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What Backsplash Goes with My Existing Floor Tile?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • OCT 15, 2019

Hi Jane,

For the best option, I would suggest to pull from the lighter colors in the tile for best coodination. It looks like a soft white, or cream would pair better than a white...

Hi Jackie,

Adding in an upholstered bed to your space is a great way to break up the wood furniture. To create a space that meshes the two different finis...

Hi Jennifer,

What a fresh space you have! With the overall neutral tone of the space and feature wall, most colors should work well in the space, it just boils down...

Hi Jen,

Choosing to paint over wood can be daunting because it is most likely a permament change. So if you think you are going to regret the ceiling don't paint it! This is your house, you will live here so do things that make you love and enjoy where you live. To help you decide I've provide...

Hi Mitch,

What a great space you have, there is so much potential to create your own touch! That being said there is a lot of work ahead so starting with something ...

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Creating a Fresh and Bright Kitchen

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUL 5, 2019

Hi Brittany,

Depending on the tone of your floors will determine if space will feel darker or lighter. With darker cabinets and counters adding in some contrast like your white backsplash help to brighten up space and break up the dark tones. This can also be said for floors. Lighter floors are good to break up the darkness of cabinets and counters. An...

Hi Jeremy,

Leopard print is quite a bold design choice so instead of leaning for a safe choice of a neutral rug, you could play off the statement pattern with a bri...

Hi Susan,

Your TV can definetly feel small on such a large wall so adding in some art or interest to the wall or around it will be sure to help with the scale of th...

Hi Amber,

The days of matching bathroom sets are behind us, so looking for a unique and design look in the bathroom doesn't have to be difficult. Since you have fou...

Hi Pamela,

With the dark countertops you have in the space opting for a light backsplash with help to brighten the space and tie in with the light cabinets and new ...

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