Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
When it comes to kitchen
backsplash ideas the designs are as varied as the people who think them
up. Mixing and matching different materials in the backsplash area can
add a personal touch that cannot be copied in any other kitchen,
because you thought of it yourself.
But where does one start to get
ideas for a backsplash, hmm? Well, I like to start with available
materials, or designs. Either of these are what will ultimately take
your project into the right direction. Some materials can be found in
any design, while other materials only come in a handful of designs.
Some Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
backsplashes are coming back
into style. The metals
commonly used are copper,
and aluminum. Polished stamped metal can be quite stunning and stand
out from the rest of your kitchen. While hammered copper that has a
patina will blend in nicely, and not immediately draw your eye to it.
patterns such as subway
tile, harlequin, running bond,
etc. are what most people
look for when trying to decide on how to remodel their backsplash area.
This is often the most difficult decision for most people.
kitchen backsplash can be a
perfect compliment to any kitchen style.
You can have granite to match your granite countertops, or marble to
match your marble countertops. Tumbled marble is also very popular, and
is very attractive. Other stones used are slate, marble, onyx, and
murals are also a great kitchen
Murals tell a story, or paint a picture, in ceramic tiles or stamped
metal. There are many designs out there, and one is sure to find a
place in your design. A great place to to have these tiles is above
the range, or cooktop, because the area is large enough to accommodate
medallions are also a good
If you like the idea of having a mural but the shape is not what you're
after then you may want to consider one of these circular beauties.
backsplashes are spectacular in
Mosaics can be created from your own design or ones available in books
and patterns available on the internet. Making your own design out of
colored tiles can be a real winner, but time and skill is required to
cut and fit all of the tiles.
tile backsplash is also an
Most of the glass tiles are made from recycled material and is very
good if you want to lessen your environmental impact. These tiles come
in smooth and textured designs. Glass is very easy to clean and also
glass tile is becoming very popular.
This is a
great way to get a little "green" into your kitchen.
backsplash is another option.
Wood can be of any species, provided the correct finishing and sealing
is done. Cleaning can be an issue, but if a high quality paint or
polyurethane is used the cleaning will be the same as any other
tiles have been very popular for
a very long time. Ceramic
tiles come in every color under the sun and there are also
various textures too. Wall tiles are lighter in weight and therefore
should only be used on walls. These tiles come in glazed and
depending on the style you want to achieve. Don't forget you can also
get these gems handpainted and hand formed as well.
you are looking for some simple
kitchen backsplash ideas
you're in luck! I have some simple ideas that anyone can accomplish and
dress up your backsplash area in a short time period, and for little
do you decide on what design you want?
a tile backsplash can be
frustrating. Some ideas on tile patterns
will get the ball rolling as they say.
backsplash ideas are also very
decide on just the right backsplash is difficult. There are even more
design ideas on this page for tiles.
Don't let all of these choices
get you flustered. Simply take one
material at a time until you find the one for you.