Colorado Springs Kitchen Remodeling Contractor
At Holladay Brothers Construction, we can provide you
with everything: flooring, lighting, cabinets,
countertops, sinks and faucets. Everything. Our
professional remodeling consultants will work with you
from the time of initial consultation through the
completion of the project. Let us help you plan, design
and create a new kitchen for your lifestyle and your
The History Of Kitchens
In Colorado Springs, as in other places, today's kitchen is a completely different room from what it used to be. This is true in both appearance and function. In order to understand how we use the kitchen today, let's examine its evolution:
Evolution of Kitchens
Before the age of electricity, running water and modern appliances, there was no kitchen, per se. There was a hearth for cooking, perhaps a table or cutting board for preparation, and a dining area in a central gathering place. At the beginning of the 20th century the kitchen came to be defined as a separate room for food preparation. The kitchen continued developing its independent identity into the 1970's and 80's. Technological advancement introduced new appliances, which constantly expanded the square footage needed in an average kitchen. Generally, the kitchen was hidden away due to the fumes and clutter caused by food preparation. There was nothing visually attractive about the kitchen, so home owners used it only for preparation. Dining was done in a separate space.
Today's Colorado Kitchen
Today it's all different! Colorado homeowners have changed their cultural habits, and kitchens have become more attractive than ever. The kitchen is now the center and most important part of a home - the central gathering place. Small or large families alike gather in or around the kitchen for various activities, whether it's grabbing a snack near the island or children sitting at the dining area to do their home work while their parents chop a salad. And, when entertaining a larger party, the island/peninsula area acts as the buffet table for guests to gather around.
Our eating habits have also changed. Families don't dine together everyday anymore, and it's very likely that each member of the family has a completely different diet. Frequent smaller snacks, rather than large meals are often characteristic of most busy Colorado Springs teenagers and young adults.
In addition to cultural and living changes, the components of the kitchen have developed significantly. There is no reason to hide unattractive kitchen cabinets and appliances anymore. On the contrary - most Colorado homeowners love to show off the kitchen because it's so beautiful. Cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances look more like pieces of art than food preparation devices.