Tile Styles: Getting What You Want

One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your kitchen is to have a quality backsplash installed that complements your kitchen.  However, choosing a backsplash isn’t as simple as it used to be – there are a variety of materials, colors, finishes, edge styles, and patterns to choose from.  We hope this overview will help you get a better handle on the right tiled backsplash based on the style you want to achieve!  For more details and images, check out the source of our information at ThisOldHouse.com and in their article, “All About Ceramic Subway Tile.”  While the …

Budget Basics: A Realistic Start for a Fantastic Finish!

You’re dreaming about a new kitchen and could use some help figuring out two things: How much it’ll cost How you’ll be able to stay on a budget First and foremost, you need to set a realistic budget to match your project’s scope. If you want champagne, but have a beer budget, then you need to start with the basics. You probably won’t ever come out and tell a kitchen designer how much money you have to spend, fearing she (or he) will spend it all. But at some point you’re going to have to share that information with someone, …

The Eclectic

Creating a space that has an eclectic feel requires both courage and the right combination of design elements.  Often, you need to establish what your end goal is before you begin picking out individual pieces for your room, so that you can maintain a look that is interesting and beautiful.   Below are a few examples of some kitchens, from House Beautiful, that infuse just enough eclectic design with traditional elements. Points of Interest This kitchen maintains a timeless look by keeping the colors soft and simple, while the chandelier and servers on each side of the sink add a unique …

Backsplash Beauty

When you remodel or update a kitchen, adding a backsplash is a wonderful and simple way to add character to the room and polish off your kitchen design.  Here are a few ideas for bringing a backsplash into your space. Marble Backsplash Marble can be a beautiful option for a kitchen.  Based on the type of marble, staining problems may occur, so be careful with this choice.  Using marble as your backsplash can be a great way to infuse a bit of elegance by creating a focal point for your kitchen.  Try pairing the marble backsplash with stainless steel counters …