Abigail’s Kitchen Renovation
When Abigail wanted to add detail in her kitchen, she new the backsplash was the place to start. Her townhouse was a new construction and the blank canvas on the wall made this a great DIY project. Had there been tiles installed warranting removal, it would have probably necessitated a professional.
Abigail searched Pinterest for kitchens with similar colors (cherry cabinets, speckled granite) but didn’t find too many combinations that she liked. Her next steps was to order samples so she could see how different tile options looked in her kitchen.
Once Abigail found the perfect tile, Essence in color Calcite, she and her husband got to work.
For Abigail and her husband, this DIY project took two full weekends of work.
Since there were no windows in the kitchen, Abigail wanted something that would reflect a lot of light and the glass offered just that.
Some advice from Abigail:
I highly recommend that two people work on the project and that you use glass specific thinset. Initially we wanted to try the sticky mats, but quickly noticed that for the weight of the glass tile, we didn’t want to have to do the project two times if the sticky mats didn’t hold up. We also liked the look of a more neutral grout and found that Polyblend’s Alabaster worked perfectly with the Calcite glass.
Project Type: Renovation
Time Frame: 2 Weekends
Project Size: 30 SF (Backsplash)
Backsplash - Essence 2" x " - Calcite Mosaic
Grout - Polyblend un-sanded grout in Alabaster
Caulk - Polyblend sanded caulk in Alabaster
Counter - Granite
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