Finally installing a kitchen backsplash
Finding the right backsplash for the kitchen was a mission. It was pretty much a three year hunt for the perfect tile. Our installer, Aaron at Northland Tile Works, recommended a tile shop that had a lot of great options. There we found a tile that would match our kitchen colors:
- Cabinets: Sasparilla
- Granite: St. Cecilia
- Paint: Behr Ashen Tan
Before the backsplash
If there is one thing I hate, it’s the small chunk of granite builders use as a “backsplash”. It has a total hotel vibe. When you install a backsplash, get rid of that.
Installing the tile
I briefly mentioned above that we had an installer come out for this one. Knowing that larger tiles don’t rock and can be difficult to install, this was one thing we didn’t want to DIY. That said, I did choose the grout, silicone and tile. That kinds of counts, right?
The finished backsplash
This looks awesome. We did something different with a larger tile and relies on textures to make it really stand out. We could have gone with a subway tile, but what’s the fun in that? The tile is the perfect color match to our look and offers just enough character to keep the kitchen interesting.