Kitchen Update and Remodel Ideas

Kitchen Update and Remodel Ideas for an Older Home
Denver, Colorado is experiencing an exciting renewal in an area northwest of downtown called the Highlands. Older homes, like this one built in 1955, are being transformed into showplaces.

The key is opening up the space for the way we live now, and updating with currently desirable finishes. Before undertaking any kind of major remodel, it's a good idea to consult with a realtor experienced in your area to get an idea of the value of your home so you can invest your remodel dollars wisely.

What Happened Here?

Removing the wall between the kitchen, living room and dining room creates a large visual space and allows you to see the beautiful finishes:

  • Dark mocha shaker cabinets

  • Slab marble countertops

  • Counter-depth stainless steel refrigerator creating an integrated wall look that is currently highly desirable in high-end homes

  • A dark wood beam provides structural support and an interesting place to mount strip lighting

  • Reclaimed beetle-killed pine adds color and texture to the living room side of the island

What Happened Here?

The sink area has:

  • Brushed nickel faucet

  • Stainless steel under-mount sink

  • Can lighting

  • Mosaic Travertine back-splash. This neutral back-splash provides texture and is subdued enough that anyone would like it

What Happened Here?

The kitchen side of the island now has:

  • Travertine marble floor

  • Slide-in electric range with a glass cook-top to maximize counter space (if an induction cook-top is in your budget, it's the ultimate!)

  • And brushed nickel basic pole hardware

The Results?

Sold! These finishes are currently in demand by buyers and the improvements greatly increased the beauty, functionality and value of this home.

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