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Today in Kitchen Thursdays: black splashbacks inspiration, tips for smaller kitchens, a flooring guide and an industrial designed kitchen.

bliss in the kitch’…black backsplash

bliss in the kitch'...black backsplash

bliss in the kitch'...black backsplash

If there is a colour you usually don’t think about when decorating any room in a house is black. But we have brought several articles to the blog that prove that actually black can look terrific in any room and make them look quite stylish and elegant. In a kitchen it has the added value of not showing the smallest spot that might ruin the look of any kitchen. It also tends to age much nicely than white that tends to turn into any of a variety of yellow hues.

It might not be something for everyone but even the smallest amount of black makes a huge difference to the overall look, as the photo above shows with the beautiful black splashback.

Beef Up Your Ranch Kitchen

Beef Up Your Ranch Kitchen

Beef Up Your Ranch Kitchen

Our next article is about ranch house kitchens, something not very usual in Ireland. But if there is something many houses in Ireland have in common with ranch houses is having a small kitchen, hence the reason why we selected the article.

As the article says one of the advantages of having a small kitchen is that everything is at your fingertips. One of the main disadvantages is the lack of space and storage along with the fact that small kitchens can feel cramped and make having several people working or being inside quite difficult.

For the lack of space the article suggests making use of every available space. In order to avoid feeling overwhelmed by top to bottom cabinets, they recommend painting your cabinets or kitchen in bold colours and using interesting lighting features. You can also use smaller versions of your appliances, and opening the kitchen to the living room to create an open plan room.

More tips and ideas for small kitchens in the article below:

17 Space-Saving Solutions for Small Kitchens

Kitchen Flooring 101: Find Your Material Match

Kitchen Flooring 101: Find Your Material Match

Kitchen Flooring 101: Find Your Material Match

If you are thinking on new kitchen one of the most important decisions to make is the flooring. A kitchen floor is going to take a significant amount of battering. It needs to be easy to clean and preferably not show the smallest amount of dirt immediately. It will suffer from falling pots, to falling plates and so on. You are going to spend a significant amount of time in there so it would be nice if it is comfortable to walk and stand in. But the most important thing is that it needs to be tough. It’s going to be the room needing the toughest, most durable floor under many different conditions.

This article will guide you through all the floor alternatives you have in your kitchen: ceramic tiles, natural stone, solid wood, vinyl, linoleum, cork, concrete, laminate, and bambu. It gives you an overview of all the pros and cons of its installation as well as a rough idea about the prices. The prices are in dollars but the price differences between the different materials are very similar to the ones in Ireland.

More about renovating your kitchen:

Homeowner’s Workbook: How to Remodel Your Kitchen

Industrial Chic Twenty Cemento Kitchen from Modulnova

Industrial Chic Twenty Cemento Kitchen from Modulnova

Industrial Chic Twenty Cemento Kitchen from Modulnova

And as in previous Thursdays we finish with a designer kitchen using granite and cement. The cabinets have been coated with a layer of liquid concrete which offers a very smooth and durable finish. The black granite sink complements the cement/concrete in the cabinets and along with the  rest of the design gives the kitchen a kind of stone/cave-like look. Very interesting materials and techniques and very modern and minimalist kitchen.


Thinking about a kitchen renovation? Pinnacle Kitchen Designers and Fitters services are your one-stop solution. We can help and guide you through the whole process proving advice in every area you need. From flooring to appliances everything will be taken care by our team of professional tradesmen.

Call us now to request a free quotation.

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