Today is finally the day… the day we physically moved out of our home of 22 years. We are on our way to South Carolina and will be homeless for the next two weeks until we settle on the house we are buying.
I am excited to get settled into our new home. It is not a total fixer upper, but it will need some updating, especially the kitchen.
I am going to post a lot of pictures here once the house is ours, but while I am on the road and in-between homes, I thought you might like a sneak peek to get a little preview of the house.
Here is a photo of one side of the kitchen. It is not a big kitchen, but well maintained. It is floor to ceiling brown wood, not my favorite color. :-)
I thought about painting the cabinets, but I am not sure they are worth the effort since the lower ones are not in great shape. We think we will end up gutting the kitchen and putting in a new one.
In my preliminary vision, I see the kitchen as mostly white. White cabinets, white counters and a white tile backsplash.
I have been perusing kitchen sites, online decorating magazines, Pinterest and the tile store Floor & Decor for inspiration.
I know I want a white tile backsplash since it will remain classic and neutral no matter how I change the decor in the future. In my current house, I had a 4 x 4 white tile backsplash for the past 18 years. It was classic and timeless. I want the new house to have white tiles also, but maybe in a different shape and or layout.
I have become a huge fan of Floor & Decor ever since they opened a store near me this summer. Remember I used their stone tile to makeover my master bath shower. They have a vast array of tile in all shapes, colors and styles all with huge savings. I found all the tiles I liked just by perusing their site online. Once I get back to the store and see the tile in my hands, I know I will be even more excited about taking on the kitchen.
Here are my favorite tile backsplashes I am considering.
I like how these bright white square tiles are set with rectangular subway tile. Notice the subway tile is horizontal right above the counter on one wall and a slightly larger size of it is placed vertically along the ceiling line. The adjacent wall has square tiles. The three sizes of tiles add more interest when using all one color on a backsplash.
This tile backsplash is matte and modern. I like the thin size decorative tiles since a less formal look is more appealing to me.
Bright White Subway Tiles set in a herringbone pattern is quite popular now. The grey grout makes the pattern stand out…
but, I think I prefer how white grout looks. I do like the mix of seeing two different sizes of white rectangular tiles laid in different patterns along with the Carrera marble shelf.
Another white option I am considering is 12″ x 12″ Carrara white polished tiles. The polished shine makes them look clean and fresh and a nice contrast to the stainless range and wood countertop.
I know I liked it since I took a photo of it the last time I was at Floor & Decor.
This Arabesque Lantern White Porcelain Mosaic is unique and fun, but I think it is too trendy for my taste.
This Pure Snow White Shiny Glass Tile is ultra modern, but has a classic vibe. I really like it. Maybe I could mix it with white ceramic tiles in a unique pattern.
I love everything about this kitchen…it is a beauty with a White Ice Beveled Ceramic Wall Tiled backsplash, Carrera marble counters and fabulous windows!
Decisions…decisions, but I have plenty of time to make them. I know once I actually live in the space, my decision will become easier.
Next week I am heading to Florida while I am homeless. You can follow me on on Instagram where I will be sharing the highlights of my day as well as an exciting event with you on Thursday December 3rd.
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