Backsplash says a lot

Backsplash for looks

When you go into someone’s kitchen their Backsplash is easily noticed. A Backsplash can say a lot about the kitchen itself. Some have it for looks. Some add a little piece of themselves into it. They can be used to show someone’s personality or the style of decor they enjoy. Others may just take the simple look.

Brighten up the Kitchen

The beautiful green color in this kitchen really makes this area stand out. It brightens up the room and gives it a nice touch. Using bright colors can make a room look bigger in almost all circumstances. That’s why most people say not to paint your walls with dark colors if you want a more spacious look.

Getting Crafty

Some Backsplashes are full of family memories and they turn out beautiful. You can take some old coffee cups, bowls from your grandmother’s cabinet or even use plates you have no use for. Break the dishes into a lot of creative little pieces and use them to decorate. Paste them on the walls for a more creative and different outlook. You will have made some space in your cabinets, but you will still have the memories to enjoy for years to come.

Which style fits you?

There are many types of Backsplashes you can choose from. Ceramic is one of the more popular styles. Stone gives a beautiful look as well. You will want to have a backsplash that will match well with your counter tops and cabinets. Also plan to use something that cleans easily or doesn’t hoard grease.

Modern Kitchen

The modern style has a very elegant look to it. It’s not often you see a kitchen done in a modern style and not like what you see. Most modern kitchens are seen with two walls covered in cabinets rather than shelves. The glass and marble look is a great idea and it fits perfectly with most cabinets. There is more room for your dishes and spices. Use a Backsplash that best represents you or your family; and your styles as a whole.

Countertops Galore

Countertops Galore

Choosing Countertops

Choosing countertops that are great for your home can be fun and exciting. There are many things that you have to consider when shopping for countertops. Renovating your kitchen means making a lot of choices. You will want to choose the material that is most suitable for your budget and your taste. Deciding on an appropriate budget and style is a great process. Don’t feel overwhelmed when shopping. There are many different styles to choose from.

Granite counters

Granite Counter tops are a beautiful choice. They are durable and have a nice touch to them. They are also known for not hosting a large amount of bacteria. Some counters can be a huge source for bacteria. Bacteria can come from many different things. Raw food or uncooked food can host bacteria and leave the residue on your countertops. It can be a little more expensive than just a plastic laminate, but it is more durable.

Different Types to Choose From

There are so many different types of countertops to choose from. Granite, Plastic Laminate, and Ceramic Tile are just to name a few. When looking for counters that you think will best suit your home; you must make sure to consider all pro’s and con’s. One thing to think about is the amount of effort or time you will put into cleaning them. You will want something easy to clean and that fits well with your appliances or style of living. Each household has different preferences. I personally like something that does not stain easily.

Ways to Make a Small Kitchen Look Bigger

If you have a small kitchen and want a bigger look without the costly repairs; there are some small steps you can take to help with that. For example, try putting things away in the cabinets so that your counters look less cluttered. Keeping things put up off the counters like can openers or toasters can make your kitchen look bigger. It also makes it even easier to keep a clean cooking area when preparing a meal. Less clutter means less mess to clean up.

Knowing how to Take Care of Your Countertops

Keeping a clean and organized counter space is a great way to make sure bacteria stays out of your kitchen. Depending on which counter top you have in your home, would depend on how you clean them. Knowing which chemicals or cleaning products to use is helpful. So before making the step towards new counter tops make sure you do some research and find out what they can handle and what they can’t. Knowing firsthand about the type of material you are interested in can help you make the right choice.