Sky High Floor-to-Ceiling Tile in the Kitchen

My favorite designs are those that marry form and function, and after a tedious recent scrub down of my tiny kitchen's walls, I'm digging the floor-to-ceiling tile trend all the more.Even for the less messy cooks among us, tile that reaches to ceiling has its draw. In larger kitchens, tiled walls create a focal point that's often hard to achieve in the ultra-functional space. And, the reflective surfaces can visually expand a space, adding some much needed depth in small dark kitchens too.

However, as much as I love the idea, I worry about the long term impact. Tile choices are among the trickiest to make because tiling is no small commitment. It's a choice that both you and future tenants will most likely have to live with.

Do you see it as an enduring trend or a waste of resources?

Images: 1: Christina Murphy Interiors, 2:Elle Decor, 3, 4:House Beautiful, 5: Lauren Liess,

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