Backsplash tile enhances cabinets and granite countertops

Backsplash tile enhances cabinets and granite countertops

In 2010, Marietta, Ga. member Dyanne Woolfalk moved into her newly built home. From the outset, she knew she wanted to eventually update areas of the house. She took some time to live in the house and prioritize the things she wanted to change. “When building a home, you don’t always have the money to do the upgrades you want right away,” she says.

Woolfalk decided she wanted to add a backsplash to the kitchen and planned for over two years to do it. A co-worker was going through a remodel at the time, and this pushed her to begin the project. “I knew I was going to get a backsplash,” she says. “I just didn’t know how I was going to do it.”

When she had the house built, Woolfalk had samples of the cabinets and the granite in her kitchen created. These items were instrumental for selecting the right tile.

She took the samples to the tile store and tried to find their perfect match. She went to the sales associate with a plan: to accessorize her cabinets and granite-like clothing. “I told her, ‘Let’s do this like an outfit,’” she says.


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The homeowner bought the materials and hired out for the tile installation. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Dyanne Woolfalk of Marietta, Ga.) (Photo by )

After she gave that directive, she found what she wanted very quickly. She chose a ceramic tile that would not look outdated in a few years and that complemented her existing materials. “I was so happy because I was getting stressed about it,” she says.

Woolfalk hired highly rated Tibor’s Tile & Marble of Smyrna, Ga., to install the materials she purchased. She talked with other companies, but she knew Owner Tibor Abonyi was the man for the job. “It was an instant click and I felt comfortable with him,” she says. They agreed on a price of $550 for the labor to install the backsplash and that estimate matched the actual final cost.

The backsplash seems to change throughout the day. Whether it’s lit by sunlight or the installed lighting system, she says it looks different and good all the time. “I love it all day long,” she says.

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