Marissa recently overhauled her dated kitchen and opened it up to create a more modern, inviting, and functional space. Wanting to start again from scratch, the kitchen renovation included new flooring, lighting, cabinets, windows, paint, appliances, and backsplash tile.
After gutting the kitchen, the first step in this project was to level the floors and then install new hardwood.
The drywall was salvageable and only needed some minor patching and sanding to create a new level surface where appliances had been removed.
Medallion Divinity White
Marissa chose a beautiful color, March Wind by Sherwin-Williams, for her kitchen walls. The Medallion cabinets were then installed along with new pendant lighting.
For the backsplash, Marissa wanted a glass tile that would compliment her new kitchen and highlight the natural sunlight and also look great with her under cabinet lighting. Ultimately, Marissa chose Essence 2″ x 6″ – Frost Mosaic from SouthCypress.com.
Schluter Trim Edge
Schluter trim is a great way to create a finished edge on a backsplash installation. You can read more about Schluter Profiles in our previous blog post.
An excellent grout for glass tile is Bostik Dimension Urethane Grout. Dimension contains micro glass beads and a translucent, urethane binder that both reflect light as well as allow it to pass through. This creates a unique reflective appearance in all tile installations as well as a three dimensional effect within glass tile installations.
A fan of symmetry, Marissa double-checked outlet placement to ensure an eye-pleasing level layout.
Countertop: Granite White River
Customer Tip: Order a variety of samples and look at the colors in different light, including sunlight, cabinet lighting, and at night time. Some colors may look one way in some light and different in others.
An already beautiful kitchen was made even more stunning with the addition of this glass tile backsplash.
Finished Kitchen Renovation
The finished renovation now encompasses the open concept that Marissa originally envisioned and ties in perfectly to the living space.