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My Bland Kitchen Needs Some Help (Backsplash, etc.)

13 years ago

I followed my sister's advice and kept the basic elements neutral, and now I fear I've gone too safe. I think there's hope, though. (I still haven't done the backsplash and feel I can make some impact with that.) Before you wonder why I didn't remove the wall that's stuck to the island, I'll just say that I'm in phase I of the project. Phase II happens after I win the lottery:) Speaking of the island, I sometimes wonder if I should have done it in a textured-looking pattern (Caesarstone's Oyster, for example), but I'll have to wait for phase II.

Any ideas about what backsplash to go with? The girl helping me suggested these green/neutral glass tiles, but I'm wondering if I'm adding one more layer of blandness. The idea was to do a cream, matte subway tile and then do an accent strip with the glass.

I've also painted already, but I think I'll need to choose a color that will stand out more. And, finally, I need to decide on stools for the island.

I guess I should start with the backsplash, though. Any recommendations?

My countertop is the shiny Caesarstone Desert Limestone.

The cabinets are natural cherry.

The floor is Farbo linoleum in Forest Ground.(in the grey family.)



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