Tile Transformations: Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen Backsplash. To get the look of traditional Portuguese tile on the outdated backsplash that came with your place, embellish the tiles with Cutting Edge Stencils, as shown in the kitchen above from House Over Head .
Refurbishing your kitchen doesn't have to take a huge bite out of your wallet if you update slowly and focus on one area at a time. Sometimes simple changes can make a dramatic difference. You might be surprised at how replacing the cabinet hardware or changing a light fixture can breathe new life into a tired kitchen.
One of the cheapest decorating materials you can use to redo a backsplash is paint. Lindsay from ' Shrimp Salad Circus ' shows us how to do a $30 faux subway tile backsplash with paint! This is a great option for those of us who have that short little excuse for a backsplash which is really just an extension of our countertop.
Kitchen backsplashes can run the gamut from minimalist affairs to elaborate, floor-to-ceiling designs—but depending on your goals for a kitchen backsplash, you may be able to install the design you're looking for and still stay on (or under) budget.
Good news: There are many ways to get inexpensive countertops that still look good. Kitchen or bath countertops are some of the easiest parts of the room to cover or refinish . The costs can be minimal, and a professional painter or installer is not needed.
Old counters can make a kitchen feel out-of-date, but replacing them with new, expensive materials isn't always an option. Here are a few less expensive ways to update old counters.