A Budget Kitchen Update with Big Appeal
Like many homeowners, Jessie wanted to make some changes to her kitchen but she didn’t want to spend a lot of money doing it. She and her family have lived in their home for about 5 years, and a budget kitchen update was needed.
Painting the cabinets was the first order of business. “We have a lot of white and grays in our home and so we wanted a more cohesive look for the rest of the house,” she says. But the newly painted cabinets made the white appliances look “dingy.” Jessie looked for sales and ultimately found some gently used stainless steel appliances on Craigslist to add to the new look. The couple also added concrete countertops.
A few browsing sessions on Pinterest later, Jessie was convinced the kitchen needed a little something extra. “A backsplash can just add so much,” she says. She knew she wanted a white backsplash and chose Aspect Peel & Stick 3×6 metal tiles in white. Although Ben is considered more of the “handier” of the two, and Jessie is more obsessed with the designing and decorating aspect of a project, installation was a breeze.
“For my first backsplash, it was great!” she says. “I drew the lines on the walls to make sure it was going to be level and the peel and stick application was so easy. I think it turned out really nice.”
Jessie is very pleased with how the kitchen looks today. “This project started with us saying we’d just do a little bit and then it turned into a whole remodel,” she says. “We are really happy with how it turned out.”
Builder-grade homes can leave something to be desired. Sure, they have a great shell, but the inside can sometimes lack personality. Builder-grade campers and RVs are no different. Fortunately, they too can be customized to your individual needs and style.
Scottie recently took the time to transform an RV. She points out in a post on her blog, Saved By Scottie, that when it comes to decorating and furnishing, RVs require everything on a much smaller scale than a regular home (both aesthetically and in terms of weight). And because RVs encounter bumps during travel, you need to make sure things are fastened securely for safety.
Scottie chose to transform two spaces in the RV: the kitchen and the bedroom. She used two kinds of Aspect Peel & Stick products: our Mini Subway glass tiles in Frost and our stone tiles in Weathered Quartz.
She said the Frost tiles are the perfect size for a small space like the kitchen. She wasn’t sure if the adhesive on the back of the tiles would hold enough during bumpy travels so she decided to use construction adhesive as a bit of extra insurance. That project complete, she moved to the bedroom with the stone product.
Aspect stone is real stone. We pour a resin onto a large quarried stone and after it cures, we peel the resin back to reveal the natural colors and textures. Then thin slabs of stone are cut and arranged on pressure-sensitive adhesive backers cut to the tile dimensions. It’s thin enough to cut with tin snips.
Once completed, Scottie said of the stone, “It makes a stunning statement and is even easier to use than the glass. This space went up super quick since it was just one big rectangle.”
Check out the whole post and let me know what you think of this amazing project in the comments.
Doing laundry typically isn’t most people’s idea of a fun household chore, but doing it in a beautiful, clean space makes it a little more tolerable. So when Nicole was building her home she knew she wanted to incorporate Aspect tiles that reflect her design aesthetic and her appreciation for simple lines.
She chose Aspect Mini Subway tiles in Frost as one of those materials. The glass tiles feature peel and stick installation and are an easy way to add style to any space.
“I was going for clean look for my laundry room, but I wanted to be able to mix in my farmhouse style and have it flow well with how the rest of the house was designed,” she explains. “I love the look of subway tile and I did ceramic herringbone in my kitchen and wanted to keep the look similar, but also have it stand out on its own. I loved the smaller version of the subway look with these Aspect tiles, and the glass was so clean.”
The overall look of Nicole’s home is a farmhouse style with some traditional accents. “I have a lot of old Victorian plumbing fixtures in my kitchen and baths mixed with the farmhouse look, and we also brought in a craftsman look with the exterior, as well as the interior trim and doors,” she says.
Nicole loves the way her laundry room turned out. “I thought the product was great, and the tile installer said it was very easy to work with.”
We are loving Nicole’s beautiful laundry room! What do you think of this look? Let us know in the comments!