Tuscan style kitchens are all the rage today in America. It is definitely understandable why. These kitchens are absolutely stunning and provide a warm atmosphere that is perfect for a kitchen.
These kitchens are hallmarked by warm earth tones and organic materials for the total package of a kitchen that is inviting for the family to prepare meals together and often eat together as well.
Seriously the sun baked look found in Tuscan style kitchens lend an old warm charm that many homeowners find very appealing. What many homeowners do not find appealing in is the high price associated with creating those Tuscan styled kitchens.
The good news is that it the Tuscan style is not an all or nothing proposition. You can make little changes along the way in order to achieve your goal slowly over time.
Going Tuscan on a Budget
There are a lot of little touches you can add to your kitchen that will lend a Tuscan air without breaking the budget. If you spend a little at a time in order to accessorize you can save over time in order to make the larger changes you wish to make.
You can easily find peal and stick laminate that closely resembles natural stone floors that look wonderful in Tuscan kitchens or even hardwood laminates at a much lower price than actual stone tiles.
Once you are ready to add the stone, you will have already enjoyed several years of your laminate flooring, which fit the spirit of the room.
You can use terra cotta pots and other pieces of pottery for storage in your kitchen. Terra cotta is a very Tuscan themed item and can be found at many home improvement and craft stores at very attractive, budget friendly prices in many shapes and sizes. You can add a faux plaster texture to your walls and paint them in the warm colors that are widely associated with the Tuscan look.
You can also paint your existing cabinetry or have it refinished rather than paying for and installing brand new cabinetry. You might also be surprised to find the amazing difference that new hardware can make to the look of your kitchen.
When creating Tuscan style kitchens, organic features are all the rage, wood, metal, stone, and warm earth tones are important to the overall look and feel of these kitchens. When it comes to countertops, most people prefer granite.
However, you can achieve a nice organic Tuscan atmosphere in your kitchen much less expensively by using travertine instead. The real objective is that when all is said and done you have a kitchen that you love and want to spend time and energy in.
Why Tuscan Style Kitchens?
Your choice for kitchen and home decorating styles is as personal as the names you choose for your children. Tuscan style kitchens are among the most popular kitchens because they seem to epitomize the warmth that many people want to experience in the room that is the essential heart of the home.
The Tuscan style seems to convey that warmth much better than many other styles of kitchens that are popular today. Not everyone will appreciate this style of kitchen but for those that do, there is no reason to take out a second mortgage or sacrifice a useful limb in order to achieve the look you love.
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