Scenario 2: Your kitchen is functional and you love the layout, but it’s dated. You’re researching inexpensive ways to update your kitchen without paying for new cabinets (which you don’t need). You’ve found new countertops and flooring, which cost a lot less than you thought. But it needs more…
The answer to scenario 1 and 2? Backsplash tiles. Backsplash tiles can be added to your kitchen at any time: before or after your countertops are installed, whenever you need to add that pop of color. Backsplashes are also one of the cheapest ways to update a kitchen, and can be a do-it-yourself project or a job you hire a professional to complete. They come in a variety of materials, colors and styles, and are easy to clean when your pot of pasta sauce gets all over your wall.
- Glass. Want a tile with a lot of color? Whether you choose a single color of tile or a multi-colored glass tile, glass tiles are a pop of color for any kitchen. If you want white cabinets and want to add another color to break it up but you don’t want to go crazy, consider a single color backsplash tile for a great focal point.
- Metal. Need a shiny focal point? Or would you like to add a classic touch with the old fashioned look of tin tiles? Metal tiles come in a variety of shapes and textures, and are perfect for light or dark cabinets.
- Stone or ceramic. If you want a neutral addition to your kitchen, consider stone and ceramic tiles.
- Mixture. Can’t decide which option is best or want the best of both? Mixed tiles are your answer. Choose a mixture of ceramic and glass for a pop of color, or glass and stone for a different look for your kitchen backsplash.
Don’t be afraid to be unique with your kitchen backsplash—you don’t have to just install backsplash tiles between your counter and cabinets. Consider running your backsplash to the ceiling or using a different pattern behind your stove for a unique focal point. Head into a local tile showroom for inspiration, to find the latest new tile designs for your kitchen or to talk to a professional about design and installation. Ask for a quote, set up an installation date and enjoy the aesthetic and functional benefit of a new backsplash.