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Standard vs. Full Backsplash: What to Choose?

When you are thinking of your dream kitchen remodeling project, do you envision the backsplash? Many homeowners don’t have an idea of the backsplash they want to include in their kitchen design & remodeling projects in Boston, MA. Before you can even start to think of the material or coloring, you need to decide which is best for you and your home – standard vs. full kitchen backsplash.

What is the Right Backsplash Height?

There are both pros and cons to each backsplash height so you need to decide which height is right for you and your kitchen. A standard backsplash is typically 4 inches high from the countertop. A full backsplash comes as high as you need, most homeowners have it all the way up to the height of the kitchen cabinets.

Advantages of a Standard Kitchen Backsplash


Standard backsplashes are typically more budget-friendly because of the materials. You’re using fewer materials and the fewer materials the more you’re saving cost wise. This is especially true if you are going to be using an expensive countertop material or having a hard time trying to match tiles to the color of the countertop.

More Sustainable

The fewer materials used during a kitchen remodel, the more eco-friendly your kitchen will be. If this is something that you are concerned about during a kitchen remodel, then a standard backsplash is the way to go.

More Options on Colors

No matter how “timeless” you think your kitchen will be now, there will always be the desire to switch things up and your tastes are most likely going to change. With a smaller backsplash, it would be easier to switch things up down the line and add different paint or wallpaper to change the look, rather than want to tear out the whole backsplash.

You can Pick the Height

Standard backsplashes are typically 4 inches but you can make them taller, even double the height up to 8 inches. You have full control over how you want it to look.

Advantages of a Full Kitchen Backsplash

Tie Together the Kitchen

When you have a full backsplash, you are giving off a clean and tidy look. They’re known to tie the whole room together and give an easy transition from the countertop to the cabinets. If you drool over kitchens on HGTV or Houzz then this probably the option for you.

Visually appealing

Most homeowners who opt for full-size backsplash often use this to add a pop of color to their kitchen. This can help you add depth, dimension, and color into your kitchen. There is a lot of options that you can use to blend your kitchen well together.

Protect Walls

Backsplashes aren’t just for looks, they will also help protect your walls. They will give your walls protection from damage and staining that moisture and cooking can cause. They’re easy to wipe down anything that may get on them.

No matter what kitchen backsplash you decide to use for your kitchen, the designers at Magnificent Kitchens will help you make your kitchen look like you’ve always dreamed it would be. For a quote or to get started on your kitchen, you can contact us online or call us at 508-875-4004. You can also come into our showroom which is located at One Edgell Rd in Framingham, MA. 

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