Transform a kitchen with tiles
The kitchen is considered the heart of the home. It's where families and guests gather to prepare and enjoy meals together while catching up on the day’s activities. If you plan of renovating your kitchen, make sure that it meets your physical, as well as functional needs.
The kitchen might be a hard working room but that doesn’t mean it has to be dull and boring. After style and decor it is essential that a kitchen is designed in a way that works for you and that means having the kitchen essentials, such as the fridge, stove and sink placed in a way that it makes your meal preparation easy and pleasurable. The modern kitchen is functional and stylish and offer multiple work surfaces.
Families that enjoy sitting around the breakfast nook at meal times should make certain there are limited kitchen appliances on the countertop as this gives the island an open and airy look.
Be creative to complement the look and feel of a kitchen. You have a wide variety of floor and wall materials to choose from and opt for different colours, textures and patterns to impart your own personal touch. There are so many different tiling options to choose from that you can literally pick a look to suit your theme. From modern and sophisticated to country and rustic or even eclectic, you are bound to find something to complete your look.
Low on maintenance
Kitchens are high-traffic areas that can get messy, for this reason it is essential to have walls and floors that are easy to clean and low on maintenance. Tiles offer exactly that; tiles are durable, long-lasting and easy to clean.
Rustic touch with wood-look tiles
Ceramic tiles have undergone a revolution in recent years, and inkjet technology has made it possible to create the most artistic tile designs. There are a variety of tile styles and designs to choose from when redoing your kitchen. Wood-look inkjet ceramic and porcelain tiles create the warmth and beauty of wood without the maintenance associated with solid wood flooring.
Wood-look tiles are a favourite for floor spaces because of the different shades and designs and their affordability when compared to hardwood and natural stone.
Complete the look with mosaics
Mosaics are a great way to add some colour on your kitchen walls. These small tiles brighten up plain surfaces and add a fun and playful ambience to any room. Since the kitchen is the heart of your home, it is the perfect place to have an eye-catching mosaic pattern.
Mosaics are great for offering a gleaming welcome to guests and can give your kitchen a sleek urban design. Available in colourful designs and shapes, homeowners can create their own, unique mosaic design to suit their style. Wall tiles can include metallic or stone mosaic features that add a sense of luxury to any kitchen.
For more renovation ideas, visit Tile Africa’s Inspiration Gallery on www.tileafrica.co.za