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Is Your Kitchen Ready for a Makeover?

As you browse through home catalogs and magazines, or peruse image boards and Ideabooks on Pinterest and Houzz, you might see photos of beautiful kitchens that look like perfect cooking and gathering spaces. You may find yourself daydreaming about what it would be like if your own home looked as appealing. While scrutinizing the current state of your kitchen design, you might ask yourself, “Is it time for a kitchen makeover…?”

To help answer that question, here are five signs that indicate it might be time to give your kitchen a fresh, new look.

1.) Your kitchen is isolated.

Older kitchens were designed as enclosed spaces for a solo cook, with a formal dining room positioned in a separate area. Now, cooking is much more social, and many couples and families like to prepare food together. OpenMed_YORK_MISSION_DET004_RGB layouts allow the kitchen to be a common gathering spot when hosting guests. If your kitchen doesn’t have enough room for multiple people, or you feel isolated while cooking in it, it may be time to rethink the layout and how best to connect it with the rest of your home.

2.) Your kitchen isn’t functional.

Today’s kitchens offer more ease than the kitchens of the past. From blind-corner cabinet remedies, such as the super susan, to drawer inserts, pantry storage and pull-out trash bins that easily hide away, Denver custom cabinets offer innovative solutions that give you easier access to all of  your cooking essentials. For countertops, granite and engineered quartz surfaces are great choices; not only are they durable, they are also easy to maintain and offer timeless appeal.

3.) You hide your kitchen from guests.

When it comes to entertaining guests, kitchens tend to be the main gathering space. However, if you don’t like the way your kitchen looks, or if the space feels too cramped, you probably aren’t hosting many events. Whether you dislike the color scheme or the dated flooring, or if your cabinets seem to have lost their luster and don’t offer enough storage, it’s time to consider remodeling and realizing the full potentiaDSC_0095bl of your space.

4.) Your appliances are out of date.

Newer appliances have more to offer than just cool technical features; they run more efficiently, quietly and safely. Today’s kitchen appliances offer a diverse range of sizes and functions that can be suited to your needs. However, if your home is over 30 years old, simply replacing the appliances might not be a viable option. Electrical wiring and plumbing might also need to be reconfigured to accommodate newer models and ensure safety. New appliances will not only freshen up the look of your kitchen but will also make cooking and storing food easier and more energy efficient.

5.) You’re planning on selling your house soon.

The bathrooms and kitchen are areas of the home that people notice most when house-hunting. If your kitchen is outdated, it could easily move your home from first to last place or make it difficult to get the offer you’d like to receive. Whatever reasons you may have for wanting a kitchen makeover, choosing to renovate your space will increase not only the value of your home, but the quality of the life you live inside it.

For more information on kitchen remodeling in Denver, contact us today.  We can help you create a space that will suit your needs, stay within your budget and leave you with an inviting, functional kitchen that you’re proud to show-off to your family and friends.

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Five Ways to Freshen Up Your Bathroom Design

Blending different elements into a bathroom renovation is a great way to create an overall engaging design that is both functional and relaxing. Most homeowners would agree that a master bath should evoke a special ambiance that is different from the powder room on the main floor. While there are some basic necessities for every bathroom and a budget should be established, getting creative and organized will lay the foundation for a space you’ll cherish for years to come.

As you begin to plan for your Denver bathroom remodel, consider these five stylish bathroom design trends that will maximize the purpose of the space and enhance the overall character.

Natural tones

Earth tones derived from wood, stone, and other natural materials add elements of warmth and originality to bathroom designs once dominated by steel and porcelain. Hardwood on the floors as well as wooden wall panels are growing in popularity, and homeowners are seeing a rise in stone, river rock, and kiln-fired ceramic products replacing traditional porcelain sinks. Blending natural elements into the overall design of the space will enhance warmth and add interesting visual texture.

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Functional cabinetry

New and innovative cabinetry designs are helping renovators maximize functionality in every square foot. Because more homeowners are looking to declutter their bathrooms and find ways to tuck away toiletry items while remaining stylish, cabinets are taking on fresh looks and optimal storage solutions. If space allows in your master bath, integrate custom cabinetry in the layout to act as a dressing table or make-up vanity alongside cabinets that complement the overall design.

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Creative patterns

Herringbone, basket weave and arabesque patterns are fun, inviting options for showers, backsplashes, flooring and even wallpaper or curtains. Go with neutral tones or consider bold accent colors that will stand-out against the softer hues of wood cabinetry. In the kids’ bath, integrate bright colors to add a playful element that will both conjure up young imaginations and help ease clean-up time at the end of the day. Geometric patterns in any bathroom will add a simple yet vivid aesthetic that won’t lose its impact over time.

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Luxury showers

Whether you have an enclosed shower or a bathtub/shower combination, adding a specialized fixture can turn a simple bathroom into a home spa. While some homeowners opt for dual shower heads, others may prefer a sleek, rainfall option. To fully experience spa-like moments in the comfort of your own home, many walk-in showers today can be customized to feature built-in benches, heating lamps, multiple spout options and even additional steam to emulate a sauna.

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Big tiles

Large natural stone or ceramic tiles in the bathroom offer a seamless look and provide a more spacious feel. Fewer grout lines help make those areas easier to clean and maintain, which is a positive point for any homeowner. For shower stalls or bathroom walls, a white or lighter-toned tile can add an illusion of space and make a room brighter. Not every master bath is as spacious as a homeowner might like, however incorporating bigger tiles can make almost any room feel larger. And, with the impression of more space comes a sense of relaxation and serenity, which is the ultimate reward in any master bath.

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Houzz lists 10 more bathroom design trends that are expected to grow in 2016; all of them add elements of comfort, luxury, and clean design. For assistance with designing YOUR perfect bathroom, contact us.

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Don’t Settle for Less in Your Kitchen Renovation

Whether you’re anticipating selling your home or you just want a change for yourself, renovating your kitchen can add significant value, both to your home and to your lifestyle. Updating the feel, function and appearance of your house is a worthwhile goal, but because so many people in Denver are remodeling their kitchens and baths, it’s more important than ever to plan well and make good decisions. Staying focused on the practical aspects of the design while remaining consistent with the overall look will help add meaningful use to the space.

Include lots of counter space

One mistake people can make when going for a certain look in the kitchen – such as with a contemporary or minimalist design – is to cut back on countertop space. Not having enough flat surface area in the kitchen can be a deterrent for some potential homebuyers. Countertops serve multiple purposes outside of mere food preparation or small appliances storage; many people want to spread out for family meals, to work on projects or to entertain with friends. It’s OK to change-up the color and design of your countertops with differing products, such as granite along the perimeter and stainless steel or butcher block on the island or peninsula. With the help of a kitchen design professional, you can pinpoint just the right balance of eye-catching design and everyday function.

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Choose quality materials

One important tip for any homeowner to remember when planning a kitchen or bath renovation is: Don’t compromise on quality. Avoid purchasing material goods that are manufactured poorly or have little-to-no durability. Whether it’s cabinetry, countertops, backsplashes or hardware, seek the products that are rated for high quality and endurance. Consult a kitchen design professional who can offer insight into quality products that will meet the needs of your remodel while staying within your budget. Rest assured, a smaller budget doesn’t mean you won’t have a kitchen that can stand the test of time.

When it comes to cabinetry, there are great resources available from cabinet manufacturers that will help you make preliminary decisions based on style, wood species and finish options. Keep in mind that Colorado cabinets are a major part of any kitchen remodel, and finding the material that will suit your needs is extremely important. In addition to the aesthetic characteristics of the various types of cabinet style options available, the durability of the wood and the longevity of the finish are both major considerations.

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Give yourself elbow room

Although galley-style and enclosed kitchens were common architecture in the past, most contemporary homeowners  prefer a kitchen that opens up to other living areas. Having a cramped or restricted kitchen layout can cause stress, so altering the footprint of the space might be a good direction to take. Typically, the three major focus areas of a kitchen are the sink, stove and refrigerator, traditionally known as “the kitchen triangle.” Today, however, many people want to include a fourth area: the center island. No matter the size, an island is a great place for food preparation, family activities and informal dining. The island can also house a sink, cooktop or dishwasher, which further opens up the possibilities for space reconfiguration.

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A kitchen design professional can be a great resource for bouncing around design ideas, offering product solutions and referring quality contractors for your project needs. Contact BKC Kitchen and Bath for a complimentary consultation and design* with one of our award-winning team members, and gather information on our wide selection of cabinetry, countertop materials and hardware options.

 

*A 10% deposit will be required to release our drawings prior to purchase.

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Tackling the Mudroom with Custom Cabinetry

The mudroom is commonly overlooked when it comes to home renovation, especially because it’s an area that tends to be transitional. For most families, the mudroom is the place where shoes slip on and off, where backpacks are dropped, and where coats, scarves, and snow boots pile up during cold weather. What better place to tackle organization, especially with some Denver custom cabinets? Here are our suggestions to turn your cluttered mudroom into a streamlined storage area.

Decide to organize

There is a lot to consider when designing a functional mudroom; from a coat rack for your family and guests, to a shoe rack for organizing footwear, you’ll want to take stock of what you intend to use your mudroom for and how best to place items within it. For instance, it might be advantageous to incorporate a mix of open shelves and cabinetry with pull-out features, or dedicate a tall cabinet for hanging clothing. Whatever you decide, make the focal point organization and utilize the space in the best way possible.

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Aim high

Mudrooms are a great place for seasonal storage, especially when you start switching out winter boots with summer sandals, or skateboards with snowboards. Take advantage of high ceilings or an entire wall by using top cabinets for seasonal storage, leaving the bottom cabinets or shelves more conveniently available for year-round items. You’ll want to consider choosing custom sizes for some of your cabinets, especially for specific items like skis, athletic equipment, and outdoor gear that needs a storage spot inside. The mudroom is a great place for such items, especially if you want to maximize the utility of a narrow space or corner.

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Make room for special features

When space allows, a mudroom with a bench for shoe changing, or a charging station to plug-in devices close to the door where they won’t be forgotten, are great additions to consider. If you have a furry family member, the mudroom is a great spot to hang leashes, store toys and even tuck away a pet bed. For inspiration, Houzz has some great mudroom designs that incorporate these features, including a heated floor to help dry shoes and keep your family’s feet cozy and warm.

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Getting your mudroom organized is a great way to declutter your home and create usable space for your family’s activities. For help with designing your mudroom, contact us. We can help you choose the best cabinets that add both style and function to your home.

 

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Defining Studio Space with Cabinetry

The layout of a residential studio or loft is typically designed with flexibility in mind. The ability, however, for the same limited dimensions to serve multiple purposes while maintaining a sense of space can be a challenge. With the use of strategically-placed cabinetry and helpful solutions from a seasoned kitchen and bath designer, spatial definition and flexibility can still be achieved while preserving the overall open feel of the room. Here are a few suggestions for creating the perfect studio dwelling.

Cabinets help define spaces in a large studio

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It is widely known that one of the most definitive spaces in any layout is the kitchen. However, in an open floor plan the impression of this space can be easily lost when the surrounding zones start to bleed into one another. For a studio where the dining space blends into the kitchen and the kitchen blends into the living room, adding cabinets into the mix can help visually divide the open space into sections. For example, integrating a single wall of cabinets in the kitchen can add storage and define the room without completely disrupting the flow of space.

Another option is to install a cabinet peninsula or island that will distinguish the kitchen from surrounding areas while simultaneously offering an informal place to sit and eat or work at. No matter the room, adding unique elements with the use of custom cabinets will give any zone individual purpose without compromising on the flexibility of the layout.

Mixed-use cabinets create multi-purpose spaces

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When your living room is also the space you work, craft, play, entertain, or even sleep in, it can be hard to balance those multiple functions in one area. A combination of open shelving and closed cabinets will help streamline the room without reducing its variable functions. Moreover, meeting with a designer to consider the primary and secondary uses of the space can reveal how much open shelving may be needed versus what should be hidden within cabinets.

For instance, Denver custom cabinets that allow you to hide your TV or electronic equipment while you work is a great way to turn your entertainment room into a productive office environment. Once your work is done, the room can easily be converted back into a fun zone simply by pulling cabinet doors back open. Cabinets can also serve as multi-purpose storage units that make transforming a living room space into cozy sleeping quarters quick and easy.

Cabinets can create a sense of privacy

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One of the biggest challenges with an open layout is creating privacy. Whether it’s concealing your belongings or defining a bedroom area that is distinct from the rest of the space, cabinets are a helpful inclusion. Although it is not often the goal of a studio or loft layout to create isolated zones, the sleeping area tends to call for more seclusion. Installing a partial wall of cabinets to create a private hedge between living areas will not only offer a certain amount of privacy but will also bring extra storage for clothing, bedding, towels and other belongings.

Strategically-placed cabinetry and shelving systems within an open floor plan are perfect for tucking items away or displaying them in an organized fashion. They combine aesthetic with function and help to maintain cleanliness in a layout that can otherwise have a tendency to show clutter.

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Storage is a necessity in any space, but it is especially important in a loft or studio where the open layout is easily compromised by undefined areas. Cabinets are a great way to incorporate storage and transform a studio’s functionality without diminishing its spacious style. To gain a designer’s perspective and to learn more about how various cabinetry options can transform your studio or loft, contact us.

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Work Triangle vs. Work Zones in Your Kitchen

How to Replace the Work Triangle in Your Kitchen Renovation

When it comes to a kitchen renovation in Denver or elsewhere, many designs and layouts adhere to the popular and efficient work zone triangle. The refrigerator, range, and sink are placed as if they were points on an equilateral triangle, creating an efficient kitchen space that makes it easier to move between your most-used appliances.

While many traditional kitchens will thrive under this layout, it can also pose some challenges when multiple cooks are added into the mix, different appliances are incorporated, or the size of the kitchen is expanded. So how can you change your layout while maintaining an efficient kitchen?

By thinking about your kitchen in work zones, you can create a dynamic space, even if it breaks up the triangle. Here are some ways to think about your kitchen in work zones:

Routine Appliance Zone

For those with a morning coffee or tea routine, having a space dedicated to certain tasks will help keep small appliances organized and stored in an accessible area. In addition, delegating cabinet and drawer space for the tools needed to complete these functions will keep the zone simplified, thus making it usable for other tasks as well.

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Food Prep Zone

As the norm for having just one cook in the kitchen has changed, having multiple food prep zones will alter the original working triangle and make sufficient room for everyone. Landing areas between the refrigerator and the sink, or the sink and the range, allow for separate food prep and cooking spaces and help avoid a cramped kitchen.

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Entertaining Zone

The kitchen is often the hub where people gather.  As such, a peninsula or island can be a great place to entertain guests while still remaining productive in the kitchen. This space can also be used for family workspace so that time can be spent both preparing a meal and overseeing kids’ activities. Either way, this zone is a great suggestion for spending time with guests in the kitchen while simultaneously serving as a prep area.

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Clean Up Zone

Placing related appliances near one another, like the dishwasher next to the sink, is a great way to create a dedicated clean-up zone that won’t interfere with other kitchen activities. Add a pull-out trash and recycling cabinet nearby to bring even more functionality to the zone. The clean-up process is typically the last step to undertake in the kitchen; this dedicated zone will enhance efficiency so that less time is spent doing work and more time is spent enjoying your time at home.

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Whether it’s the tried-and-true kitchen triangle or space optimizing work zones that you prefer, our skilled designers can offer insight into kitchen renovation ideas that will work best for you. To get your kitchen ideas started, visit our showroom and consult with one of our designers.

 

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BKC Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

 

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BKC KITCHEN AND BATH OF ENGLEWOOD, CO Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

 

ENGLEWOOD, CO, January 12, 2016 – BKC Kitchen and Bath of Englewood, CO has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 37-year old kitchen and bath design firm was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

BKC Kitchen and Bath offers award-winning design and incomparable customer service to deliver Colorado’s Best Kitchen Experience.

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize BKC Kitchen and Bath, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About BKC Kitchen and Bath

BKC Kitchen Cabinets Denver has been designing and supplying kitchen cabinets and whole-house cabinetry throughout Metro Denver for over 37 years. We are well-established and respected in the community with an A+ rating and 33-year longevity record with the BBB. Our large showroom makes it easy to plan any project with many creative displays representing top brands like Crystal Cabinet Works, Medallion Cabinetry, and Mid Continent Cabinetry. At BKC, we offer award-winning design and incomparable customer service to deliver Colorado’s Best Kitchen Experience.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

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Revive Your Kitchen in 2016

As we roll into the first month of the New Year, we’re beginning to see a variety of new trends on the horizon that can be brought into your Denver kitchen design. Homeowners can expect to see a greater influence of technology, a rewind to 80’s glam décor, and a strong nod to mid-century modern design. Whether it’s a fresh look you’re after or a complete makeover in the kitchen, here are some ideas that are gaining momentum.

 

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If you’re looking for something striking to add to the kitchen, create a pop of color. Many manufacturers of sinks, cooktops, cabinetry and small appliances now offer products in a variety of bold colors and textures. Additionally, custom and semi-custom cabinet companies, such as Mid Continent Cabinetry, have a custom paint color program, which gives you the freedom to choose from a full palette of hues. Display a red blender atop a neutral-toned countertop or stage a free-standing range, such as Bertazzoni, next to bright white cabinets. These strategically-placed objects of color will draw the eye into the room and create an exciting design appeal. Be careful, however, not to overload the color scheme with too much variety; less is definitely more in this scenario.

 

Flashback to the ’80s

Envision the glittery look of the ’80s but with a more elegant twist. Mirror backsplashes, metallic tile, and brass accents with a satin finish will bring elegance to your kitchen without the cheapening effect of plastic elements once common in ’80s-era design. High-gloss cabinetry, such as the new Soho line offered by Crystal Cabinet Works, will give a strong ’80s pop-art appeal and bring a fresh, fun look to your kitchen. If you’re feeling particularly bold, run neon lighting along the underside of a horizontal cabinet or countertop to give it that “Miami Vice” look.

 

Technologically speaking

With mobile technology continuing to evolve and expand, many homeowners are bringing electronic devices into the communal kitchen space. Options for making a kitchen tech-friendly include adding electrical outlets that have phone and tablet charging capabilities. Dedicating storage space, such as inside a custom kitchen drawer, gives gadgets and devices their own place to live while keeping valuable counter space free. State-of-the-art “smart” appliances, such as Samsung, are also on the rise in kitchen design, with the latest high-tech models offering unique internet capabilities and phone app connections to help busy homeowners stay on top of their food and cooking needs.

 

Mid-century minimalism

midcentury1Clean lines and a minimalist mentality continue to be a focal point in contemporary kitchen design. With an emphasis on uncluttered space and smooth surfaces, mid-century modern design has recaptured the attention of many homeowners. Streamlined cabinetry with flat-panel door styles and light-to-medium wood stains or paints will bring a sense of ease to the room, helping to offset the stresses of life outside. Complement cabinetry with warm-colored granite or engineered quartz countertops and sleek, stylized lighting fixtures.

 

Going forward

Kitchen design has great potential going into 2016. Combinations of old concepts and new trends, mixed with state-of-the-art innovations and streamlined décor, will enhance even the smallest of spaces. If you are considering a Denver kitchen renovation, contact us. We will bring you the latest looks to upgrade and update your kitchen.

 

 

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Cabinets Beyond the Kitchen

When it comes to cabinetry, it may be time to think outside the kitchen. Ask most homeowners what they would change about the current décor of their homes, and one of the first responses you’ll hear will be, “More storage!” So, how can you gain that extra storage? Cabinets that are used in the kitchen are not often considered for other rooms, however the ability to customize them adds a plethora of storage options for other rooms that may not have been previously imagined.

In the Family Room

The family room tends to be a centralized spot for everything, from movie-watching to study hall to family game night. It also tends to attract the most clutter! A great storage and de-cluttering solution is to line one wall with Denver custom cabinets that include doors and open bookshelves surrounding the TV. Add pull-out shelves within the cabinets to house gaming devices or pull-out bins to hold toys. You can also customize cabinets with glass doors which will make it easier to locate board games, DVDs and other entertainment items.

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For Your Home Office

Working from home is becoming more popular, and so is the demand for dedicated office space. With such a wide variety of kitchen cabinets available, you can create a unique space far-removed from the typical office-store desks. Countertops make elegant desktops, built-in cutlery trays keep small supplies organized, and a deep roll-out tray can house a printer, ready to be tucked away when not in use. For an added benefit, incorporate hanging file hardware and dividers inside full-extension drawers. Keep trash and recyclable items out of sight with custom pull-out bins. Most people would agree that working amongst clutter is distracting, but a well-designed cabinet layout will keep you organized and focused.

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A Study Nook

Homeowners have started to realize the potential of unused space beneath the stairs. Because of this, the creative ideas are flowing. Custom cabinetry can transform the challenging space into a charming desk area or intimate reading nook, complete with built-in storage. Showcasing your personal style, the layout can be tailored to offer a mix of open shelving and enclosed cabinet boxes. There may be some items you wish to display, while others you may prefer to keep tucked away. To further save on limited space, add a pendant light or recessed LED light on the underside of the stairs to alleviate the need for a table lamp.

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Reviving a Crafter’s Room

Every crafter dreams of an organized, dedicated area with enough counter space to work on and plenty of places to stash away craft materials. A seamstress would especially benefit from a tall cabinet that can store an ironing board and open shelving to showcase fabrics, yarns and other DIY supplies. Plenty of divided drawers for beads, buttons, glue guns, decorative paper and all other crafting necessities will keep the space streamlined and manageable. Many styles of kitchen cabinets can be customized with built-in features to accommodate the crafter’s dream, so let your creativity flow!

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Cabinets are no longer just for the kitchen. Take a walk through your house and consider how BKC Kitchen and Bath can create unique and useful spaces within your home. To receive more information and to get started on an innovative design, contact us and discover ideas that will work for you.

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Illusion of Space in a Small Bathroom

Renovating a small bathroom can be a challenging task, especially when you want to provide ample space while still retaining adequate storage. What is the best way to incorporate Denver bath cabinets into your design without making the space feel cramped? Aside from the traditional and effective medicine cabinet option, here are a few ideas to give your tiny bathroom a space-saving makeover.

Round out the vanity cabinet

Adding a vanity cabinet that has rounded corners can be a very effective design option, especially in a small bathroom where square footage is at a premium. Not only does this shape fit better into the space, it also allows guests more freedom to move about without bumping into sharp edges. Additionally, a rounded cabinet can be useful in situations where the angle of the bathroom door requires more room to swing open and closed.

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Maximize a corner or nook

Take advantage of corner spaces and tiny nooks by adding custom cabinets that fit perfectly within them. A corner cabinet can bring storage possibilities to an otherwise underutilized space. To prevent the cabinetry from looking too bulky, opt for glass door inserts in either a plain or decorative pattern, or add a mirror. Bring even more brightness by adding integrated lighting inside the cabinet.

Open up the cabinetry

Many designers will recommend leaving the area under the bathroom sink open to allow for more sense of space. For maximum storage, choose a vanity that is both open and closed – drawers for items you want to keep tucked away and open shelving for decorative baskets, towels, magazines or slippers.

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Float the vanity

To present a true illusion of space in your small bathroom, choose a floating vanity. This cantilevered cabinet will open up the floor space, create a modern, minimalist appeal, and inspire thought about the engineering process involved. Additionally, you can opt for under-cabinet lighting, which will illuminate the floor and give the room an even stronger contemporary look.

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Minimalize cabinet hardware

No matter the style or size of cabinets you ultimately decide upon, replacing bulky knobs with slender pulls will help achieve a less-cluttered visual while eliminating obstacles within the space. For contemporary bath cabinetry, integrated handles and finger pulls are a great design option. In place of bulky, ornate knobs or pulls, you can use a grip notch to open doors and drawers.

Slim down the storage

Slender cabinets matched with a narrow sink or wider cabinets with a shallower depth can give you plenty of storage space. By incorporating slimmer cabinetry, the option of mixing open shelving into the space can increase the aesthetic appeal without weighing the space down with overly-ornate design.

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Remember that it’s not necessary to reduce your cabinet options in a smaller bathroom simply because the measurements of the space are restricted. As long as you pay sufficient attention to the layout, style and details of your cabinets, you can successfully create the illusion of an airier room. For assistance in creating a functional cabinet design to properly meet your needs without compromising on space in your bathroom remodel, contact us.

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