Installation Stories: A Refreshing Green Kitchen Renovation
With a dated kitchen in need of an updated, our customer Elle decided it was time to give the space a makeover. Elle chose finishes and tile that would stay true to the original 1920's features of her home, while adding a little modern appeal. She chose a classic 3 x 6 subway style for her Limon green tile backsplash. We took a minute to chat with Elle about her kitchen remodel, and her Fireclay Tile experience.
Hi Elle! First of all how did you hear about Fireclay Tile?
Elle – I found Fireclay through google. We like to support smaller companies, especially ones with an environmental focus. I worked with your design consultant, Lauren, and I loved that I got such personalized attention.
What did your kitchen look like before the remodel?
Elle – The kitchen had nice cabinets, but the rest of the kitchen was a little dated and not quite our style. We wanted to honor the era of our 1920's home, but bring in some modern elements and amenities. We also wanted a bit of color and thought the backsplash would be the perfect place for that. I loved that the subway tile was a bit of a tribute to the era of the house but in the bright, fun green we chose, it gave us a modern twist and just enough whimsy without going over the top.
What type of look were you going for?
Elle – I guess a mix of traditional and craftsman with a little bit of modern.
How did you come up with your color scheme and design?
Elle – We knew we were keeping the cabinets, so we wanted to choose design elements that would complement them. We also wanted stainless appliances, so grey countertops seemed like a great choice to go with the appliances but without looking too severe. I am constantly drawn to green as a color for home interior design. I love that it ties with the natural world, especially in a room with lots of wood, it seems to be a calming influence.
How did the installation process go? Did you face any challenges?
Elle – The installation went great. This was a DIY project for us. Although, I actually did nothing once the tile arrived. My husband gets credit for the install, and he said it was pretty straightforward.
Did you work with a designer?
Lauren from Fireclay gave some suggestions, but otherwise we did the kitchen design ourselves.
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