The kitchen is the focal point of visitors and future homebuyers. Therefore, you want your kitchen to have all the right design elements and be functional. Remodeling a kitchen is overwhelming because so much goes into making sure it feels perfect. However, you can redeem your kitchen with some small changes instead of a full renovation. A backsplash is an ideal place to start.
A backsplash is essential because it protects your kitchen. They are installed on the walls behind your kitchen appliances, counters and sink to shield against oil splashes and potential water damage. The kitchen is an unpredictable area when it comes to spills. You want an adequate backsplash to protect the paint and walls. Tile backsplashes are durable, and there is a great deal of versatility. So, where do you start?
There are a few areas in a kitchen that your eyes are typically drawn. You can narrow it down to the space above the sink and stove. Any decorative backsplash layout is fit for these areas. Also, the main purpose of a backsplash is to protect the wall. You want to make sure the material is reliable and sustain itself against grease and water damage.
There is a lot of thought to detail when installing a backsplash in a kitchen. A perfect backsplash should have the right splash of aesthetics and functionality to liven up your kitchen space. Every material has its unique needs. For example, granite tile needs resealing yearly, while glass tiles cost a little more - familiar yourself with the care and maintenance before selecting your tile type. Speak to one of our flooring consultants if needed.
Glass Tile gives you a luxuriously modern and contemporary look and is also waterproof. Glass never goes out of style and is a reliable material.
Granite is one of the most beautiful and durable tiles you can use for your kitchen backsplash. It is recommended to use the same or a matching material to your countertop for a sleek look.
Ceramic and porcelain can give you some interesting patterns and styles. They are also super durable and more resistant to water damage as compared to other tiles. Ceramic and porcelain tiles come in a significant variation of prices. You can achieve the look you want and stay within your budget.
We can't forget to mention some other tile types like marble, stone, concrete and metal, too.
After you have selected the type of tile, the next step is to pick the design or pattern. There are a ton of patterns and design options to have your kitchen backsplash reflect your personality. Just as flooring consultant Dana Krizmanic wrote about vinyl flooring patterns HERE, the same can apply to tile patterns for your kitchen backsplash. You can also apply borders and accents. The sky is the limit on the mix of colors and geometric patterns for you to choose from.
Have fun while choosing your tiles. Make sure to take your time studying the materials and mapping out color schemes before picking one. Remember, your style and personality while making the design and material choices for your kitchen backsplash, just like with other things in your home. These backsplash tiles and design ideas are just a point for designing your new kitchen. Stop in and we can help you create the kitchen of your dreams today!
Michelle specializes in residential flooring and prides herself on being patient with a passion for helping people in general. Drawing on her experience managing kitchen and bath remodel projects, cabinetry, countertops and flooring, Michelle now focuses mainly on flooring. She enjoys helping clients select colors and styles utilizing her design background. Michelle is a qualified Interior Designer and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design. Come visit our Mokena, Illinois showroom to have Michelle help you design your flooring project today!