The kitchen on Stone House Lane is one step closer to being done.
The Husband finished tiling the backsplash Sunday night and I finished grouting yesterday.
I have added putting in tile as #nine-hundred-eighty-seventh thing I’m not meant to do … nuff said.
I chose subway tile for the backsplash for a few reasons-
1-I love the vintage feel-it’s been around forever and the classic look stands the test of time, I DO NOT want to get tired of it because, I don’t EVER want to tile my backsplash again!
2-I wanted to calm down the counter top…if you remember, I originally wanted marble counter tops but they are just too delicate for me in the kitchen. My next choice was quartz that looks similar to marble…but The Husband yawned every time he looked at quartz. So we set out to find a granite that had a similar ‘feel’ as marble…soft, subtle, light.
This is not an easy thing to do…but, Jessica, at Crowe Custom Countertop, helped me find this Galaxy White (Sometimes called: White Galaxy or Bianco Galaxy) granite, which she thought, (and I agree) has a bit of a marble ‘feel’ with quartz veining that sparkles. (The Husband loved the sparkly veining 🙂 )
When they installed the granite, it was a little louder than I hoped…I want a calming whisper not a blaring: “YO! Look at ME! I’m granite!’
The awesome Jessica, (with Crowe Custom Countertops) told me to WAIT until the granite was installed to pick my backsplash. Boy was she right!
Before the install, I picked out and bought, samples of glass tiles and a gorgeous mosaic. When I held them up next to the newly installed granite, they took the noise level up a notch. Tooooo much pattern, toooo much movement. Just to much.
Sometimes, less is more.
So I decided to consider the tried and true (and super-cheap) white subway tile.
I’m telling ya, the effect was exactly what I was looking for…calming, light…with a bit of a vintage feel.
(It’s only my tiny opinion mind you, but loud granite and a loud backsplash tile can overwhelm a space. Do one, if you’re so inclined but maybe avoid doing both-just my opinion, and what do I know 🙂 )
It helps me feel like I’m getting somewhere with this remodel and move when I remember how far we’ve come!
Okay…just breathe. It’s coming along.
~Sending you love this morning my friends~