Narrow space on the side of the house? Try a brick herringbone path, container with flowers or vegetables/fruits, and some raised vegetable beds. This eliminates mowing in a small space and boosts garden space!
subway tile + open shelves (wood tones warm up grays). dark grout, gray floor tile For kitchen, lighten cabinets to match open shelves tones, add white subway tile w grey grout and keep grey paint on wall. Consider wood tile instead of hardwood floor.