. Now, one of the most popular trends is to finish off your kitchen with dark-colored cabinets. This is a great way to add a pop of color in your space. Jewel tones and primary colors are becoming more popular in kitchens around the country. Dark-colored kitchen cabinets make a great impact, whether you’re considering painting every cabinet a deep hue or just using a dark shade on the bottom half.
2. Streamlined Kitchen Design
Recently, simple, modern kitchen designs have become more popular. A streamlined kitchen design makes the place feel clean, open, and calm. Some streamlined kitchen designs that have become more popular include open shelving and removing uppers. A streamlined design allows more room for interesting or unique countertops, floor tiles, and backsplashes.
3. Quartz Countertops
When it comes to high-end countertops, quartz is still one of the go-to choices. Quartz countertops come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, offering many ways to make a quartz countertop the centerpiece of your kitchen. They also require less maintenance than granite, and are known to be a sturdy option that will age well. Quartz countertops work well in a streamlined design and complement both light and dark cabinets.
4. Hardwood Flooring And Ceramic Tile
Hardwood flooring is still one of the leading options for flooring in any part of a home, including the kitchen. Hardwood floors come in many sizes and colors, making it a top choice. You can even lay your hardwood floors in a pattern, such as chevron, to add a unique style element to your kitchen. The second most popular choice for flooring is ceramic tile. Ceramic tiles are incredibly diverse, and there are even tiles available that have the appearance of hardwood, but are sturdier than real wood. These tiles are easy to maintain, making them a great option for many homeowners, especially those with children or pets where their floors are more prone to damage.
5. Kitchen Islands
Kitchen islands were once an option, an afterthought if there happened to be enough space in the kitchen for it. Now, islands have become a common part of the kitchen, and they have proven to be incredibly useful. Many kitchen islands have room for storage, and can be fit with under-the-counter appliances like dishwashers and wine refrigerators. If your kitchen’s design is streamlined, kitchen islands provide a considerable amount of extra space for pots and pans and other common small kitchen appliances.
6. Connecting To The Outdoors
Kitchen spaces are becoming increasingly connected with the outdoors. A lot of homeowners are choosing to create a patio space that’s connected to their kitchen, or having a courtyard off the kitchen where they can enjoy breakfast or dinner with family and friends. Many kitchens now have their own exits to the backyard. Installing a sliding glass door or French doors off the kitchen seamlessly connects the two spaces. If your kitchen isn’t the right place for an exit, you can also install large windows to connect the kitchen to the outside.
7. Mixed Metals
Gone are the days when all kitchen fixtures had to match. Mixing metals is not only alright, but it can give added character to your kitchen. Mixing gold and black fixtures is just one way to bring a bit of unique style into your kitchen design. This also makes things easier if you ever decide you’d like to change some of your fixtures. You won’t have to worry about finding ones that perfectly match. Instead, you can choose to use mixed metals to make some of your fixtures stand out and add another pop of color.
8. Walk-In Pantries
Walk-in pantries are incredibly popular nowadays. They are a great way to keep the kitchen streamlined by investing in more space for your groceries to hide. If you are not interested in hiding your walk-in pantry, open shelving is a great option that still offers a modern feel to your kitchen. You can even create a pantry that is large enough to hold small appliances or a beverage refrigerator.
Create The Perfect Kitchen Design With Craftsman Homes & Interiors
Creating a custom home means having a space you know you will enjoy for years to come. At Craftsman Homes & Interiors, we know the key to a spectacular custom home is an amazing kitchen. Whether you have started thinking about building in Colorado or still have custom home questions you’d like to ask, contact us today and our team of highly trained professionals can help you build the home of your dreams.