I'd like to be the first to welcome you to our new and very improved kitchen!
Um can I just say "wow?!" Actually every time I walk in there I do. I love it!
Here's a close up...
And since everyone loves before and after pictures...
Don't you just love baby Judah, and big Judah?!
Doesn't just 19 square feet of tile completely change the room?! I am so stinkin' happy that we did this!
When I first posted about potentially undertaking this project I asked my dear readers three questions...
1. How much do you think the purchase and installation of a small backsplash would cost?
2. Our granite is a blackish-green color and our floors are a beige marble. What color would you do for the backsplash?
3. Would I need to remove the the granite the comes up onto the wall or just add a backsplash above it?
And now I'm now going to answer my own questions...
1. The tile cost $560 with tax. The installation, grouting, and sealing cost $500. So we did it all for just over $1000. Now mind you that we live in Southern California - I'm sure it would be a less expensive if we lived in say, Texas, or most other places in the US.
(Note: I hate talking about money and how much things cost, but I could not for the life of me estimate out how much this project would cost when I was considering it, so I'm hoping revealing this $ amount will help other people who are thinking of installing a backsplash in their kitchen. And yes, you can save money by installing it yourself, but the Mr and I are just about the least handy people ever, so we knew going in that we'd be getting professional installation.)
2. I ended up going with a tile blend called the "Coto Blend" -- it has beige, green, brown, and orange small tiles in various shades.
3. Nope! It looks just fine with the 4" granite trim.
But our kitchen is not done! Up next... accent lighting and new paint! Stay tuned!
Mondays with Manny
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