Secrets to Creating A Dream BathWritten by Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath Tuesday, 30 May 2023 08:29
Many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO have been spending more time in their homes than they could have ever imagined a couple of years ago. Working either full-time or part-time has illuminated the need and desire for a space that provides a refuge from day-to-day stresses. That desire has created a boom in demand for a primary bath that provides a few minutes for homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO all to themselves devoid of texts, tweets or even the sound of little feet. During the past several years, we have designed numerous primary baths that provide spa-like experiences in the home. Here are a few of the secrets that we have learned to help homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO create the bath of their dreams.
Let There Be LightWritten by Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath Tuesday, 23 May 2023 08:26
More than 9 in 10 homeowners reported that high-quality lighting is an important design element for their homes, found a recent lighting trend report and forecast conducted by The Harris Poll for Lutron. The company revealed that in addition to natural light, homeowners want customized lighting solutions especially in the kitchen and primary baths. We have found that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO gravitate toward creating in-home spas that include customized solutions that create a relaxing and rejuvenating vibe through products, fixtures, design elements and light.
Kitchen lighting also has come front and center. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO require task lighting to make meal preparation easier and more enjoyable and ambient lighting to create a welcoming and warm atmosphere for family members and guests. An effective lighting plan is required to help separate spaces in open floor plan kitchens and homes. We often specify pendants or chandeliers over an island but recommend ambient lighting solutions for use in the connected living and eating spaces.
The Hottest Bathroom TrendsWritten by Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath Tuesday, 16 May 2023 08:21
The primary bath has been transformed from a functional room to brush teeth, bathe and prepare for the day to an in-home refuge where homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO can spend a few minutes all to themselves devoid of texts, tweets and even little feet to recharge and rejuvenate their body, mind and spirit by washing away the stresses of the day.
The hottest bathroom remodel trends for homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO marry design principles that create a serene, calming space with health promoting and stress reducing systems and fixtures that include steam and message, water, color, sound and aroma therapies. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO are gravitating toward ceramic tiles in rich bold colors that make a dramatic and personal statement in the bath. Recent surveys found that blue, green and black tile demand increased significantly along with a movement away from traditional subway tiles to smaller, square shaped, nonuniform and textured tiles. Textured tiles create a layered effect that is extremely receptive to light.
Best Practices for a Clutter-Free KitchenWritten by Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath Tuesday, 09 May 2023 08:12
The number one regret among homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO and nationwide who recently renovated their kitchens was insufficient storage and organizational tools. We highly recommend to homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO to plan for adequate storage because a well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen. A good starting point is to measure and inventory the kitchenware that you use most often and that cater to your lifestyle and family needs.
An almost endless array of options is available to store cookware, food, utensils, countertop appliances (blenders, mixers, etc.), recycling containers and so on. The first step in maximizing storage is to assess what currently exists in your kitchen. Inventory and measure your cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools, storage containers, cutlery, knives, utensils, gadgets, and countertop appliances and estimate frequency of use. This is a great time to purge items that you never use too. Space permitting, items that you use infrequently or even as little as once a year (the large roasting pan for Thanksgiving turkey) can be relegated to upper kitchen cabinets or to other rooms in the home to open up prime real estate for the utensils and equipment that you use most frequently.
Best Practices for Planning Your Dream KitchenWritten by Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath Tuesday, 02 May 2023 08:06
We know that homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO spend months researching different products, styles, kitchen design trends and other factors that they believe they want and need before coming to our showroom to create their dream kitchens. We find that despite their best efforts most homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO don’t know where to begin. Here are best practices to help save time, improve focus and make the process a lot more enjoyable and fun.
Write down where your existing kitchen does not work. This may include lack of counter space, dim lighting, outdated kitchen cabinets, lack of storage, maneuverability, and flow, among others. Concurrently, document the must haves. These may include custom cabinets, creating additional space, bringing more natural light to the space, a pantry that has a place for everything and everything has a place.
Counter CultureWritten by Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath Monday, 24 April 2023 14:25
A national survey confirms trends among homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO that countertops are becoming a more important feature of new kitchen, serving both aesthetic and functional purposes. A Kitchen & Bath Design News survey of more than 400 kitchen and bath design professionals found that countertops have increasingly become an integral part of the modern-day kitchen, being called up to serve multiple purposes ranging from a traditional space for meal preparation, cooking and cleanup to providing space for school work, hobbies, working from home, mobile device charging and other activities.
Real estate marketplace provider Zillow reports that multifunctional countertops on kitchen islands is one of the top five home design trends to watch in 2023. The company noted that multifunctional kitchen islands generated 19% more mentions in listing descriptions in 2023 than in 2022.
Top Reasons to Renovate Your KitchenWritten by Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath Monday, 17 April 2023 14:21
The number one reason why homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO decide to create a dream kitchen is that their existing kitchen does not work well or meet their needs. We frequently hear from homeowners that their kitchens don’t have enough storage capabilities, countertop space or cabinetry. Other common reasons are lack of maneuverability, appearance and poor ventilation.
The role of the kitchen has been transformed since the global pandemic. No longer does a kitchen serve the basic functions of preparing and cooking meals. Kitchens need to serve multiple purposes from classroom and office space to café and coffeeshop. These new requirements make having adequate storage a more pressing necessity to help ensure clean, clutter-free workspaces. In fact, the number one regret of homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO who have renovated their kitchens is inadequate storage and not investing more in organizational amenities. A well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen. That’s why we ask homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO how they use their kitchen and for what purposes, who uses the kitchen most often and when is it used? We want to know what homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO like about their existing kitchens and what they want to change? What needs to improve? What will make your kitchen the envy of your neighborhood?
Successful Practices for Remodeling A Dream BathWritten by Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath Monday, 10 April 2023 14:13
Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO, especially those who are working from home either part-time or full-time, dream about creating an in-home spa where they can take a few minutes all to themselves to wash away the stresses of the day, recharge and rejuvenate the bodies and spirits. Demand for in-home spas featuring steam systems, message therapies, aroma, sound and color therapies, heated floors, smart mirrors, toilets and faucets have skyrocketed. If you want to join other homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO to create the primary bath of your dreams, here are several of the most successful practices for your dream bath remodel.
Don’t start demolition until you have received all of the fixtures and components that have been specified. These can include the shower system (valves, body sprays, rain heads, handheld showerhead, benches, steam unit, controller, etc.), faucets, sinks, storage solutions, toilet, vanity, countertop, lighting, hardware, mirrors, heated floor, ventilation systems and other products. Request that your designer and installer develop a renovation timeline and projected lead times.
Setting the Tone for Your New Dream KitchenWritten by Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath Monday, 03 April 2023 14:03
Kitchen cabinets set the tone for the look and feel not only of a new dream kitchen, but also the look and feel of the entire home. When it comes to cabinetry, there are countless options to help make your remodeling dreams a reality. That’s why most homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO should focus first on cabinets. While it’s great to have choices, selecting cabinets can be overwhelming. To assist homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO curate the multiple options for kitchen cabinets, a good starting point is to consider the style of your existing home. To help match and complement what currently exists, we account for the shape of the kitchen space, ceiling height and other details that can be used to create contrasts or complements the existing space. One of the joys that many homeowners receive when they create the kitchen of their dreams is the opportunity to make a personal design statement that speaks to their individual tastes and aesthetics. This is accomplished in the selection of finishes, hardware, and door styles.
The Latest Kitchen Trends Make Life EasierWritten by Plush Designs Kitchen & Bath Wednesday, 29 March 2023 09:19
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the largest event of its kind in North America for kitchen and bath showrooms, designers, sales professionals and manufacturers. Featuring more than 600 exhibitors and attracting some 70,000 attendees, KBIS serves as the event for manufacturers to introduce new products and showcase trends that are likely to dominate kitchen, bath and home renovation for the months and years to come.
Designing a dream kitchen or bath for homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO requires balancing form with function. A recurring request among homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO is to design spaces that make everyday tasks easier and more enjoyable to perform while making a space look and feel extraordinarily special. Many of the trends at KBIS are reflected in the desires of homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO who want innovative designs that maximize functionality, ease of use, and efficiency.
Open floor plans remain a top trend in Colorado Springs, CO. Almost three in four homeowners love the idea of opening up their kitchens to other rooms in their home. Given the fact that many homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO continue to work either full-time or part-time from their home, open floor plans increase the functionality of the home, providing dedicated spaces for working, studying, entertaining, relaxing and spending quality family time.