Ask Danny | Ep. 7: Talking Tile With ‘That Tile Chick’

Ask Danny | Ep. 7: Talking Tile With ‘That Tile Chick’

Danny Lipford and Shannon Yodice, That Tile Chick
Danny Lipford chats with Shannon Yodice, a.k.a. “That Tile Chick” in this week’s episode of The Ask Danny Podcast.

On this week’s episode of “Ask Danny,” Schannon Yodice, also known as “That Tile Chick” on Instagram, has all the answers to your tile questions. 

Schannon is a tile contractor who specializes in tile installation and design. She worked on tile projects part-time until August 2020, when she took the leap of faith to go into setting tile full-time. Since then, she’s grown her social media into her own business.

Read on to learn more about all things tile.


Exposed wood plank subfloor
Very rarely is it OK to glue tile directly to a wood subfloor. (joshuaraineyphotography, Getty Images)

Flooring Matters

Can you glue tile directly onto a wood subfloor?

That Tile Chick: Technically, you can do it, but you have to have a certain thickness and the joist spacing needs to be correct. It’s not recommended.

Always use an uncoupling membrane over a wood subfloor, like one from Schluter Ditra.


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Tile installed over ceramic tile
This beautiful, marbled tile was installed right over ceramic tiles. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Tiling Over Ceramic

Can you install tile over existing ceramic tile

That Tile Chick: It depends. This is where people can get confused. Some say it’s fine to do so while others say no. 

Here’s a good rule to follow: The tile you’re installing is only as good as what it’s stuck to. 

So, if you are setting new tile on top of ceramic tile that’s in bad shape, your new tile installation will likely fail. 

If the ceramic tile has a solid base, like it was set mud bed, and there aren’t any cracks or loose tiles, you can probably tile over it. But, you have to prime it with a product made for tiling over tile. I use Mapei ECO Prim Grip. Roll on two coats, and always follow the instructions. 


Patio with outdoor tile
Durable porcelain tile is best for the outdoors. (stevecoleimages, Getty Images Signature)

Tips for Outdoor Tiling

What are your tips for installing outdoor tile?

That Tile Chick: Always use porcelain tile. It’s much more durable than ceramic, so it won’t crack as easily.  

If you are in an area prone to freeze-thaw, you must use a thin-set mortar or an adhesive that is rated for outdoors. Not all adhesives are rated for outdoors, so if you use one that isn’t, your tile could pop up from the surface.

Prep the surface well. Many outdoor surfaces, like concrete patios or porches, are sloped away from the house, so you won’t get a truly level surface. Fill in any dips or low spots with a concrete patching compound so water doesn’t pool under the tile.

Use an anti-fracture membrane, like RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane. It’s like liquid plastic that protects the surface from cracking and transferring to tile. 


cleaning tile grout with a grout sponge
Cleaning grout takes some time and patience. (OwensPrice, Getty Images Signature)

Cleaning Grout

After grouting tile, what are some tips for easy cleanup

That Tile Chick: I like to use what I call the two-bucket system. One is the “clean bucket” and the other the “dirty bucket.” Here’s how it works:

  • Fill two buckets with water
  • Wet your grout sponge in one bucket, and wipe up the excess grout
  • Then, wring your dirty sponge into the other bucket to rinse away the grout
  • Rewet your sponge in the clean water bucket, and repeat

It’s near impossible to have no grout haze while grouting, especially with acrylic and epoxy grout. However, this method will alleviate that. 

Once the grout is dry, use a grout haze remover. I use Bostik Blaze Urethane Grout Haze Remover

While we’re on the topic of cleaning grout, here’s a tip you should know: When cleaning any tile surface, always use a pH-neutral cleaner, like ZEP Neutral Floor Cleaner or Bona Cleaners for Stone, Tile and Laminate Floors.

Because grout is porous, bleach and vinegar will eat away at it over time and also leave a film that will attract dirt. 


Above all, read the instruction, That Tile Chick says!
Above all, read the instruction, That Tile Chick says! (Jupiterimages, Photo Images)

Most Common Mistake

What are the biggest mistakes homeowners make when installing tile?

That Tile Chick: Not reading instructions. Every product out there has a data sheet that will tell you its limitations. This gives you factual information, not opinions. 

Always follow manufacturer recommendations — they’ve created the product, tested it and know its limitation. 

I’m going to listen to them over someone on YouTube. It’s great to get an opinion but always double-check with the manufacturer. 


Black cat
When doing home improvement projects, always keep an eye on the cat. (bakan, Pixabay)

Watch Out For Pets

That Tile Chick: I work a lot in other people’s homes, and in those homes, people have pets. I love animals and interacting with them while I work, but you need to keep an eye on them. 

We were working on a shower in a home with a cat. Keep in mind, when you’re working on a shower, you’re typically opening up a subfloor to remove plumbing. 

When we were done for the day, we put a piece of plywood over the opening so the homeowner’s children wouldn’t accidentally fall in. 

The next morning, when we removed the plywood, out came this black blob. The cat was trapped in the subfloor overnight! 

It was a wake-up call for me as a contractor. As much as I love animals, I couldn’t imagine being responsible for harming them. 

Learn more about Schannon Yodice, “That Tile Chick,” on her website and see her projects on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.


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Water Conservation: Stop Waste In These 5 Areas

Water Conservation: Stop Waste In These 5 Areas

Water faucet with water running
Simple lifestyle changes can conserve water, one of our most precious resources, and save money. (aristotoo, Getty Images Signature)

Water conservation is fast becoming a priority for many homeowners. 

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that leaks account for 9,400 gallons of water wasted each year. That’s about the amount of water needed to wash more than 300 loads of laundry.

Whether your reason for conserving water is mandated because of a drought or to combat high utility bills, adopt these simple water-saving measures to dramatically cut your home’s water usage.

Here are the 5 hot spots to tackle. 


Hands holding foam insulation on a water pipe
Insulating water pipes with foam helps water heat up faster, so you waste less time waiting for hot water. (nsj-images, Getty Images Signature)

1. Home Infrastructure and Appliances

To conserve more water in your home, start at the source. 

First, check for leaks in the pipes.  A visual inspection can quickly reveal any problems that need repairs. 

In addition, read your water meter when no water is being used, then look at it again after a few hours to see if the gauge has changed. 

Fixing the leak could be as simple as replacing a faucet washer, or you may discover a more serious problem such as an unseen leak in a pipe.

Here’s a win-win solution: Installing foam insulation on hot water pipes saves both water and energy by providing hot water faster and keeping it hot longer. This reduces the water wasted from running the tap to heat it up.

Finally, when replacing appliances like dishwashers or washing machines, look for models that have earned the U.S. government’s Energy Star rating, certifying they use less water and energy.

Plumbing fixtures such as faucets and toilets that carry the Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense label use, on average, 20 percent less water than conventional fixtures.


Fluidmaster’s 400H Toilet Fill Valve
Fluidmaster’s 400H Toilet Fill Valve fixes a constantly running, noisy or slow-filling toilet and is one of the quietest fill valves available. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

2. Your Bathrooms

Toilets are the largest users of water in the home — but some of them are more efficient than others. Look on the bottom of the tank lid, or inside the tank wall, to find the date your toilet was manufactured. Toilets made before 1993 use two to three times the water of new ones. 

If you have an older model, consider replacing it with a new low-flush or a dual-flush toilet that can use as little as 1 gallon per flush for maximum water conservation.

If replacing a toilet isn’t in your budget, add a few inches of gravel or sand to a plastic soft drink bottle, fill it with water, screw on the cap, and put it in the tank away from the float and flapper. The increased volume from the bottle reduces the amount of water in the tank, so less is used per flush.

If you notice your toilet refilling periodically when it hasn’t been flushed, it’s a sure sign your toilet has a leak. These leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water if not repaired.

A constantly running toilet, weak or incomplete flushing and a slow-filling tank aren’t just frustrating — they can also increase your water usage. 

You don’t have to create a shopping list for all the parts to fix these problems. Fluidmaster’s Everything Toilet Tank Repair Kit has all the parts you need (including tools!) to repair the toilet

Fluidmaster’s Everything Toilet Tank Repair Kit
Fluidmaster’s Everything Toilet Tank Repair Kit has all the parts and tools you need. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

The DIY-friendly kit comes with a toilet fill valve, flush valve with stainless-steel bolts, Tank-To-Bowl Gasket and color-coded tools for the fastest installation possible and, if necessary, a complete tank rebuild. It eliminates the need for extra trips to the store for an unknown part or tool — and that saves time, money and frustration.

To conserve more water, change up your hygiene routine. Reducing time spent in the shower can save 2 to 5 gallons of water per minute, or GPM. Installing a water-saving showerhead will prevent thousands of gallons a year from going down the drain.

To see if you need a new showerhead, put a 5-gallon bucket in the shower and turn on the water. If it fills in less than two minutes, consider replacing the showerhead with a water-saving model that uses two GPM or less.

Finally, leaving the faucet running while you shave or brush your teeth wastes water. Turn the water off while you brush and fill the sink to rinse your razor.


Dishwasher with clean white dishes
Only running a dishwasher when it’s full can save nearly 320 gallons of water annually. (Irina Drazowa-Fischer, Getty Images)

3. The Kitchen

A few changes in the kitchen can significantly cut down your water usage. For instance, thaw frozen food in the refrigerator overnight instead of using a running tap of hot water — it’s not necessary.

When used properly, a dishwasher uses less water than hand-washing. Run your dishwasher only when it’s full and use water-saving settings for more efficiency. Doing this saves the average family nearly 320 gallons of water annually.

If you hand-wash, fill one side of a double sink with soapy water for washing and the other with clean water for rinsing. Letting your faucet run for five minutes while washing dishes can waste 10 gallons of water.

Also, install low-flow aerators on faucets — these reduce water flow to one gallon per minute or less.

Finally, do you drink a lot of tap water? If so, don’t keep the water running until it cools off for drinking. Instead, fill a pitcher or bottle and keep it in the fridge.


Towels in a front-loading washer
Don’t do laundry until you have enough clothes for a full load. (Oksana Vejus via Canva)

4. Your Laundry Room

Washing clothes accounts for the second-largest water use in the home. Put off doing laundry for the sake of water conservation.

Only run the washer with a full load of clothes and use the shortest cycle for lightly soiled clothing. And if you really want to reduce water use, avoid the permanent press cycle, which uses up to 5 gallons more water per load. 

While washing clothes in cold water saves energy by reducing water heating, it uses the same amount of water as warm or hot settings.


Adjusting a sprinkler head with a key
Adjust sprinkler heads so streams only waters grass. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

5. The Yard

Every year, we waste billions of gallons of water to keep our lawns and gardens green. Much of this water is lost due to overwatering, evaporation, poor sprinkler design or lack of maintenance.

Use a drip irrigation system or a soaker hose to reduce water use. These methods deliver water slowly and directly to the plant’s roots, and much less water is lost to evaporation.

If you have a programmable irrigation system, install a rain sensor. It will interrupt the program cycle when it rains, so you won’t overwater your lawn. 

Better yet, start at the ground level to keep your water use at a minimum. Choose native and drought-tolerant plants to create a water-smart landscape that’s beautiful and efficient.

Here are some other water conservation options for the yard:

  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and steps rather than hosing them down.
  • Wash the car with water from a bucket, or consider using a commercial car wash that recycles water.
  • If you have a pool, use a cover to reduce evaporation when it’s not in use.

Following these water-saving tips can reduce household water use by 30 percent or more. 

Start simple by changing wasteful habits and fixing leaks, then move up to installing water-saving fixtures and appliances. 

Not only will it save money, but you’ll also reduce the needless drain on one of our most precious resources.


Water Conservation Resources

5 Ways to Stop Wasting Your Water

5 Ways to Stop Wasting Your Water

Water conservation is fast becoming a priority for many homeowners. 

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that leaks account for 9,400 gallons of water wasted each year. That’s about the amount of water needed to wash more than 300 loads of laundry.

Whether your reason for conserving water is mandated because of a drought or to combat high utility bills, adopt these simple water-saving measures to dramatically cut your home’s water usage.

Here are the 5 hot spots to tackle. 


Hands holding foam insulation on a water pipe
Insulating water pipes with foam helps water heat up faster, so you waste less time waiting for hot water. (nsj-images, Getty Images Signature)

1. Check Fixtures and Appliances

To conserve more water in your home, start at the source. 

First, check for leaks in the pipes.  A visual inspection can quickly reveal any problems that need repairs. 

In addition, read your water meter when no water is being used, then look at it again after a few hours to see if the gauge has changed. 

Fixing the leak could be as simple as replacing a faucet washer, or you may discover a more serious problem such as an unseen leak in a pipe.

Here’s a win-win solution: Installing foam insulation on hot water pipes saves both water and energy by providing hot water faster and keeping it hot longer. This reduces the water wasted from running the tap to heat it up.

Finally, when replacing appliances like dishwashers or washing machines, look for models that have earned the U.S. government’s Energy Star rating, certifying they use less water and energy.

Plumbing fixtures such as faucets and toilets that carry the Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense label use, on average, 20 percent less water than conventional fixtures.


Fluidmaster’s 400H Toilet Fill Valve
Fluidmaster’s 400H Toilet Fill Valve fixes a constantly running, noisy or slow-filling toilet and is one of the quietest fill valves available. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

2. Improve Your Toilets

Toilets are the largest users of water in the home — but some of them are more efficient than others. Look on the bottom of the tank lid, or inside the tank wall, to find the date your toilet was manufactured. Toilets made before 1993 use two to three times the water of new ones. 

If you have an older model, consider replacing it with a new low-flush or a dual-flush toilet that can use as little as 1 gallon per flush for maximum water conservation.

If replacing a toilet isn’t in your budget, add a few inches of gravel or sand to a plastic soft drink bottle, fill it with water, screw on the cap, and put it in the tank away from the float and flapper. The increased volume from the bottle reduces the amount of water in the tank, so less is used per flush.

If you notice your toilet refilling periodically when it hasn’t been flushed, it’s a sure sign your toilet has a leak. These leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water if not repaired.

A constantly running toilet, weak or incomplete flushing and a slow-filling tank aren’t just frustrating — they can also increase your water usage. 

You don’t have to create a shopping list for all the parts to fix these problems. Fluidmaster’s Everything Toilet Tank Repair Kit has all the parts you need (including tools!) to repair the toilet

Fluidmaster’s Everything Toilet Tank Repair Kit
Fluidmaster’s Everything Toilet Tank Repair Kit has all the parts and tools you need. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

The DIY-friendly kit comes with a toilet fill valve, flush valve with stainless-steel bolts, Tank-To-Bowl Gasket and color-coded tools for the fastest installation possible and, if necessary, a complete tank rebuild. It eliminates the need for extra trips to the store for an unknown part or tool — and that saves time, money and frustration.

To conserve more water, change up your hygiene routine. Reducing time spent in the shower can save 2 to 5 gallons of water per minute, or GPM. Installing a water-saving showerhead will prevent thousands of gallons a year from going down the drain.

To see if you need a new showerhead, put a 5-gallon bucket in the shower and turn on the water. If it fills in less than two minutes, consider replacing the showerhead with a water-saving model that uses two GPM or less.

Finally, leaving the faucet running while you shave or brush your teeth wastes water. Turn the water off while you brush and fill the sink to rinse your razor.


Dishwasher with clean white dishes
Only running a dishwasher when it’s full can save nearly 320 gallons of water annually. (Irina Drazowa-Fischer, Getty Images)

3. Make Changes in the Kitchen

A few changes in the kitchen can significantly cut down your water usage. For instance, thaw frozen food in the refrigerator overnight instead of using a running tap of hot water — it’s not necessary.

When used properly, a dishwasher uses less water than hand-washing. Run your dishwasher only when it’s full and use water-saving settings for more efficiency. Doing this saves the average family nearly 320 gallons of water annually.

If you hand-wash, fill one side of a double sink with soapy water for washing and the other with clean water for rinsing. Letting your faucet run for five minutes while washing dishes can waste 10 gallons of water.

Also, install low-flow aerators on faucets — these reduce water flow to one gallon per minute or less.

Finally, do you drink a lot of tap water? If so, don’t keep the water running until it cools off for drinking. Instead, fill a pitcher or bottle and keep it in the fridge.


Towels in a front-loading washer
Don’t do laundry until you have enough clothes for a full load. (Oksana Vejus via Canva)

4. Adjust Your Laundry Room Routine

Washing clothes accounts for the second-largest water use in the home. Put off doing laundry for the sake of water conservation.

Only run the washer with a full load of clothes and use the shortest cycle for lightly soiled clothing. And if you really want to reduce water use, avoid the permanent press cycle, which uses up to 5 gallons more water per load. 

While washing clothes in cold water saves energy by reducing water heating, it uses the same amount of water as warm or hot settings.


Adjusting a sprinkler head with a key
Adjust sprinkler heads so streams only waters grass. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

5. Water Smart Around The Yard

Every year, we waste billions of gallons of water to keep our lawns and gardens green. Much of this water is lost due to overwatering, evaporation, poor sprinkler design or lack of maintenance.

Use a drip irrigation system or a soaker hose to reduce water use. These methods deliver water slowly and directly to the plant’s roots, and much less water is lost to evaporation.

If you have a programmable irrigation system, install a rain sensor. It will interrupt the program cycle when it rains, so you won’t overwater your lawn. 

Better yet, start at the ground level to keep your water use at a minimum. Choose native and drought-tolerant plants to create a water-smart landscape that’s beautiful and efficient.

Here are some other water conservation options for the yard:

  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and steps rather than hosing them down.
  • Wash the car with water from a bucket, or consider using a commercial car wash that recycles water.
  • If you have a pool, use a cover to reduce evaporation when it’s not in use.

Following these water-saving tips can reduce household water use by 30 percent or more. 

Start simple by changing wasteful habits and fixing leaks, then move up to installing water-saving fixtures and appliances. 

Not only will it save money, but you’ll also reduce the needless drain on one of our most precious resources.


Water Conservation Resources

PFAS in Drinking Water — Why You Should Be Concerned 

PFAS in Drinking Water — Why You Should Be Concerned 

Water poured into a clear drinking glass
PFAS, or forever chemicals, are being detected in drinking water all over the U.S. (nito100, Getty Images)

Residents across the U.S. are on high alert after the Environment Protection Agency announced new limits for the acceptable amount of PFAS in drinking water.

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are “forever chemicals” that don’t break down over time.

The new advisories cut the safe level of PFAS in drinking water down to just four “parts per trillion” — compared to its previous 70 parts per trillion. 

Subsequently, local officials across the U.S. are addressing the presence of these forever chemicals in their water supply.

So, how did these harmful chemicals get into drinking water, and what can you do to limit your exposure? 


Water droplets on water-repellent fabric
Water-repellent fabric contains PFAS. (GROGL, Getty Images)

What Are PFAS?

PFAS is a term for man-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s.

These forever chemicals are in non-stick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain-resistant fabrics and carpets, some cosmetics, some firefighting foams, and products that resist grease, water, and oil.

While producing and using products with PFAS, the chemicals can migrate into the soil, water and air. 

Unfortunately, since they don’t break down naturally, they tend to stay in our environment.

In areas with high PFAS exposure in the environment, trace amounts of these substances are in food products, the environment, and even people and animals. 

The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization that researches toxic chemicals and drinking water pollutants, says 200 million Americans could be drinking PFAS-tainted water and 99 percent of Americans may have some amount of PFAS built up in their bodies.


Non stick cooking pans hanging
Cooking in non-stick pans may expose you to PFAS. (Nordroden, Getty Images)

Risks of PFAS Exposure

Trace amounts of PFAS have been linked to numerous health issues.  

Philippe Grandjean, a Harvard researcher focusing on the long-term impacts of developmental exposure, says PFAS exposure is associated with kidney and testicular cancer, weakened immunity, endocrine disruption, fertility problems, and decreased birth weight.

People can be exposed to PFAS by:

  • Working in occupations such as firefighting or chemicals manufacturing and processing.
  • Drinking water contaminated with PFAS.
  • Eating certain foods that may contain PFAS, including fish.
  • Swallowing contaminated soil or dust.
  • Breathing air containing PFAS.
  • Using products made with PFAS or packaged in materials containing PFAS, including coating on paper and cardboard wrappers used in fast food and bakery goods furniture and carpets, stain-proof and water-repellent clothes, and personal care and cosmetic products.

Plaque on the United States Environmental Protection Agency building in Washington, D.C.
The EPA announced a comprehensive strategy in 2021 to limit PFAS exposure. (Skyhobo, Getty Images Signature)

How Are We Combating PFAS in Drinking Water?

New studies, new food packaging, lobbying, and bills aim to limit PFAS exposure.

In October 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency launched the PFAS Roadmap. This comprehensive strategy outlines actions over the next three years, including steps to control PFAS at its sources, hold polluters accountable and address the impacts on communities.


Popcorn bags may contain PFAS. Cook it on the stovetop instead. (Jamesmcq, Getty Images Signature)

How to Limit Your Exposure to PFAS 

According to Clean Water Action, you can do a few things in everyday life to limit your exposure to PFAS.

They include: 

  • Not using non-stick cookware
  • Cooking at lower temperatures if you have to use non-stick pans 
  • Popping your own popcorn rather than microwaving bagged popcorn 
  • Using your own reusable to-go containers 
  • Using PFAS-free floss 
  • Buying untreated carpet 
  • Not using stain-resistant coatings 
  • Checking labels for PFAS 

Further Reading

Beautiful Kitchen Ideas for Couples

Beautiful Kitchen Ideas for Couples

Cooking can turn into a fun activity for couples and creating a gorgeous kitchen in which to cook makes it even more appealing. Creating the perfect kitchen design might seem challenging, especially in a small space. However, you don’t need a huge space to fit a nicely designed kitchen, and even small areas work well if you plan them effectively. This post shares practical and beautiful kitchen ideas for couples, to help you find inspiration to create your perfect kitchen.

Industrial style

Modern radiators can become design features in their own right
Credit: Shutterstock

Discussing the desired style is a crucial thing to do as you plan your kitchen design. If you are looking for a way to balance feminine and masculine features, an industrial style could work perfectly for your needs. This style kitchen often features exposed brick walls, stainless steel accents and concrete countertops. Complete your design with kitchen furniture sets, which add a dose of style to the space.

Minimalist vibe

Built-in appliances can help streamline the look of modern kitchens
Photo by Sidekix Media on Unsplash

A monochrome kitchen with a minimalist feel is something that will appeal to any taste. The minimalist design focuses on clutter-free surfaces and clean lines. This kitchen provides plenty of storage options to have everything neatly organized.

Warm and inviting

Stylish modern kitchen with runner rug on the floor
Photo by Beazy on Unsplash

If you wish to add a dose of warmth, play with wood. A hardwood floor will add a sense of warmth to the kitchen, complementing the design. However, you can also pick faux wood tiles to match the aesthetic. A butcher block countertop is another excellent addition to modern and traditional styles. Don’t forget to add a cosy area rug to bring texture to play. 

All white kitchen

Square white kitchen with marble tiles
Photo by Sidekix Media on Unsplash

An all-white kitchen will suit your needs if you prefer an airy and light space. White is a bright colour that reflects the light, making the room feel larger than it is. With white cabinets, countertops, and backsplash, even the tiniest kitchen will feel roomier. However, you can still make a statement. Opt for vibrant bar stools to turn them into a bold focal point.

Modern traditional design

Matt black cabinets make for a sleek kitchen
Photo by Collov Home Design on Unsplash

If you prefer a modern design but want to add personality, opt for a balanced combination of the two styles. Classic white subway tile is the ideal choice for a backsplash. Wooden open shelving is a catchy eye detail that adds a modern vibe. 

Farmhouse style

Open plan kitchen and dining area showing zoned areas
Image credit: Breadmaker, via Shutterstock

The farmhouse style is pretty popular at the moment and incorporates natural materials and vintage vibes. We love that this style can be conveyed in modern and traditional ways. Rustic lights hung above the kitchen island add charm to the space. 

Sophisticated kitchen

When you're preparing your home for property viewings, make sure it's as clean and tidy as possible
Photo by Naomi Hébert on Unsplash

A sophisticated kitchen design is ideal for you have a refined taste. A simple design without knobs or handles is a perfect choice for cabinetry. Marble countertops are an elegant feature that gives off luxury vibes. Even though marble is an expensive choice for countertops, you don’t need to splurge on your first kitchen as a couple. With so many faux options available, you can still add the marble effect without breaking the bank. 

Colourful kitchen

Quality kitchen countertops last longer than cheaper versions
Photo by Kam Idris on Unsplash

If you are looking forward to a bold design with vibrant colours and character, play with colours in your kitchen. Pistachio green is a trending colour choice for cabinets. Pair with bright yellow dining chairs to make the ultimate statement. 

Final thoughts

In open plan spaces, you could match the living room and dining area so it feels cohesive and connected. For example, choosing a coordinating sofa or TV chair recliner in a similar style to your kitchen furniture will help the theme flow effortlessly. 

Your kitchen should be somewhere you’ll enjoy being in and using. There are lots of trends to take inspiration from, but if you and your partner prefer different styles, you can always mix and match to create a space that feels unique to you. 

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