Things to Consider When Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash

Backsplashes are making a big splash in home decor right now, so if you’re thinking of installing one or even replacing your current one, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind. Here are some things you need to consider when choosing a kitchen backsplash for your home.

How much can you afford to spend

Material costs for your backsplash will vary depending on what you want. You may find that you love the look of glass tiles, but the cost is more than your budget can handle. The cheapest options for backsplashes are tin panels, chalkboard finishes, and plain old paint. These simple materials are inexpensive but add plenty of charm.

If you can afford tile, you’ll still need to decide what type of tile you want. Glass tiles are pretty, fragile, and more expensive than plain ceramic ones. The simpler the shape, the cheaper the tiles, so keep this in mind when you’re admiring those fancy mosaic tiles. Don’t overlook wood–it’s sturdy and charming without being too pricey.

Textured surfaces can cost more, but they also add a lot of charm and depth to the room. You can get texture from varying the angles of your tiles, too, so don’t overlook patterns like herringbone and brickwork patterns in your design.

Keep your kitchen decor in mind

You may love that Italian mosaic tile look, but if your kitchen doesn’t really match that look, your backsplash will feel out of place. It’s cheaper and easier to match your backsplash to your kitchen than it is to redecorate the kitchen to match the backsplash. Pick complimentary colours, materials that fit the decor, and a design that blends well with your existing kitchen for a flawless look.

Think about the future

Are you selling your home anytime soon? You don’t want to put too much of ‘your’ personality into a backsplash if you’re trying to sell your home. Instead, keep it simple, elegant, and classy so it will appeal to a wider group of buyers. Neutral colours and simple shapes are pleasant–not gorgeous or striking, but nice enough to appeal to many different buyers. Save the fancy, complicated designs for your new home and keep your ‘splash simple.

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