Published at Sunday, October 15th 2017. by Allete Bouchard in Kitchen.
That is not the case anymore. Ceramic tiles now come in so many colors, sizes, textures, and designs that it is a very good option to give your kitchen backsplash a new vibrant look. Oh, and it still is a very inexpensive way to go. Ceramic tile is durable and easy to clean. Stainless steel and copper provide a clean and durable look to your backsplash. Many modern kitchens today have stainless steel appliances so be careful not to have too much and giving your kitchen a sterile look. Copper can be very beautiful and give your kitchen a rustic look but it will have to be clean often with copper cleaners. There are many stone options that make for a classic rich look to your kitchen. Options include marble, travertine, granite, and even slate.
Select the material with care. The resurgence of tile has brought many different types to the market like ceramic, stone, metal, and glass. In fact, the variety of tile can be quite overwhelming. Take some extra time to choose your backsplash material. As mentioned, you want something durable and beautiful. More importantly, you want a tile design the reflects your sense of style since you are probably going to have this tile for some time.
According to the National Association of HomeBuilders (NAHB), kitchen islands are one of the most popular kitchen design features among today's consumers. The NAHB also reports that buyers of new homes have also indicated a desire for kitchen islands as well. Actually some 80% of homebuyers consider a kitchen island to be an absolute must.
These come in larger sections so you will have less seams. A stone kitchen backsplash is very durable but be careful of your stone selection for the kitchen. A deep texture stone will trap dust and grease. This will make it a nightmare to clean. Use a smooth texture stone for your kitchen, you will be glad you did. These are but a few options to create a beautiful kitchen counter backsplash and bring your kitchen to life. Don't forget that you can mix options together to create a look all your own.
Choose your style. A kitchen backsplash is the finishing touch that can make or break a room so it must be in sync with the rest of the kitchen. Backsplash designs really do work best when they echo the kitchen theme. It just doesn't make sense to have a retro style backsplash in a French country kitchen. Create the mood. In addition to the size, pattern, and shape, there is a factor much harder to put into words: aesthetics. Your choice of material, as well as pattern, should reflect the mood you hope to achieve. Do you prefer rustic or modern, subdued or vibrant, sleek or textured? Every material has a different character.
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