A great way to give your space an updated, modern look is to install a backsplash!
No matter if you’re fully renovating or simply want to upgrade your kitchen, putting in the perfect backsplash is the starting point for a beautiful result. Not only will renovating your cooking space make you happy, but every time you enter your kitchen you will feel motivated to spend more time there.
Backsplashes are usually installed on one wall primarily, the wall behind the sink (which is why they’re referred to as backsplashes). The purpose of a kitchen backsplash was originally very practical. The backsplashes’ main function was designated to protect small areas from sprays of grease or dirty dishwater using wipeable materials like tile. As time passed, the role of backsplashes expanded, becoming as much about style as function.
Typically, backsplashes span from where the countertop meets the wall to the bottom of the kitchen cabinets. You can take the conventional approach, where backsplash tiles start at the countertop and end somewhere below the cabinets. Alternatively, you can add a backsplash in your entire kitchen to give the space an upgraded feel and continuity. Backsplashes are also a great choice for the bathroom. Tile backsplashes can be added to bathrooms, behind toilets and sinks, and even surrounding showers. They can be installed underneath the mirror to add a creative flair or more color to complete the room. A stylish backsplash can add the perfect pop of color or texture into any space!
There are a variety of options and decisions to make when it comes to Kitchen redecoration, factors like aesthetic appeal, and the functionality of the installations that all play into your decision making — however, budget is typically at the forefront of these decision making processes. One thing to keep in mind is that not all tiles will cost the same. Tiles are priced by the square foot and the cost can vary depending on the type of material. Some materials (like marble) are more expensive than others.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for backsplash materials:
- The look of marble for less: To mimic the look of expensive marble, go for a glazed porcelain tile, with high gloss coated over its surface for shine.
- Porcelain and ceramic tiles: These types of tiles have many options to make your kitchen traditional to contemporary. With endless designs and options, it’s easy to find a tile that makes your kitchen unique.
- Stainless steel and natural stone: This material offers warmth to your kitchen space. Together, these materials can create one of a kind looks.
- Mosaic tile: Mosaic tile packs in smaller patterns and seemingly offer more bang for your buck. Depending on the range of materials – this can be an easy way to turn your kitchen space into a work of art.
- Sheet glass: Glass can add a lighter look for your space to complement any style. A trend that has been growing in popularity as a great backsplash material for the kitchen is sheet glass. Sheet glass is very low maintenance and incredibly easy to clean.
When selecting the best tile for your backsplash, it is always worth considering what your overall design goal is for the space. A well-maintained kitchen will help increase the value of your home. Although – you may have heard that backsplashes are relatively simple to install yourself, we don’t recommend a DIY backsplash. While it may seem simple enough, it’s not as easy as it looks. There are a lot of issues you can run into when installing a backsplash.
While it’s true that renovating your kitchen can be a big undertaking, it’s also an investment as remodeling projects or renovations will increase the overall value of your home, thereby increasing the permanent worth of your property. When it comes to kitchen remodeling and custom backsplashes there are plenty of options to choose from. Take2 has designers to help you find the pattern, style, and color to create the backsplash that’s right for you.