Inspiration and DIY Kitchen Remodeling: 3 Tips to Enlarge and Enhance Your Space

Photo features Village Bend in Olive 6 x 6, 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 with 1 x 8 Torello and Metal Signatures in Aged Iron Trellis Deco 4-1/4 x 4-1/4, Chateau Ogee Liner 1-1/2 x 12 and Trellis Liner 3 x 12.

Photo features Village Bend in Olive 6 x 6, 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 with 1 x 8 Torello and Metal Signatures in Aged Iron Trellis Deco 4-1/4 x 4-1/4, Chateau Ogee Liner 1-1/2 x 12 and Trellis Liner 3 x 12.

 
 

Kitchen Remodeling: 3 Tips to Enlarge and Enhance Your Space

Kitchen remodeling can be a major undertaking—one that you can pull off with gusto with the proper planning and execution. The kitchen is a space where family spends time together, and where guests always seem to gather. But what if your space is smaller than you would like it to be? There are ways you can enhance your kitchen's design while also making the overall space appear larger. Here are three examples:

1. Consider Metals

Metallic tiles are very popular for homeowners who are looking to spice up their small kitchens because they add a bold touch without feeling overwhelming. They also offer sheen and shine, and are made to stand the test of time while adding a look of sophistication. Consider using metallic tiles to create a focal point in your kitchen, such as a metallic tile backsplash, or simply incorporating metallic accent tiles into your design. You can add them above your sink, or even on top of a floating island in your kitchen.

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The Metal Signatures collection is a great place to start when planning to add metallic tile to your kitchen design. From rustic charm to industrial strength, this range of options is versatile enough to meet the diverse needs of many home design styles. Once you choose the right metallic tile, don't be afraid to complement it with bold or unique colors. It's also currently trendy to mix metallic tiles with other materials, such as natural stone or glass, so feel free to get creative with your kitchen's design.

2. Use Borders and Accents

Even if you have a small space, you can still make your kitchen's backsplash design really pop off the wall. Accomplish this by incorporating unique, beautiful borders and decorative accents. The Fashion Accents line, for example, allows you to customize your kitchen by adding your personal style into the design. When trying to make a small space seem larger than it actually is, infusing modern, contemporary design is key. That's because these design principles focus on minimizing the clutter and maximizing the space. So whether you go with a natural stone lattice border, or a cool mosaic tile border, you'll be sure to add flare to your small kitchen space, while keeping the design classic and timeless.

Photo features Copper Blend Brix accent with Veranda in Suede 6-1/2 x 20 field tile and Urban Metals in Bronze 3-1/4 x 12 liner.

3. Go with White Cabinetry

The key to any great design is inspiration, and one look at 2015 and 2016 design trends will open your eyes to a small-space strategy that is here to stay: white cabinetry. Going with lighter cabinets helps to open your space up visually because they reflect light and seemingly recede your walls back by a few inches. White cabinetry also gives a small kitchen space a clean, streamlined look, which helps to give the space an airy feel.

Kitchen remodeling within a small space can be a fun experience—especially if you put your own creative spin on the design and execution. Take these tips, and choose materials that help enlarge and enhance your small kitchen space. And when finishing off your new kitchen's design, don't forget to incorporate distinctive angles and unexpected touches to keep the space interesting. Get creative, and follow your design instincts to create a small, but dreamy, kitchen design.