I think the backsplash made a HUGE difference in the transformation of my kitchen. I was really disappointed by the selections of adhesive tiles at Home Depot and Lowe’s when I was doing this part of my kitchen. I think by now they may have caught on to the demand but who knows. The selection I found at Home Depot was PLAIN and BORING! If I had the capital I would design my own smart tiles and market them to Home Depot and Lowe’s…someone is going to steal that idea and run with it now, I just know it. Anyway…I came across Smart Tiles and bought them on the website Wayfair. They weren’t super cheap (mine were $7.99 each) but they were easy to install and faster than buying real tile, grouting, etc. I used a utility knife to cut around tiles where outlets were and I used a paper cutter for precision when I was trimming the sides to have it even with the counter. There are more detailed instructions on the Smart Tiles website. Click on the Installation tab at the top and you’ll find videos to watch. You literally just peel off the backing and stick them on a clean wall. It’s THAT easy. Cool, huh? I like to think I have some sweet skills when it comes to stuff like this but honestly any moron could do it. …wait, did I just call myself a moron?
In my wildest dreams I wouldn’t have imagined adhesive tiles would look as good as these look. Try it! I guarantee you will LOVE the results! Be creative. You can put them in bathrooms, on the face of your fireplace, etc. Send me pictures and let me know how your project turns out. I would love to see the results—maybe you’ll inspire me to use them a different way.
One more thing…I should add that I removed the nasty useless hood over the stove and bought a new GE stove. The hood didn’t work but I’ve got a fan on the ceiling for ventilation (not pictured).
Good luck…and remember, if I can do it, you can do it!