Recently, I’ve noticed a trend of using metal tiles to accent your home in decorating. The use of metal in the kitchen is nothing new. Many people have stainless steel appliances throughout their homes. I’m particularly fond of the way stainless steel looks in a kitchen. I like how it looks sharp, clean and cool. For some reason it makes me think things are sterile in a place where I know that’s important.
Decorating with metal in the kitchen seems familiar to me. However, decorating with large metal statement pieces in other parts of the home is a new idea to me. A fireplace covered in stainless steel tiles is eye catching and very breath taking. These tiles aren’t necessarily all perfect square 2″ x 2″ squares either. There are tiles manufactured to look like cobblestones, circles, hexagons, bricks and even mosaics. There really are a lot of choices to pick from.
My kitchen has stainless steel appliances, so I’m no stranger this type of accent in my home. However, I’ve never thought to add metal pieces of accents to other rooms in my home. Maybe this will be a project I might pursue in the future.
It sounds kind of gross but it really is time for me to get a new waste bin. The poor thing looks like it’s seen better days. I have one big one outside that I fill up and bring down to the curb once a week. Well, actually I have two, one is for trash and the other is for recycling. The two outside are still in decent condition it’s the one I have indoors that needs some work.
I’d like to get the kind that can go under the cabinet. Maybe even something fancy that can roll out. I saw in a magazine the kind that has two waste bins on rollers. If I got something like that I could use one for recycling and the other for the trash. That would make it really easy as I empty the stuff in the the appropriate large bins outside. The thirteen gallon trash bin I have in my kitchen is just soo ugly and grimy looking that I would love to get something hidden away. I guess I’ll be on the lookout for something like this this weekend.
I appreciate the guest post, Ignacio Phillips
There are only so many home security System options but when it comes to things like tile, the possibilities are endless. That’s what I like about renovating home, that so much of it is up to me and my own personal style who’s to say I don’t have good taste! I love being a stay at home mombut I really, really like that we’ve gotten into the property game and that so many homes in our area are actually selling right now. I know it seems counterintuitive but in our area there are some great opportunities to renovate and resell houses that’s why I love doing this. I feel like I’m contributing, I get to be more than just a mommy all the time AND I get to exercise my creativity this is actually the perfect job for me! It’s going to get harder when the houses get more expensive but for me at the end of the day, I know that there’s something to be said for this work.
My brother sent me some information from an Atlanta Kitchen Remodeling company. He told me he’s really excited to have his kitchen completely renovated. His wife talked him into ripping everything out and remodeling. Not only are they getting all brand new stainless steel appliances, but a different layout and more cupboards too.
They are having all marble counter tops installed. This is something I’ve always wanted myself. They will be perfect for food prep and all of the baking that my sister-in-law loves to do. She insisted on getting marble since the old counter tops were starting to peel up and she didn’t feel comfortable using them as a work surface for food anymore.
I told him that whatever he does make sure they put in a bigger pantry. The teeny tiny space they have right now to store their food is way to small. I also mentioned that a trash compactor might be something nice to add to the house. They have four kids and they seem to help produce a lot of trash. The trash compactor would really help them not have to empty the trash as often, and have it take up less space of course. I’m sure the kitchen will turn out great no matter what he does with my sister-in-law in charge of most of the design anyway. I can’t wait to see the final results.
Appreciating my surroundings is something I’ve always been taught to do. Sometimes I like to take a drive around the country just to look and see what has popped up around me. Occasionally, I’ll see clusters of new homes being built or even new shopping centers. The Boca Raton Architects have really produced some lovely buildings.
Driving through new neighborhoods and looking at the new homes gives me ideas of ways to add special touches to my home. Sometimes I might see some neat landscaping out front. Other times, my eye might be caught by large arch windows. Most recently, I was excited by a quaint little breeze way at the entrance to a home. It was a about a ten foot arch with lattice work. Hanging from the lattice was ivy and some beautiful pink and purple flowers.
I wish I had a grand entrance at the front of my home for something like this. The lattice work was breath taking. I suppose I could always add something similar to the backyard and patio, but I really thought it was stunning in the front yard.