One of the easiest and cheapest projects we’ve done was to add a back splash in our kitchen. Planning (agreeing on the tile to use) took a few days as well as securing all the required tools (wet saw). We found the tile at Lowe’s, though I’m not sure they sell it anymore. I borrowed a wet saw from a friend. Once that was done, the process went very quickly. We measured how much tile we would need and verified that all of our boxes were from the same batch. I learned during a flooring job that tiles from big box stores may say they are the same but have slightly different color hues by batch.

We chose these tiles for a few reasons. Aesthetically, they work with our home. We have stone outside and stone in the living room around the fireplace. So, adding stone in the kitchen worked. Also, this tile was super easy to install while creating a complex pattern that appears like a professional job. It also didn’t require any grout – which removed an entire step from the tile installation process.

It’s important to have a good helper to put sealant on the stone when you’re done…