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Timeless Taste, Flawless Function

Melton Design Build Brings a Bright Twist to a Boulder County Kitchen Remodel

Article by Lisa Van Horne

Photography by Kylie Fitts

Originally published in Boulder Lifestyle

When it came time for a much-needed remodel of the kitchen within her family's Longmont home, Dr. Kristin Baird of Dermatology Center of the Rockies had one overarching theme in mind—functionality.

"Updating the aesthetics of the kitchen was certainly important," says Kristin. "But my family spends a lot of time cooking, eating, socializing and entertaining in the kitchen, so we really needed to up how functional the space could be."

Drawn to timeless, neutral color palettes and open, comfortable kitchen layout inspirations, Kristin worked with the local remodeling specialists at Melton Design Build to bring her vision for a more bright, modernized and easily accessible kitchen to life.

"At Melton Design Build, we partner with our clients to creatively design and impeccably construct spaces that fit their lifestyle," says Heather Dieck, marketing manager with Melton Design Build. "By lightening the colors in this kitchen project, the space truly transformed into what looks like a 100% new kitchen."

From larger design overhauls to high-function, tasteful details, the new kitchen takes on a lively and transitional vibe ideal for a meal with the family or hosting a luxe dinner party. Serving as the centerpiece of the kitchen is a large new island with seating for six and covered with a single slab of Cambria Quartz, accompanied by overhanging light fixtures from Boulder's Inlighten Studios that make a sleek modern statement.

The team at Melton Design Build also utilized the kitchen's existing, high-quality maple perimeter cabinets, giving them a fresh coat of paint that brightens and refreshes the space, working with the mosaic backsplash tile to bring together all the elements of the kitchen.

The new kitchen is also not short on fun, useful new details. The space boasts a stainless steel, refrigerated beverage center with French doors as well as space-saving bread and knife drawers that maximize the kitchen's storage while freeing up space on the beautiful Caesarstone Quartz countertops. 

"The Melton Design Build team understood the style we were looking to achieve in our kitchen," says Kristin. "We now truly have a space that fits all our family's needs and blends the elements of style and function we were seeking."