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Monday-Friday 8-4 pm

Saturdays        9-noon

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Blue Spruce Building Materials


310 Bluff Street

Lake City, CO 81235


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Kitchen and Bath Trends

The National Kitchen & Bath Association just released its 2011 kitchen & bath study to predict trends for this year.  While some trends are definitely on the rise, others that were hot (or not so hot) last year are gaining (or losing) momentum.

1.The Case for Space:  It seems that today's chefs don't want to be stuck in a stodgy room.  And for those who are more frugal, simply knocking down a wall may be enough:  "Knocking down a few walls costs a lot less than adding square footage.  If you're a do-it-yourselfer, though, make sure you're not destroying load bearing walls."

2.Tough Counter to Crack:  Quartz is back in a big way.  People are going for the hard mineral because it is the "perfect alternative to granite and marble for low maintenance and high durability" in both the kitchen and the bathroom.  In fact, 85% of NKBA bathroom designers incorporate quartz into their designs.

3.Going Green:  While it is important to be eco-friendly, this year people are quite literally going green, especially in bathrooms.  The calming, earthier tone saw a rise in popularity late last year; at the beginning of 2010 only about 1 in 7 requested green in their remodel, but by December 1 in 4 wanted the color.

4.Shake it Up:  Shaker-style kitchens - an organized, wood-paneled, cabinet-centric approach design - are having a major comeback.  While people are still leaning towards traditional models, the Shaker utilitarian approach has been used by 55% of kitchen remodelers last year.

Dark Times:  Dark natural and deep reddish-brown maple finishes are in this year for cabinetry and even floors.  With more people turning to the dark side, medium natural, white, and glazed finishes have fallen by the wayside.