How a Backsplash can Make or Break a Kitchen
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Designing a kitchen is a large task and narrowing down options for appliances, faucets, colors and the backsplash. Backsplash is an extensive material that is placed in the gap between the cabinets and the countertop. A backsplash is direct take on the theme of the kitchen and can be created from materials such as tile, wood, stone or wallpaper. These options besides wallpaper aren’t easily exchangeable so choosing a durable and long lasting design is crucial. Backsplashes are a great design asset and can set the tone for your kitchen.
Backsplashes created with tiles in different formations is an elegant and design friendly way to go. Tiles can be chosen in a wide range of colors and styles but the most common are white subway tiles. These tiles are used most often because of their cost effective price, the long lasting elegance and how well they look with different finishes. There are also tiles such as Spanish tiles that have a distinct characteristic and look. Glass tile is a beautiful option that really stands out due to its glossy tone. Marble and stone tile may also be used to pair with cool or warm palettes. With so many options, having samples or photos to mix and match your kitchen with is an efficient way to get a general idea of how it will pair with your kitchen. Tile pairs well with a variety of faucet finishes from polished chrome, shades of brass and matte black, it’s very versatile.
A more rustic style of a backsplash is wood or also may be known as shiplap. These are unique styles of backsplash that add extra touch of farmhouse vibes. Shiplap has been seen tremendously on remodeling shows and in many designers kitchen remodels. This is due to its unique texture and design. However the largest difference between reclaimed wood and shiplap is the cost. Shiplap is significantly more expensive due to it unique installation process and the cost of the wood. Wood or reclaimed wood, which is repurposed from prior use, are great alternatives to ship lap. Reclaimed wood is a little bit more costly versus new wood because of the process it goes through and the fact of the history to it. New wood panels tend to be cheaper and if searching for certain widths and lengths, they are easier to find. Any of these wood choices are certain to add that rustic look to your kitchen. Decorating your kitchen backsplash with wood can be a really creative process and using brass or matte black faucets and accessories will help to tie in the theme.
Another great option is using wallpaper for the backsplash. Wallpapers are unique because they come in a variety of prints and colors to leave a dramatic impression in your kitchen. Vinyl wallpaper is also an inexpensive option and can be relatively easy to secure because all that’s needed is measurements. The fun part about wallpaper is that in most cases it can be installed as a DIY project. Adhesive is needed and lining that wallpaper up with the open wall space is crucial to make sure it lays perfectly. This alternative backsplash is really neat for a kitchen’s design. There are so many directions a wallpaper can go but Kingston has a collection of modern, traditional and vintage faucets and kitchen accessories to pair perfectly with your new design.
Deciding on a backsplash is an exciting and creative process and with a variety of choices can feel overwhelming. Narrowing down by cost, preference and your kitchen’s theme can make the decision easier. Kingston’s kitchen faucets and accessories ranging from bridge, pre-rinse to widespread and many more can help to close in on a theme. The faucet and accessory finishes can also assist in choosing a color palette.