kitchen backsplash

Photo: Sang An

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Major Impact: Backsplash
Again, keep it simple and classic. "We aren't fans of the glitzy backsplashes you often see on the design and renovation TV shows," says Miller, who likes white subway tiles or square tiles in a soft glaze that blends with the cabinet color. (Her tip for clients on a budget: Visit high-end showrooms for inspiration, and then head to a big-box store to see what you can replicate.) "Trendy tiles ultimately date a kitchen or compete with the appliances."

Backsplash, Country Floors.