Making a Splash With Your Backsplash
Backsplashes are an ideal way to add some visual appeal to kitchens, packing a big punch even in the smallest of spaces. And while you might think you’ll be stuck with standard tile, there are a rainbow of possibilities in colors, materials, and finishes that make a splash and stand out in style.
Tiles are, of course a great option, but you’re hardly limited to ceramic squares that blend into the scenery. Tiling comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes, everything from penny-sized rounds to longer rectangular bars, so even tight spaces can have an impact. Looking for something other than ceramic? Consider glass tiles, which offer a luxury, designer look and come in a wide variety of colors and textures, everything from high-shine smoothness to softer, matte satin surfaces. Even wood, metal, and stone can step-up a space, each with their own unique attributes that lend well to various design styles. Wood is homey and rustic-looking, metals are sleekly modern and slightly industrial, and polished stone can add a bit of opulence. Can’t decide on just one? Blend them, using a mix of coordinating colors with textures that both compliment one another and add variety.
Whatever your particular preferences might be, it’s important to realize that selecting a backsplash really is important to creating a cohesive look to kitchens. They need to highlight and compliment the space, rather than overwhelm it or clash with any other design elements that might be in the room. Think of it as a very important piece of a very beautiful puzzle and consider the entire picture: what colors are in the room? What is the style of the room? Does it work well with the counters and the cabinetry, or does it seem to combat with the design? Yes, you want your backsplash to make a splash; so make a splash without creating a tidal wave that will destroy the beauty of your room.
Choosing the right route can be a little bit difficult if you’re overwhelmed by all those options, so get some advice from a home remodeling contractor or a custom home builder. Anyone with experience in custom kitchen and bath design will be able to lend their expertise, and they’ll know how to install it correctly so that your backsplash is well-finished and firmly fixed in place.
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