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.”
These days there are a number of wall covering options on the market. Of course, shiplap has reigned supreme for a long time thanks to Joanna Gaines’ enduring love for the rustic material. Wallpaper has seen a bit of a resurgence in popularity due to an influx of new textures like hemp, wood and even shells on the market. While those materials have their place, Fasade panels can easily and economically add beauty and value to any room.
Fasade panels are an alternative to costly wall coverings for three main reasons. They’re affordable, DIY-friendly and come in countless style and finish combinations.
Transforming your kitchen decor doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, with the tools you already own, you can renovate the average kitchen in a few hours for under $200. The cost for a completed stamped tin, glass, tile or custom metal installation will easily exceed $1,000 for the same size kitchen. Because these other materials require unique tools, grout, sealers and usually a qualified contractor, these options often end up costing 5-6 times more than a completed Fasade kitchen.
Fasade backsplash panels are easy to install so no contractor is needed. In just a few hours you can transform your kitchen using double-sided tape or a tube of adhesive. There’s no messy grout, mortar or expensive tile saw needed.
Finally, Fasade is available in 250 different backsplash styles and finish combinations including contemporary, traditional or even an industrial feel. Our numerous colors and finishes include metallics, matte colors and aged patinas.
Fasade is also available in 2×2 and 2×4 ceiling panels and 4×8 sheets for walls. This offers a wide range of decorating options that are easy, affordable and fit your style. To see how one creative customer accented her closet with Fasade panels, read this post from DIYalogue.
Do you have any experience with Fasade panels? Or some other wall covering you’ve tried? Let me know in the comments!
I have had the pleasure of attending Haven, a design and DIY blogging conference in Atlanta, Ga. My company recently sponsored a session with our Aspect Peel & Stick metal, glass and stone backsplash panels.
We had the opportunity to meet with some of the best and the brightest in the DIY blogger community. We also learned about tools, products and projects, and what’s hot in the DIY world.
One of those best and brightest was Wendy Scheel, of Old Lake George blog and an Etsy store by the same name.
Wendy wanted to give our Aspect stone tiles a whirl. However, she had completed a backsplash project of her own just a few weeks prior. Instead, she decided to install our Aspect Iron Slate peel and stick tiles at the home of Jimmy and Nikki, her neighbors.
Iron Slate is one of 9 colors offered in the new Aspect stone line which consists of a revolutionary lightweight and flexible tile product made of genuine, thin-cut stone. You get the look and texture of designer stone tile at a fraction of the price. With its easy, peel and stick installation, it requires no contractor, grout, mortar, or complicated or expensive tools.
She details the start of the project in a blog post, and gives some helpful tips. We are loving the results these Minnesota Vikings fans got with their new kitchen backsplash (even though we’re diehard Packers fans).
Thanks for sharing your experience, Wendy!