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It all started with a pool. After Karen Mooney, VP of Creative for Ballard Designs, and her husband Joe, who entertain often, installed a pool in their backyard two years ago, they quickly realized they needed easier access to it. “We had no way to get to the pool except to go through our master bedroom and bathroom,” she says. “Needless to say, it was a little uncomfortable for our guests.”

Creating a backyard exit off the kitchen was the obvious solution and one that made the most sense. The only problem was the space just behind the kitchen was her son’s bedroom. The homeowners decided to go all in and add a second story to the home. They moved their son’s room upstairs into the new addition, along with an expanded master bedroom and home office. The home renovation gave them a lot of extra space, a new kitchen and a seating area with a view—and exit—to the backyard.


Knocking down the bedroom wall and remodeling the kitchen would give Karen the chance to open up and refresh her outdated kitchen and, aesthetically speaking, make it more her.

Karen's kitchen, before

Karen tested huge swatches of paint on her existing cabinetry before her renovation to be sure she chose just the right shade of gray

Karen's kitchen, before

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The great renovation ideas of tiles for kitchen backsplash French design in country style. French country kitchens are some of the most interesting ideas for renovation. The decoration, the colors and the style creates a warm, cozy atmosphere. You can start with the renovation of your kitchen and select the French country look. Here are just a few ideas that you can implement. Dark wood for the table and the kitchen cabinets is a must in the French country kitchens – you can right cabinets in an antique store or small furniture stores that refurbish old furniture / optional, there are interesting things certainly / find at the flea market. Even if the kitchen cabinets and furniture look old, they emphasize this is not new – this is exactly the effect that what we strive for. Old furniture creates a strange atmosphere, and it feels like grandma house.

Many tiles for kitchen backsplash French design are facing lighter or even white kitchen cabinets a red stone wall or brick wall. This creates a contrast that makes the interior more interesting and makes you look comfortable at the same time. In the country kitchen you can either take or alternatively laminate tiles. Whichever flooring you choose, it should be selected in a neutral color. More interesting accents to create the dark cabinets are in combination with stainless steel – kitchen accessories. Elegant iron accents such as chandeliers will draw everyone’s attention. The table in country kitchen is large, usually stands in the middle of the room. Optionally, it can be replaced with a kitchen island and chairs.

If you have large windows, you do not need blinds. Opt for transparent curtains in bright colors with floral patterns – so that your new / old French country kitchen can benefit from the sunlight as much as possible. Decorate the tiles for kitchen backsplash French design with flowers and place for your porcelain tableware, so that it is also a part of the decoration.

These modern spaces provide solutions to common kitchen shortfalls. Some designs have a majority of kitchen pieces exposed while other designs provides a completely hidden space with recessed doors making the space universal and yes, some of these rooms are unrealistically large for a kitchen. From a materials standpoint, most are earthy woods and stones, with the modern touches of stainless steel.

Modern Kitchen Cabinet Design Photos

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Burns & Ferrall NZ’s Premier Commercial & Domestic Kitchen Company

Image  —  Posted: October 25, 2013 in Home Improvement