Remember this wall?
When you have a room that wears so many hats it’s important that they flow but you also don’t want to feel like you are dining in your living room either.
The subway tile helps define the dining and kitchen from the living room.
A couple of years ago the Mr. and I tackled the kitchen backsplash wall ourselves.
Time consuming? Yes.
But have to be honest, we had enough going on that we didn’t want to give up a full weekend dedicated to tiling the other wall.
So I decided to hire it out. The Mr. gave me his blessing (no surprise there).
I have worked with some great (and not so great) tile people in the past but unfortunately, my good ones were booked months out.
So I turned to my trusty site for connecting home owners with home professionals…HomeAdvisor.
You enter the type of project you’re looking to complete and it gives you several referrals of people in your area. It’s like the best dating site ever but for home improvement professionals.
I called three professionals and got three bids. Then I went back and read the reviews on them which I find to be the most helpful. People don’t hold back. They tell the good, the bad and the ugly on their experience working with these professionals.
The tiler I chose had REALLY great reviews so I decided to give him a chance.
At one point we had one tiler working on the wall one day then he fell ill and couldn’t make it the next day so a different guy took over. When the original guy returned he noticed one of the tiles was off which threw about 5 rows of tiles off. You would have to really study to the pattern to even notice. Without blinking he ripped all the “off” tiles down and re-tiled it. It’s that kind of attention to detail that I really appreciate.
They matched our existing subway tile wall perfectly so it looks like both walls were done all at one time. (Excuse the light switch).
We’re really pleased with the result and even more pleased that we didn’t have the stress of doing it ourselves. A lot of times we DIY’ers make DIY’ing sound really romantic. One weekend and you have a cool new wall. But you have to weigh the time you spend on a project in terms of a dollar amount. HomeAdvisor has been the key to my sanity on several projects and it’s a free site to use.
If you’re looking to have any kind of home improvement work down you have to give HomeAdvisor a try. Even if you just want to explore their True Cost Guide to get rough estimates of how much your project might cost they are a great resource. And the best part…it’s free!
(After photos by Allison Bills Photography).
*This is a sponsored post written by myself. All thoughts, opinions and experiences are my own.*