One way to save money on home improvement projects is to do it
yourself. With newer products and instructions online, it is easier
than ever to do many projects around your home on your own. Along with
saving money, you will have the satisfaction of know you did the
project on your own.
I painted my brick fireplace a few months ago and have been looking for
a way to update the wall space around it. I recently found some
ceiling and backsplash tiles
at one of our local home improvement stores. The link above is similar
to what I found. I purchased the tiles at a Menards store which has
stores in about 15 states mainly in the Midwest United States.
The tiles I purchased looked like metal and were 2 feet by 4 feet for
about $20 to $26 each. There were also panels for the same price that
were 2 feet by 2 feet. They were very lightweight and easy to cut with
a scissors. In the i
nstructions it says to use rubber adhesive or contact cement. I
used spray adhesive and it worked great.
I also used another pattern of the tiles to update the front of my wet
bar, which was carpeted by the previous owners. It only took me 10
years to get rid of the carpet.
For less than $150 and less than an hour of time I updated a wall and
the front of my wet bar. This is much less expensive and less labor
intensive than similar applications.