Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Kitchen Redesign - Charlotte NC
Kitchen Redesign - Charlotte North Carolina
Kitchen Redesign - Update your kitchen redesign - with beautiful and colorful back splash.
Looking to make a redesign - splash? Consider colorful glass mosaic tiles for your kitchen redesign - back splash. Although today's ubiquitous white subway tiles remain on trend (if you just installed them, don't worry: they'll look great for years to come), if you're designing from scratch this year, consider taking a pass on that trend and trying something newer, something edgier, something eminently funkier – but versatile and sophisticated too.
And that's mini mosaic tiles in a look-at-me hue like cherry red, royal blue, mineral white or even the deceptively neutral "colorless" natural glass hue. A bold alternative to the subway tiles. Their translucent finish also offers a lighter, more modern feel than opaque ceramic or natural stone tiles. Looks great in the kitchen and a good choice for your - redesign -
Kitchen Redesign - Go small
Available in intriguing shapes, including 5/8-inch-by-5/8-inch squares, 1-inch-by-1-inch squares, 5/8-inch-by-2-inch rectangles, tiny "penny-rounds," ovals, or even "shards" of thin, long tiles resembling mineral crystals, these pretty wonders are usually sold as 12" by 12" "tiles" adhered onto mesh backing for easier application. Just apply them with organic mastic (a latex- or petroleum-based "mortar" for vertical surfaces – conventional thin-set mortars take too long to set), and grout when dry.
Because the tiles have a repetitive pattern (all those tiny grout lines!) and, in many cases, eye-catching colors, they work best in a clean, streamlined contemporary kitchen. Consider them a natural if you have flat-panel cabinetry in a high-gloss lacquered finish. (If your taste is more transitional, they also work with plain Shaker-style cabinets.)
To avoid sending mixed kitchen redesign - messages, skip basic-issue white appliances in favor of appliance panels, or stainless steel or black finishes – unless your idea of white is conveyed via luxe revival whites.
Although pricing varies, expect to pay between $15 and $18 per square foot (not including installation). They're a great pairing to high-end European kitchens, and a nice way to add an upscale feel to less expensive - kitchen redesign -
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