Updating kitchen; need ideas for countertop, backsplash,etc. Please suggest something I haven't thought of yet
The cabinets in my kitchenare hickory. I like traditional, but I never liked the colonial blue formica countertop so I am ready to change. I am an avid cook. The room sees a lot of use and there doesn't seem to be any way to make it any bigger! White surfaces are out because I think they are too hard to keep clean. I don't like tile for the same reason. Elsewhere I have a lot of blue and white with red and yellow as well. I like black lacquer as well. My design dilemma: countertop color,is black too severe?, is a mid tone better? Backsplash; same as counter and just a few inches (sim. to current) or higher and contrasting? Any ideas for the over the sink span? The wavy board conceals the light but I don't like it. What about phone and electric cords, any ideas how to hide them?