Husband put in the backsplash to cut cost. Before his current career and before loading and unloading for UPS, he tiled for a living. He worked through a company but billed his own hours, so in essence, he was his own business. He would get up just before dawn and head downtown to the heart of the city where luxury apartment lofts were going up. He would spend his day tiling everything from bathrooms, floors, to kitchens. That was his specialty and he was good at it. He usually came home after dusk and sometimes even close to midnight. He made good money but the job was not steady. If someone made it to the job site before him and took the job, he’d be left with something smaller that paid less. It was always a competition. Then there were days when there was nothing to tile or he’d have to wait for the other guys to do their stuff before he could start tiling. The waiting paid nothing. There were weeks when he’d have no job and money was super tight. You can never forget the hardships.
Anyway, it didn’t take husband very long to put in the backsplash in our kitchen. It took less than a day’s work.