Design on the Mind: How to Choose a Kitchen Backsplash

Not sure what to choose for your new kitchen backsplash? The good news is that you’ll have plenty of choices. There is surely no shortage of options, materials, designs, and colors to choose from these days.

The bad news is that it might be difficult to choose what you want (and something that fits your budget. So the question is– how, from the sea of choices, can you choose the right backsplash?

In this short article, we’ll take a look at 4 of the things to keep in mind so you make a good choice.

What Are Your Counters Like?

People go back and forth on whether you should choose a countertop or backsplash first. The truth is, choosing your countertops first– as long as you keep it simple– will allow you to pick a backsplash that compliments them.

Consider the options you have for your countertops, and if at all possible, go with something neutral in color that will hold up for a long time. Besides design, you want something that’s going to last, after all.

With a neutral countertop, you’ll have more choices for your backsplash.

What Are You Going For?

Your backsplash will be a major component of your new kitchen setup, so it’s important to consider what you’d like your kitchen to look like in the end. If you’re going for something simple, that should be enough information to narrow your choice down to patterns that keep that “feel” alive.

Alternatively, if you want a new design or something a little out of the box, you can explore these more “eclectic” designs. Ultimately, knowing what you want is important because it will take your backsplash ideas and refine them into something you can actually use.

Take a look at some of our kitchen photos to get some ideas.

Pick The Right Kitchen Backsplash Material For Your Kitchen

Your backsplash tile can be made of several different materials. Depending on cost and style, you may select a backsplash that comes in ceramic, glass, stone, brick, or even wood. (We told you there were a lot of different options)

At a functional level, most of these materials do their job “as advertised”. However, there are some differences. Ceramic, for example, is easy to clean and probably the most common choice for a backsplash. Stone or brick may look great, but installing it will take longer and it could cost a lot.

Where Will It Go?

It used to be that kitchen tiles simply ran from countertop to the bottom of cabinets, but not so much anymore. At least, there are more options. Nowadays, people even run theirs up to the ceiling!

On top of all your design decisions, get a feel for how you will set your backsplash up and where it will go in your kitchen.

Wrapping Up

When it comes to choosing a kitchen backsplash these days, you have options. And that’s both the best and most complicated news you’ll hear all day.

Decide on countertops first, then work backward to decide what you want the feel and overall vibe of your kitchen to be. That should help you narrow your decision down to a few solid candidates.

Contact us with questions or to learn more about our kitchen services. Happy designing!

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