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January 3 at #KBtribechat – Let’s Talk Backsplashes & Accent Walls


A design discussion! 

Sponsored and Hosted by Use Natural Stone

Photo courtesy of Brasigran

Image from Brasigran

When we consider surfaces for the kitchen and bath, we typically think first about horizontal surfaces such as countertops, vanities, islands and flooring. However, it’s important also to consider vertical elements and how the creative application of materials such as natural stone can bring these areas to life in bold and unique ways.

The interesting use of surface materials on backsplashes, walls and shower enclosures merges the best of function + form – not only helping to protect walls from moisture and splatter, but also delivering depth, dimensionality and visual interest.

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Images – clockwise from left: Artistic Tile, Marblex Design Int’l, Stone Interiors New Orleans

Available in a wide variety of materials and colors, backsplashes are a great place to play up style in the kitchen or bath. For those looking for a more dramatic look, accent walls can transform what are often viewed as utilitarian spaces into places of beauty and inspiration.

For example, distinctive slabs of natural stone can be placed behind a bathtub or sink to create a dramatic focal point or be used as a stunning backdrop for a shower enclosure. Backlit stones such as onyx are particularly striking in this type of application.

Mosaics, inlays, tiles and “book matched” materials provide another way to capture the eyes while also enabling individual expression through interesting patterns and color combinations.

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Images – clockwise from left: The Tuscany Collection, ROCKin’teriors, Decolores Mármores e Granitos

 

Whether choosing neutral hues to create a soothing, organic backdrop or opting to add a pop of color, the inspired use of vertical surfaces enables us to see kitchen and bathroom spaces in a new light.

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1)  Do you have a go-to material that you use for backsplashes? Why that material?
Q2)  Solid backsplash or tile/mosaic (patterned) backsplash – what’s your preference? Photos please.

Q3)  When it comes to backsplashes/shower surrounds for the bathroom, what are your favorite materials?

Q4)  What are some of the most interesting kitchen/bath accent walls treatments you’ve seen?

Q5)  Standard backsplashes, ceiling height backsplashes – or something in between?

Q6)  For vertical surfaces, do you opt for neutrals or color? Matte or shine? Let’s see examples.

Q7)     What exciting new trends do you see for vertical surfaces in the kitchen and bath?

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February 15 at #KBtribechat – It’s In The Details

Adding Personality to a Kitchen!

What touches can make a kitchen extraordinary?

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This is the work of kitchen designer Toni Sabatino.

At the next KBtribechat we will be sharing our ideas for making a design statement with:

Cabinetry
Countertops and Backsplashes
Major Appliances
Plumbing Fixtures
Lighting
Flooring
Furniture
Artwork
Color

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The same kitchen from a different angle – the work of kitchen designer Toni Sabatino.

A combination of select elements can add up to a kitchen design that is beautiful beyond ordinary…..but it’s easy to go overboard!

Each space is unique, which emphasizes how important it is to hire a design professional and to make all decisions well in advance of construction.

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on Wednesday, February 15

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May 25th at #KBtribechat – Creating that Wow Factor

A design discussion!

 

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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) What cabinetry elements play with our emotions and make us want them? Decorative hardware or pull-outs? A certain style or finish? A beautiful layout?

Share pictures!

Q2.) The backsplash wall area is often a place to add bling to the kitchen. What is trending with backsplashes that is exciting?

Q3.) What kitchen countertop materials and details add to creating a wow factor when entering the room?

Q4.) Major kitchen appliances can offer much to to impress. What are your favorite ways to show them off?

Q5.) What are your kitchen window and lighting tips for adding drama and beauty to the kitchen?

Q6.) Kitchens are very complicated. Do you have any other kitchen design ideas to wow us? Please share!

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on Wednesday, May 25th

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June 3, 2015 at #KBtribechat: A Focus on Kitchen Backsplashes

A design discussion!

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Our discussion questions:

1. ) What looks are trending now for backsplashes in the kitchen? Please share pics!

2.) What are your favorite materials for backsplashes in the kitchen? Why?

3.) What are your design solutions for ending backsplashes on return walls? On cabinet finished ends?

4.) Please share design tips and photos for backsplashes on cooking/ventilation walls!

5.) What backsplash materials/looks have you found inspirational or want to design in?

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on Wednesday, June 3rd

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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