The kitchen is a space the home owners wanted to be able to sit in and eat breakfast or for their daughters to be able to have space to do their homework while preparing meals. The kitchen is the center of the home. We used wood plank tile on the floors carried through from the entry/foyer to give it a more open feel. We also used beautiful wood cabinets, the home owners really love brown and beige but we broke it up with touches of metal from the appliances, the back splash and granite countertops. We wanted to keep things simple and bright for the backsplash to keep the space feeling open and bright. We did a herringbone pattern to add some interest and the tiles are beveled to add texture and the tiles almost sparkle as the light hits them.