Installing Kitchen Backsplash and New Vent Hood

Get a bright, refreshing look in one weekend—with no major mess or disruption

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Nippers
  • Level
  • Grout float
  • Notched trowel
  • Utility knife

Margin trowel
Tiling sponge
Tile saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Thin-set mortar
  • Tile
  • Grout
  • Acrylic-latex caulk
  • Tile spacers