Updating your cooking and food-prep area with a tile backsplash is a visually appealing, functional and long-lasting design choice, and it allows plenty of room for your own creativity to shine through. If you opt for subway tile, you can even design your own pattern that harmonizes with the look you want. Check out more Kitchen Backsplash Trends.
With a little work and few basic skills, you can brighten a large or small kitchen design with fresh paint and new cabinet hardware. For a clean, sophisticated look, consider neutral tones or a bright shade of white. Check out How to Prep and Paint Kitchen Cabinets and our Cabinet Hardware Buying Guide for help with these simple kitchen ideas.
Opt for open shelves instead of upper cabinets to provide display space and make a small kitchen feel larger. Install shelves at standard upper-cabinet height — the lower shelf should be approximately 18 inches above the counter. Open Shelving Ideas for Your Kitchen