Industry Update 2023


How a New Backsplash Can Upgrade Your Kitchen

Professionals agree that one of the best ways to add value to your home is to upgrade the kitchen. Before you dive into a complete kitchen remodel, an element that is often overlooked that can make a significant difference in your home’s appearance is the backsplash. The backsplash is the tile installed on the wall space between your countertops and cabinets, and it’s a quick and easy improvement that can increase the value of your kitchen. Below our experts break down the cost to install tile backsplash and some unique kitchen backsplash ideas to start your home improvement project. 

Cost to Install Tile Backsplash 

Bright white subway tile or geometrical tile shapes like hexagons or triangles can shave years off the age of your kitchen while simultaneously upping the wow factor. But the costs can vary widely based on the look you’re trying to achieve. To best estimate the costs for your project, you’ll need to consider a few things:

  • Project size 
  • Cost for materials 
  • Cost to prepare your kitchen, like protecting existing appliances, finishes, and other components
  • Labor 
  • Permit or inspection fees if applicable

Most backsplash tile is anywhere from $10 to $95 per square foot. If you want a design or complex layout, a contractor may charge you $100 or more a day to install the backsplash. The average hourly rate for labor is between $40 and $60, and you may incur additional charges to remove the old backsplash. Typically, the average total cost for the installation of tile backsplash is between $600 to $1,500, with more expensive materials, like marble, costing even more. Fortunately, backsplash installation is still one of the most affordable kitchen remodel options you can do in your home. 

Tips for Choosing Your Unique Kitchen Backsplash

With so many layouts, colors, designs, and materials available, choosing a backsplash can be difficult. Below we highlight several tips to help you choose and create the perfect backsplash design for your kitchen. 

Neutral-colored tiles and a simple design Today’s trends are more neutral-colored tiles with a simple design. Many homeowners opt for the simple yet popular white subway tile design that looks great in any home. If you’re thinking about selling your house, this is also a good design to keep in mind because it best accommodates the many different styles of prospective homebuyers. 

Create a focal point Larger appliances, like your stovetop and oven, can be used as the focal point in your kitchen when you place neutral or different colored tiles around these areas. 

Accentuate – Add character and interest to your backsplash without breaking the bank by using handmade ceramic tiles or something more detailed. The concept will provide a unique look at a fraction of the cost. 

Mix and match – If your countertops or cabinets are solid colored, choose a backsplash design that’s colorful and bold so it won’t clash with the other colors of your kitchen. 

Enlarge your space – If you have a smaller kitchen, make your space appear larger by choosing the same color tile for the entire room. 

Affordable Kitchen Remodel With Let’s Face It

Your backsplash is the part of your kitchen where your unique style can shine. When you partner with Let’s Face It, you can choose from our array of backsplash materials and colors. We can also collaborate with you on creating a custom kitchen backsplash, like a beautiful mural backsplash or custom pattern that best suit the interior style of your home. Whether you opt for a mural backsplash or classic subway tiles, you’re guaranteed to find the backsplash that fits your style with Let’s Face It. Connect with us at 215-343-2600 for unmatched and affordable backsplash installation services.