Kitchens can often fall a bit flat especially if you’ve had the same design aesthetic for years. But it’s hard to jazz up a space where most of it has to be a certain way to be functional. Besides a full remodel there are many ways to invigorate your kitchen into a room you love.
One way to do just this is to utilize tile and stone in your kitchen to add color, texture and style. There are a lot of very hot trends in tile and stone happening in the home and some exciting ones are popping up in the kitchen. It is one of the only rooms in the house where tile can be used in many different applications with different types and still enhance the beauty of the space.
What to Use:
Naturally there are many types and styles of tile and stone that can be used in a kitchen space. Depending on the application, the type of tile can be chosen not only for its style merits, but also how functional it is in the space.
Glass is a popular tile for back-splashes and as accents. Coming in a variety of colors, glass adds depth, sparkle and luminescence not found in ceramic or natural stone.
Styles like vinyl, cork and bamboo tiles are most commonly used in flooring. They are non-slippery and durable which makes them great for high traffic areas like the kitchen.
Countertops are commonly quarry, ceramic, and porcelain as they are easy to maintain and clean.
Metal tiles are also becoming a hot trend these days. Perfect for complementing stainless steal appliances metal tile can come in a variety of finishes from warm bronze or copper to brushed or satin.
Where to use it:
When it comes to kitchens it’s all about the backsplash for us. From colors to designs to styles the backsplash can add a unique aesthetic to your flat kitchen. This is where you’re able to add texture and depth to your space and give it your own unique style.
Tile or stone countertops are also a popular choice for people who are seeking a versatile and budget-friendly surface. The surface is heat and stain-resistant, and they’re available in a wealth of colors, materials, sizes and patterns.
You might also want to consider incorporating a few of your countertop tiles into the design of your backsplash in order to help the two areas mesh well.
Finally tile and stone is perfect for kitchen flooring. It’s durable enough to withstand heavy foot traffic, pets, spilled foods and cleaning supplies. When choosing floor tile find one that has a slight raised pattern, or texture to it to allow for a safer kitchen floor.
It doesn’t take too much to jazz up your dull kitchen or make the space your own. Tile and stone are the perfect medium to transform your kitchen from boring to functional fabulousness.