Name: Dan Bailey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House
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I began tiling the kitchen backsplash at the end of this week. This was my first experience with tiling, and I can now say that it was some of the most satisfying renovation work I’ve done yet. Sure, tiling is tedious and messy, but tile goes up pretty quickly and makes a huge impact on the overall look of a room. As you place each tile, more and more of the finished wall emerges. It’s a strangely addictive process. So much so that I finished tiling more than half of the backsplash one day, only to realize that I’d been tiling for nearly seven hours and hadn’t eaten or used the bathroom all day.