Your backsplash is a design element within your kitchen that can showcase your personality while being practical. Whether you opt for a refined or funky look, a backsplash can enhance the wall space between your countertops, cabinets, and above your stove. With that being said, this appealing focal point is often an oversight and the last feature planned in a kitchen renovation or design project. Why? Because there are so many choices! To make this process easier, the design team at Let’s Face It shares some stove backsplash ideas that are attractive and functional.
Although your backsplash serves as an aesthetic backdrop to your kitchen, it also works to protect your walls from spills and stains. The cooking zone behind your stove is prone to oil splatters, smoke residue, and sauce spills, so the area needs to be resistant to grease, heat, moisture, and stains while being easy to clean.
The options for your kitchen backsplash are nearly infinite, but you’ll want to keep a few key points in mind before making your decision:
Once you know the answers to these questions, you can begin! Another piece of advice; select your backsplash early on in the process because it’s such a crucial component of the overall design. Select a style early on and design the rest of your kitchen around it to allow other kitchen elements like hardware, lighting, and cabinet color, to complement it.
When you think of a kitchen backsplash, the first thing that comes to mind is probably subway tiles. While an ever-popular choice, there are several different types of backsplashes to choose from! Below we share the top backsplash contenders that will satisfy all your design needs while being practical.
While not the most obvious choice, glass is easily wiped down and impenetrable to water, making it an excellent option for kitchens that experience a lot of steam, moisture, and splashes. It’s also highly durable, so you don’t have to worry about cracks or scratches. Glass tiles come in several colors, and the natural clarity creates a shiny effect. Because of its transparency, grout and adhesive backing can be visible, so you need to work with a professional.
Certainly one of the most popular backsplash options, subway tiles are simple and timeless. Colors can vary, but most often you’ll see this style in the classic white. If you’re looking to tone down a busy kitchen, this tile option may be best because it’s affordable and attractive.
Another widely popular option, especially if you have stone countertops, is a stone backsplash. Marble, slate, granite, and quartz are popular choices that create an alluring backdrop. Remember, the more “natural” your stones appear, the more grease and stains will be visible.
Mosaic kitchen tiles are made from several materials, including ceramic, clay, and porcelain. These tiles can be busy, so they’re best for a minimal kitchen design that needs a complex focal point. Mosaic tiles are also highly durable, resisting heat, moisture, spills, and splashes.
Your backsplash design is the perfect finishing touch to your kitchen. Whether you’re looking to change up the style of your kitchen or planning a complete remodel, Let’s Face It backsplash installation services will satisfy your needs. Our team has years of experience installing quality backsplashes for residents in the Greater Philadelphia area. If you’re ready for long-lasting results that look great, contact our experts today! You can schedule an appointment online or call us at (215) 917-6493.