There are numerous ways to introduce a new splash of life to various areas of your home without actually replacing appliances, knocking down walls, tearing out carpet, suffering from sanding and the mess it produces. And there are many less expensive ways to bring new life into the home’s ambiance without the considerable expense of buying new furniture and all the changes that peripherally must be exacted in the process.
New furniture typically means everything else in the space will need some alteration, revision, color change, or replacement in the overall process. So whether you are a do-it-yourself kind of person or want to create a new and fresh presence in your home, one of the most fun and exciting places to start is in the kitchen.
A Fun Room for Introducing Innovative Design That’s Affordable and Easy
Kitchens are and have always been the heart of the home, they are where all the food is prepared (and often consumed,) and they are the room where many heart to heart conversations are held. Today’s kitchens are frequently found to be the central recharging stations whether by conventional methods using cords or from the new remote technology in its many various forms.
Kitchen Tiles can be one of the most accessible rooms to begin a renewal effort that will feel like a home is alive with ongoing pursuits, as evidenced in an ongoing stream of visual alterations and changes.
Introducing change to a Kitchen Tiles usually conjures up in most homeowners’ minds the overwhelming thought of replacing one, two, or all of the existing kitchen appliances. However, there are numerous ways to create a significant new presence in your kitchen without the overwhelming task of saying goodbye to your existing appliances and heading out to shop for replacements.
Changing Kitchens Up With Paint of a Different Color
So, let’s say that you have decided that you are going to direct your eager design (or, more accurately, “re-design””) efforts in the direction of your kitchen space. First, eliminate the whole thing about your appliances. In the process, you will not have to replace a single appliance or piece of furniture (unless you have also decided that you want to).
What typically comes to mind first with most homeowners is probably going to be a color change. And this is usually accomplished most dramatically by changing the color of the walls in the kitchen area. Color changes have usually been made by applying new shades and hues of paint to the walls, and sometimes the furniture of eat-in kitchens and sometimes the cabinets.
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The whole painting process begins with a relatively easy and uncomplicated task of selecting a color. You go to the store where you select a broad range of paint color sample cards that you think you would like, and you take them home where you examine them to see just how well they would work in your kitchen. You hopefully find one color that you like and that everyone in the household will be happy with, and you head back to the store to have that color mixed.
The only other decision to be made is the finish for your paint. And being that it’s going to be in the kitchen, the most frequently selected finish is eggshell or anything from eggshell on up, in terms of increased sheen.
As opposed to mattes, these finishes are more washable and durable and will be less likely to absorb splatters from various foods. (This does not mean that you should engage in a food fight or anything, but food can splatter from various actions such as cooking, serving, spilling, and children who are learning how to feed themselves.)
Problems With Paint
The problems with painting are often overlooked and only realized mid-process when it’s too late to do anything about them. The biggest problem is the considerable interruption that it can cause. Everything must be taped off that is not to be painted, and time must be allowed for drying of each coat of paint you apply, whether it’s a primer followed by two coats or just two coats of paint.
And then there are always problems with paint messes, whether it’s from actual spills or paint that splatters on areas that are not to be painted. Between each coat, brushes, rollers, roller pans, cans, and anything else must be dealt with in a way that will allow you to pick up where you left when applying the next coat. Then, once you finish, there is the cleanup process. Painting is always (always) much more involved than imagined up-front.)
Introducing Fresh Color Without Paint and the Mess
In all its forms, color does much for any room or space where it’s found. But, if you are not “feeling it” about painting, there is another, more artsy method for introducing color to your kitchen that is fun, relatively easy, and much more of an innovative fashionable design for today’s modern kitchens.
While Kitchen Tiles are not anything particularly new to kitchen backsplashes, the typical ceramic tiles of your mother’s smothers kitchen are being replaced by a whole new generation of lovely and distinctive tiles that still include mosaics but introduce glass tiles well.
KitchenTiles Offer Many Choices
The options for tiling with artistry are virtually unlimited. If you are a hard-core DIYer, you may enjoy buying unglazed tiles and applying your distinctive patterns and decorations to each one. They can then be finished and used in your chosen configuration. These tiles can be designed to fit together to form a more significant “scene” or “picture,” or they can be individually complete and installed strategically interspersed at different spots among solid color tiles.
Then, there are always the lovely glass tiles in different sizes and can be just as beautiful when they are all in one color, such as a dark blue or red that “pops” with white grout separating them. Finally, you can use the smaller-sized glass tiles to arrange them in patterns, pictures (think pixelated,) and more.
First Things First
To create just the look you want for your kitchen area to be tiled, you must come up with a drawing of what you want for the finished look. The next thing is to produce that drawing to scale with a grid that will reflect the exact size of tiles you will be using.
By doing this, Who will equip you with a “shopping list” of the exact colors of tiles you will need to buy and the exact pattern for installing them. Then, all that’s left is to decide whether you want to tackle the installation job or whether you will want to hire a tile professional. Either way, you will produce a tremendous change for your kitchen.