An attractive back splash can add charm and make your space feel larger at the same time. Consider using mirrors on the back splash for a bit of sparkle or painting it to add a punch of color. To enhance style and protect the back splash from splatters, cover painted areas with frosted glass that has a glossy polished side. Light colored ceramic or stone tiles are more expensive, but if you’re in the mood to splurge, they really add a wow factor to your kitchen. To create even more impact, install them on the diagonal rather than simply straight up and down. This will also make the space seem larger. Stainless steel is also a great back splash option, as it bounces so much light and is easy to clean.


Cork can lighten and soften the look and feel of a small room with its texture and is easy to maintain, comfortable to stand on and noise-resistant. Cork floors are also eco-friendly, come in tons of colors and can easily be installed in tiles or sheets. If your local flooring company doesn’t carry cork, search online. You’ll be amazed at the selection.


Most people think they don’t have room for and island, but chances are they do. You generally only need 36 in. between counters and the island to comfortably pass through. If you can’t put in a real island, use a kitchen rolling cart with pullout shelves and a wooden top; this multi-functional piece can serve as an island/workstation, a storage area and a small table.


Cabinet hardware is the jewelry of the cabinets and can enhance the room and the design style you are working to achieve. There are limitless options when it comes to hardware and by having a clear idea of the style of the room, it will help cut down the options to the ones that are perfect for your space. A popular cabinet hardware choice among our customers are the bar pulls. Bar pulls are usually found in more modern style spaces but also look great with our Shaker cabinets, giving a little twist to a more traditional door style. For those looking for a relaxed look, bin drawer pulls are an option. It adds just the right amount of casual to the cabinetry. You can also go a little more ornate, selecting hardware that has the extra oomph to it with more intricate details.