Are you planning on renovating your kitchen? Did you carefully pick out your countertops and flooring? How much thought have you given to a backsplash? These tips will hopefully serve as some inspiration and elegance to your design! Let's get started... there's a lot to talk about.
"Janet, what colour should my backsplash be?"
"I would really like a colourful backsplash to brighten up this old kitchen of mine... what do you think?"
"Do I need a backsplash?"
These are some of the questions I get asked but first of all, a little background on me. I owned a Decorative Glass business for several years and specialized in...you guessed it, glass backsplashes. I still have passion for backsplashes and I still believe they play an integral role in taking your kitchen to the next level which in the end will directly increase the value of your home. Will it have the same financial impact as a countertop... no but together the countertop and backsplash can definitely pull your kitchen together as well as balance out different designs. So the goal is to pick a backsplash that will enhance the aesthetic aspect of your kitchen.
Have you ever walked into a kitchen and immediately fell in love with it? It was the definition of your dream kitchen, right? I have a question for you, did you pay attention to the backsplash? The next time you are looking for inspiration on the perfect kitchen, pay attention to the backsplash. A backsplash can play a huge role in adding aesthetic value to your space. As well a backsplash is a fundamental part of the kitchen so selecting a backsplash that matches your design style and color scheme takes time and consideration.
Ask yourself are you wanting to make a statement with your backsplash or are you planning on a more subtle approach? Let's look at your options.
One of my favorites is a stone slab that is chosen for the countertop and backsplash.This will certainly make a statement because it is all about the beauty of the stone, there are no grout lines, it's eye-catching and it's definitely a showstopper.
You can choose a more subtle choice by selecting a tile for your backsplash. You have several options from metal, clay, patterned glass, mirror and more. You need to consider how strong it will look in your kitchen and how it will look with all the other elements in your kitchen. Do you want it to stand out, what shape of tile are you considering, how about the color or pattern, how can you create the perfect backdrop to the other elements?
If you are just looking to replace the backsplash, consider this scenario, your kitchen has vibrant white cabinets and countertops introducing a contrasting backsplash that is sleek and colorful will give the kitchen some pop. If you want a more neutral or calm style of kitchen choose a classic subway tile in gray for a more sophisticated look.
The options and benefits are endless but just remember a beautiful kitchen is a sum of all its parts.