A Kent Kitchen

Anyone who knows me knows I love my hometown, so it is always especially gratifying when my tiles are installed here in Kent, Ohio. This kitchen even features a "Kent" tile in honor of our lovely little tree city.

white subway tiles installed over a kitchen stove with an art tile insert featuring multi-colored handmade tiles

This kitchen renovation was a major project that spanned many months. Here is what the room looked like in progress:

kitchen renovation in progress

And here is what it looks like now that it is finished:

kitchen with handmade tiles in the backsplash

What a transformation! I am so happy that my tiles get to be a part of this wonderful space. Because the project started so long ago, it includes tiles glazed in "autumn" which are no longer available due to supply chain issues. I am glad autumn glaze is part of this project because it harmonizes so well with the natural wood shelves and floor. A variety of different 2x2 inch handmade tiles were installed among commercially made subway tiles. Dark colored grout adds a bit of drama and helps the tiles stand out.kitchen backsplash featuring handmade tiles mixed with subway tiles The homeowners were able to find subway tiles that were compatible in size and reasonable in cost at home depot. These polished ceramic subway wall tiles were made by Ivy Hill. The color is "Newport White" and the size  2 in. x 10 in. You can see the size comparison to my tiles here:

thickness of handmade tiles compared to comercial tiles

The commercially made tiles have a bit of variation in shape, which helps them blend with the handmade tiles beautifully.

handmade tile out layout with subway tiles

I really love how this project turned out! Thank you, J.M. for seeking out local, handmade tiles for your home, for sharing your project, and for all you do for our hometown. Kent is a better place with you in it!

Ceramic Handmade Tile Installations, Decorative Ceramic Wall Tile, Kitchen Tiles Ideas - , Emily Margaret Ulm


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