My brother Daniel laid the tile over the course of four days. It was inconvenient, living without a kitchen and with tile and grout dust being tracked everywhere, but oh so worth it.
|these two pictures are from when we bought the house, just trying to show you how nasty the "flooring" we had was.|
|Once we moved in we lived with this for two years..|
|Everything is out of the kitchen, well, besides Eowyn ;)|
|Jerusha enthusiastically watching Uncle Daniel|
|Our dining room mid-process :P|
|Finished product, after the grout was well dried and sealed and that dried and it was finally mopped|
|so shiny and beautiful|
|and another picture because I'm just so in love|
|And this little beauty|
The next stages will hopefully involve removing the top cabinets and replacing them with open shelving and possibly adding electricity to the far kitchen wall but for now I am happy with what I have.
Oh, you may also notice there is a new stove. My grandma got all new appliances recently and generously gave us her old stove. It was awesome timing as the burners on mine had just started taking 5+ minutes to heat up!
So yay! My lovely kitchen floor.
We went with the cheapest real tile in the color I wanted and paid a total of $700, I believe. $500 on supplies and $200 on labor. I know his work is worth more but he gave me a siblings discount ;) He actually would have done it for free but, his work is greatly appreciated and worth more than the couple of Casey's pizza's we fed him.