Hello to all I am new here on hometalk.


I just moved into my new home I'm a first time buyer first-time designer so I need help designing the kitchen. I'm looking to design my kitchen I have a previously installed backslash and I will like to add a backsplash of the peel and stick need help with the colors and the design. Also I'm painting my family room sitting room and I need help us with the colors I will be sending pictures for that as well first time ladies I need lots of help Thank you


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  • Welcome! And congratulations on your new home. Can't wait to see what you have to work with.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Sep 10, 2018

    I like to use tiles as a backsplash in kitchens and bathrooms. They are about 1/4" thick and will hide the gap at the back of the countertop - there always is one. The tiles can be attached to wall using Loctite's Power Grab that comes in a caulking tube. It is much easier and not messy like mixing up thin set. Press and hold for few seconds. Re-positional for a short time. Buy grout in a caulking tube for easy tile grouting.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 10, 2018

    Congratulations on joining the home owner's group. So glad to here you are rolling up your sleeves to make it your own.

    I would strongly recommend neutral colors so that you can accent with any color you like and change out easily.

    As for the back splash, I've heard more negative than positive remarks on the stick on "tile". I would read up and save up to put real tile. If you truly hate what you have, you can put contact paper or paint it as a temporary fix.

    Good luck in your new projects.

    • Puddin Puddin on Sep 10, 2018

      Hey Kathy

      I posted my pic of kitchen and fam room.

      Let me know your thoughts.

  • Puddin Puddin on Sep 10, 2018

    I just posted my pictures of kitchen and fam room

  • Mom2K9 Mom2K9 on Sep 19, 2018

    Welcome to the family! Pintrest is your best friend when it comes to ideas for decorating, remodeling, etc. I do find myself spending a bunch of time on Pintrest and not implementing.