Readers' Email on Backsplash cost

Some readers have emailed me on the cost of the blacksplash installed in my kitchen.  My answer is the same as the following to
Saleema aka siddeeqa *happy*

Hi, how u doing ?
Ya I read ur blog abt ur blacksplash story... Lucky u spotted it before they fix the 3 pieces. If I were u, I might have only noticed after they fix it. 
Anyway how can they push the charge to u for the mistake they did. It's so ridiculous.. I think i shall look for some other company. 
Thanks for explaining...

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On 10-May-2010, at 14:04, Greencoal wrote:
dear Saleema

I recalled querying the id why the backsplash cost so much.  His answer was: bcoz I wanted the backsplash to cover the entire back area, I wanted it in ONE piece, not 3 smaller pieces glued together, spray-painted black, and using tempered glass.

Now I understand why the id provided no breakdown in my final kitchen cab bill. Probably the passed the cost of their mistake to me - the contractor delivered 3 smaller pieces, but I stopped them as I had asked the id to ensure the back splash was in one single piece.

No wonder my  total kitchen cabinet cost came to 7k !!

Thanks for yr info.


--- On Tue, 4/5/10, Saleema Siddeeqa <> wrote:

From: Saleema Siddeeqa <>
Subject: Re: [Design Challenges & Solution] New comment on Kitchen - Glass SplashBack.

Date: Tuesday, 4 May, 2010, 10:45 AM

Hi, Thanks for your reply.
I guess 1.5k is the total u spend for kitchen right?
Yes it would look weird if the tiles can be seen behind.
Anyway i requested for quotation from the co. you did your kitchen. They quoted me around $200 just for the backsplash.
I am still considering to put the backsplash or leave it with the tiles...i see how..
Thanks once again..

--- On Sat, 5/1/10, Greencoal wrote:

Subject: Re: [Design Challenges & Solution] New comment on Kitchen - Glass SplashBack.
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 12:57 AM

Hi !

As far as I could recall, my ID verbally quoted S$1.5k at the time I was contemplating whether or not to install the backsplash. 

However, when I got the bill months later - after the job was completed - no breakdowns were provided.  So I am sorry I cannot confirm the exact cost for the backsplash.

Actually I preferred a white tile background, except that for easy cleaning - esp after a day of greasy cooking - I went along with a glass backsplash.  I had considered using a transparent tempered glass instead of having it spray-painted black, but the see-through tile pattern behind the glass made the backsplash look somewhat weird, isn't it?

Well, enjoy yr kitchen - you probably spend more time in it than you realize.


--- On Thu, 29/4/10, Anonymous <> wrote:

Subject: [Design Challenges & Solution] New comment on Kitchen - Glass SplashBack.
Date: Thursday, 29 April, 2010, 5:24 PM

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Kitchen - Glass SplashBack":

Hi, how much you spend just for the backsplash?
cos my new house also have tiles.. and i want to put backsplash just like yours.
please email me the detail.. thank you

thank you in advance
from siddeeqa


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