Posts Tagged 'subway tile'

Tile

The toaster oven is here, but I can’t tell you about it because all I’m thinking about is tile. Backsplash tile. Oops. No, I’m also thinking about grout. 

Gotta go. I’m sure there’s a blog I’ve missed that has the solution to my tile dilemmas. 

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And…it’s a wrap!

Well, not really.  The tile guy is coming back tomorrow to grout, but I’m tired of waiting to put pictures up.  Other than the grout and painting the ceiling, our Kitchen Remodel 2010 is complete.  It came in at just over $16,000.  Yikes!  I think this is a pretty decent price, though.  We wanted to spend conservatively, but we were also replacing everything so costs add up…Cabinets, hardware, sink, faucet, four major appliances, countertops, tile and, of course, labor.  We “saved” a bit on two things: (1) Home Depot ended up picking up the costs of the quartz backsplash since they called me difficult in an email and botched the edge of the countertop (savings of almost $300) and (2) Home Depot called us one day to pay off the balance remaining on the job (10% — that’s right, they make you put 90% BEFORE anything even starts) and said that if we paid it off that day, they’d knock $270 some off the price.  Something about monthly quotas or bills and us spending a lot of money there or something.  I didn’t understand anything but that I would be allowed to pay less than I thought.  So that I did.

Before kitchen

Before kitchen

New kitchen

New kitchen

I think it looks pretty good.  My favorite parts, aside from the dishwasher, are the subway tile backsplash, the gray quartz countertops and the sleek undermount sink.  I think the hardware on the cabinets is great and, for the most part, I really like the cabinets.  We have so much more room than we had before even though we added a dishwasher, a bigger fridge and a built-in microwave.  This is for two reasons: (1) we took the cabinets all the way to the ceiling, which I absolutely love — more hidden storage and no more nasty dust and grease in that space and (2) the cabinets make more sense — the lower ones have slide out drawers, which is just a better use of the space. 
More new kitchen

More new kitchen

I apologize for the bluriness of the pictures.  Also, we normally have some things on the counter (I picked up a super cute colorful-dot tote at Target last weekend that we’re using for onions and garlic) and it isn’t so boring, but everything’s off for the tile.  And I’m going to put some art on the back wall.  I have the frames but need to pick some pics.
My love, my tile

My love, my tile

Sink

Sink