In addition to reflecting light, glass backsplashes can actually bring sunshine into a kitchen. The vistas beyond this kitchen were nothing to write home about, so designers at Carnemark installed detail-obscuring glass blocks on either side of the stove's backsplash, which is made of volcanic rock by SieMatic. Quarried in Italy, this stone is similar to that used by the ancient Romans to build roads, and has been used for various surface applications from building cladding to tile to countertops for centuries.
The goal for the kitchen was to keep the original charm of the client’s home while updating the kitchen in a way that was fresh and current.
Dark soapstone countertops offer beautiful contrast against the crisp white cabinetry, and Carrera marble subway tile for the backsplash adds a timeless and luxurious touch to the design. The stainless steel appliances and sink create a more transitional feel, while the shaker style cabinetry doors and schoolhouse light fixture reflect the original style of the home.
“We’d liked that the kitchen was in good shape, but it was bland,” says Katie. All the oak cabinets needed for pep was a facelift, in the form of vivid green paint and brass hardware. Small-scale subway tile for the backsplash made the space seem bigger and brighter; ditto for the hip cement floor tile from Granada Tile. The pattern plays off the delicate print of the Thibaut-fabric Roman shade.
The goals for the kitchen were to open it up so that it felt larger and to incorporate functional storage space. Taking the upper cabinets to the ceiling helped make this space appear taller and fulfilled the storage request. The backsplash tile was blended with the cabinet color to further heighten the room, while the cabinetry was kept simple to complement the open concept. The overall style is contemporary yet rugged, incorporating natural materials and a grey-brown color scheme.
Unable to completely remove a load bearing wall to create an open floor plan, Sarah Richardson widened a doorway and cut a large serving window out of the wall between this kitchen and living room to create a semi-transitional space. She updated the kitchen with a gray subway tile backsplash, new countertops and stainless steel appliances for a chic, contemporary look. As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential.
The wall between the kitchen and living room is long gone, and a new, black iron retaining wall with gridded windows now defines the space between the kitchen and the foyer in an inviting way. "That wall is like, Let's get on the other side of it!," Joanna said. New hardwood floors, a massive new kitchen island, a teal backsplash and opulent new brass pendant lights complete the kitchen's transformation.
This kitchen is a traditional design with a some farmhouse flavor. Contemporary lighting such as Murano glass cylinder ceiling light pendants provide some eclectic flair to the kitchen. Upscale appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf add luxury to the kitchen design. Gray-colored Italian marble slabs are used to create a backsplash that provides a good deal of texture. The windows are purposely left untreated in order to allow for the maximum amount of light without disrupting the view to the outdoors.
Consider using stainless steel subway tiles in place of large sheets of steel for a cost-effective modern look. Designer Diane Foreman, of Neil Kelly Company wanted to carry the stainless steel she had used in the backsplash and sink of this kitchen to the bar area, but a curved sheet of stainless steel of that size would have been cost prohibitive in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. Instead, she saved money and created a sleek look using stainless steel subway tiles in a vertical pattern.
To create an open, bright space that is still true to the design in the rest of the renovated Spanish Colonial, designers used white as their base color to reflect the natural and artificial light in the space, making it light. To accent the neutral color palette, Spanish tile was added to the backsplash and base of the walls, while a brick floor laid in a chevron pattern helps to add warmth to this bright space.
The vanity in the HGTV Urban Oasis 2012 master bathroom from is illuminated by a huge frame of light. A walk-in closet off the bathroom comes in handy when one half of a couple wants to dress before the other one gets up. Glass subway tile used as accent in the shower surround forms the floor-to-ceiling backsplash above the furniture-style vanity.
This lovely kitchen is full of visual interest. The warm tones of the brown suede and leather barstools with nailhead trim contrast the cool blue-gray of the kitchen island, topped with white marble. The mosaic backsplash, in gray tones, is topped by a copper range hood that is complemented by the three vintage-inspired hanging light fixtures with warmly colored glass shades. White and frosted glass cabintry, hardwood floors, and an arched doorway complete the space.
Even though the couple has only been in the home for six months, they moved quickly to make the space their own. “We painted on every wall in the condo, tiled the kitchen backsplash and our friends painted the cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom,” Michelle remembers. The result is a delightful explosion of bright colors and expressive patterns that make the space feel energized and creative.
A mix of stained and painted wood define this luxurious traditional kitchen. A detailed, carved wood island adds casual seating and workspace while an ornate, metal overhead light adds visual interest. Intricate wood detailing above the oven and throughout the molding and cabinetry add to the luxurious detail of the space while a metal backsplash brings a modern touch to this otherwise traditional kitchen. Wood parquet flooring adds even more stunning detail.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson removed a wall between a cramped kitchen and extra bonus room in this century-old home to build a gorgeous, roomy eat-in kitchen stocked with modern amenities. The original kitchen was completed gutted to make room for custom white cabinets, a subway tile backsplash, an enormous island with attached dining table, and stainless steel appliances. Oiled-finished wood flooring and brass accents complete the room's traditional, antique look.
Just like the kiss sculptures on the countertop, we embrace the color and style of this Brentwood kitchen designed by Jackson Paige Interiors! The teal backsplash tile makes a grand statement and complements the blue-patterned window treatment without having to use a carbon-copy color. The style of the off-white cabinetry helps to accentuate its subtle coastal design, along with the dark tones of the kitchen island and round bar stools that also add depth to the space.
Designer Rodney Tassistro created this high-end cottage style kitchen featuring solid wood countertops, custom cabinetry and open shelving. Traditional leaded glass cabinet fronts contrast with a very modern polished wooden countertop and backsplash. The diamond pattern inset into the glass cabinet doors adds interest but still keeps the light and airy look of the open shelving on the opposite wall. The space above the cabinetry is a great spot for the homeowners to display favorite pottery and accessories.
This residential kitchen boasts commercial flair. Functionally, the room was laid out to maximize prep space for cooking; visually, the sense of immense space was heightened by using three different types of engineered stone for the backsplash, the countertop and the island topper. The neutral background is broken with a dash of bright orange in the light fixtures — an easily changeable feature when you're in the mood for a different color. This impressive kitchen with was designed by Poggenpohl team Tedd McKee and Rosemary Porto in collaboration with architecture firm CUBE 3 Studio.
This contemporary gray and cream kitchen has a breakfast nook area with beautiful upholstered seating and modern, industrial pendant light above. The cream cabinets and stainless steel appliances give this kitchen a clean, sleek look while the coordinating gray countertop and patterned tile backsplash add visual interest. Hardwood flooring brings warmth to the space while small pink and white floral arrangements on the breakfast table add just the right touch of color.