Top 2022 Trends in Denver for Kitchen Remodeling

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As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As the heart of the home, it’s vitally important that you tastefully decorate your kitchen with a personal touch. Understanding the latest trends in the world of kitchen design can offer ample insight into how best to refresh your outdated space. Read on to learn more about what’s trending in the Denver community as fellow homeowners reimagine their kitchens in 2022 and beyond.

Kitchen Designs that Emphasize Minimalism

Fueled by the growing demand for technology and smart functionality, kitchen designs this year will continue to focus on keeping things neat and tidy. Minimalism is all about cordless, app- or voice-controlled appliances, along with clean lines, fine-grained woods, geometric patterns, and angular design on everything from appliances and faucets.

Bolder, Brighter Cabinetry Palettes

Introducing permanent bold color into a kitchen can be risky because it’s hard to predict when it will start looking dated. The last few years have seen a resurgence of brighter, bolder palettes reappearing in kitchens, and not just as accent colors. From cabinets to islands and sinks, bright colors are popping up in kitchens everywhere. Although blues and greens are already kitchen design favorites, playful hues that double as neutrals, such as navy blues, gray-greens, earth tones, and deep plums, are trending upwards.

Once delegated to the utilitarian role of protecting kitchen walls from spills and splashes, tile has now become a featured element within the kitchen design realm. As a versatile kitchen remodeling material that’s available in numerous colors, textures, and styles, tiled treatments are now appearing in places running the gamut from window jams to floors.

Mixing Custom Details to Bring Meaning

Boring eclectic kitchen style is out, replaced by a highly personalized look with custom details that bring meaning to designs. Pull your mixed theme together by arranging collectibles in a vignette, patterns from a favorite travel destination, or other handcrafted elements. Mixing also means incorporating design basics into a space by blending cool and warm tones in paint, metallics, and wood. While you’re at it, don’t hesitate to bring organic curves and sharp angles together while conforming to the shapes in your kitchen.

Layered Kitchen Themes

Another trending kitchen design idea is layering different variations of the same theme on top of one another for added emphasis. Layer textures, lighting, and patterns in different colors and kitchen areas to bring it together. Use patterns within patterns to deliver a quilt-like look or create a layered lighting effect by combining task, ambient, and accent lighting.

Statement-Making Kitchen Islands

Statement-making kitchen islands are another design trend that’s gaining traction. Make your island stand out with a bold countertop color, distinct pendant lights, or textured cabinet surface. Another popular idea is creating a double kitchen island and using one side for everyday activities and the other as an entertainment bar.

Splurge-Worthy Countertops

Another popular trend is to personalize a kitchen space with eye-catching countertop materials that pop against the cabinets and flooring. Many homeowners are now splurging on countertop materials like granite and quartz that combine timeless elegance with excellent durability.

Ultra-Comfortable Vinyl Flooring

Although hardwood is still the top kitchen flooring choice, vinyl has made significant moves over the last few years. Now more popular than porcelain or ceramic tile, vinyl is a moisture-resistant, affordable flooring alternative with a softer feel and exceptional underfoot comfort.

Appliances with High-Tech Features

Throughout 2022, homeowners will continue to include energy-efficient kitchen appliances with high-tech features like wireless and smartphone controls in their kitchen designs. Some apps let you control the oven temp and cooking time from your phone anywhere in the house, while others allow you to see inside your fridge from the grocery store.

Custom Storage and Organization Systems

As people spend more time in the kitchen, specialty organizers and storage systems for cookware, spices, and utensils are in high demand. From pullout waste and recycling bins to sliding under-shelf drawers and cabinet inserts, cluttered kitchens are quickly becoming a thing of the past!

Are You Ready for a Kitchen Remodel?

At Caruso Kitchens, we’ve been creating award-winning dream kitchens for Colorado residents for over 30 years. With more than 150 years of combined experience, our skillful designers will help you create the kitchen of your dreams. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a no-obligation interview, please contact us today. Located in Lakewood, Colorado, we proudly serve the entire Denver Metro Area.

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Remodeling your kitchen is a great way to bring a healthy change of pace to your home. A luxury kitchen not only increases the value of your house but also keeps it feeling fresh. The improved design will make you want to be in your kitchen each day when you cook. However, it’s important to understand what this process looks like. Most kitchen remodeling companies will follow a similar routine.

Here are ten steps to remodel a kitchen:

1. Demolition

Before any restoration or renovation can be done, a kitchen remodeling company will need to tear down and demolish your current kitchen. The severity of this step will change depending on how drastic your kitchen remodeling project is. This step will likely involve tasks like ripping out walls, cabinets, flooring, fixtures, appliances, and more.

Note, attempting to do this step yourself can easily result in tearing down a load-bearing wall, damaging pipes, or ruining wiring. It’s always best to hire a general contractor or remodeling company to take this step to make sure it’s done professionally.

2. Plumbing and Electrical

Once the gutting has been taken care of, your remodeling crew will likely begin laying the framework for your new kitchen. This involves installing everything that goes inside of the walls, like the plumbing and electrical. Your crew may need to re-route wires or pipes to accommodate your new kitchen, and that will be done early on in this step of the process.

3. Inspection

Once the wiring and plumbing are done, they’ll need to be inspected by the state for approval. Generally, professional contractors take care of this step and have inspectors they work with routinely. Check with your contractor ahead of time to make sure they will take care of this part of the process.

4. Drywall

After all of the framework has been installed, your kitchen remodeling company will begin installing drywall. This step can kick up a bunch of dust. Plan accordingly to cover up anything you don’t want to have dirty, and try to schedule this when the weather is nice so you can open some windows.

5. Doors and Windows

After installing the drywall, your contractor will likely move on to the doors and windows. Since they need a frame to sit in, they can’t be installed until after the drywall is up. This step will move quickly if you’re keeping the same floor plan as your last kitchen. However, if you’re wanting to drastically change the layout or add more windows for natural light, then this step may take a few extra days. Talk to your contractor about a timeframe for this step ahead of time so you aren’t caught off guard.

6. Cabinets

This step is one of the best steps in the kitchen remodeling process because it’s when your kitchen really starts to come together. Cabinet installation is quick and gives you a place to store all those dishes that are probably still sitting in your garage from the beginning of this project. Because of how big of a part they play in the design aspect of your kitchen it’s imperative that you invest in high-quality cabinets. If you buy them too cheap then they’re going to break down quickly and ruin the room’s appeal and functionality.

7. Painting

Now that your drywall is installed, it’s time to paint it! While a professional remodeling company can complete this job quickly and efficiently, you can pick out your colors ahead of time. Enjoy the process of designing your new kitchen, and then sit back and relax as the professionals do what they do best!

8. Flooring

Deciding what type of flooring is best for your kitchen can be difficult. Speak with your contractor about the pros and cons of each type, and how they might affect you. For example, high-quality wood floors may be nice, but in a house full of kids and spills, it may be harder to maintain than laminate or vinyl tiles.

9. Appliances

No kitchen is complete without its appliances. Once your flooring is down, the remodeling crew will begin bringing in new (and possibly old) appliances such as your fridge, stove, and dishwasher.

10. Countertops

One of the final steps to remodel a kitchen is to install the countertops. Just like cabinets, countertops are going to be under constant use in the kitchen. Make sure that you get precise measurements from the remodeling company before ordering so you’re not wasting any material or time on ones that you can’t use. Most people tend to choose marble, quartz, or granite for their countertops.

Are You Ready for a Kitchen Renovation?

For over 30 years, Caruso Kitchens has created thousands of award-winning dream kitchens for Colorado residents. With over 150 years of combined experience, our skillful designers will help you create the kitchen of your dreams. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an interview, call us today. We are located in Lakewood, Colorado, and serve the entire Denver Metro Area.

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4 Ways to Support Caruso Family Charities

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Caruso Family Charities is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families who have a child, adolescent or young adult being treated in Colorado for a life-threatening disease or life-altering event. Through our Funding Families program, our mission is to relieve some financial pressures, such as rent, insurance payments, energy bills, co-pays or gas, so the family may focus on caring for their sick child. Read more for ways to support Caruso Family Charities.

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Become a Monthly Recurring Donor

Monthly recurring donors are our most prized donors and allow us to expand our reach more than anything. By becoming a monthly donor it shows your commitment and support of Caruso Family Charities and our mission!

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Volunteer time and energy at one of our upcoming events, or even with one of our fundraising campaigns. We can use all the help we can get!

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P2P fundraisers allow our most dedicated supporters to gather donations on our behalf, sending your friends and family to give to a particular campaign with your own personal message!

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How Can You Support Caruso Family Charities?

Our responsibility to the communities we live and conduct business in extends far beyond professional kitchen design. We are committed to giving back and doing the right thing for the right reason.

If you have any further questions about how you can support Caruso Family Charities, contact us today. We are located in Lakewood, Colorado, and serve the entire Denver Metro Area.

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A home’s kitchen plays a vital role in you and your family’s day-to-day life. Given the fact that you’re going to be in there multiple times a day, it’s important to make sure that the space is as functional as possible. Because of its constant use, many people remodel their kitchens to increase comfort, size, and aesthetics. However, not every kitchen remodel is a cheap endeavor. Depending on how much work you’re planning on doing it can take a great deal of time and money to get it up and running. Here’s a breakdown of the cost of kitchen remodeling to help get you started.

How Much Should You Budget for a Kitchen Remodel?

So, how much money should you plan on spending on a kitchen remodel? That answer varies depending on who you ask. Kitchen remodeling entails many different things and the amount of work required can drastically change the price. For example, some kitchen projects are as simple as replacing the cabinets and flooring. Other remodeling projects require tearing everything down to add additional square footage and enlarge the space.

On average, redoing a kitchen can cost anywhere from $50,000-$150,000. This may seem a little pricey at first but you often get what you pay for and quality is very important when remodeling a kitchen. Hiring a reputable contractor helps ensure that you don’t encounter any problems down the line.

How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Take?

A kitchen remodeling project’s length can vary depending on the workload. A good rule of thumb is to plan for a fifteen-week experience when completely redoing a kitchen. This is because professionals need time to measure and build quality custom cabinets and appliances for your home. It’s going to take some time but it’s going to pay off once you have the luxury kitchen you always wanted.

Make sure you are available to supervise the remodel. If you are present during the process you’ll be able to review the work, answer questions, and make sure everything is how you want it to be.

Ensuring that You have a Smooth Remodeling Experience

Budget for your remodeling project accordingly and set aside time for the remodel. This eliminates surprises and delays and will lead to the best possible kitchen for your household. Gather your ideas and contact a kitchen remodeler today and get the kitchen of your dreams.

Are You Ready for a Kitchen Renovation?

For over 30 years, Caruso Kitchens has created thousands of award-winning dream kitchens for Colorado residents. With over 150 years of combined experience, our skillful designers will help you create the kitchen of your dreams. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an interview, call us today. We are located in Lakewood, Colorado, and serve the entire Denver Metro Area.

Caruso Family Charities to Become a Public Foundation

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Brandon RobinsonTravis, and his wife Kathy, lived in Widefield, CO with their four children, Brandon – 13, Alex – 10, Dakota (Kodi) – 4 and Callie – 2. Formerly an Army Medic, Travis was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan and is 100% disabled. His oldest son, Brandon, was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2003. After receiving treatment in Boston, and 5 years of remission, doctors were optimistic that Brandon was cured. Unfortunately, in 2012, Brandon experienced severe headaches and was taken to a Colorado Springs emergency room. Doctors discovered 3 new brain tumors. The cancer had returned.

After consulting with a multitude of doctors, the consensus was that Brandon’s cancer was terminal and there was nothing more they could do. Travis had to deliver the heartbreaking news to his son. Brandon replied, “I fought cancer before and won. I want to try again.” A soldier himself, Travis agreed to take up his son’s fight. He took a leave of absence from work and brought Brandon to Children’s Hospital Colorado for a succession of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Kathy stayed behind in Widefield with Brandon’s brothers and sister.

The family was apart for months. The doctors didn’t think Brandon would make it to Christmas. Against the odds, he surprised them all. An elated Travis said, “It was the best Christmas ever. All of us were together to celebrate.”

In January, Brandon underwent a high-dose chemotherapy treatment that causes severe side effects. Despite the side effects, Brandon made a guest appearance at the Caruso Family Charities Gala. He joined his dad, mom, brothers and sister at the Gala.

Travis shared his firsthand experience taking care of Brandon. In a deeply moving speech, Travis gave the audience an account of what life is like for his family. He stated, “Caruso Family Charities saved us from financial devastation. Because of the help I received from the charity, I was able to spend time with Brandon and ensure he got the loving care and treatment he deserved. Travis concluded, “I don’t know where I’d be without the help of Caruso Family Charities. It’s been a lifesaver for my family.”

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