Charleston 'Cozy Coastal' Kitchen Renovation

Jane purchased a fixer-upper as her first home and it took about 4 months for the entire house renovation. While she had professional contractors complete the renovation, Jane and her husband wanted to contribute by installing the kitchen backsplash themselves.
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Once the cabinets and countertop were installed, Jane removed all outlet covers to prepare the backsplash area for mortar application.
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Jane's home design concept was "Cozy Coastal" which is perfect for an area such as Charleston, South Carolina. They put a lot of time into researching products and materials to get the best price for what they were envisioning.
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Jane chose a glass subway tile from SouthCypress.com because it was exactly the color and size she wanted at a great price. The cool blue Aqua color helped continue the coastal theme into the kitchen space.
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While Jane says they were "inexperienced tile installers", we think they did an outstanding job and you would never know this wasn't a professional installation. Although they originally thought it would take 2 days working evenings to complete the backsplash, it ended up taking 4 days from start to finish.
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Some tips from Jane:


"Make sure to have a pro tile installer give you some helpful tips and watch some online how-to videos. Also, make sure to read the mortar and grout directions carefully for drying times."


Now Jane has a stunning space for entertaining and a backsplash that is sure to impress.
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When paired with white cabinets and stainless fixtures, this backsplash is simply amazing.
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