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Reveal! Peel and Stick Tile in a Rental Kitchen

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friends! Our rental kitchen makeover was completed some time ago and I finally get to share it with you! Some pretty simple updates completely transformed the space. It turned out to be everything I have imagined, and then some! I know I've had you all on the edge of your seats, waiting for this moment. So it's only right that this post is photo heavy, with the details to match!

I partnered with The Home Depot to showcase some of the flooring and backsplash options available for purchase on their site for delivery right to your door! The Home Depot offers a multitude of products across the board for everyone. No project is too big to handle, (or too small), when utilizing The Home Depot's product search and selection. I was able to perfectly estimate the amount of materials needed by using the calculating tool offered online. Once I had everything ordered, the only thing left to do was wait for their arrival, and get started!

I've fantasized about upgrading our builder beige kitchen tile since we moved in, but for some reason, never pulled the trigger. To revisit, the original tile is beige ceramic and lives on both the floor and backsplash. The backsplash boasted a dated mosaic in addition to the beige ceramic tile (as if that wasn't enough.)

I tried my best to bring in style and function over time, by adding in a thrifted drying rack, a DIY cafe curtain, and some pretty decor. But the kitchen still fell short in both categories.

Knowing I needed to work with some existing elements (paint, cabinetry, countertops), I chose flooring and a backsplash that would complement it all. I was pleased to find that The Home Depot had a great variety of options suitable for a rental kitchen. There are so many things that can be done to quickly elevate the look of a space, and peel and stick tile is at the top of that list! Renters and homeowners alike benefit from these types of options.

For the flooring, I went with 12 inch vinyl peel and stick tile, (Black Marble and Gray Marble), hoping to achieve a checkered design in a diamond pattern. Since the flooring would be such a bold moment, I decided to keep it simple on the backsplash with white subway peel and stick tile. (Find my mood-board, inspiration photos, and more before shots in this post).

I keep saying how far peel and stick tile has come, and after living with these products for over a month, I'm sticking to that testimony! (Pun intended) Being waterproof and wipeable, the backsplash and flooring tiles I chose are made to withstand everyday living. I was impressed with the thickness of both products, letting me know how forgiving they are, and that I won't have to be too gentle with them either. Nothing in our home is too precious, and these tiles were no exception. At 1.65 mm, the 12 inch floor tiles were thick enough to hide the existing tile underneath, while being slim enough to carry under appliances with ease.

Using only a few tools, I was able to knock out the installation of the backsplash during homeschooling breaks, and finished the flooring over the course of a short weekend.

Watch the video below showing my installation process, and come right back here for the reveal photos! (Or vice versa. Either way, it's all here for your viewing pleasure!)


Now to what we've all been waiting for! Here's the kitchen today, with its new flooring, new backsplash, and tons of attractive accessories to top it off!

My original to do list for this kitchen makeover:

Flooring/Backsplash - CHECK! New Lighting - CHECK! New Hardware - CHECK! Add in function if possible - CHECK!

Art and attractive accessories- CHECK, CHECK!

I'm so happy with how this space turned out! Watch out for a blog post with sources to all of the other items that helped make this kitchen pop! Thanks to The Home Depot's quick shipping, and easy ordering process, I was able to knock out tile installation over a couple of weekends. Being able to easily order online for delivery right to my door was the lifesaver that saved me a lot of headache. I highly recommend using their online calculating tool when ordering tile of any sort. Thank you again to The Home Depot for sponsoring this project, and helping me achieve this beautiful kitchen. Tell me, do you have any spaces in mind that could use a refresh?


This post was sponsored by The Home Depot. As always, thank you for supporting the brands that support me!


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