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5. Bring artistry into your kitchen by installing eye-catching tiles behind your stove or create a pattern using regular tiles but in a different way. For example, subway tiles on the diagonal look fabulous and are classic and inexpensive.
6. Can't decide on countertop materials? Granted versus wood? Quartz versus soapstone? Why not have both? Your perimeter counters can transition from quartz or stone The neutral color, to a dramatic wood or vetrazzo surface on the island.
9. Change out your uppers to be different than your base cabinets. For example, these cabinet doors, made from metal frames with frosted glass inserts, are dynamite looking at mid century modern classic.
10. Use fabulous fixtures down the center, over your table, island or sink. That one element can really make a statement and set the tone for style in the entire space. This kitchen takes advantage of the open shelving, monochromatic colors, and dramatic lighting. Changing up the tile to 4 x 4 squares instead of 3 x 5 subway tiles does make a statement as well.