Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash

Planning and designing a kitchen takes a lot of effort, especially if you want it looking the very best. With a fresh kitchen remodel, it’s no longer just a space to cook meals, it becomes a focal point of your home. A critical part of a modern remodel is the backsplash, which is the material used to cover the area of wall between a kitchen counter top and the upper cabinets. Along with being functional, a backsplash is another design point that can be used to express your style and help tie together the kitchen. When starting the design process, make sure you choose the backsplash that looks the best to you.

Basing Backsplash off of Countertops

The principal element of a kitchen is the coutertops. It sets the stage for the rest of the kitchen’s design elements. For a lot of people, the countertops are one of the first decisions made. From the style of the cabinets, to the walls, counters are an important aspect. Once you choose a countertop material and design, use this to pick a backsplash. If you have a busy-looking counter, you’ll want a more neutral backsplash, and vice versa.

Style of the Kitchen

Once you’re done choosing countertops, focus on the style of kitchen you’re going for. For super modern-styled kitchens, opt for a clean and sleek tile. They also work for industrial-looking kitchens. Looking to do a rustic kitchen? Maybe choose a handmade backsplash. These can have crackled glazes and irregular edges to add an even more rustic look.

Height of the Backsplash

A common backsplash mistake when planning out a new kitchen is the height of your backsplash. This can have an impact on your budget, as well as ruin the aesthetic qualities happening in your kitchen. Backsplashes should be going in a horizontal orientation, but when it comes to the height, you have to be very clear on where it ends. Make sure you have enough to cover the space, but not too much that you’ll have leftovers with nowhere to put them.

Consider Your Budget

Tiles for kitchen backsplashes can cost anywhere from $10 to $100 per tile. Factoring in the height of the backsplash space can save you a lot of money in the end. It’s easy to end up spending several thousands of dollars on a countertop-to-ceiling backsplash design. If you end up using a half-vertical mounting, the cost can be cut in half. Take into consideration the material used for the backsplash. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are less expensive than natural stone mosaics or laser-cut tiles. Opt for what you can afford, especially if you end up needing to purchase more material.

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The Kitchen Center of Framingham can take care of all the design aspects for your new kitchen, right down to the backsplash! Give us a call at 508-875-4004 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to helping you achieve the kitchen of your dreams!


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