If you decided to install or have tile installed in your kitchen to improve the appearance of this room in your home, some design work needs to be done in advance to ensure the finished job meets your expectations. Here are some tiling tips that help you accomplish success with the overall aesthetics received with the installation of this desirable medium.
Create A Focal Point
In most kitchens, the area where you cook is considered the focal point. Because of this, use the stove as the featured area when it comes to the tile work you decide to install or have installed. If the cost of materials is a concern, opt for a more expensive tile around your oven. This draws the eyes toward the focal point, allowing those viewing it to experience the design work you select with your tiling. Use less expensive tile in other areas of the kitchen. If you are using just one type or brand of tile, pick out a different color for the stove area or select tiling with designs included on each piece. Alternately, place the tile in a design using different colors if you do not want to splurge for a design already incorporated into the pieces.
Consider Mirrored Tile To Expand The Space Appearance
If you have a smaller kitchen, you undoubtedly want to design your tilework to make the area look bigger. Mirrored tiling works well at accomplishing this task. Make sure to allow ample natural lighting into the room during the day time hours for a pleasing look. During nighttime hours, use the power of lighting fixtures to strategically illuminate mirrored tiles to make space appear larger. Mirrored tiling installed from eye-level to the ceiling works wonderfully at tricking the mind into making a kitchen look spacious.
Using Tiling To Accentuate Other Mediums
If you do not want to use too much tile in your kitchen, think about using it as an accompaniment to other mediums. For example, dress up a wall by using tile along the border area or around the perimeter of a painted or wallpapered surface. This breaks up the monotony of traditional wall coverings, allowing you to splurge with tiled portions to provide a pleasing view. Use tile in a contrasting shade from the bulk of the wall color to give the areas where it is used a burst of energy and a variety of hues.
For more information about tile design, reach out to a local tile installer.