Whenever I design a kitchen with someone, they get excited about the new design lay-out and perhaps the Shaker cabinets in white that we decided on, as well as a pretty grey veined granite. But then they think the decisions are done. Not so! Not only do you have to decide on the backsplash, there is also lighting, flooring, window treatments, faucet and the kitchen sink too. Not to mention the appliances and the finer details like grout colour, cabinet knobs, counter edge... it can be overwhelming once you get out there. And it's the small details that really make a kitchen right, so do take your time and seek help where you need it. The design and cabinets are just the beginning of a kitchen renovation that you should love for many years.