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Kitchen Backsplash – Before

November 9, 2012

As 2012 dawned, our little family expanded from three to for, and as it turns out those little people *also* expand… the result of all of this is that we are rapidly outgrowing our tiny house. So, as 2012 winds down, our little family is looking to get our little red house ready to sell.

One of the big items on our list is getting the last finishing touch done on our kitchen. The kitchen in our house was pretty much done when we bought the place back in ’08. We have made a few changes here and there. We had to buy a new stove, first off. We’ve also added a section cabinet and counter top, a pot rack, and some small fixtures for storage. The one thing that has been missing throughout all of this, however is a backsplash. This weekend, Masa and his dad intend to tackle that missing piece.

For posterity, I wanted to document the “before”… so here it is in all its glory: the 1/2 of our kitchen to be backsplashed.

Our Kitchen – Before the Backsplash Installation

Now Masa and his dad are handy, but they’re not *that* handy (but don’t tell them I said so) so I really have no idea how this whole thing is going to go. We are planning to do small (2″x4″) white subway tile up to 8″ from the counter top. We landed on subway tile for its mass appeal right now and, well to be honest because it was about 1/6th the price of the pretty mosaic tiles we also got samples of. For a house we’re planning to sell, something completely neutral and trendy seems like the better way to go, especially when it’s also WAY cheaper. I’m not convinced the white is going to be awesome with our current colors and finishes but it’ll be a lot easier to work with if the prospective buyers don’t like orange.

So there you have it. I’ll let you know how it all goes down.

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  1. November 9, 2012 10:05 am

    I like the look of the kitchen! I was going to say, some tile on the wall would be nice 🙂 Good luck!

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