Open shelving breaks up the visual weight of upper cabinets, giving a light and airy feel to your kitchen. They are also super functional; use them to keep the dishes and kitchen tools you use the most within reach.
For a similar look with less renovation, remove the doors of some of your cabinets, and then paint what remains to blend into the wall.
Tip! Stainless steel floating shelves are smooth, durable, and blend nicely with stainless appliances.
A backsplash can be the finishing touch to your kitchen design and a chance to be a little more adventurous than you would be when selecting floor tile. Use a decorative backsplash as an opportunity to add a pop of color in a neutral kitchen.
Or, create a seamless look by picking a backsplash tile that's a close complement to your floor tile and countertops. For a bright, clean look, choose white grout.
Tip! Glass tile is the biggest trend in tile materials. Go with a simple mosaic to get a similar look as this backsplash (left), or check out Glass Tile You'll Love to create a one-of-a-kind design.
A brand new faucet is easy to install and will give your kitchen a fresh new feel. A unique faucet design that stands out from standard models will lend a rich look, yet can often be found for a bargain price.
Before purchasing a new faucet, check the mounting (number and spacing of holes) to ensure you select one that will fit.
Tip! A swivel faucet that pulls out with an extendable head gives you plenty of flexibility. Select the best faucet for your needs with our Kitchen Faucet Buying Guide.