When you think of your dream kitchen, it probably has beautiful cabinetry, a gorgeous sink setup, plenty of counter space, and of course, a backsplash. Backsplashes are the perfect remedy to take your kitchen’s aesthetics to the next level because tile is a timeless home improvement that can make any room feel more luxurious and personalized. Additionally, tile can help tailor the design to your liking.
Think of a backsplash as a blank canvas to express your design theme. From monochromatic tiles to intricate mosaic glasswork, your backsplash can be designed in a variety of different ways to make a statement. That being said, backsplash serves more than just this purpose. Here is everything you should consider prior to adding your backsplash to your kitchen:
Kitchens can get messy, and drywall does not respond well to sticky messes and water. Backsplashes primarily protect your walls and can make messes easier to clean. Think of your backsplash as an extension to your countertops that runs up the wall. They can easily be wiped down and help prevent stains from getting on the walls. Backsplashes work great for behind the sink, range, or countertop where food prep is done. You can even include backsplashes in your bathrooms as well to protect your walls.
Functionality aside, backsplashes are downright beautiful. Adding a backsplash in your kitchen or bath can help enhance your home’s aesthetics. There are many wonderful selections to choose from when choosing your tile. Consider mosaic, handpainted looks, ceramic, subway tile, or even creating your own design by picture framing a design with decorative trim. Your walls are blank canvases for you to create your very own masterpiece. The next step is to find a complementary grout. You can go with a close neutral color or even a contrasting color to help make your tiles pop. A general rule of thumb is to choose a grout color that blends and fades away. Remember that you’re paying for the tile and not the grout.
There are more than just ceramic or glass tiles you can use to create your look. You can invest in granite, marble or other natural stone in slabs rather than tiles. Decide what backsplash will enhance your design the most while considering how messy your walls may get and what application works best. Find the best solution for functionality and then go about the design for your home.
Backsplashes are perfect upgrades to improve your home’s beauty and value. Get inspired on Pinterest, look online or in person at your local flooring store for a style you would like to replicate. If you haven’t shopped for a backsplash, you might not realize how many design possibilities are out there!