After all, the backsplash will be the focal point in your kitchen. Do it right and it will bring the entire kitchen design together. Get it wrong and it will be an eyesore that you would quickly want to get rid of.
With our guidelines, you can easily narrow down on the right material and design for the space between your counter and cabinets.
We keep reiterating that backsplashes are about individual personalities. Maybe you like traditional designs more than contemporary. Or transitional is what you prefer. The really creative ones like to combine multiple looks and yet, get it spot on. Before you venture on to materials, think about what you would like to express with your backsplash area.
Treating the backsplash as a separate area of the kitchen is one glaring mistake you’d love to avoid. The backsplash, the countertop, the flooring and the cabinets, all go hand-in-hand to complete the overall effect. The eternal debate is whether to select the backsplash or the countertop first. Either way, ensure that they complement each other.
Picking the right material for your backsplash can be a daunting task given the number of choices available. The trick is to not overthink it and go with your gut. If you like tiles, then get as many samples as you like and paste them to the wall. See how light affects the look at different times of the day. This can also help you narrow down on your lighting fixtures. Remember that there are no rules here. You can be as creative as you’d like to. Metallic, glass, mosaic, cement and subway, the choices are endless.
Water Jet Designs
Water Jet Patterns are expensive. But even if used in small areas, they are the easiest way to enhance the visual aspect of your backsplash. These are available in a variety of geometric designs that look exotic when clubbed with regular tiles.
If you have champagne taste on a beer budget, then it may throw your plans out of gear. Ensure that you always keep the budget in mind while selecting the material. Trendy tiles can enhance the visual attention. But if you have a shoestring budget, stick to the classic white ceramic or even opt for Tin Tiles which are extremely durable and easy to clean. Another way to reduce the cost is to cut your backsplash in half or more. This way, you can even opt for expensive tiles or materials without skimping on the aesthetics.
As the name suggests, the primary purpose of the backsplash is to prevent splashes and spills from entering the unreachable area behind the counter. Ensure that the material you choose is durable and low on maintenance.
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