Our rental kitchen is pretty bad. The house itself is not that old so I’m puzzled as to why they installed these laminate cabinets with wood trim. We’ll never know but it’s what we got. Since we moved into our rental, I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with a solution to make this space look a little better. There’s nothing we can do about the cabinets but there are some things we can do to make the overall space better like adding some peel and stick tile to the backsplash, changing the faucet, and adding under-cabinet lighting. I decided pretty quickly that adding a peel and stick tile backsplash would be the most impactful change to help the space look more modern and hopefully take the eyes off the ugly cabinets and pull the focus onto something a little prettier.
Everything you need to know about peel and stick backsplash
I love the idea of using peel and stick tiles for rental spaces like kitchens and bathrooms and in other spaces you aren’t quite ready to invest a full reno into. I needed something to spruce up my kitchen so I went on the hunt for some options and was pleasantly surprised by the number of beautiful choices there are in the removable backsplash department. They vary in price but all things considered, I think it’s a great investment if it elevates the look of your space (rental or not). You may have seen that I began installing some peel and stick backsplash last weekend. Here’s a complete guide on installing peel and stick backsplash with tips and tricks I learned along the way. Like I mentioned I added this peel and stick tile to my kitchen backsplash for a completely fresh look in the space. Before you buy peel and stick backsplash – I wanted to give you a few pointers for installation. I have a full tutorial on the installation of peel and stick backsplash here so save that for when you’re ready but a few quick things to discuss are:
Pick the right pattern for your backsplash
Make sure you pick a pattern that repeats left to right and top to bottom. When I installed my backsplash I had a lot of waste while lining up the pattern. That being said, even though I had a lot of waste – I still only spent just over $200 on the whole backsplash which was well worth it to have a space that I was happy with.
Measure, then measure again
If you buy your peel and stick tile from an online retailer that provides a calculator that’s great. You can also use those estimators then go over to Amazon and purchase from there. I purchased my peel and stick backsplash from Etsy and the shop owner was really helpful. I ended up under ordering and I had to place an additional order to finish my project. I would suggest adding about 10% to your order so that you have extra for any mistakes you may make.
There are sooooo many options now for peel and stick tile and peel and stick vinyl that I encourage you to check all of the retailers that I’ve shared below. If you are looking for a tile that can be more of a longer-term solution I would consider investing in a higher quality peel and stick tile. If you are looking for a short-term project the peel and stick tile-looking wallpaper is just fine.
Where to Buy Peel and Stick Backsplash Tile
All of the options below are vinyl peel and stick “tiles” that come in sheets of different sizes. What’s great about that is you can use it for many things, not just backsplash. These faux tile sheets would be great in a bathroom or even around a fireplace (double-check with the manufacturer first).
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See what I mean? Look at those gorgeous patterns. I selected the number two peel and stick tile as our backsplash and I have some tips on how to install peel and stick backsplash as well. Check out this post about installing peel and stick backsplash to see the install process as well as the backsplash in our kitchen.
If you want to give a space in your home a little more interest without committing time and money to a full tile project, this is a great option. I can’t wait to share how it looks in our home soon!
You can check out all of the removable wallpaper below!
Removable backsplash not for you? Check out my picks for tile backsplash options here.