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Apart from Practicality, the Backsplash is an Important Part of Kitchen Design

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Kitchen | 0 comments December 8th, 2014

The backsplash, apart from having a practical purpose, is a vital kitchen design component because it can add a sense of completion and visual interest. Its purpose is to protect the wall behind the stove from grease spatters, smoke, stains and splashes of food during the course of cooking. A well-designed backsplash also creates an air of sophistication and a sense of coordination with the other kitchen décor, fixtures and appliances. Size A backsplash can be any size, and it doesn’t always have to be behind a stove. Sometimes they extend beyond the sides of the stove, encompassing the...

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Avoid Traditional Style – Make Your Cabinets Unique!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Kitchen | 0 comments June 24th, 2014

Those who want their kitchens to reflect their unique personal style can start with the kitchen cabinets. In years past, most people selected a traditional look with a standard type of wood that really didn’t stand out among other kitchens in the neighborhood. However, with more options and stylish accents, you can transform your cabinets while sticking to your budget. One option to change the look of your cabinets is to paint them. You can choose from a range of bright to subtle colors, but even a slight change in hue will change the feel of the room. Another...

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Installing a Backsplash – Follow These Instructions

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Kitchen | 0 comments May 15th, 2014

To install a tile backsplash, you will need: wall tiles, a tape measure, a pencil, grout, a dry tile cutter, pumice stone or sandpaper, wall tile adhesive, a notched trowel, a wide putty knife, tile spacers, a tile float or squeegee, and a sponge. Step 1: Mark the center of the wall, then measure the distance between the bottom of the cabinet and the countertop. Subtract a quarter inch for the bottom grout line. Now, mark a tile with the measurement. For the sides, measure and mark the width of the area you want the backsplash to cover. Step...

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What Are the Hottest Kitchen Tile Trends?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Kitchen | 0 comments April 10th, 2014

What do glass, porcelain, and metal have in common? They’re all currently among the hottest kitchen tile trends, and they’re even being incorporated into the most professional kitchen designs. Let’s hear what some top designers have to say about today’s kitchen tile trends. Metal If you’re looking for a kitchen tile to complement stainless steel appliances, choose a metal tile. Metal also goes magnificently with a hammered-copper vent hood – tiles provide much more interest than those large sheets of copper or stainless steel. Small metal tiles enable homeowners to create all kinds of designs and patterns. Metal wall...

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