Let Boynton Beach Kitchen & Bath Remodeling add a beautiful backsplash to your kitchen! Backsplashes are the decorative focal point of your kitchen. Think of them as a kind of accent wall for your kitchen space. It adds a personal style to your kitchen and can set the mood.
Backsplashes were actually originally used purely for function. They were created to protect the kitchen walls from splashes of water or grease from the stove or sink (hence the name). Today, though, they’re largely viewed as a decorative element to your kitchen.
Backsplashes come in all different shapes, sizes, materials and styles. Let’s take a closer look.
Ceramic is the traditional material used for backsplashes and it is durable, versatile and usually inexpensive as well.
Glass is similar to ceramic in terms of its versatility and ease of maintenance. However, glass is more expensive than ceramic. Glass has some other considerations as well that make it unique such as the ability to reflect light. You’ll want to consider what opacity to select when designing your kitchen. They can be either completely clear or almost opaque. The ever-popular subway tiles are glass.
Using natural stone isn’t quite as common but can give your kitchen a very different look and feel. Something like marble will create a chic style while slate will create an entirely different appearance and ambience. You’ll likely want to leave this material to an interior designer. Another consideration is that it is pricier and more difficult to keep clean requiring special cleaners.
Metal backsplash is gaining popularity. Like glass, stainless steel, copper and the like have a reflective quality which can make your kitchen look and feel larger. Also like glass there are some other considerations to keep in mind such as its sheen. It can vary from shiny to brushed. You’ll want to be careful not to overdo with the amount of metal in the kitchen though if your faucets and appliances look metal as well. This may be another option that would be good to consult with an interior designer about. Metal tiles tend to be pricy.
Yes, wood. Wooden backsplashes are also gaining popularity – particularly those of shiplap or beadboard. It creates a very unique look and is great if you’re going for more of a country or cottage-type feel. You’ll want to be careful about safety if you have gas burners though. Wooden backsplashes are often inexpensive and are not hard to maintain if they’re sealed.
Porcelain backsplash, travertine backsplash, engineered stone backsplash, quartz backsplash and brick backsplash are all options as well. No matter what you choose to complement your kitchen cabinets, Boynton Kitchen & Bath Remodeling can help you install it!
Call us today if you’re considering adding a backsplash to your kitchen. The options are almost endless so it helps if we can show up at your home with a catalog for you to peruse.