We knew we wanted to reGlitz our kitchen, but also wanted to be budget conscience. The best way to keep things under control when you remodel is to learn how to do things on your own.
Our kitchen makeover started with researching how to paint our own cabinets. You can read all about that in this blog post.
We painted the cabinet bases before changing the countertops so I could be extra messy.
What I learned about the granite industry is that all of the slabs basically come from 2 or 3 suppliers (in Phoenix, anyways). Logically, that means one installer should not be charging you more than another installer for the same type of granite. If they are, they are either getting screwed by the supplier, or they are PUNKS.
We negotiated with the installer and the supplier, eventually ending up with 2 inch slabs of Bianco Romano granite. **LOVE**
Essentially, you put the goop on the wall, the tile on the goop and then you grout it. Easy enough, right? We're OCD so we spaced each tile even though they came on a sheet. They are slippery little suckers.