Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Kitchen & Family Room Redesign - Backsplash Progress

The progress on the backsplash is exceeding my expectations! The tile is absolutely gorgeous, looks great with the granite counter tops and is being installed with perfection. In less skilled hands this tile project has the potential to become a disaster...due to the single color and straight edges of the tile, there is very little room for error.

One can never underestimate the value of a skilled craftsman who takes pride in their work. When considering whom to hire, ask for references from people who have had similar work done and are satisfied with the completed job.

In addition, as work is in progress make sure you check in on the job, particularly at the start. If you are not going to be on site, even for a short while, make certain you can be reached at all times should questions or issues arise regarding the work being done.

It also helps if you like the people you hire...this makes what could be a painful process fun!


  1. Here are ideas for tile mural installations , tips on framing the tiles and using field tiles to coordinate with the mural.. Considering the use of found vintage labels and a great way to showcase retro art.


  2. Your kitchen is going to look amazing! Thanks for taking the time to share all your great work with us. I always learn something from your blog. I'm thinking of using white subway tile for our tub surround in the bathroom so I've made a note of your tile.

  3. Having been fortunate enough to see the subway tile in person, I have to say that it is stunning. Good work Janell! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the transformation.


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