Choosing the right backsplash

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm by kathy Comments Off on Choosing the right backsplash

Do you need a kitchen backsplash? Before answering that question it’s important to know what exactly backsplashes are. These are sections of material that are attached to walls located behind a counter, sink, or stove. As their name suggests, people use them to protect their wallpaper or painted walls from “splashes” that occur during cooking, and to add visual appeal.

The biggest benefit of backsplashes for kitchens is that they can help to safeguard the wall or wallpaper behind your countertop, sink, or stovetop. While the results of cooking can be fantastic, the process itself can be quite messy. By installing them in your kitchen, you can keep particular areas in the room clean from water, oil, and so on. Like other regions in our homes, the investments we make are certainly worth protecting. And since cooking can be an untidy process, it makes sense to invest in them.

Another major benefit of kitchen backsplashes is that they’re available in a wide array of colors and styles. This means that regardless of the color scheme or theme of your kitchen, you can complement it by choosing particular styles. This versatility means that you won’t have to worry about them creating an awkward appearance.

When choosing backsplashes, these tips can help to choose the right one:

Complement your kitchen decor

You’ll likely be able to accomplish that mission, due to the different styles and colors that backsplashes are available in. For instance, if you want to create a particular color scheme or theme in your kitchen, then you can use one to help create them. Backsplashes are available in traditional and contemporary styles, and in virtually every color of the rainbow. So you can easily mix and match different colors and styles to match your current décor.

Do your research

The perfect backsplash is out there. It’s just a matter of searching in the right places. Home improvement magazines and books are excellent choices. Flip through them to get some ideas for potential types that you could add to your own kitchen. When you visit friends’ and relatives’ homes, keep your eyes peeled for types they’ve they’ve installed. And of course-surf the Internet!

Choose a material

Some of the materials used to produce backsplashes include stainless steel, ceramic tile, and granite. Before choosing a particular backsplash model, compare the pros and cons of each type of material. For instance, are you more concerned about form or function-or are both equally important to you?

Set a budget

This will help you to avoid spending more than you can actually afford. And remember that a budget is only useful if you avoid going over it!

Complement your current décor

Choose a backsplash whose color and style will complement the current décor in your kitchen. For instance, would a neutral or vibrant color be more appropriate?

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