Add This DIY Detail to Your Kitchen: Terrific Toe Kick Ideas

Add This DIY Detail to Your Kitchen: Terrific Toe Kick Ideas

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Adrienne Breaux
Feb 2, 2015

Always on the hunt for a way to add a fun detail to your kitchen? Don't neglect your toe kick, that little space under your lower cabinets that meets the floor. It might be just a small strip of space, but you can do a lot with it! Here's some inspiration.

Pictured above: Paint them a bold, fun color! You can paint them solo by themselves or match them to a colorful backsplash. This idea spotted on Design*Sponge.

(Image credit: Zeke Ruelas for Oh Joy!)

Contact paper and masking tape were used to create a perky and patterned toe kick in Oh Joy's office makeover. You can find the DIY —> Pimp Your Toe Kick on the Emily Henderson Blog.

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Why not use that space as place to add a little light? You could tuck rope lighting under the cabinet like they did in the photo above. Would be great for a bathroom, too! Seen on DIY Network.

There's something interesting that happens when you paint your toe kicks black. Next to white cabinets, they're a bold contrast. But the dark, dramatic color also adds a lot of depth. Via Lonny.

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Inspired by Emily Henderson's toe kicks, you can add another pattern to your toe kicks! Seen on The Homes I Have Made.

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Metallic toe kicks! Now that's quite the statement. Find out more on the post → Renovation Inspiration: 10 Beautiful Kitchens with No Upper Cabinets

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All the above ideas were aesthetic, but why not add a little more functional storage by reclaiming that space! Love the idea of thin drawers in the toe kick space. Seen on Tiny House Swoon.

Have you ever done anything bold or interesting to your toe kicks? Share your ideas in the comments below!

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