The Guide to Buying a Kitchen Backsplash
Choosing your new tile can be just like any other shopping experience. You have options left and right and a few stores. You walk in and everything stands out to you, colors, textures, materials, and features. You grab some of this, some of that, compare different things and your mind runs wild with your possibilities.
Even when we go in for something small we quickly learn that is not always the case. The same goes for backsplashes. Sure it seems simple, I mean, it’s just this small section in your kitchen or bathroom. Could it really be that significant or complicated? Yes. Yes it can.
Your backsplashes can have a huge effect on your space.
We tend to leave the budget as an after thought during our shopping adventures. When it comes to your backsplash you really should make some effort to clearly outline your budget up front before anything else. Otherwise you’ll either end up disappointed or in way over your head before you even realize it. Sticking to standard field sizes is a good way to stay in the green and keep your prices down. It’s reasonable to expect more unique mosaics to be proportionately more costly.
Choosing your Material
The materials you choose greatly affectsthe initial impact your backsplash makes on your space as well as setting the tone for its overall styling. Luxuriouslooks can be achieved using sleek matte, metallic, or glossy pieces while brick or stone are ideal for a more rustic theme. If you want more character,three-dimensional or deco tiles are your go-to options.
Shape-ing it out
If you’re looking for a more contemporary or“safe”neutral design, classic field tile in a subway layout is always a good choice. Those with boldertastes canadd a little more character or personality by optingfor more geometric shapes such has hexagons, chevrons, or wave patterns which are growing in popularity. Remember these unique pieces are likely to raise the cost significantly depending on the size and quantity needed. These are a great option to add unique splashes of colors to your backsplash as well.
Sizing it up
As we mentioned before, the quantity of pieces needed to complete your installation can greatly affect your budget depending on the size/shape of the tile being used as well as the height of your overallbacksplash. Some choose to tile up to the cabinetry or whatever fixtures they have on the wall in question. Others opt for the“wholepackage” and tile up to the ceiling itself. This allows for a more immersive experience overall depending on the layout of your space.
Compatibility - Does it fit in?
We hope you didn’t try to get a head start on your installation before finishing reading our tips, did you? One of the most important parts of any shopping experience is compatibility and integration. You wouldn’t buy that bold shirt or stylish shoes if you didn’t have an outfit that it would pair well with,would you? No,just like you wouldn’t wear gym shorts to a wedding, you need to make sure your backsplash style choice is appropriate for the current style of your space.
If your current fixtures are modern, rustic, or more contemporary, you should be sure that you choose a tile or design that is similar in aesthetic otherwise your installation may not look as good as you hoped it would.
A little planning goes a long way and with the right amount of attention to detail as well as planning, the simple addition of a new backsplash could completely transform your space.
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