Tile Backsplash: A Trend That Won’t Die
Some popular interior design bloggers have been referring to 2015 as “the year of the tile” and we have to agree!
People won’t stop requesting tile backsplashes – and not just in their kitchens and bathrooms anymore. People want them covering entire walls: take a look at the results of a backsplash project that left client “Darren S.” loving Odd Job!
We’ve probably installed more than a hundred of them since the birth of our company in 2008, and along the way we’ve learned a lot about just how important they are. Many homeowners have told us that the first compliments they receive from guests almost always regard how gorgeous their backsplash is.
The possibilities for yours are virtually endless. There’s a reason why every classy restaurant from Subway to Starbucks has done everything but make them a part of their policy, and it’s because they are the very definition of eye candy!
The backsplash serves the homeowner in two ways:
(1) It protects your wall from water and accidents such as cooking splatters. Mishaps that would normally cause permanent damage to your wallpaper or to your painted walls suddenly become easily removable when they collide with the stark tile surface of your backsplash!
(2) Backsplashes are incredibly beautiful, and can truly enchant your space with an incredibly powerful mood – one of your choosing. The tiles you choose will determine the vibration of your room – whether you opt to go for traditional, modern or anything in between!
One fact that remains undeniable is that adding a kitchen backsplash will raise the value of your home. Elizabeth Gatlin, a commercial real estate consultant in Nashville, Tennessee, emphasizes their importance in an article entitled Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Home Value Now:
“I recently recognized the value backsplashes can add while co-chairing the LSNA Celebration of Home Tour this past year. One of the houses intentionally requested a home partner that helped with tile so they could install a backsplash.”
“The home partner, Louisville Tile Distributors, supplied all of the tile and tools, the home owners had to help with the labor, and it turned out to be gorgeous! After hearing of this steal of a deal from the home owner, I took the time to notice if the other homes had a backsplash. Though some did and some did not, and all of the homes on the tour were incredible, the kitchens that stood out all had beautiful backsplashes.“
A good tile backsplash makes an impression.
Back to Backsplashes: Odd Job Style
Why should you call Odd Job for your backsplash project? Because we know what we’re doing.
In the last two years, we’ve successfully completed more no less than thirty of these projects. In every case, the clients were left extremely satisfied – and why not?
You don’t need to take our word for it either. Just take a look at any of the photos featured in this post if you ever find yourself wondering “What in the heck is Odd Job Style?”
One project was particularly memorable. It was a breezy summer day when our office received a call from a young man who was quite unhappy with the appearance of his kitchen. Was anything broken or scratched? No. Stains? No. He wasn’t calling for repairs – he wanted an upgrade.
“The walls are kind of, you know, blah,” said the male voice on the other end of the phone line.
Alex and his mother Ruby had recently moved in to their pleasant little home. It was in good repair and they had not yet had to make the dreaded trip to Angie’s List or Homestars. They had always found the soullessly white walls of their new kitchen to be rather boring, however, and it was starting to get to them – particularly Ruby.
“I feel like I’m in a mental hospital!” Ruby had complained to her son. It had gotten to the point where the two were eating out just because no one really liked being in that room. Because of those walls, she said, it “just didn’t feel like home.”
We pointed out that the counters and cupboards were all dark in colour, and that a mosaic tile backsplash could work beautifully in the room. After showing them a few pictures not unlike those featured in this post, they were completely sold. “How soon can we do this?” asked an excited Ruby. The team arrived a week later with the tiles and the tools.
After several visits, our team wrapped up the project and Alex and Ruby were now telling anyone who would listen about their beautiful backsplash – a mosaic composed of glass, granite and metal tiles. What do you think?
“Not only was the work complete, but it was done so well. And not only were the folks who came here so friendly, but they were fast as well. There’s really nothing to complain about, and I will definitely be bookmarking oddjob.ca!”
– Ruby A.
“These guys are the real deal. They don’t stay longer than they have to, and they keep you in the loop at every step of the way. If you’re looking for a handyman in Toronto, you’ve got to check out Odd Job!”
– Alex A.
The tile backsplash is one of those trends that never dies. It’s been ‘in’ for as long as anyone can remember, and there’s no sign that this will change.
So if you like the work you’ve seen in this post and have an idea for your own backsplash, give us a call at (416) 520-1161 or just take a minute to fill out our online booking form. Bring your vision.. we’ll take care of the rest!