The best Colorado kitchen designs boast exceptional aesthetics and remarkable functionality simultaneously. If you already feel satisfied with your bath design, it’s now time to turn your dream kitchen into reality.
Look at these fantastic kitchen designs in Colorado Springs that you can use as inspiration for your next kitchen makeover.
Table of Contents
- Fresh and Serene
- A Kitchen’s Purpose
- It’s Lit
- Past Meets Present
- Keep It Small and Simple
- Frequently Asked Questions
Fresh and Serene
Emily Tucker Design’s Emily Tucker, a Boulder-based interior designer, cannot help but gush over painted cabinets. She designed a kitchen with a serene blue-green motif, a beautiful break from the conventional white kitchen, and still retains that timeless and classic feel.
The roomy interior welcomes you to the family room of the same color palette without losing the traditional style design of the house. Shaker cabinets surround the room in a conventional cabinet styling.
However, the real focus of this kitchen design is none other than the Calacatta Gold marble backsplash and countertops. The marble’s complex natural pattern served as the perfect base that lends texture and a touch of warmth. The general contractor also painted the kitchen cabinets in Farrow & Ball’s No. 22 Light Blue. The integrated panels hide the appliances, giving off a seamless feel and vibe.
For the finishing touches, the room shimmers and softens with the addition of attention-grabbing Charles Edwards pendant lanterns, Roman shades with subtle prints, and the custom bar stools that Tucker also made the initial design herself and manufactured by York Street Studio.
This open, striking, bright Colorado kitchen final design will instantly freshen up your eyes, heart, and soul.
A Kitchen’s Purpose
Kitchen designer Jed MacKenzie of Bulthaup Denver by Kitchen Distributors takes pride in the 18 x 25-foot room in a Denver Country Club Colonial as it truly lives up to what a kitchen should be. The kitchen-living space is the perfect spot for family, friends, and guests can gather, cook their meals, and share a good laugh over fine wine.
The room features leather chairs from Spain and an antique French farm table. Here, guests can sit close to the pizza oven tucked in one corner of the room. There is also a wall of French doors that opens out to the patio.
The quiet current kitchen contrasts with the rustic chairs and tables. Thanks to the simple materials and forms used, the cooking space has a calming appeal. There are Bulthaup B3 cabinets with the signature handles of Bulthaup, matte-lacquer anthracite finish in brown or gray color, and toe-kicks made from stainless steel.
The top of the island and the backsplash of the range wall are Btekhus-made Carrara marble. Weld-Wright Fabricators developed the stainless steel countertops that flank the commercial-style Thermador range.
Lead designer and founder of Possibilities for Design Doris Pearlman owns a home in Greenwood Village that features black accents that makes the 1980s contemporary house fit right in 2021.
Architect Kelsey Nichols addressed the issue commonly seen in classic kitchens – large spaces only used occasionally. Nichols decided to relocate the oversized dining room’s borrowed space and the laundry room next to it to retain the house’s original footprint. The kitchen remodel lets more natural light in a while, highlighting the beauty of the property’s outdoor view.
Nichols also removed the tiny window above the sink and the south-wall cabinets to make way for new patio doors that open to the unique natural stone patio outside. The new kitchen island has become the center of all the functions. One end features four seats, a trash compactor and dishwasher, and a double-bowl sink made from Blanco Diamond with a semi-professional faucet from Kohler Tournant.
Waterfall-slab Macaubas quartzite gets used around the perimeter and island counters. More activities await at the north wall that houses the refrigerator, counter space, double wall ovens, and a beverage bar. A custom hood and commercial-grade Wolf range nestles in the east wall. The gold trim resonates the thin-famed counter stools and Berenson Swagger cabinet hardware tuck below the island.
Past Meets Present
A 1970s ranch in Cherry Hills, Denver is the epitome of contemporary and midcentury combined. Kim Layne, the interior designer and owner of Kim Layne Interiors remodeled the space by being reminiscent of the midcentury era but this time with a more modern and glamourous spin.
The kitchen features Daltile’s sparkling polished-marble main floor tiles that accentuate Elmwood cabinets with satin-finish walnut on the border and a shiny high-gloss white island. Layne wanted the sheen and movement of materials to create some drama. Most cabinets don’t have any hardware and have a touch-to-open function to make things cleaner and seamless.
Daltile quartz countertops get used on the island in a solid-white quiet waterfall. A marble look worthy of the spotlight gets used for the perimeter cabinets, backsplash, and peninsula, where you can find the counter-height quartz that serves as a unique backdrop for the bar-height walnut overlay.
There is seating in both the island and the peninsula in the form of Horchow’s satin-nickel stools with white upholstered seats, and Layne made sure to keep the chairs sleek and low. You can choose to sit at the center of the kitchen or in the casual breakfast area. The 60-inch range and Wolf hood take center stage from all vantage points, with the nice Sub-Zero refrigerator wrapped in walnut on the side.
The space gets more volume with the ceiling lifted, with the circular pendants hanging high to ensure that they don’t hinder the kitchen’s overall architecture.
Keep It Small and Simple
A ski-condo from the 1980s era in Edwards’ Arrowhead area is where you can find a small but remarkable kitchen right off the entry of the property. Pretty petite with just 100 square feet, Reed Design Group’s designer Elisabeth Reed reimagined the room as simple, serene, and warm that you can enjoy for a long time.
Panda White from Sherwin-Williams is used as the anchor for the cabinetry design to keep up with the neutral color palette of the mountain home. The Caesarstone work surface comes from polished Frosty Carrina, a backsplash from countertop to ceiling from Jeffrey Court’s Breakwater ceramic tiles, and Palisade craftspeople Lincoln Cabinets Inc’s white oak floating shelving.
To keep up with the palette, Reed wanted to add some pops of texture, pattern, and color and a touch of what she calls a timeless trendy style. The designer opted for a Rejuvenation sconce, the Kavali Ogee fabric from Robert Allen for the Roman shade on top of the relocated sink, and Emtek cabinet hardware in brushed brass.
Reed wanted to make sure that the sink is moved to the edge of the kitchen to make sure that the owner can enjoy the wonderful outdoor light while busy cleaning up. She considered the remodel a success since it brought to life the homeowner’s vision-based in Austin, Texas. The small kitchen doesn’t feel cramped; instead, it feels crisp, warm, and inviting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I DIY (Do it Yourself) Colorado Kitchen Designs to Save Money
Yes, you can, especially if you are on a budget. You can hire top-notch professionals to do the more complex tasks, while you can do the smaller and simpler ones on your own.
What Do You Need to Tell the Designer to Achieve Your Dream Kitchen Design
Make sure you list down all your wants and needs first. All members of the family can participate here. Maybe it’s as simple as adding a powder room but note your changes to bring these to life.
Present the lists to your kitchen designer. Setting your priorities and defining your goals from the get-go will help bring your dream kitchen to life and ensure that it suits your lifestyle at the same time.
Is Kitchen Remodeling a Wise Investment
A spectacular kitchen with a whole new layout is undoubtedly a good investment, especially when completed by reliable design services with years of experience in taking on new projects. Kitchen remodels are known to have solid returns on investment in terms of the immediately appreciated values of the property, often ranging from 80% to 110% of the total investment.
You will also enjoy and feel satisfied with your well-planned, efficient, and beautiful kitchen in the end. It will also leave a great first impression on potential buyers if the time comes that you decide to sell your house.
How Do I Get Started with a Kitchen Remodel Project
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