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3 Ideas that Will Give Your Kitchen That Finished Look

The kitchen is often said to be the heart of the home. It can be so much more than just a room with an oven and a refrigerator. Spruce up your kitchen with these decorative finishing touches to give it a polished, designed feel.

1. Shine Some Light On it

The right lighting is essential to pulling any room together. Selecting appropriate light fixtures will really highlight the design of your kitchen. Try some innovative track lighting options to brighten up and modernize the area.

Monorail tracks allow you to add multiple stylish light fixtures to your kitchen where you need them. Choose lamps that complement the coloring and feel of your kitchen, and attach them to a spiral or curved track to place them in interesting paths around the ceiling. The affect is both contemporary and charming. Spotlight and directional lighting add even more versatility and decorative possibilities. Point the lamps in areas you want to highlight, like at an ornamental wall hanging or the cozy breakfast nook.

2. Add an Eye-Catching Backsplash

An attention-grabbing backsplash can give a kitchen a truly finished feel. A backsplash is made by adding tile, glass, or other material to the wall behind a sink or stovetop. For practical reasons, a backsplash is a great idea to help minimize messes. Cooking a nice dinner can sometimes result in splattering oils or sauces. Keep from staining the walls with a wipeable backsplash and enjoy your sparkling kitchen surfaces.

Backsplashes will also add color and design to your kitchen. Once you decide or know what the stylistic theme for your kitchen is you can use the tiling of a backsplash to create a focal point for the room. For a traditional or country motif, a rustic ceramic mosaic or mural adds warmth and dimension to a kitchen. A monochromatic or a simple geometric backsplash may be perfect for modern kitchens with clean, simple lines. Glass tiles are another popular look, adding sheen and color for a beautiful, eye-catching kitchen accent.

3. Color Your Cabinets

Your cabinets comprise a vital part of your kitchen aesthetic. They probably take up a good amount of wall and counter space, and they are one of the first things guests see when they walk into your kitchen. To refurbish your cooking area sometimes all that is needed is a fresh coat of paint to your cabinets and drawers.

A bright new layer of paint will help your kitchen cabinets look polished and sleek. A deep color like maroon or turquoise will make your cupboards pop and look very elegant against the lighter walls and appliances of your kitchen. If you’d like to add a splash of color, but feel painting your wall cabinets might be overpowering, consider painting only the cabinets of your kitchen island. The result is the addition of an interesting accent color and a great finishing touch for a sophisticated, stylish kitchen.


This post was written by Andre  on behalf of the edge bander specialists, ronmack. In his spare time he reads and loves to go hiking.

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One Response to “3 Ideas that Will Give Your Kitchen That Finished Look”

  1. On October 24, 2012 at 11:00 am Dunkley Tiles responded with... #

    Couldn’t agree more that the kitchen is the heart of the home! Good advice for any home-owner, kitchen tiles are definitely an important aspect that can make a room!

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