Hi @Fredthecat ,
I don't know that the area feels much smaller, but when I did my own home we opted for a lighter coloured flooring (HanWood Elegance Chevron) for the same reason that we felt it would make it look bigger and I think that it definitely did have an impact
As I was doing this for family, the design choices were mostly their own, but I think the colour worked well to match the benchtops, and keeping everything else white has helped to brighten it up.
I just had a look at the pattern you are considering and I think it looks great 👌
Best of luck
Looks good, though why would you get a single sink again? That’s the first thing I’m changing and my kitchen looks like yours! I bought the wood from Bunnings and oiled it with Tung oil, safe for food and water proof. Any scratches? Easy fix, just sand it down and re oil! Where did you put the fridge?
Hi @Yolzy ,
Thanks for your feedback.
Most of the design choices were made by the owners of the unit (my in-laws) and the unit is an investment so some of the choices may have been driven by budget, including the use of a lower cost sink.
The fridge has been relocated to the wall opposite the end of the island bench.
All the best with your own kitchen makeover.
Hi, love the kitchen makeover. Can you tell me how much it cost for the tiler? I have about that much space to tile and trying to work out whether I give it a go or just get someone in to do it.
Hi @Nighty ,
I actually had the tiler completely retile the bathroom of this unit at the same time, so can't give a definite price for just the splashback but the whole job cost $3000 plus the cost of the tiles as I had purchased them myself. I estimate the kitchen would have been about 25% of the work so maybe $750 - $800. The splashback area needed a sand cement render before being tiled which added time and cost onto the job.
If it was my unit and I had no time constraints I would have liked to have given it a go myself as tiling is a job I have not attempted yet.
Hope this helps, and thanks for the question.
Please let us know if you need a hand with your tiling project. Tiling is a very achievable project even for D.I.Y. beginners, and we are certainly here to help.
You might get some confidence from these resources:
Hope that helps get you started,
I recently tacked the job of re tiling my splashback too.
the trickiest part was definitely cutting the tiles but the rest was realitively easy