DIY: How to Install, Grout and Caulk a Subway Tile Backsplash - this is an awesome post that has so many useful tips. The cost of this project was less than $250 and it completely transformed the room - via How to Nest for Less
We saved money using a standard 3x6 white subway tile from Home Depot. Even though our backsplash tile choice was cheap, it's still a classic look and I really love the way it looks all the way up to to the ceiling behind the open shelves, and around the kitchen window. I also really love the light grey grout we selected. It is subtle, but really makes the tile a feature in the kitchen.