Great Kitchen Backsplash

One extremely important element of any kitchen remodel will be the kitchen backsplash. This area found along the walls can enhance the appearance of the kitchen or when chosen incorrectly can ruin the entire remodel. The backsplash is typically made from a water-resistant material that is easy to clean and maintain. For many homeowners, the materials and design of a kitchen backsplash are carefully chosen to complement the room’s decor.

Black Wavy Kitchen Backsplash

Black Wavy Kitchen Backsplash

A kitchen backsplash renders charm and charisma to one’s kitchen. Tiles are one of the most common types of kitchen backsplash materials. The main purpose of kitchen backsplashes is to provide an easy-to-clean surface so that messes or splashes such as spattering cooking oil won’t mark painted walls or wall paper.

Stone Kitchen Backsplash

Stone Kitchen Backsplash

There is no set area that a backsplash should occupy other than being large enough to contain cooking splatters. Backsplashes range from those just big enough to extend a little past the stove or sink to a sort of running backsplashes that continues around the kitchen.

Mosaic Tiles Kitchen Backsplash

Mosaic Tiles Kitchen Backsplash

An extended type of backsplash may add a look of cohesiveness to a small kitchen. For a large kitchen, a single backsplash can make a dramatic focal point. Having a focal point such as an interesting pattern or mix of colors can draw the eye to a certain kitchen feature such as a glass sink or stainless steel stove. Backsplashes should coordinate with the style of the kitchen they’re in. For example, a shinyceramic tile backsplash is perfect for a modern kitchen, but is likely to look out of place in kitchens decorated in a more rustic, old fashioned style.

Chevron Tiles Kitchen Backsplash

Chevron Tiles Kitchen Backsplash

Hand-painted and unglazed tiles may add quaint charm to a kitchen backsplash while materials such as stainless steel and stone tend to create a totally different mood. Then, if the kitchen cabinets are white or a light wood, a stainless steel backsplash may add an interesting look. Although kitchen backsplashes are often associated with the stove area, they can also look great behind the sink area. For example, a glass block backsplash is sometimes used as an alternative to a kitchen window when the view is not that desirable.