diy metal backsplash. I made the backsplash out of galvanized aluminum flashing from Lowes. This usually goes underneath roof shingles, but here it let me put hooks. I used heavy wire cutters. The metal isn't very heavy, so anything that cuts wire should probably work. I drew guidelines with marker to help - cutting that stuff is tricky. You do have to be really careful - I would lay a towel or sheet down underneath as you cut, because little shavings of sharp metal splinter off.
"People often make the mistake of wanting to be too hip and trendy in their new home by picking the latest, hottest, coolest things," says Carmen. "What they don't take into consideration is that trendy means that it's short term." "You want something that's going to stand the test of time, and you want something that's going to last for years and years," says Jim.
With double ovens and a convenient warming shelf, the new professional-grade range is one of the homeowners’ favorite additions. Its location -- just a turn from the island -- allows easy conversation between the cook and guests.