Beautiful kitchen design makes a tasty focal point
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When it comes to redoing your kitchen, you can spend a little or a lot, depending upon what your tastes and budget allows.

“Our kitchens have long been the center of our homes,” say Cathi Lloyd, owner of Decorating Den Interiors in St. John. “So many of us have happy memories of the wonderful aromas we remember when our mothers were baking. And, since so much of our time is spent in our kitchens, it’s natural that when considering remodeling or redecorating this space, you would want your décor to be comforting and satisfying – just like a great meal.”

For kitchen updates, Lloyd suggests adding backsplash tiles made of glass or mosaics. Travertine marble, a natural stone, is also being used for kitchen back splash, usually in a subway-sized tile.

“Painted cabinets can also give a great new fresh look for the kitchen,” adds Lloyd.

“Current kitchen trends are gray for cabinets, walls or moldings,” says Christine Julian, Affiliate ASID, owner of Julian Kitchen Design, Inc., who has designed kitchens in Southwest Michigan and the Chicago metro and suburban areas. “The last kitchen I did had gray cabinets and I recently did another home with whites, grays, dark browns using geometrics and quartzite.”

Picking a great color plan is also important says Lloyd who notes that often color choices are dictated by what she terms t…………… continues on

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