Published at Friday, 27 October 2017 by Nanci Meyer in Kitchen Ideas, with total 59 photos.
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.
European styling: If you love the European appeal of cabinetry than modern styled are for you. From rich colors and shiny lacquer finishes to exotic wood appearances and streamlined hardware. European cabinetry has an undeniable aesthetic that your kitchen or bathroom will enjoy. Determine if your adjacent areas lend itself to European styling décor. Minimalist furniture wide open spaces and modern lines are all characteristic of interiors that well compliment your modern styled cabinetry.
The latest trend in contemporary kitchens is the thick slab countertop effect. While most countertops are normally 2” thick choosing a 3 – 5” thick countertop creates an anchored stately look. Remember to adjust cabinet heights accordingly to make up for the height increase from the thicker countertops.