Backsplash and counter tops

ogrose_txDecember 14, 2012

Hi, our contractor will start the middle of January to upgrade our 1970's kitchen, remove existing cabinets and replace with maple stained in a rather light cherry color. My floors are a tile called palomino, which is a warm light brown (8X8). We aren't changing the footprint at all. Question: Should my countertops (granite) and countertop tie in with the floor, the cupboards, or what? Must mention that this kitchen/eating area is large, kitchen table is an antique oak round table, rather dark, china cabinet is washed oak, and small table on wall is medium brown (don't believe in things matching, lol!) It's on the south side, gets quite a bit of light, am looking for more of a "cottagey feeling" than anything else.

The walls are a very pale grey with lavender tint (not that you can notice).

Maybe the counter top and backsplash should go with the grey? Also will mention I'm 71, not looking for resale value, will stay here until they drag me out!!

Suggestions much appreciated!


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xposted to the smaller homes forum - my house is about 1600 sq.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 5:57PM
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what do you like? The cabinets are going to be the "in for the long haul" element. Dark counters with a little sparkle can look great, or lightish as well....I wouldn't worry about the floor.....mats end up on tile[hardness] and potentially someone would swap the tile for a more resilient product in the future, but be inclined to leave good I'd see what would be appealing with the cabs. What is the style of the cabs?....the stain sounds warm and nice.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 5:58PM
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Well, I tend to go with the lighter colors, and really am leaning towards something in grey/white mix. Right now I have a white/light green laminate which seems to keep the light in the kitchen. I will be adding a patio cover to my patio off the kitchen which will darken things up a bit.

Can't really explain very well what the cabinets are except they are raised doors - does that make sense? They are nice, and you're right, they're warm!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 6:22PM
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