It’s a good practice to include a little of your outdoor surroundings with your indoor projects.

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Q: My husband and I are lucky to retire in a small house in a seaside community. We plan to remodel the kitchen and wanted to ask about decorating choices that blend in with our surroundings. Can you please give us some ocean-inspired kitchen ideas?

A: It’s a good practice to include a little of your outdoor environment with your indoor projects. This budget-friendly upgrade can be done with a creative plumbing fixture color choice.

For a seaside community, make the kitchen sink your anchor point by installing a strong-looking sink with a theme. I suggest cast iron because of the wide range of natural color choices that are available.

Pick a color that expresses how you feel about your area. Some ocean-theme colors to consider include sea salt (white finish with little textured salt specks), sandbar (for a weathered gray look) and caviar (a dark rich caviar-egg color).

 

Ed Del Grande is a master plumber and contractor and is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call.” Send questions to eadelg@cs.com.