Posts Tagged ‘white kitchen’

A while ago (in our Grout Dilemma post) we asked for your opinions on what color grout to go with the white subway tile that we picked out for our kitchen backsplash.  The majority of you went with white grout, which is what we ended up choosing!  Thank you for all your input. 

We went to several different tile/kitchen places for the subway tile and most places wanted between $2.50 and $3.50 per tile (for 3×6 white subway tiles).  We finally decided to go check out Home Depot to see if they had them and they didn’t, but someone there told us to go check out Lowes.  We are so glad we did because we got the tiles for $0.22 cents each!  This entire project with all the supplies cost us less than $85.oo! 

Here are a few before/prep shots:

P1010039 by you.

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We spent one entire day installing the backsplash (about 7 hours), which was a little longer than expected.  Putting up each tile with the spacers and making all the cuts for the edges was really time consuming.  It’s a very messy DIY project too!

P1010045 by you.

P1010055 by you.

P1010049 by you.

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P1010052 by you.

We waited a full 48 hours before grouting, but that was quick and painless and we are very happy we went with the white grout!

P1010069 by you.

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And finally everything is back in order and the only thing left to do now is the moulding on top of the cabinets.  Once that is done, a big kitchen reveal post will come!

Backsplash by you.

Subway Tile backsplash by you.

Backsplash by you.

Backsplash installed by you.

We’re extremely happy with how it came out!  What do you think?

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Choosing the granite was difficult because we were on a budget and knew we wanted a dark/black color.  Once we found the granite we loved we priced it out at three different places.  The last one we went to charged us over $600 less than the others AND included a stainless undermount sink.  Shopping around pays off again!

We ended up going with Verde Peacock, which is mostly black with green, silver, gold and gray bursts throughout the slab.  We are extremely happy with our decision:

Granite is in! by you.

Undermount sink by you.

We had a hard time deciding on an edge as well and at first we chose the bullnose edge, but after searching for pictures of edges online we found the bevel edge and quickly changed to that:

Granite - bevel edge by you.

Extended bar by you.

The only things left to do (before the big reveal) is install the subway tile backsplash and the crown moulding on top of the cabinets.  I’ll be updating again soon…

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We chose white subway tile for our kitchen backsplash, but now we’re faced with the grout color decision.

White grout

The faucet and backsplash by pinklovesbrown.image courtesy of makingitlovely.com

Darker grout

image courtesy of mariotileguy.com


Our cabinets are white and granite countertop is black. 

Which would you choose?

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