Kitchen Renovation Focuses on Magic Trip

No country has the magical sun-rinsed colors of Greece, as this photo demonstrates. For one couple, the memories of their visits to Greece have made it their favorite travel destination. In order to keep those memories fresh, they decided to renovate their kitchen using this photograph for inspiration. Let’s take a look at how they translated this look.

In the photo below, it’s easy to see how color came into the equation. The bright white stucco walls and clean lines are mirrored in the shiny white contemporary cabinets. The three blues also appear in the kitchen. The rich cobalt blue shows on the back wall, the lighter blue of the small door to the lower left was used for the countertops, and even the vivid turquoise of the upper-right railing shows up in the light turquoise vase sitting on the counter.

The best match comes with the flooring. The couple discovered a good-quality vinyl that echoed the feeling and style of the grey street stones set in concrete. The primary difference in the look was that the vinyl uses a smaller-size stone image, which works better given the smaller dimensions of the kitchen.

Do you have a favorite photo, country or memory? Have you considered using that as a basis for decorating your home? With the right imaginative approach, you too can make your home magically connected to your past and make what was only a vision come to life.  Maybe you’re going on a trip for winter vacation or at the beginning of the year; either way, keep in mind your destination can be your new interior inspiration!

Make a Statement with Granite

Take a well-designed kitchen and add a luscious slab of hand-selected granite and kick everything up a notch.

By choosing a slab with personality such as this one, the countertop and backsplash add the dramatic touch that make this space stand out. The movement of gold through the light and dark greys of this granite turn the surface into a work of art.

If you are planning a kitchen, bath or bar counter like this one, a careful selection of granite can make the space come to life. Notice how the stainless steel pops against the darker grey and the wood cabinets tie in with the gold. This granite choice pulls both elements together to create an integrated whole.

With Arizona Wholesale, you have the opportunity to select your own granite slab. To choose the best option for your home, bring samples of any surrounding finishes, including cabinets and your metal surface choice. You may have selected your granite based on the samples, but once you see the full slabs, don’t feel obligated to stay with the same type. You may find that another choice that you never considered before captures your attention. That’s the advantage of looking at full slabs before you make your final selection.

Color, contrast and pattern combine to create the finished look of your granite. Because of cut requirements, it’s hard to say what part of the pattern will appear on what section of your final installation. But with a good choice, your home will shine with the power of this versatile and beautiful stone.

Take a look at our countertop options for more ideas!

Quick and Easy Ideas to Update Your Kitchen

Looking at the same kitchen day in and day out can leave us feeling drab and depressed. We spend the majority of our time in our kitchens, do we not? Seize the day and commit to making a few small changes that will make a big improvement, as doing a total kitchen remodel can seem a bit daunting.

Replace your cabinet door handles and door pulls. This simple and inexpensive change can make your cabinets look brand new.

Replace your facet. Facets have changed recently and now come in a variety of finishes and styles.

Add a trendy new back splash. This is a fun way to add a pop of color.

Add more lighting. Now is the time for stylish pendant lights in a color theme that complements your décor. Don’t forget about under cabinet lighting and recessed lighting. A bright kitchen seems larger.

Replace your flooring. Are you tired of hardwood, ready for marble or natural stone? This is a way to add value to your home and completely change the look of your kitchen.

Update your counter tops. While granite and marble are still popular options there are trendier choices like cement or metal in pewter, copper or stainless steel.

Upgrade your appliances. Have you been coveting a new refrigerator or cook top? Stainless is still the most popular but you may also want to check out retro appliances from the 1920’s and 1930’s that are making waves in the design world.

With a few simple modifications you can transform your kitchen into the fashionable centerpiece of your home.