Archives: Kitchens

Painting Kitchen Cabinets – Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations

By Todd Fratzel on Cabinetry, Kitchens

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations™ Last week I had the pleasure of traveling to New Orleans to attend a special media event with the folks from Rust-Oleum and some of the biggest online publishers and bloggers from the industry. The media event  focused on two exciting new products from Rust-Oleum’s Transformations™ line. The all new Transformations™ line…

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Montessori School “Touched” by Delta Faucets

By Todd Fratzel on Kitchens, Plumbing, Product Reviews

Delta Touch2O Faucets Donated To School This summer I had the pleasure of overseeing the construction of a large addition for a non-profit Montessori School here in NH. Several very generous vendors donated materials to the project including the folks at Delta Faucets. The folks at Delta were very kind and donated two Touch2O® Technology…

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Kitchen Backsplash – How To Tile A Backsplash

By Todd Fratzel on Feature Story, Kitchens

How To Tile A Kitchen Backsplash Kitchen backsplashes can be as simple as a 6 inch high piece of your countertop and as complex as an intricate tile design. Installing a kitchen backsplash is a DIY project that most people can do with a little planning and elbow grease. We recently installed a tile backsplash…

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How To Grout Kitchen Backsplash Tiles

By Todd Fratzel on Kitchens

Grouting Kitchen Backsplash Tiles As we continue to document the Kitchen Backsplash project that we’re doing this month we wanted to spend this article showing you how to grout the joints between the tiles on a backsplash. If you’re just finding this article now you can read our previous articles on how to tile a…

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How To Install Tile On Kitchen Backsplashes

By Todd Fratzel on Kitchens

How To Install Tile On A Kitchen Backsplash We are continuing on with our series on tiling a kitchen backsplash with an article on how to install the tiles. We’ve already covered: Selecting Backsplash Tile How To Layout Kitchen Backsplash Tile Mastic Vs Thinset In this article we’ll focus on the actual installation of the…

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Kitchen Backsplash – Mastic Vs Thinset

By Todd Fratzel on Kitchens

Choosing Mastic or Thinset for A Kitchen Backsplash As I pointed out recently we’re writing a series of articles over the new couple of weeks on How To Tile a Kitchen Backsplash. We’ve already discussed selecting backsplash tile and how to layout tile backsplashes so this article will focus on the use of mastic vs…

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Backsplash Tile Layout

By Todd Fratzel on Kitchens

Laying Out A Tile Backsplash As I pointed out recently we’re going to be writing several articles about how to install a tile backsplash for kitchens. Our first article focused on selecting a tile backsplash so for this article I’d like to discuss how to lay out a tile backsplash. In a perfect world that…

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Kitchen Backsplash – Selecting Materials

By Todd Fratzel on Kitchens

Selecting Materials For Kitchen Backsplash We’re going to write a series of article in the coming weeks on how to tile a kitchen backsplash. We’re going to cover everything from choosing materials to installation of an actual tile backsplash. Installing a backsplash in your kitchen is a fairly straight forward DIY project that can add…

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