Just like any home project, you need good planning for your kitchen backsplash to ensure high success rate. In this article, you will get to know about the project costs, who to hire, the best time to do it and the expected amount of time to finish it. So let’s get started.
Due to the variety of choices regarding materials, opting for what suits your taste and requirements has become too difficult. However, experts say that a normal backsplash that consists of labor and materials may cost you nearly $1,500 (low-end) and around $6,000 (high-end). The 3×6 ceramic tile will cost you $3/ft2, while the 3×6 blue marble will cost you $70/ft2. For instance, you can consider the 12×12 sheets that cost around $15/ft2. Thanks to how easy they are to deal with, almost anyone can install them.
Who to Hire?
You can go for a DIY project only if you are sure that you are qualified enough to do the tiling techniques, leveling a wall and adding grout. On the other hand, if you go for the expensive materials, there is no absolute way that you can do that alone. Hiring a professional tiler is a must in such cases.
When to Do it?
It is recommended to go for a backsplash project while or after remodeling your kitchen. Wondering why? Simply, there is no point in adding a backsplash to your kitchen if you are planning to remodel your kitchen soon, as you will change the backsplash anyway while ripping out the kitchen cabinets or adding new countertops.
How Long Will It Take?
The whole process of planning and finding the suitable materials may take you from two days to some weeks. Keep in mind that it is all about the availability of materials. It will take you a matter of few days if the tile materials you need are available in stock. Nevertheless, the handmade tiles will take you from six to eight weeks to get them.
The moment you start your project, setting tile will take you from two to three days max. The awesome news is that you will be able to use your kitchen during the project.