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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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Go Green, Save Green: How to Sustainably Remodel Your Kitchen

It’s natural for homeowners to wonder how much of their remodeling dollars will come back to them upon the resale of their home. While few projects have a dollar-for-dollar short-term return, kitchen remodels rank near the top, as can be seen in data presented by Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost Vs. Value ReportOne way to make the return of investment more substantial is to appeal to the next generation of home buyers by incorporating a “going green” approach to your renovation. Sustainability is a concept that many people find valuable, and a Denver kitchen renovation with a low environmental impact will garner attention.

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The first area of focus for your “green” kitchen remodel should be the cabinetry. Developments in the sustainability of the manufacturing process have come a long way. With the launch of programs like the Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Millennial buyers are sure to be impressed by the green process that goes into the manufacturing of program-certified cabinetry. The Environmental Stewardship Program is specifically directed toward kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturers and encourages them to commit to sustainability practices in their processes. Finding a certified manufacturer compliant with ESP is the first step in creating an eco-friendly and appealing remodel. The list of manufacturers compliant with ESP boasts 141 companies, among whom are Crystal Cabinet Works, Medallion Cabinetry, KitchenCraft Cabinetry and Mid Continent Cabinetry.

Once you have determined your eco-friendly cabinetry, selecting countertops is another great way to incorporate sustainability into your kitchen remodel. Quartz, which is really an engineered stone made of quartz and resin, is harder and less permeable than granite, is easier to maintain, and is comparable in cost. The color and pattern selection of this engineered material is quite impressive and is sure to match any décor. Plus, since it doesn’t have to be mined and transported long distances, the environmental impact of quartz is much lower. Other green options for countertops include products such as recycled glass, agricultural products and even paper.

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Integrating new floors into your kitchen remodel can breathe fresh life into the room. With a variety of eco-friendly materials to choose from, the right flooring can become a cohesive medium that brings various design elements of the room together. Options for environmentally-friendly flooring include bamboo, cork and engineered wood. The latter uses sustainably-grown or recycled wood, and the choices, which include cherry, maple and oak, create a beautiful, custom look.

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When combining all of these sustainable options together, what really makes a renovation stand out is professional design and quality construction. While production-line-quality materials from big box stores may seem the most economical, adapting them to an existing home can be challenging and often disappointing. To add a green approach to your kitchen remodel, look for on-trend materials that are sustainable, durable, and meet your budget with both innovative design and professional installation. To gain a personalized approach and discuss eco-friendly ideas for your home remodel, contact us.

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Make a Splash with These Backsplash Designs

One of the great benefits of having backsplashes installed in your kitchen and bathrooms is the ability to change them when you desire a new look. If you’re planning to embark on a remodel in your Denver Kitchen or bath, you should begin with choosing cabinetry and countertops that will meet your design needs. Then, consider what lighting options, flooring and wall paint will best exemplify the look you are going for. Once you have chosen these components, you can begin to explore backsplash ideas that will give your room a finishing touch.

Whether you favor a classic design or a backsplash that has artistic zest, narrowing down the best design and material can sometimes be challenging due to so many available options. Every New Year brings fresh ideas and products to the design scene; according to a recent article by improvenet.com, choosing the best backsplash can be a formidable task for some homeowners because of this. The basic purpose of a backsplash is to catch food and oil splatter and protect walls from water. Yet, a backsplash can also serve as a cosmetic enhancement to a room and should therefore be carefully considered.

Depending on your budget, your personal style and your kitchen or bathroom design, there is a backsplash option perfect for your space. These five popular trends might help narrow down the search.

Natural stone

Natural stone has been a consistent material choice for some time now, and studies show that its popularity for the kitchen and bath remains strong. Whether you prefer a slate, soapstone, granite or marble backsplash, natural stone has a timeless appeal that is perfect for any home décor. Backsplashes are available in tile or slab form and can either match your countertop or be a contrasting color and texture. Natural stone is tough and durable and therefore a great choice, however it does require regular sealing. Additionally, slate and soapstone can easily scratch, but wiping them with a dab of mineral oil will usually make the scratches magically disappear.

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Pebble mosaic

A pebble mosaic is a backsplash material quickly gaining popularity in both kitchen and bath design due to its 3-dimensional appearance and variation of color and texture. Simultaneously complex and natural, a backsplash made of pebbles will impress almost any viewer. Upkeep can be a bit of a challenge due to the excess amount of grout used, however the overall beauty and uniqueness of a pebble backsplash will make the upkeep worthwhile.

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Stainless steel and bronze

If the sleek look of stainless steel or oil-rubbed bronze appeals to you, a metallic backsplash might be the perfect option for your design. In a modern or industrial-style home or loft, metal elements make a dramatic statement. So, too, can a stainless steel or bronze backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom. Metal backsplashes are available in solid sheets or tile form, and both options are appealing in their own way. A solid sheet that is has no grouting will help keep dirt and grime build-up away, but the smoothness of the material also has a tendency to show dents.

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Chalkboard

For something fun and unconventional, consider adding a backsplash made of chalkboard paint. Whether you’re an artist or you just like to doodle, having a chalkboard backsplash adds an interactive element to your kitchen or bath that can be shared by everyone. The paint is easy to apply, affordable, and adds an engaging characteristic to the room. Using a chalkboard backsplash in the kitchen creates a clever way to jot down shopping lists, exchange messages with family members and plan out recipes.

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Glass

Due to its timeless design, versatility and sustainable aspects, glass has become a very popular backsplash option. In particular, recycled glass material is very appealing to homeowners who seek to incorporate green products into the home. Classic subway tiles and mosaic patterns work well in almost any décor, and with an extensive color spectrum available, finding just the right backsplash is sure to be a breeze. Although cracks can be difficult to repair, glass tile has the benefit of being resistant to both mildew and stains.

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At BKC Kitchen & Bath, we dedicate ourselves to helping customers with every component of their kitchen and bath design. Visit our Denver cabinet showroom for more inspiration and ideas, as well as information on backsplash trends.

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Remodeling Your Kitchen for a New-Tech Market

In recent studies surrounding the best cities to live and work in, Colorado has repeatedly been in the spotlight as one of the most sought-after places for jobs, especially in the technology and IT industries. According to Forbes, “Denver’s relatively central location makes it a natural location as a distribution hub for the American west, while also supporting a number of growing industries in technology and telecommunications.”

Many of these Colorado newcomers are settling into careers with IBM or Oracle, while others are planning their own tech startups in what’s set to be the Rocky Mountains’ own Silicon Valley. With this population influx comes the need for homes, lofts and condos perfectly suited for a large group of tech workers looking for desirable residences in Denver’s beautiful and natural setting.

Whether you’re planning to put your house on the market or intend to stay in your home for a while and wish to update your current interior, these three Denver kitchen remodel ideas highlight key trends in current kitchen design that many tech-savvy newcomers would find desirable.

1.) Sleek cabinet design and integrated smart appliances: If your aim is to attract tech professionals new to the city, remodeling your kitchen to include appliances featuring smart technology might also warrant adding a minimalist, contemporary style to the rest of the kitchen. Tech-lovers can appreciate the sleek design of frameless or flat-panel cabinetry matching the lines of a brushed-chrome refrigerator or integrated oven. The addition of stainless steel accents on cabinetry, such as metal feet on islands and unembellished pulls on doors and drawers, will bring an overall modern aesthetic to the décor.

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2.) Dynamic function with countertops: Maximizing space with large or strategically-placed countertops on perimeters, peninsulas and islands appeals to new homebuyers because of the wealth of function that comes with it. Whether used for cooking meals, entertaining with friends, or meeting with co-workers on new projects, having multi-use countertops will increase functionality and purpose in the kitchen. Current trends include expansive butcher blocks, stainless steel islands and underlit glass countertops that come in an array of colors and patterns.

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3.) Eco-friendly materials: In addition to energy-efficient appliances, more people have become drawn to eco-friendly materials that can be showcased throughout the kitchen. Many eco-friendly products lend themselves to a natural look which integrates well with high-tech gadgets. Picture an electronics charging station on top of a solid bamboo block or an espresso machine on top of an IceStone recycled-glass countertop. Environmentally-friendly materials mesh well and bridge the natural and technological features of a contemporary kitchen, offering a perfect representation of Denver’s growing aesthetic and discerning style.

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Remodeling your kitchen with modern ideas can help attract new-tech professionals in your area and will also provide timeless design if you intend to live in your home for awhile. For inspiration on adding leading-edge style and increased function in your kitchen, contact us. We have a team of designers ready to help you create a noteworthy space certain to impress the emerging new-tech market.

 

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Timeless Design in Your Master Bath

Cabinetry for the bathroom is no longer just about functionality and practicality. Many cabinet options can also be pleasing aesthetically. The beauty about designing new cabinets for the home is the freedom you have to customize layouts, colors and surface materials to fit your style and space according to your own tastes. With so many options at your disposal and the ability to choose from a wide selection of Denver custom cabinets and semi-custom cabinets, you can successfully create a personalized master bath that’s as unique as you are.

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The design of a bathroom largely depends upon the preferences of the homeowner. Where one may find comfort in a traditional or simple design, another may seek to be a trendsetter and use less-conventional materials, patterns or layouts. Ideally, the design will be a reflection of your own style. The privacy of space that a bathroom affords also gives you the freedom to decorate the room according to your own personal “must haves”, such as towel-warming bars, candle alcoves, integrated media systems and objets d’art displays.

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Our goal at BKC Kitchen and Bath is to design a bathroom for you that will remain timeless. One way to accomplish this is to include natural materials such as stone, wood, metal and glass, which have remained popular for decades. Quality material is the key to a lasting design. With the right balance of practical elements and individualism, a bathroom can leave its footprint on the next generation of design by imparting the creativity of the homeowner’s style as a basis for the next innovative trend.

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Choosing the perfect master bath cabinets from the many varieties available is a bit like picking paint colors from an artist’s palette; in addition to a wide assortment of wood species, thermofoils and acrylics, the styles of cabinets can include raised- or flat-panel doors, framed or frameless box construction, stained finishes or painted surfaces, glass or metallic accents and many other possibilities. The countless combinations and selections can inspire you to create a one-of-a-kind custom design.

If you want to leave your mark on the future of bathroom design, contact us today to get started.

 

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Options for Maximizing Your Corner Kitchen Cabinets

When planning for a newly-constructed or renovated kitchen, it’s important to make the best use of all available space, especially when the space you have is at a premium. Corners are often the most under-utilized areas in the kitchen, but did you know that they can actually be the greatest resources for storage and organization? Depending on your storage needs and the overall layout of your space, one or more of these corner cabinet solutions might be the perfect fit for your Denver kitchen renovation.

Lazy susan

The lazy susan remains one of the most popular choices for organizing a corner cabinet. This storage option features a round tiered shelving system that rotates or pulls out with the touch of a hand, allowing easy access to everything stored on it. In addition to the classic round lazy susan design, contemporary lazy susans offer an array of shapes and accessibility points. The Blind Corner Base with Pull Out Storage by Medallion Cabinetry is comprised of a unique peanut-shaped pull-out system that brings everything from inside the cabinet right out to your fingertips. Incorporating a lazy susan in your kitchen design will help keep everything close at hand.

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Corner drawers

The corner drawer is a storage solution that is quickly gaining popularity for its visual aesthetic. Built with an inverted “V” shape on the front, these drawers blend perfectly with the surrounding cabinetry, offering a smooth, flush look on the outside while seamlessly hiding contents on the inside. As with the Space Corner for Tandembox by Blum, when pulled open, the full-extension guides extend the drawer box out beyond the cabinet frame, allowing complete access to items without the need to reach deep inside. With corner drawers, you also have the ability to subdivide the interiors to keep dishware or small items better organized. One drawback to note is that the interior space surrounding the corner drawers is not fully utilized due to the shape, size and clearance needed for each of the drawer boxes to open properly.

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Pivoting shelf system

Sometimes called a Magic Corner, the pivoting shelves of this type of cabinet give the user complete access to items stored even at the rear of the cabinet. As demonstrated with the Magic Corner II from Hafele, when the front shelving unit is pulled out and swiveled to a 90-degree open position, the rear shelving unit simultaneously moves forward to the cabinet opening. With its durability and deep shelf design, Magic Corner units can even hold small appliances, such as a juicer, food processor, slow cooker or frequently used items that are nice to have handy but can clutter up your counters if not tucked away. This innovative design makes this system one of the most optimal solutions for complete usage of a corner cabinet.

Image by Hafele

Image by Hafele

 

Corner cabinets in the kitchen are a valuable resource for storage. In many older homes, these cabinets were deemed useless because of inaccessibility, but thanks to newer innovations, the corners in your kitchen don’t have to be inoperative or left vacant. Now, there are several options available to increase both storage and efficiency. Whether you’re putting in a brand new kitchen or just updating your current space, contact us for the latest cabinet ideas.

 

 

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