July 24

Adding Resale Value To Your Denver Home

With Denver’s booming real estate market, many of our clients are sellers looking for a quick refresh that will make their home stand out. One of our most recent projects was a kitchen remodel on a home in the lovely neighborhood of Bonnie Brae. Since our client was selling, we didn’t think an invasive renovation was needed. The home was of great quality and the size and function were also spectacular — all we needed was to bring the dated aesthetic up-to-date!

Here’s how we turned this:
Kitchen Renovation Bonnie Brae Denver

Into this!

Open Kitchen Renovation Denver Bonnie Brae

Let’s take you through a few of the main changes we did that quickly transformed this kitchen from drab to fab, from 2008 to 2018- and ready to sell!

Brighten The Space Up

Bonnie Brae Kitchen Remodel Before After Margarita

We were extremely happy with the layout of the space – large and open with plenty of natural light. However, the amount of wood on the floors, island, and cabinets paired with the dark quartz countertops were making the space appear darker. To make this kitchen really stand out in today’s market, we knew we had to brighten the room up! We traded brown cabinets for bright white ones and switched out the old pendants for large oversized one with lots of diffused light!

Add A Wow-Factor

Open Kitchen Renovation Before After Margarita Bonnie Brae

Next, we wanted there to be a wow-factor. Since the kitchen island is the main focal point- with a well appointed breakfast bar and plenty of storage- we wanted to show off this feature most. We opted for a striking blue accent color, which gives the space a burst of color while still retaining an earth-tone feel. Organic wooden chairs balance out the saturated tones and create a contemporary contrast against the metallic lighting.

Concentrate On Finishing Details

Bonnie Brae Kitchen Design Before After Margarita

It was all about updating the details for a luxuriously finished look. We didn’t have to replace the cabinets- they just needed to be updated with a new white surface and some great new hardware. We opted for a textured brass style, which is contemporary but not “too trendy,” adding a lustrous touch that is still subtle and elegant.

We also knew we had to change the dated tile backsplash. We wanted something fun that was a bit more on-trend and would complement the bright blue island with a bit of flair. We chose a geometric patterned backsplash in a neutral gray and white color palette which keeps it interesting but not overwhelming.

The overall design of this kitchen exudes a sophisticated and eclectic look, showcasing a cohesive style of color, metals, organic woods, and texture. When the project was complete, our client was amazed with how much difference a few changes had made! The renovation process was smooth and organized, and best of all, the home went under contract in just three days!

Learn more about our Denver interior design services and process, or explore our portfolio for more great projects!

If you’re thinking of putting your Denver home on the market, give us a call 720.735.7533 and we can discuss how to increase the resale value of your beautiful home!

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Margarita Bravo Green Interior Designer

Margarita Bravo

Green Interior Designer & Decorator

Margarita is a green interior designer and decorator, remodeler, furniture curator, and creator of experiences based in Denver, Colorado. Margarita’s unique skill set has evolved from her strong educational background and European and Latin American sources of inspiration.

Margarita