Saturday, March 5, 2016

Chalet update

The last task to complete in the kitchen at the chalet was to install a backsplash under the wall cabinets. We started off by looking at white and off-white subway tiles in various sizes. Somehow this seemed to be a little too plain and we felt that the contemporary style kitchen needed something a little more adventurous. 

One day in the fall when we were hiking we found a single maple leaf with red, yellow, orange, and green colors on it  and we were inspired with a color scheme. After much searching we found a website where we could design a custom tile mosaic pattern. We went through several iterations of prototypes over the winter months and finally found a combination of glass tiles that we liked. 

Atter mail ordering the tiles we spent a couple of evenings laying out the pattern, and then our contractor Chris was able to start work. Chris did a great job and despite some setbacks along the way (including a shifting countertop) the backsplash is now finished. As you can see below it is certainly eye catching and anything but plain. We are really enjoying it as we spend time up at the chalet on our spring ski/hiking trips. 

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