Dreaming About One More Kitchen Project

3.17.2017

Last November our kitchen got updated to make it more of my dream kitchen in order to stay put and not downsize per Mr. Savvy's request, but there is still one thing I'm not in love with. The tiled backsplash is too busy and dark to me and I would prefer a bit more white in the tile to go with the bright white cabinets and trim. Mr. Savvy is great at tiling, but he is not a happy camper about this job I want done. 😐
 If it gets done it will be a bit later as he has to do my daughter's kitchen backsplash first.
Below are some images of similar tile I'm looking at for our kitchen.

Our backsplash looks darker in person than it does in this photo.

Photo by Divine Design+Build - More traditional kitchen ideas
The light is making the tile above the hood look yellow. The color underneath is the look I want.


Photo by Accubuilt Construction Ltd. - Browse transitional kitchen photos
This kitchen has the same granite that we have.

Maybe some day soon we can change our backsplash out, but in the meantime I'll keep dreaming.

Happy St. Patrick's Day and have an awesome weekend!

20 comments:

  1. Kim, your kitchen always looks amazing. If you end up switching backsplashes, any of these choices would be beautiful! Happy St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy your weekend!
    Shelley

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  2. It's funny, isn't it....if we have curly hair we want straignt...if we have straight hair we want curly. I have always LOVED your current backsplash because it is different from most I see and I think it works beautifully with your granite. The backsplash you want is what was in our last house and though I enjoyed it, I would never use it again...just because I've already "been there, done that"! Everything you do looks wonderful, so go for it...as soon as Mr. Savvy can get around to it!!!

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    1. I agree with Becky. When we did our kitchen, it seems like everyone was putting up subway tile. I don't want to be like everyone else & I selected something different along with a pencil tile to really set it off differently. I love your backsplash & would consider doing it in our new project, the bathroom.

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    2. The tile I like isn't subway tile. It's just a rectangle shape tumbled marble and the tile I have is tumbled marble, but a bit dark for me and a bit busy with the busy pattern in the granite.

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  3. Kim, have you seen Suzy's backsplash at Worthing Court? It would look perfect in your kitchen with the small touches of black to go with your lovely pendants. Here's a link: http://www.worthingcourtblog.com/kitchen-tile-backsplash/

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    1. Thanks, Carol, but I just want a cleaner look. The inset over her cooktop is so similar to the tile I have all over now.

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  4. Those are great examples! We are trying to decide on our new house if we want subway tile or white washed brick as a back splash. That is one of the things we opted to do ourselves instead of have the builder do. That way we didn't have to make a snap decision.

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  5. Do you follow Maria Killam? If not, whenever you have time, explore her blog. She gives excellent color advice and is especially good with kitchens. I've learned so much from her. http://www.mariakillam.com/blog/

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  6. Happy St Patrick's Day!!! Looking forward to the tile project!

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  7. One thing always leads to another, doesn't it? We have found that out over the years. Any of those backsplashes would look terrific.
    Looks like our house is sold-but won't close for a while yet. That is good news for us. xo Diana

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  8. I'm sure whatever you choose will be perfect! I love all the changes you've made so far. I would love to have the top of our kitchen cabinets (which are open) to be built out with crown molding. So sorrry that I didn't do a whole kitchen gut a few years ago. I opted to just put granite counters in and a new sink but now I want a whole new kitchen and there is no way that I'll rip out all the granite for that. I always want change. I need to work on being content with what I have but I doubt that will last long ha!

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  9. You have a saint for a hubby! I have followed a lot of design blogs, but I have to say yours is my favorite because you really are always changing things up!

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  10. I always love reading your blog because it makes me think more creatively. Before you undertake such a massive project as replacing that entire backsplash (I know what a royal pain it is to just remove the existing tile and you have a lot of tile!)have you thought about first changing out your kitchen light bulbs for some with a brighter, whiter light? Sometimes a solution as simple as that can lighten things up and change the entire look and feel of the space.

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  11. I love the color of your cabinets!!

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  12. Dreaming is always good and fun. We have to have our dreams!! Keep dreaming Kim, we all enjoy seeing your dreams come to fruition!

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  13. Your kitchen is really beautiful, Kim. The backsplashes in these photos is very similar to what we have and I have always loved it. I know whatever you choose will be wonderful.

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  14. I love your kitchen because it's not trendy...and it seems like everyone is doing the white marble thing that likely will be out at some point down the line. Good taste is always in fashion ;-)

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  15. I love your style Kim and look forward to every blog! I'm excited to see that you like the backsplash tile I chose as I have the exact granite in my kitchen! Although my cabinets are stained, I love this combination of granite/tumbled stone. Good luck with the update!

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  16. It looks like you want travertine with white grout? That's what I'm looking at doing. I don't have a backsplash right now at all. Hubby came home with two boxes of travertine from a house that was leftover. I was kinda on the fence about it, but after seeing your photos I think I'm sold. I have the same granite as you also!

    Nancy

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