Choosing A Kitchen Backsplash

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Kitchens are often the heart of the household. It’s where families are fed and friends gather, so making the space beautiful makes it that much more enjoyable for all. Kitchen backsplashes are an effective approach for updating a kitchen and creating a fresh look. There are a daunting number of design options to pursue when choosing how best to face lift a kitchen, but after considering the existing look of the home and the desired style, the choices can be narrowed.

An often selected look these days is subway tile. This is a classic, timeless design that coordinates well with modern, contemporary cabinetry and older, historic homes. It’s a clean style that won’t distract from other elements in the home, while assuring that it will still be in style another decade from now. With the subway tile providing an elegant backdrop an accent stripe can be added to spruce up the look if a more modern design is desired as well.

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If budget is a concern, adding a few rows of a stripe creates a dash of style without breaking the bank. There are literally hundreds of options to choose from, assuring that everyone can find exactly what they are looking for. Depending on what the budget allows the stripe can be extended as high as desired. Also, when using a decorative stripe in the kitchen it easy to add the same material in other bathrooms in the house to pull the whole look together.

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A great look to consider in a kitchen with tall ceilings is full size field tile installed to the ceiling. Large tiles can look overcrowded when installed only between the counter top and the upper cabinets, but when extended above the cabinets to a tall ceiling it has the opposite effect. It can create a more spacious appearance and beautiful accent wall. Large tiles also come in a large range of formats. A person can choose a typical 12”x12”, trendy 12”x24”, or a something as unique as 8”x48”.

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The wonderful aspect of a kitchen backsplash is that regardless of the design chosen it will be transformative. A backsplash can pull the attention from dated cabinets and make the whole area look more modern, it can add a splash of color to an otherwise monochromatic style, and most importantly it allows a homeowner to add their personality to an integral part of their home.