A beautiful kitchen can make all the difference to your home. Whether you want to add value to your property in preparation for a sale or you simply want to bring your room into the 21st century, there are lots of wonderful kitchen designs which can be explored using tiling solutions. Whatever kitchen design ideas you are inspired by, from the traditional to the contemporary, you are sure to find the perfect tiles for your wall or floor to complement your decor. If you are looking for exciting kitchen ideas, read on and discover concepts for designer kitchens that cannot fail to impress.
Small Kitchen Design
A small space need not restrict you when it comes to exciting kitchen design ideas. The key is to maximise your space by planning kitchen layouts that fit all the essentials into the area that you have available without clutter or waste. When it comes to small kitchen design, you need to think carefully about the tiles that you should use to best effect. Small tiles make your room look larger, so why not choose petite mosaic tiles like the white hexagonal tiles
which make a beautiful flooring solution? Keeping your space light and bright will also make your kitchen appear more spacious, so going for plain white subway wall tiles will open up your room exponentially. Another good way to give the illusion of extra space is to choose a high gloss tile
which will reflect the light and give a mirror effect.
If you are inspired by modern kitchen ideas but don't want the expense of hiring a designer, you can easily achieve the same look yourself by utilising some of the contemporary tiling solutions available today. Some of the hottest looks today use natural materials like stone and slate, and you can copy many of these modern kitchen ideas by using look-alike tiling for a more convenient and easier to maintain alternative. Beautiful limestone effect flagstone-style floor tiles
are available in several colours from white and cream to grey and black making it easier to match with your decor, and with a range of finishes to select from, you can recreate a traditional look or aim for a more contemporary kitchen design. Alternatively, porcelain slate effect floor tiles
are low maintenance and look stunning.
Contemporary Kitchen Ideas
Many kitchen designs in style magazines today bring the outdoors indoors by using natural bricks and cement to make a statement. Now, you too can emulate this look by opting for beautiful brick and cement effect tiles that are easy to look after but look just as good as the real thing. Use cement or concrete floor tiles
for an ultra-modern appeal or use brick effect cladding
on your walls for a look that is sure to turn heads.
Colourful Kitchen Design
While the minimalist look is still in vogue, a splash of colour is generally added to bring excitement and vibrancy to the space. Whether your taste is for bright shades or more subtle looks, there are colourful tiles available that you are sure to love. Opt for the shabby chic look with beach-inspired striped board style flooring
or choose a subway tile for your walls
that will emphasise your use of colour and carry your theme through the space.
Spanish feel kitchens have always been in style and have a timeless elegance that will never go out of date. Capture the essence of the foreign climes for yourself by adopting the warm tones of terracotta for your floor
and floral mural tiles
for your walls to bring a taste of the Mediterranean to your home.
Kitchen Island Designs
If you have a larger kitchen, you may want to think about incorporating kitchen island designs into your kitchen layouts. An island is both attractive and practical, and with a tiled wall it is super easy to clean and maintain as well as becoming an eye-catching feature of your space. Make a statement with bright subway tiles
or blend more muted tones
with your room's decor. Alternatively, really aim to impress with a mosaic tiled island. A natural leather or pebble effect mosaic tile
is creative and yet still classic.
If you are opting for minimalist lines in your kitchen, one way to give your room a spectacular makeover is to make a feature wall or splashback that will really stand out in the otherwise neutral decor. One way to do this really effectively is to use a beautiful glass mosaic tile
which will look stunning and bring your kitchen to life. Another effective choice is an antique mixed colour metro tile
which will bring a subtle retro feel to the room and really draw the eye.
Contact our tiles experts
Whatever kitchen design you are inspired by, you are sure to find tiles to suit your project among our enormous range. Our expert team
are happy to advise you about the best tiling solutions to meet your needs and help you to create beautiful designer kitchens that will bring your home bang up to date.