Complete a DIY Kitchen Backsplash

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.”

For ideas on how to use Fasade decorative backsplash panels, visit our galleries page.

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5 Easy & Affordable Bathroom Ideas

Looking for some easy and affordable bathroom ideas? Consider these 5 updates:

  1. Painting is one of the most inexpensive ways you can update a room, relatively speaking, and especially if you do it yourself. A gallon of paint averages just around $31 depending on where you live. Don’t forget to factor in primer if necessary and any other tools you might need to get the job done right.
  2. Install a backsplash. Beyond protecting the wall behind the sink from water, a backsplash adds the finishing touch to a bathroom. Two inexpensive options include Fasade faux tin and Aspect Peel & Stick metal, stone or glass backsplash. Both are easy DIY projects that don’t require a contractor or the hassle of mortar and grout.
  3. Accent a wall. Put the focus on one wall in the room. Paint it a different color than the other walls, add wainscoting halfway or install Fasade wall panels. The panels come in 4’x8’ sheets to cover more room than a Fasade backsplash, but they’re made of the same material so they’re easy to handle. And, because they come in a multitude of styles and finishes, they’re a quick way to dramatically update any space.
  4. Reconsider the shower curtain. When was the last time you updated the shower curtain? A pretty new pattern can enliven a room. Find coordinating art and accessories to really make it stand out.
  5. Update hardware. New pulls and handles make a huge difference. Nothing says dated like builder-grade hardware, especially if it’s a shiny brass or other dated finish. Change out towel bars, door knobs and the toilet tissue holder to coordinate.

To learn more about easy and affordable bathroom ideas using Fasade decorative vinyl backsplash panels, visit Fasade Ideas. More information on Aspect peel and stick tiles can be found at Aspect Ideas. To purchase these products, visit DIY Decor Store.