Making a Splash in the Kitchen March 13 2014, 0 Comments

Your kitchen backsplash can be anything from a focal point to almost unnoticeable. There is an abundance of materials, colors, and styles to choose from allowing you to choose unlimited combinations. For some, this can be an overwhelming decision. Before we begin, and throughout the process, consider the surrounding areas in your kitchen. You want to be sure your backsplash works with the rest of the design scheme. Flooring, cabinets, countertops, even your appliances will help determine the route you go when picking your backsplash design. With that in mind here are some other things to consider!

Make a Statement or Practically Disappear

The first decision to make; do you want the backsplash to make a statement or disappear. You can make a statement with your color choice, material choice or even the pattern in which you choose.
Or, you can let the backsplash blend into the other surroundings allowing it to be one of the last things people notice. Using a neutral color, plain tiles or even just a plain wall can allow this to blend into the foreground.
 

Materials

There are so many different materials you can choose to fit your style. Ceramic - Anything from normal square tiles to the classic subway tile and beyond. Ceramic has many options for your to choose.
Glass – A fun spin on the traditional ceramic tile. This could include anything from beautiful glass tiles, mosaic glass tiles for a fun pattern or even back painted glass for a clean look.
Metal – Another fun option for your kitchen backsplash; metal sheets or tiles. These come in all different shapes and sizes and can add an unconventional pop to the kitchen.
Marble/Granite – Marble or granite slabs or tiles can make a statement of beauty in a very simple way. The natural pattern creates a one-of-a-kind look that is sure to turn heads.
Wood - Even the less common wood backsplash can be a beautiful addition to the right home. A little country feel and a lot of character.
Stone – A stone backsplash brings the nature indoors.
Other Options – Other options may also include, modular panels, chalkboard, resin panel, hand painted murals or a mix of materials. The sky is the limit!

Pattern

The way you lay the tiles can create a very unique look. Tiles at an angle can make a plain ceramic tile take on a completely different look.
Sometimes adding a border in a coordinating tile can be just the right touch.
You could also create a focal point in one area (many times behind the stove) by using a different pattern or material.
The possibilities are endless. If you are still feeling overwhelmed, call us. We can help ease your mind and help you create a beautiful kitchen you will love for years!