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).
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.
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.
The next day, a Carpet One representative come to my home and gave me a free in-home estimate for my backsplash.
After the estimate was discussed and approved, we scheduled a date to get the tile work done. (!!)
The backsplash was completed in a couple 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:
And here’s the other side of the kitchen under my cabinets:
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.
I love my new backsplash, and the beauty and value it adds to my kitchen!
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