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You know those typical 4” high granite backsplashes that many kitchens with a granite countertop have? The ones you automatically get when you order a countertop at Home Depot or Lowe’s or your local granite fabricator?
You know the one that I have BEGGED you NOT to leave on when you go back in later to install a tile backsplash after the fact????
Well, I found an example of an idea I’ve been trying to sell some of my clients who have had a hard time believing this is a thing. Take a look.
So, let’s say you’re a little late to gray party, you might even still be on the fence. The last thing you want to do is go gray and then have the trend pendulum swing another direction. If you make the jump to gray, how do make sure it will last another 10+ years?
Amanda Gates and I covered a lot of tips and recs in our teleconference this past week, and although I mentioned some in my previous post, I have still more to share today.
Gray has slowly come to us, here in the suburbs, and I have to say, it’s one of my most frequently asked questions. Clients want to go gray, but don’t really want to paint every wall, ceiling, or piece of yellowish moulding and cabinet in their house. I can understand that, it gets expensive.
Add in the fact that you might have shutters the same color as your moulding, AND that your switches and outlets may not be white either because they were chosen to work with a more yellowed tonality, and you’ve got a pricey investment.
Check out two of my tips for dealing with this design dilemma by clicking through.
Most of the time, I’m a little anti-moulding around here. The reason why is because builders tend to add mouldings just to impress buyers and oftentimes in this area, they’ll add them to Mediterranean or Tuscan style houses and just about any suburban home without considering transitions or appropriate style.
Read on to see some examples.