Do you have a solution to fix/hide kitchen tile mistakes?

We just had an inexperienced contractor lay porcelain tiles on our kitchen floor and he made some major mistakes that we have to live with. There are some hairline cracks to fix as well he did not cut the tiles around the door trim and cabinet toekicks correctly.
The tiles were cut too short and now we have huge gaps that cannot be filled by caulking. What do you suggest? He used up all of our tiles and the tiles are discontinued.
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  • Dannyswife Dannyswife on May 30, 2017
    This happened to my husband's house he was living in before we were married. We bought some cheaper square edge trim wood and cut it to put into the gaps that couldn't be filled with caulk and we purchased thicker wood trim to replace the original trim around the cabinet bottoms and door that was previously there and cover the gaps. We painted the thicker wood trim before we put it in place so that we wouldn't have to paint at awkward angles.

  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on May 30, 2017
    I feel your pain. Been there. I fixed a similar problem with a strip of toe molding/quarter round over the gap to the door threshold. I had to cut a tiny bit off the back so the thickness/height matched the threshold. Quarter round can go over gaps at the toe kick. If that won't work, you may want to consider hiring a good tile guy who could cut out some tile around the edges and replace with a border tile in a complimentary style.

  • Allyson Robinson Allyson Robinson on May 31, 2017
    Thank you Ladies...these are great ideas.