Are you thinking about updating your kitchen or perhaps you have the luxury of building your dream home and are working on the design of your kitchen!?! Mixing cabinetry finishes and counter tops has gained major popularity in the last few years! Not only does it create a custom look, but at times it can actually be an advantage to your design budget! I personally love this look because it adds character to your kitchen plus it can look as if you placed a piece of furniture in your kitchen – for example, if your island is stained in a dark color and your cabinetry is either white or a lighter stain, then the island pops and literally looks like a piece of furniture has been set in the center of your kitchen! If you want to take the mix of design up a notch then consider also installing a different countertop on top of the island than in the rest of your kitchen counter space! Mixing cabinet finishes and different countertops does take extra thought and planning, however if done correctly, your kitchen – one of the main rooms used in every home – will be the ultimate conversation piece and entertaining space amongst your family and friends!
***Fun Fact: All of the photos in this post are kitchens from my Real Estate Listings!***
I’d love to hear from you! Tell me about your great design ideas in the kitchen!
The Winter Season means something different to everyone! Maybe you are looking forward to January 1st when you can start fresh with new goals or perhaps your kiddos will be home for two to four weeks for winter break. Maybe you celebrate Hanukah or Christmas and are looking forward to entertaining family and friends or you simply love to cuddle up by the fire during the plummeting temperatures … or if you are like me who grew up in Northern Texas where it snows and freezes but you now live in Southern California you find any excuse to light a fire and buddle-up in a cozy blanket and create your own winter!
Over the next eight blog posts I will list the top eight items to have to make your home ready for Winter 2013! No matter if you just want to have your home ready for yourself and a couple friends or if you are having a huge winter bash these eight items will leave your home memorable and inviting!
Want to make the ultimate splash to your Wonderland kitchen backsplash? Consider using glass!
For the past few years, white subway tiles have been all the rage in kitchens. While I still love the all-white look and absolutely adore subway tiles, the newest trend for kitchens is glass! Designers and homeowners are taking the leap in using more exotic backsplash finishes as they are becoming bolder in expressing themselves in their kitchen design. Some are even starting to use stainless steel and brick!
To help you achieve the exact look you want, the glass tiles come in endless shapes and colors. Even if you do not want to bring in a vibrant color into your kitchen you can choose a neutral glass palate. Remember, using a decorative backsplash is a safer choice than painting kitchen cabinets a bold color. If you are looking for a non-risky way to update your kitchen I would recommend a glass backsplash as it will instantly modernize your Wonderland.
I would love to hear about your favorite kitchen designs! Leave me a comment below or send me a photo!