12|2021

Your Kitchen’s Personality – How to Decide

A primary reason why many homeowners in Colorado want to renovate their kitchens is that the style of their space no longer works for them and they no longer work for the space.  In many cases, the design and aesthetic don’t meet their needs or those of their families.

Our designers explain how we can help you decide how to make your style and personality ever-present in your new kitchen.

What type of dream kitchen will reflect your style & personality?

 If you are looking for the tried and true, a white palate might be the perfect fit.  White is classic and one of the reasons why more than 50% of homeowners in Denver opt for white kitchens.  

For homeowners in Colorado that desire the clean lines and look of white cabinetry, we often recommend complementing the white palate with a bold backsplash of colored glass, patterned tiles or pops of accent color in countertops, wall coverings, faucets, and cabinet hardware.  Specifying a matte black finish to faucets and cabinet hardware helps to highlight and enhance the look and feel of white cabinetry.  

Contemporary Black Painted Cabinets with Gold Hardware
Contemporary Black Painted Cabinets with Gold Hardware Designed by Mike Thulson

Other options to offset white upper and lower cabinets is to extend the backsplash from the countertop to the ceiling to create a focal point that wows.  Painting an island with different colors or selecting a different color for lower cabinets that offsets white uppers are other common options to enhance white cabinetry.  The choices are almost endless.  Not only will a different color serve to soften the space, it also will make the kitchen more enjoyable to use. 

Understanding how to create your own style in your home is rather daunting when you have so many options. that’s exactly why having an experience designer can make this task enjoyable instead of stressful.

Discover your perfect style of kitchen blue crystal cabinets shaker style
Painted blue Crystal Cabinets with wood floor and white backsplash & countertops

Maximizing the space to fit your lifestyle and design sensibilities is another compelling reason to create a kitchen that reflects your personality.  Clutter is another common feature of nonperforming kitchens.  Kitchens at their core are places to prepare, cook and share meals.  There should be adequate space to do so.  A well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen.  One of the biggest causes of buyer’s remorse among Colorado homeowners that recently renovated their kitchens was not investing more in storage solutions.  Manufacturers have developed creative drawer and cabinet organizers when paired with in-cabinet lighting systems not only provide effective storage but also make everything more easily accessible. 

more storeage in this large laundry room in denver
Floor to ceiling storage in this laundry room renovation in Denver

For homeowners along the front range of Colorado who frequently use countertop appliances, we often recommend appliance garages that allow you easily access a toaster blender, food processor, etc. that can be easily hidden in cabinetry to free up counter space. Another option to store countertop appliances off the countertop is in pullout drawers in lower cabinets.  

If the style of your kitchen no longer works for you and want to explore what it might take to create a kitchen that reflects your unique personality and lifestyle, give us a call at any of our showrooms.

We have Four Colorado Locations to Serve You

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Denver
2324 S. Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 300-4400
Showrooms Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am-3:00 pm

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Castle Rock
1375 Caprice Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
(303) 688-8279
Showrooms Hours: Monday by Appointment Only, Tues-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Colorado Springs
4557 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 596-9990
Showroom Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
*Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins are always welcome.

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Arvada
Arvada Market Place
7390 W 52nd Ave, Suite A
Arvada, CO 80002
(720) 674-6880
Showroom Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Call any of our locations or click here to have one of our designers contact you or to schedule a showroom consultation.