Can I Add a Backsplash to My Vanity Top?
A bathroom vanity is one of the fastest ways to put the finishing touches on a renovation or new construction project. Since these cabinets tend to include countertops, sinks, and bases all in one package, there’s only a faucet to choose to complete the set. Some vanity tops include backsplashes molded into the ceramic, resin, or natural stone material. If homeowners choose a vanity top without a built-in backsplash, they can still add one later in most cases.
Finding a Matching Backsplash
For a seamless look that appears as if the vanity always had a backsplash, look for one made to match the countertop material. Most of the natural stone and ceramic vanities sold at Kingston Brass also feature matching backsplashes as optional features. Putting in a perfect match helps disguise the fact that the backsplash was added later. These simple pieces of stone or tile are also easy to seal against the vanity with minimal seams to control splashes.
If the vanity top doesn’t have a perfect backsplash match, try a creative solution instead. Colorful painted mosaic tiles, sparkling glass, and unique printed options all allow a homeowner to add a backsplash that becomes a stylish contrast. Just make sure the decorative backsplash matches the vanity in color or another visual feature to tie them together.
When It’s Not Possible to Add a Backsplash
Vanities with existing molded or attached backsplashes are tricky to alter. It’s not a good idea to remove the vanity and try to cut off the backsplash. Thin materials may work to cover or change the appearance of the backsplash. It’s possible to add tiles or material above the current backsplash to extend it, but this can lead to a mismatched appearance. Experiment with options for backsplash extensions, or swap to an entirely new vanity with a better backsplash option.