Renters Solutions: Install a Removable Backsplash

Renters Solutions: Install a Removable Backsplash

Kimber Watson
Feb 22, 2013

It's no secret that we love renter-friendly projects on Apartment Therapy. And I think Jessica from Four Generations One Roof just came up with an ingenious renter's solution that can take those tired and dated rental kitchens from eyesore to eye candy!

Kitchens and bathrooms are usually the spaces that could use the most help when renting. And while changing out the faucet, light fixtures and hardware is the usual quick fix most renters attempt, imagine what would happen if you could add a tiled backsplash with just a few screw holes!

Well, now you can do just that with Jessica's creative solution for a removable backsplash. Using Hardie Backer Board in sections screwed to the wall, she essentially fitted the backsplash area with panels that she could then tile over. A simple piece of decorative molding hides the tile cuts and screws, and the 3′ sections of board make it easy to remove the backsplash when you're ready, even allowing you to take the tile with you when you move!

This project might be for the more ambitious DIY'er, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't attempt it. Jessica, too, was a newbie to tiling before beginning this project, so it doesn't mean it isn't doable.

For step-by-step instructions and more photos, check out her post on her blog, Four Generations One Roof.

(Images: Four Generations One Roof)

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