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Budget Friendly Tile Tips

Today a reader asks: Dear Diva, I have been wanting to do a new tile backsplash for my kitchen. After giving some thought to using vinyl tile as a backsplash per your recent post, I am curious if have any tips for keep the costs down since I am trying to do this on a… Read more »

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How Do I Prepare Plywood For Vinyl Tiles?

Recently I received a question on a public forum about how to prepare plywood for vinyl tile: Concerned reader asks: So I’ve moved into a home that has wall to wall carpeting in every single room. That includes the kitchen and the bathroom. I was rather amazed and a little appalled that someone would do… Read more »

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Vinyl Tile As A Backsplash

In a previous article, I touched a bit on the value of considering backsplash ideas that can be done start to finish in under an hour. And among those ideas, was vinyl tile as a backsplash. While seeming rather “blah” at first pass, the truth of the matter is that this is both a time… Read more »

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Backsplash Ideas Start To Finish In Under An Hour!

Anyone who has been to this site before, knows that we are in love with kitchen tile backsplash design ideas. But let’s face it, not everyone has the time or interest in totally ripping out the kitchen or even trying to get a project of that kind of scope done in one day. It’s a… Read more »

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New Kitchen Tile Backsplash Design Ideas

Like so many things with kitchen backsplash design ideas, trying to choose the best kitchen tile backsplash ought to amount to a full time job. It’s not easy, so don’t let it overwhelm you when you find it takes longer than you anticipated to create your own masterpiece. Besides, if you are a frequent reader,… Read more »

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Choosing Solid Surface Countertops

Little in life is as daunting as selecting what will become your future kitchen countertop. This is especially true when choosing solid surface countertops. But with so many countertop choices out there, how can you possibly know which one is the logical choice to make? Solid surface countertops :  Rated B+ Despite the belief by… Read more »

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Five Things You Should Know About Granite Countertops

Choosing solid surface countertops is a big step. So we thought that these five things you should know about granite countertops would be a good place to start off at, before dropping big bucks at your local big box store. They can be expensive. Slab granite starts at $50 a square foot installed! It’s less… Read more »

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Choosing Kitchen Tile Backsplash On A Tight Budget

Adding a kitchen tile backsplash to your kitchen will increase the value of your house and it will help update or add pizazz. And the great thing is it can be done inexpensively. So it doesn’t matter what your budget is, there is a tile for everyone and every style out there. But before you… Read more »