Balboa Island Residence Great Room
Balboa Island Residence Great Room

By: Irina Scalabrino for BWID

Using wallpaper in your kitchen is a remarkably effective way to set a theme, more so than painting. Do you love modern style, or are you a traditionalist at heart? Is your kitchen a cozy, relaxed space, or do you prefer a professional finish?

The first step having the right theme is to get inspired. These five kitchen wallpaper designs from our collection will help create a room you’ll love to live in.

1. A European café feel

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No one does coffee quite like continental Europeans – whether it’s a classic Italian espresso or a creamy latte to accompany a fluffy French croissant. If coffee culture appeals, consider creating the feel in your kitchen using our aptly named Café Culture wallpaper, available in beige, grey, or with touches of red.

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Buyer Beware!!!


With so many homeowners remodeling in Southern California, many people are hanging out their shingle to catch a piece of the pie. When undertaking a project, large or small, always check the credentials of your team BEFORE signing on the dotted line.

For a typical whole house remodeling project you will need a Design/Construction team consisting of: an Architect (for the exterior, building functionality, safety factors, code compliance, documentation, and coordination of the construction); a Structural Engineer (ensuring the building is strong enough to withstand all kinds of stresses and strains); an Interior Designer (for interior space planning, code compliance, materials and furnishing selection); and a General Contract...

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Your home is a big investment and remodeling or renovation has the potential to produce a higher resale price when it comes time to sell.

KitchensKitchen renovations have almost a 95 percent return on your investment. Since people want their kitchen to reflect the most current design style and trends, this room becomes outdated faster than any other area of the home. A base palette of neutral colors helps lengthen the amount of time between "refreshing". Kitchens should be as functional as they are beautiful, so adding things like a sink in a center island, or changing from a single oven to a double can help add value to the room. Adding or changing lighting can be one of the best investments you make for this room. Under cabinet lighting...

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