Kitchen Mini-Makeover

I am excited to share our kitchen mini-makeover with you today.

 Herringbone Subway Tile

When we moved into our home over a year ago, our kitchen had dark cabinets and there really wasn’t a backsplash (just some really large tile behind the stove).

Kitchen BEFORE

Kitchen Hood BEFORE

I painted the cabinets which brought me one step closer to the kitchen I was envisioning.  But my dream kitchen had a (timeless and beautiful) subway tiled backsplash.  After hours on Pinterest, not only did I become obsessed with subway tile, but I “needed” to have it in a herringbone pattern under my stove hood.  Now, I have done backsplash tile in my old house, and I remember how hard it was to cut the tile.  Do you know how many tiles I would have to cut tile to create the herringbone pattern?!  If I wanted my herringbone dream to become a reality, it was not going to be under my doing.  This was one of the rare times I was going to agree that it’s a “don’t do it yourself” #DDIY project.   Every once in a while it’s nice to sit back and let the experts take over! I went into my local Carpet One store and was instantly greeted with a warm hello right when I walked into the store.  I was impressed with the large showroom filled will carpet, flooring, and tile samples.   After letting them know I was looking for subway tile for my kitchen backsplash, an expert walked me around and showed me all the various tile samples.  I was sent home with several sample boards so I could view the tile and colors in my home.

Rittenhouse Square Tile Samples

I decided on the Rittenhouse Subway tile semi-gloss in Biscuit.  I went with Biscuit because white would have been too stark with my cream cabinets.  Also, the gloss reflects light making a space seem larger and the gloss is easier to clean than the matte.

Biscuit Tiles

The next day, a Carpet One representative come to my home and gave me a free in-home estimate for my backsplash.

Carpet One In Home Estimate

After the estimate was discussed and approved, we scheduled a date to get the tile work done. (!!) The backsplash was completed in a couple of days, and the tile guy was professional and cleaned up his mess after he was done. It could not have been easier!  I could get used to this #DDIY (don’t do it yourself) approach… Here’s the transformation of my stove area:

Kitchen Hood BEFORE

Kitchen Hood BEFORE

Tearing off Tiles

Tile in Progress

Herringbone Subway Tile

Herringbone Pattern with Subway Tile

Herringbone Tile Pattern Backsplash

Glossy Subway Tile Backsplash

And here’s the other side of the kitchen under my cabinets:

Kitchen BEFORE

Kitchen BEFORE

Subway Tile in Kitchen*

Gold Canisters

Subway Tile in Kitchen

Subway Tile Backsplash

Biscuit Subway Tiles

I can’t say enough about the people at the Carpet One Store in Anderson, Indiana.  They were professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.  They made the backsplash installation and process so easy.

  Kitchen Subway Tile Backspash

Biscuit Subway tile with Gray Grout

I love my new backsplash, and the beauty and value it adds to my kitchen!

Go create something!

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Before & After Kitchen Hood

Before & After Kitchen