How to Use a Backsplash in Bath Remodel

One of the easiest ways to make a dramatic change in a room is to add a backsplash. In this article we detail how to use a backsplash in a bath remodel.

One of the biggest advantages to choosing Fasade or Aspect backsplash products for a bath remodel is that the project often takes less than one day. Fasade 18′ x 24′ decorative backsplash panels can be installed with double-sided tape or construction adhesive. Made of decorative vinyl, their flexibility and size make them easy to handle and install. They’re also available in 4’x8′ wall panels, which is great for accent walls or larger areas. Fasade panels are an affordable alternative to traditional grout-applied tile projects. They are available in a number of traditional and contemporary styles and colors.

Aspect tiles are another great product to consider. They just peel and stick for instant style.There is no need to worry about the mess of grout or the hassle and expense of hiring a tile installer, and they are available in metal, glass and stone.

Aspect metal tiles are offered in 3’x6′ subway style and matted formats in stainless, champagne, copper and bronze finishes. Glass tiles are also offered in subway and matted styles in a variety of colors. Aspect stone tiles are made of real stone, but are easy to cut with tin snips or a utility knife. They are offered in nine colors to match any decor.

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Kitchen Design on a Small Budget

Unless you’re a trained professional, kitchen design on a small budget can seem daunting. Even if you know what you like (and have a defined style), going from concept to completion while keeping stress to a minimum can be a huge challenge.

Before you get started with your remodeling project, do your homework. Get a big picture view of your options and limitations, preferences and “need to haves” vs. “nice to haves.” Once you have some of those ideas figured out, you can narrow down the scope of the project and your plan of attack.

Lifestyle, Budget and Space Considerations


Do you eat out a lot? Do you like to prepare meals and entertain family and friends? Do you prefer an eat-in kitchen or is a more formal dining room appealing? Your lifestyle will help you determine the features you want in your kitchen design.


The average cost for an upscale remodel is about $80,000 so be honest about what you can afford and what you want to spend. For example, do you intend to replace your kitchen cabinets or could you get by with refacing or painting them? How long do you plan to stay in your home? Think about the items you want to change or add that can give you the most return on your investment once you go to sell. Consider splurging on things that significantly add resale value and be budget-minded on cosmetic items. Don’t forget unexpected costs. It’s a good idea to set aside 20 percent of your budget for items that pop up along the way.

Shape and amount of space

Are you OK with the general size of your kitchen? If so then you won’t need to move walls, which adds significantly to your costs, especially if it affects mechanical and plumping systems. If you have the room, consider adding an island. It will give you an extra surface for meal prep and serving, as well as valuable storage space and seating.

Inexpensive Updates in Kitchen Design

Open shelving

You don’t have to spend a fortune for some easy upgrades. Removing the upper cabinets and switching to open shelving saves money and the room will look bigger.


A new backsplash goes a long way in transforming the room as well. Consider Fasade decorative vinyl or Aspect peel and stick metal, stone or glass backsplash. With peel and stick application, or a few swipes of construction adhesive, you can easily install either product over a weekend without having to spend money on a contractor.

Replace light fixtures

If your lights are outdated or you simply need more to really see the tasks at hand, new light fixtures will do the trick without breaking the bank. Consider adding pendants over an island.

Paint and accessories

A fresh coat of paint does wonders to enliven the space and really makes a big impact for very little. Another small touch is switching out your cabinet hardware and drawer pulls. Finally, switch out your accessories to put the finishing touch on your project.

For more ideas on how to complete a budget-minded makeover, visit a kitchen design center for tips and see the right countertops, cabinets, flooring and more for your lifestyle and budget.

What are your thoughts on kitchen design on small budget? Let me know in the comments!

Aspect Peel & Stick Stone Tiles Debut

If you’re a fan of classic rock (and budget-friendly, DIY projects), you’ll love our new Aspect Peel & Stick Stone Tiles.

These genuine thin-cut stone tiles are available in 9 colors:

Charcoal Slate – a neutral, dark gray
Weathered Quartz – a mix of browns, grays and rust tones
Medley Slate – a mix of warm and cool tones
Autumn Sandstone – reddish brown with underlying oranges
Golden Sandstone – a light sand color
Iron Slate – matte gray with amber flecks
Mossy Quartz – subtle greens and yellows mixed with bronze
Tarnished Quartz – light browns, beige and green and golden flecks
Frosted Quartz – dark gray with metallic accents

Aspect Peel & Stick Stone Tiles are lightweight and flexible. They require no contractor, grout, mortar, or complicated or expensive tools to install and offer the designer look of stone for a fraction of the price. They are manufactured from real, thin-cut stone, so they’re easy to cut with a tin snip to customize any space.

Aspect Stone is the latest edition to the Aspect tile line which includes Aspect Metal and Glass Peel & Stick Tiles. Perfect for backsplash, walls, details and accents, the tiles are $12.99 per square foot.

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