Small Kitchen Rental Upgrade

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My fiance and I are renting a property in Philadelphia's Manayunk area. A lot of the homes here are hundreds of years old and need a lot of TLC. When we moved in, we noticed the kitchen was extremely small and outdated. All I wanted to do was spruce it up just a little bit with a cool white subway tile back splash and some new cabinet hardware. Again, it's a rental so I didn't want to dump a ton of money into it. My sister sells tile and designs kitchens and baths, so she got me a great deal on the subway tile. As for the cabinet hardware, I found a great seller on eBay (bos4) who sells quality stuff at ridiculously low prices.The walls to tile on were not level or even, but again it's a rental so I did the best I could with it. The pictures aren't great and it was hard to capture the back splash since the tile is white and I went with a white grout. I read a bunch of articles/forums about what color grout to go with for the white subway tile and I'm glad I went white. Dark would have looked "dirty" in this kitchen and the white on white gives it a refined finish.This was my first tile job and I think it turned out great. Enjoy!


Grout White subway tile Tile glue Spacers Float and notched trowel Grout mixing drill bit Home Depot bucket Cabinet hardware from eBay Kitchen and bath caulk

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