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Selecting A Backsplash For Your Kitchen

Posted by Daniel Mizrahi on Friday, November 11, 2016

Picking the perfect backsplash for your new kitchen is one of the final steps in the remodeling process and also one of the most fun! The right backsplash will tie together all the different elements of your kitchen, and, if you’ve been more conservative with your other choices, can be a great place to splurge or have a little fun. Luckily, there are a lot of great options available these days. Let’s take a look at some of the most common ones and a few backsplash materials you may not have thought of!

Tiled Backsplash Possibilities

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The tiled backsplashes are one of the most commonly seen choices in kitchens. They are relatively easy to install and come in a range of materials to suit every style and budget. Ceramic tile is the most affordable option for tile. Subway tile is frequently made of ceramic and gives kitchen a timeless look. Use white in a brick pattern for a clean, classic look. Porcelain tile is another great option for a kitchen backsplash. It costs a little more than ceramic, but it’s durability and stain-resistance make it an excellent choice for messy work areas.

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The variations in natural stone tile add a subtle beauty and texture to a kitchen that make this backsplash material many homeowners’ favorite material.

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Some people prefer to save mosaics for a special area of their kitchen, like behind a range or sink, but there are plenty of great examples of these stunning tiled patterns being used throughout the entire backsplash.

Alternative Backsplashes

If you’re looking to make more of a statement with your backsplash, you might consider picking a solid sheet of material over tiles. There are a growing number of kitchens that prove that stepping away from tile can result in a showstopping kitchen.

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Stone slab backsplashes have become increasingly popular these days. Some homeowners choose to continue their stone countertops up onto the wall, and other times they pick stone slab to contrast with the countertop. Either way, this look puts a refreshing twist on the traditional use of natural stone in the kitchen.

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If you’re a fan of the Industrial style, a solid stainless steel backsplash is the perfect option for your kitchen. These backsplashes are particularly durable and easy to clean.

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To give your kitchen a truly unique look consider having glass custom cut to fit between your counters and cabinets. These colorful backsplashes give any kitchen a beautiful, modern glow.

The Right Backsplash For You

Your perfect backsplash will be a balance of your personal style, budget, and what will tie together the other elements of your kitchen. It is also important to consider how much work you’re prepared to do to maintain the look of your backsplash as some options require more care than others.

Would you like guidance selecting the perfect backsplash for your kitchen? We’re happy to help! Call our office today to schedule your appointment.

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