When it comes to choosing the right backsplash for your kitchen, things
can get a little complicated. There are so many choices when it comes to
backsplash options, how do you know which one is the right one for your home?
Here are a few things to keep in mind to hopefully make the decision a little
Pay Attention to
Having a color scheme is important when it comes to interior design, and
your kitchen is no exception. Knowing which color scheme you are going with in
your kitchen can narrow down your backsplash options quite a bit. You want the
color of your countertops and cabinets to coordinate well with the backsplash,
while also allowing each part to stand out. For example, if your cabinets are
white, your counters are black, and you don't want to settle for a black and
white theme, you can try using a light grey backsplash. If you are going for a
farmhouse look with wooden countertops and cabinets, try using a brick color
for the backsplash.
Once you know your color scheme, your list of materials should be easy
to navigate. Tiles are always a first choice for a kitchen backsplash because
they are easy to install, vary in prices from cheap to expensive, and come in
millions of colors. But remember that tiles aren't your only option when it
comes to this part of your kitchen. You can use brick, wood, aluminum, or
various other metals—pretty much whatever you want to use as a backsplash. Tile
and brick are easy to maintain and keep clean. Wood is also easy to keep clean
but requires resealing every so often to keep from rotting, so keep maintenance
in mind when choosing a material for the backsplash.
Don't Settle for
You don't have to settle for one thing in particular when it comes to
your backsplash. If you know you will change the look of the rest of your
kitchen in a few years, choose a color that will go well with anything, such as
white. Don't settle for a material because it's all you can find, or all you
can afford. This isn't always an easy project, so make sure you are actually
getting what you want because you don't want to have to redo the kitchen
because you hate the way it turned out. Even if you have to rebudget for a
certain material, or wait until you can find the right one, it is worth taking
the time to ensure you are actually getting what you want. You could end up
spending more money in the long run by starting over than just waiting until
you are sure of your decision.
The backsplash is one of the first things people
notice when they walk into your kitchen. It sets the mood for the entire room.
When it looks good, so does the rest of your kitchen.