Published at Saturday, October 28th 2017. by Nanci Meyer in Kitchen Ideas.
Natural stone backsplashes have a distinctly different texture than tiles and offer a contrast to smooth counters and cabinets. Stone is porous however which makes it harder to clean and more prone to chipping. An alternative to using smaller stacked stones is to continue the same granite or marble used for the countertops all the way up the wall.
Accessories for your cabinets: Door pulls; crown molding and wine racks can be added to your cabinets for a finished style. For homes that prefer simplicity long slender door pulls should be considered. To save money have your cabinets installed by a professional and do the door pulls yourself. Home improvement stores have a wide selection as well as custom hardware can be ordered online and installed by you for a fraction of a professional installer. Accessories can take your cabinets from ordinary to one-of-a-kind!
In general if the kitchen faucet has a straight spout you need to ‘pull out’ the spray. If the spout points downwards then you ‘pull down’ to use the spray.
Mosaics and Focal Points The biggest real estate for a focal point is behind the stove. Create focal points by changing up the pattern or color scheme of your materials whether that’s laying tile at an angle or mixing and matching complimentary colors. And if you’re on a budget splurge on that stove-top wall and use a less expensive material everywhere else.
Ceramic Tile Given the numerous shapes sizes and colors available ceramic tile is probably the most versatile option (it’s also proven to be timeless). There’s plenty of room to play with patterns while still maintaining clean lines: stack tiles in columns stagger them or lay them at an angle. Most tile requires minimal maintenance just be sure to seal the grout so it doesn’t get stained or absorb water.
The kitchen countertop is the perfect place to add the ultimate design touch to your kitchen. Regardless of which kitchen countertop ideas you’re attracted to select materials that are durable and built to withstand the wear and tear associated with cooking and prep.