While designing your kitchen, many areas will look really great if they are kept simple and clean. If you are considering a kitchen backsplash, you might want to step it up and bring in a little style and creativity.
There are many wonderful options for a unique kitchen backsplash such as tiling that’s faux marble, a mosaic design, or a lovely paint that pulls everything together. Before choosing your design, consider your cabinets, countertops and the wall the backsplash will be connected to.
Although a kitchen backsplash is not needed, keep in mind that every time you wash dishes, clean the countertops, or rinse foods for a meal the wall is going to get soiled.
A backsplash is easier to clean and will not stain. If you are considering a backsplash for your stove, there are many beautiful materials to choose from as long as you make sure it’s sealed.
Whether you are looking for a complete makeover to your kitchen or just some touching up, here are some ideas for a great kitchen backsplash.
Some Materials For Kitchen Backsplash:
- Stainless steel
- Ceramic Tiles
- Various rare materials (check with your local home improvement center)
Materials for your kitchen backsplash come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. The most popular and long-lasting choice is ceramic tile. Ceramic tiles are very flexible, giving you the opportunity to play around with a pattern and still retain clean lines. Tiles, in general, a low maintenance but ensure the grout is properly sealed to prevent staining or absorbing water.
Many people prefer to use stainless steel because they are easy maintenance, look incredible with a very modern kitchen design, and have a very clean appearance. Stainless steel backsplashes come in tiles or as a solid sheet which offers a uniform and sleek appearance. The other advantage to choosing stainless steel, you do not use grout and the material will last forever!
If applying a backsplash to the back of your stove, you can add a wonderful focal point by applying a color, arrange in a pattern, or by mixing and matching different colors. If you do not have a lot of money to spend, consider the stove top wall and use a less expensive material.
Stone is a fabulous option because of its natural tendencies and texture that will complement and contrast your smooth countertops. That said, keep in mind, stone is very porous which makes the material a little difficult to clean and the stone can chip. A really good alternative, use the same marble or granite that is on your countertop and continue it up the entire wall.
Brick is a wonderful choice to add a touch of warmth to your kitchen either in its natural state or after painting. Similar to stone, it can be a little difficult to clean but if sealed properly, you will enjoy low maintenance just make sure you clean the surface regularly.
Glass has become a very popular choice as of late. It’s inexpensive, offers a modern appearance, is easy to maintain, and you have the option to customize it to your design. The surface of glass is smooth, seamless, and will reflect light to brighten up your kitchen.
If you are someone who insists on marching to your own drummer, rare materials might be just what you are looking for. Some of these materials include a chalkboard, bamboo, pounded copper and so many other materials. Visit your local home improvement store and let them show you some of these fabulous materials.
When you are looking around to find the right backsplash, consider your space, colors, and your kitchen design. If you enjoy cooking and are in the kitchen a lot, choose a material that is easy to clean so you are not spending hours scrubbing and cleaning up.
If you are considering selling your home in a few years, stick with something simple with clean lines. If you are on a budget, you can mix and match some expensive tiles with cheaper alternatives.