… they’re both installed and I’m excited to FINALLY show them off. But not without a few “process” photos first … my friends, it’s all in the name of building anticipation.
We had our new quartz countertops installed a few weeks ago, but it took us a little longer to hunt down the specific shade of off-white subway tile we were looking for – have no fear, Four Home Depot stores and one tile shop later we found our match. This past weekend, Jeff managed to start and finish the entire backsplash – hanging, grouting, cleaning, the whole production. Lets be clear, if I was left in charge of this project there’s a .001% chance (so you’re telling me there’s a chance? 😉 ) it would look this good. ↓ We’ve never had a backsplash, but that, coupled with the lighter countertops, and the entire kitchen just feels so much brighter. With a small kitchen (not to mention house) like ours, bright is a good thing. Here’s a few before (by “before,” I mean one step removed from the countertops and backsplash) and after photos to give you better perspective. And yes, we DEFINITELY still have to paint. We’re just trying to forget about that part. 🙂
In addition to the new countertops and backsplash, we also added a new sink and faucet. By the way, double sinks for the win. It’s almost hard to believe how far we’ve come over the years, because like many rooms in our house it’s NEVER a quick change. Though I will say, the kitchen has without a doubt been our slowest transformation. Money, time – these things don’t grow on tress! 🙂
For fun though, here’s a little glimpse at this portion of the kitchen through the years. ↓ We’re almost there! Painting everything a light, off-white color will really transform the room. Here’s hoping we get to that project in the next weekend or two, but don’t hold your breath.
P.S. I skipped any instruction on how to install backsplash, so if you have any questions feel free to send them my way.
P.P.S. Here are the previous posts where we installed recess lighting and new appliances, and painted the cabinets.