Once a neglected feature in most kitchens, backsplashes are finally getting the recognition they deserve.
For those of you who do not know, a kitchen backsplash is a section of material, usually tile or stainless steel, added to the wall behind your sink or stove. Backsplashes range from those just big enough to extend a little past the stove or sink to a sort of running backsplash that continues around the kitchen. This easy-to-clean surface protects your kitchen wall from messes or splashes such as food, water, oil, etc. Without a functional backsplash, your helpless kitchen wall would incur the full force of the mess.
But backsplashes are so much more than placemats for your wall. Your backsplash is an extension of your kitchen design and should be coordinated with the style of the room.
A backsplash can be the finishing touch that either makes or breaks a kitchen. When choosing backsplashes, these tips can help to choose the right one:
1. Complement your kitchen decor
Backsplashes are available in numerous styles and colors, so finding the right combination to complement your current kitchen should be easy. Backsplashes are available in traditional and contemporary styles, and in virtually every color of the rainbow.
2. Do your research
As with all aspects of kitchen design and kitchen remodels, research is the key to success. The perfect backsplash is out there. All you have to do is find it.
3. Choose a material
Materials include stainless steel, ceramic tile, and granite. Before choosing a particular material, weight the pros and cons of each choice. What matters more to you, function or aesthetic appeal? Or are both of equal importance?
4. 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.
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1) What is a Backsplash WiseGeek.com
2) Backsplash Ideas Zimbio.com