Install a tile backsplash
To install a 10-foot-long, 2-foot-high ceramic tile backsplash a tile contractor will charge $333, which includes the material and labor. You can buy the materials and do it yourself for $175 and save 48 percent. An alternative to using traditional mortar or mastic is Bondera, a tile adhesive on a roll to set the tiles.
To help you visualize the effect in the room, buy sample tiles or use colored paper cut to the size of tile you plan to use. But first work on paper or with a design tool to create the pattern using a measured drawing of the area to be tiled.
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Pro Cost -- DIY Cost -- Pro time -- DIY Time -- DIY Savings -- Percent Saved
$333 -- $175 -- 4.2 -- 8.5 -- $158 -- 48 Percent