When we first moved into the house, I was obsessed with getting a backsplash in our kitchen. I figured if we couldn't change the cabinets (way too expensive right now) a backsplash would make the kitchen look updated. After we priced someone putting up a tile backsplash we thought it probably wasn't worth it to have such an expensive backsplash with the rest of the kitchen outdated. Also, if we or the next owners decided to redo the cabinets or appliances in the future, the backsplash would make it difficult because it would have to be redone as well because the cabinets are at different heights currently and would have to be adjusted -yada, yada, yada-. . . long story. Bottom line is we decided to look for a backsplash that was not as permanent and expensive as tile.
We looked at the peel and stick tiles that can be found online or at store like Mendards and Lowes. We did like some of these options and ended up actually using these peel and stick tiles in our bathroom for a mini backsplash behind the bathroom vanity. What we ended up liking best for the kitchen was the ceiling tile below that we found at Menards.
To install the ceiling tiles, all that is needed is a special double stick tape that is sold in the same aisle as the tile and scissors. You cut the tiles with a scissors to fit where you want to put them and then literally tape them to the wall. Easy enough for us! However, our cabinets are all at different heights and I am not a very detailed oriented person. So thankfully, my father was gracious enough to install these tiles for us. While it was 'easy' to install it was difficult and time consuming to measure and cut them correctly to fit our kitchen. My dad did an amazing job making sure all of the tiles fit perfectly and I love how it turned out. He used the special double stick tape and also a little glue to keep the tiles up. He also put a finished border (sold with the tiles) at the top of the backsplash to hide where he cut the tiles and give them a finished edge. It looks awesome and I am so thankful my dad put in the hours to install it for us!