Personalized backsplash tiles
"My favourite trend is using personalized tiles for a backsplash. It’s upping the game on the classic subway tile. Handmade tiles are available in a wide range of shapes and every possible hue one can imagine. If you can’t find the colour you want out of a range of 300 standard shades, colour matching is an option to achieve a truly one of a kind look. Tiles come in a variety of glazes and surfaces such as crackled, metallic, matte, satin, gloss. My favourite new tile is a watercolour tile which has incredible depth and fluidity."
— Orsi Panos
"When it comes to kitchen cabinetry ... no uppers! I love this look however some are not comfortable with the loss of cabinet space. When designing your kitchen, you can get creative with making up for lost space by using drawers everywhere instead of doors. If not equipped with proper shelving, doors can sometimes be a wasted space. The look of no uppers provides such a clean look and will let your tiles or marble applications shine."
— Margie Doyle White of Doyle Design Group, 416- 317-6344
"Heading into 2018, we're seeing a lot more creativity with the use of metal accents in kitchen design. This includes inlays in tile and stone, accent bands and reveals in cabinetry, and of course cabinetry hardware. The metal detailing can be subtle, and gives a custom, sophisticated look to any kitchen. The easiest way to incorporate this into a kitchen is with metal inlay in tile, as there are many options readily available, or through the use of cabinetry hardware. You can update the kitchen with these simple pieces without having to do a full renovation. For more custom detailing, get creative in the cabinetry design and add some accent bands in metal finishes."
— Stacy McLennan