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4 Mediterranean-Inspired Kitchen Remodeling Tips February 15, 2019

4 Mediterranean-Inspired Kitchen Remodeling Tips, ,

Mediterranean kitchens feature the warmth and breezy elegance that this region of the world is known for. If your current cooking space lacks these elements or you want to revamp the room to create a more vibrant space, these Mediterranean-inspired kitchen remodeling tips can help transform this high-traffic room into an oasis for cooking and spending time with family.

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas From the Mediterranean

1. Textured Walls

Textured walls add to the warm, earthy vibe so many Mediterranean kitchens feature, and they create depth. Talk to your home improvement contractor about Venetian plaster or stucco options to create a villa-like atmosphere. If you have budgetary concerns, use drywall mud as an inexpensive alternative.

2. Dark Wood Cabinetry & Furniture

kitchen remodelingSolid wood cabinetry and furniture look especially appealing in bigger kitchens because they don’t crowd the space and make it feel cozier. Use dark wood cabinetry and furniture to create an old-world effect. Dark wood cabinets also complement natural stone countertops for a rustic look. 

3. Rustic Kitchen Islands

If you’re going for a rustic look and you have the space, add an island made of the same materials as your cabinets and countertops. It will create a more fluid and consistent look and provides functional benefits, such as an extra sink or stovetop as well as additional storage.

4. Intricate Ranges

Ranges with beautifully-tiled, colorful backsplashes create stunning focal points in Mediterranean-inspired kitchens, especially if they include intricate hoods. Stone ranges similar to wood-burning stoves also provide gorgeous, old world-style focal points, such as those commonly seen in Italian brick-oven pizza kitchens.


If you’re looking to create a Mediterranean-inspired kitchen, contact Valley Design Center, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. They are one of the leading providers of Kraftmaid® and Toto® products. They have served kitchen remodeling contractors and homeowners since 1980. The owner, John Martin, is on the Board of Directors of the Master Plumbers Council of The City of NY®. Call (212) 832-4200 to schedule a consultation or visit them online to learn more about their products.

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