Friday, March 29, 2013

Backsplash Installation

Hey everyone, it's been since July since I last posted so I apologize for that.  I guess I'm finding many of the projects I'm doing a little too standard to bother posting them.  Have some stuff on the horizon so I'll try to keep everyone in the loop.

We are finally getting around to painting the first floor, so we decided it would be a good idea to put the back splash in before we painted.  I will forego posting the pictures of the many options we considered and skip to what we actually did.  One of the biggest considerations when choosing the tile is that the grout completely changes the look.  Look online for sample kitchens with similar colors to yours before going ahead with it.  We would buy 10 sheets at a time, put them against our color scheme and rule them out one by one.  It was tedious but we wanted to be sure.  Lowes was great about returning them, just don't mess up the packaging.

One of the reasons I'm specifying granite & cabinet types is so that hopefully these pictures will come up in a Google Search when people are looking to do something similar.  I found it difficult to find good pictures as samples online.  You can also tell how the same tile looks entirely different depending on the lighting.
  • Materials & Colors
    • Granite - Santa Cecilia
    • Cabinets (Timberlake)
      • Style - Wyoming Square
      • Color - Cherry Bordeaux
    • Applicances - GE Profile Stainless Steel
    • Back-Splash
12"x 14" Cranberry Glass Stone Strip Mosics before Installation


The Kitchen before Backsplash
Cranberry Glass Stone Strip Mosaics
Cranberry Glass Stone Strip Mosaics Closeup
Images from the tile packaging:
12"x 14" Cranberry Glass Stone Strip Mosics (Sample image from package)

12"x 14" Cranberry Glass Stone Strip Mosics (Package Barcode)

8 comments:

  1. Wow! It's beautiful! I can't wait to see the paint colors too. Nice!

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  2. Those are my colors too. I love it! Thanks...I may have to copy since you already did all the work...thx!!

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  3. Great job! I'm looking forward to reading about more of your projects :) I can't wait to tinker in my home when it's completed.

    Jen
    http://buildingourabode.blogspot.com/

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  4. Congratulation, you home looks great. We are also building Milan in Columbus Ohio, We have been using your blog home pictures to get an idea and it was very helpful because there are no Milan model built near us.
    Just want to check with you and see if your MAIN SUPPORT BEAM was fixed immediately after you reported it. Did they replace block of wood with masonry material or metal shims. We have outer wall and roof done and we are 2 more weeks away from pre-drywall meeting, right now they are doing plumbing.
    I have been taking help with one Home Structural Inspector to review the photos and he said wooden block is no no, need to replace it with masonry material or steel material.
    I have sent email to Project Manager and it's been 24 hours and I have not heard back from him.
    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
    Even a picture of the Support Beam would help me.

    Thanks,
    Venu
    venuvs@gmail.com

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  5. I really liked what you did with your kitchen it looks great. I would like to know what color and brand of paint you used on the walls

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    1. Lowes: valspar Signature Paint & Primer
      Swatch: 2008-10B Desert Fortress
      Texture: Satin

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