Customer Tile Style Profile: Jenny’s Kitchen Update

Our Customer Tile Style Profile feature takes an in-depth look at some of the fantastic renovation and redesign projects our customers complete using products from the Tile Mountain range. This month, we take a closer look at how Jenny Rose of Sandhurst used our London Brick tiles to freshen up a tired kitchen as part of a larger remodelling project.

What were the circumstances behind the project?

We moved into our house 3 years ago and I had never liked the original tiles and work tops, however with a young family (two boys aged 1 and 3) we had struggled to prioritise updating the kitchen. This year we decided it was time and set about updating the look with a tight budget.

Was your choice of decor & colour scheme influenced by the tiles you chose, or did you pick the tiles to fit in with a style you’d chosen for the rest of the room?

Initially I wanted to use metro tiles and I looked at lots of different pastel shades, however the existing kitchen cabinets are very cream and it was difficult to find a shade that worked. I came across the London Brick tiles when I was looking at the Tile Mountain website for inspiration and instantly loved them. The idea of a neutral colour scheme appealed to me as I am able to accessorise with colour instead.

What made you decide that the tiles you chose were the right tiles for your project?

We used the tile visualiser that Tile Mountain ha,  which was really helpful! We then ordered a sample tile that we left out in the kitchen for a little while so we could see how it worked at different times of the day. Everyone that came round commented on how great it looked so our decision was made!

How long did the project take to complete and did you do the tiling yourself or hire a professional tiler?

We changed the worktops and sink at the same time which we completed with the help of a friend, then after we had removed the old tiles ourselves, we hired a professional tiler to complete the work. We were doing the work in evenings and weekends and it took about 3 weeks, however the tiles went on in a day and a half!

What part of the project was most difficult and why?

Choosing the tiles! I really couldn’t decide what look I was going for until I saw these tiles online! However once I had used the visualiser and received the sample the decision was made.

What part of the project was most difficult and why?

Choosing the tiles! I really couldn’t decide what look I was going for until I saw these tiles online! However once I had used the visualiser and received the sample the decision was made.

Do you have any further decorating projects lined up?

Yes! Hallway and children’s bedrooms are next although I would love to be tackling the bathrooms.

Do you have any further decorating projects lined up?

Yes! Hallway and children’s bedrooms are next although I would love to be tackling the bathrooms.

What advice would you give to people considering undertaking a similar project?

Order some samples and line them up in the room you plan to decorate. See how you feel each time you look at them and ask visitors what they think! Don’t be afraid to consider something that might not have been what you initially thought you were after.

What would you say to people who are thinking about buying tiles from Tile Mountain?

Do it! Great website, good quality tiles and really fast delivery.

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Dean heads up the content team here at Tile Mountain, commissioning, editing and sometimes even writing some of the incredibly useful and entertaining content we bring to you on a regular basis. With a background in consumer journalism and a raft of content marketing experience gained from working with huge brands spanning mobile tech and automotive, right through to professional sports and lifestyle sectors, he knows a thing or two about creating content that people love to engage with. Dean also holds the mantle of being our resident grammar pedant, but when he’s not getting angry about dangling participles he spends his spare time going to gigs, watching his beloved Stoke City FC, and adding to his collection of deadstock adidas trainers.