* A series of blog posts showing the interiors of this holiday home in Martinborough unfold*
In the open plan kitchen / dining and living spaces, the lime green splash back demanded too much attention, it had to go. All the green did was attract the eye and demand that things around it – indeed the entire living area - should relate to it. Unfortunately the glass splash back is demanding in more than one way – these days a frequent addition to the modern kitchen they are very difficult to remove. The builder informed us that the removal of the object would probably wreck the wall, the glue ripping the cover off the gib. White, economical, Spanish bevelled edge brick shaped tiles would make the small space less demanding and the tiling process itself is pretty painless so long as you measure and plan all the gaps first. I have the tile supplier make all my cuts on the ½ tiles first and then it’s just a simple case of applying them.
A chat with our helpful tile supplier found us a glue that we could apply straight on to the glass with no need to key the surface and my step-daughter got an instant lesson in tiling as we applied the 100 tiles in about 2 hours – a bit of instant gratification. Grey grout provided a clean finish the next day and now the kitchen area is good to go.