A tumbled marble, Torreon Stone from Pro Source, looked very similar to the exisiting floor tile. We chose it for the backsplash as we did not want to replace the floor, but also did not want to add yet another tile color. The Home Owners chose Toreon Stone in a subway/brick shape. For a focal accent over the cooktop they chose the same Toreon Stone for a tone-on-tone effect, but in 1″ mosaics with a two-step liner.
The Home Owners purchased new appliances, which were installed by Decorating on a Shoe String. After the demo, before the new backsplash was installed, Decorating on a Shoe String had wiring done for under-cabinet lights on either side of both the cook top and the sink.
We wanted a paint colors for the walls and cabinets that would have the same undertones as the granite, marble, and tile but which would also provide enough contrast to these materials. We chose SW Sands of Time for the Kitchen and Breakfast walls as this met the criteria and looked good with the paint color of the adjoining FR also. The Kitchen cabinets were in good shape but the stain seemed dated. Painted cabinets sounded clean and fresh! We chose an enamel, SW Pacer White, for painting the cabinets.
We did this over Spring break. The kitchen was in a dismantled state the week the kids were home from HS and college. I’d say the parents were pretty good sports! Eating at home sounded really nice by the end of the week.