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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Do you want to update your kitchen without spending a lot of time and money? If that sounds appealing, a DIY kitchen backsplash is just the project.
Installing a Fasade decorative vinyl backsplash is one of the easiest DIY kitchen backsplash projects. Measuring 18” x 24” each, these decorative backsplash panels are available in a range of styles and finishes to match any decor. Lightweight and flexible, they install with double-sided tape or tube adhesive, eliminating the hassle of grout.
To install Fasade backsplash, first prepare the area to be covered so that it is clean, dry, flat, smooth and free from dust, grease, etc. You may choose to paint the wall where the edge of panel meets cabinetry, or install edge J-trim to avoid any gaps that show through. Do a dry layout first to determine where your panels will go. You can use a pair of scissors or tin snips to cut the panels to the necessary size.
Determine if you are going to install the panel using double-sided tape or tube adhesive. Regardless of which method you use, you will want to clean the backside of the panels using a paper towel or cloth and isopropyl alcohol. If using trim, slide the trim piece onto the edge of the panel. Apply glue or adhesive strips to the back and press the panel firmly into place when alignment is correct and squeeze out excess air. Finish installing the rest of the panels in the same fashion.
Note: Prior to installation, it is important to understand the overlap feature of each panel. Each panel has two 1/2″ flat edges (the longer flat edge is the top of the panel and shorter flat edge is the right side of the panel). Arrange all panels this way so additional panels can be added to the top or right side of any panel. When overlapping 4 panels, it is necessary to cut a 1/2″ notch in panels 2 and 3 to avoid an overlap buildup that causes a “bump.”
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Thinking of completing a DIY kitchen backsplash project? Let us know what you think in the comments!
It can be frustrating when you crave change in your surroundings but have limited funds. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, DIY fixes you can do in no time at all.
6 Ways to Update Your Kitchen For Less
It’s been said time and again because it’s true: a fresh coat of paint can work wonders on tired walls, trim or cabinetry. At only $15-$25 on average per gallon, you get the biggest decor bang for your buck, along with a little elbow grease. Watch for sales. If you keep an open mind and aren’t married to a particular brand or color, you can score paint cheap at home improvement stores in their “oops, wrong color” shelves.
Or, check out Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores, which are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and used building materials, among other cool finds, at a fraction of the retail price.
Light fixtures are an easy way to add interest to any space. In the kitchen, think about the tasks that you do in relation to the layout and counter space and plan accordingly.
Check out secondhand options like Goodwill or thrift stores in your hometown. Clean them up or repaint them and they’re good as new. And, if you don’t love it, you can always switch it out when a better option comes along, and feel good you didn’t overspend. Ikea is another great place to find inexpensive fixtures.
Accessories & Wall Art
You can find great accessories and wall art just about anywhere these days. Or, make your own art. Visit a secondhand book store or your own library and browse through the images for possibilities to frame. Kids’ artwork is another option. Take some of their masterpieces off the refrigerator and frame them to really make them really special.
Of course, another way you can refresh your kitchen for less is with a new backsplash. There are millions of materials to choose from, but for a truly budget-friendly DIY project, two brands stand out.
Fasade faux tin panels are available in a multitude of traditional, modern and industrial styles in more than 20 finishes. They easily stick to the wall with double-sided tape or construction adhesive. Aspect peel and stick tiles come in two formats, metal and glass, and add instant flair to your space. All you have to do is peel and stick!
Replacing cabinet hardware and drawer knobs and pulls makes for a dramatic update for very little. You can find them at any home improvement store or specialty cabinet shops at all different price points. Or, take it a step further and remove some of the doors on your upper set of cabinets to achieve a lighter, more open look and have a new option to display some of your favorite dishes and serving platters.
You don’t have to live with tired window treatments. At the very least, clean the grime off your blinds. You’ll be amazed at the amount of dust and grease that accumulates over time. Here’s a great article on how to do that. Or, take down the blinds and try Roman shades or a new valance. These items can be purchased inexpensively at any mass merchandiser. Or, get crafty and sew them yourself.
What do you think of these 6 ways to update your kitchen for less? Have any more ideas? Let me know in the comments!