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Refresh Your Kitchen with a Tile Backsplash

by Kevin Smith Author

Are you tired of your boring kitchen but are on a tight budget? You can refresh your kitchen without going into debt by adding a tile backsplash. Follow these hints for planning the project and you’ll be on your way to a more attractive kitchen.

Create Your Vision

Browse through home decor magazines and social media sites to get ideas. Talk to friends, especially those who have a flair for design. Consider your vision for the kitchen. Are you hoping for a clean, elegant look, or is your style more warm and rustic? The kitchen is one of the rooms you spend a lot of time in so make this project one that will make you feel happy while you’re preparing meals and entertaining. If you need help finding your vision, meet with an expert in backsplash tile in Roswell, GA.

Close Your Eyes and Imagine

 Maybe you’ve already updated to the popular gray or white kitchen cabinets. If so, both colors are versatile and pair well with a variety of tile colors and textures. If your cabinets are oak or other natural wood, tiles in warm, earthy hues create an inviting atmosphere. For a striking contrast to dark wood cabinets, try white tile. Close your eyes and imagine the focal points in a kitchen. The eye is naturally drawn to the spaces above the stove and the sink. These are both good places to create a more elaborate design. If your kitchen feels small, consider wrapping the backsplash around the entire kitchen. This may cost a bit more but it creates a sense of visual continuity, and can make a small kitchen look bigger.

It’s All about the Countertops

 If you’re countertops are a solid color, you can get away with a complex or colorful backsplash. Solid color countertops, especially if they’re a little dated, look dressed up with the sparkle of a fancier backsplash. Granite countertops, which tend to have busy patterns, will look best with a solid color tile. Subway tile makes an attractive accent for granite. A solid color Moroccan adds a touch of intrigue.

Plan Ahead

You’ve decided on the tile, or have at least narrowed down your choices to a few you like best. You may even think you know approximately how much tile you need. Don’t rush out to purchase just yet. Measure your space. Multiply the width by the height of the wall to determine square footage. This indicates how much material you'll need. Add an extra 10 percent of tile just to be safe. By this time, maybe you’ve decided you’d prefer a professional to install your backsplash tile in Roswell, GA. You’ve done most of the legwork, so why not let an expert finish the project?


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Created on Feb 22nd 2018 03:41. Viewed 285 times.

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