Happy July, Summer seems to be just flying by.  We are always up for a new kitchen or bathroom but with fall approaching now is a great time to start planning your fall and winter projects.  The Kitchen is usually the most expensive room in the home.  Not sure how much you should invest in your kitchen? Check out our new Kitchen Estimate tool this is a great way to get a ball park idea on a budget.  Of course this may vary greatly depending on your home and tastes.  There are certain things that will push the cabinet budget (think all wood construction, flush inset cabinets , glass front doors, stacked to the ceiling cabinets, etc, etc, etc).

Painted Kitchen cabinetry is also more expensive than a stained wood, people are often surprised by this.  However we believe it is one of the current kitchen trends that is here to stay. We don’t necessarily mean a white kitchen. Although if we had to pick something that we think is absolutely going to be here in pretty much the same form in 20 years, it would be the classic white kitchen.  That being said, we do live in Colorado and often versions of off-white, beige or gray are more successful then stark white with our mountain style homes.  We also love mixing wood and painted cabinets- That is a whole different post topic. 

We have been seeing a lot of stunning blue and green kitchens.  Our feelings on blue cabinets or any other color which might be deemed “non-traditional.” If you love the look and it suits your home then go for it! and we would love to help you pull it all together. 

How to get this  kitchen-

Cabinets: Kemper- Amstead w/ slab drawer/ Maple w/ Maritime paint

Hardware: Atlas Homewares- Thin Square Pull/ Champagne Brass

Floor Tile: Cle’- Encaustic Cement Tile/ Alhambra/ 8” x8”

Counter top: Cambria- Britannica Quartz

Back splash Tile: Highland Park Mosaics- Dove Gray Brick

Pendant- Robert Abbey/ Rio Pendant/ Antique Brass