Kitchens can get awfully boring when the pass a certain period of time after being built. When you need to cook, you would certainly want a place that is invigorating and charming instead of being stuck to something that is ordinary.
If you happen to have the cash and also the plans to get your kitchen refurbished, you should try and get the tiles designed by Ann Sacks. These tiles come with a time-honored, Italian technique called sgraffito. They use clay carved reliefs and each tile is unique on its own. The tiles are grouped under Dahlia or Nautilus, each depicting different patterns.
They cost $480 for a mural and you would love to have them in your fireplace. You would love to have these tiles in your kitchen as they represent an ancient and age old Italian interior decor technique.