Installing a new backsplash in your kitchen is an easy way to change the look of the whole room. Backsplash tile is easy to install and fits any design. Your backsplash tile choice dictates the tone of your kitchen. In this video, we'll help you make all of those choices, to transform your kitchen at an affordable price.
Ceramic is one of the most basic tile materials. It's versatile and cheap, so you see it in many kitchen backsplashes. But you should also consider choosing a unique tile instead of ceramic for a backsplash with more impact. For example, glass tiles are available in straight cuts and mosaic cuts to fit any design. It can be clear and sparkly to add a reflective touch to your kitchen. Or, for a less shiny look, frosted or textured glass tile is available. For something eco-friendly, choose a natural stone like granite, slate, marble, limestone, or sandstone. This naturally sourced material shows your love for the environment and for design. Finally, metal tiles offer a high design impact for a reasonable price. Go for a shine that doesn't require maintenance or something with more natural patina. Materials like stainless steel are cheap and resist stains and corrosion. They'll fit your budget and hold up over time, so you only have to transform your kitchen once. Plus, many varieties are heat resistant, water resistant, and fight off bacteria.
Once you've picked your material, the next major design element to consider is the color of your backsplash tile. Consider the design effect you're going for here. You might enjoy a kitchen with a calming, natural feeling to it. Your backsplash can play into this by staying neutral. The natural color of stone tile maintains a nice design without adding bright color. Or, you might rather have something with no design whatsoever. Plain glass or a flat-colored metal can still bring design impact without adding loud colors. If you want to bring a pop of color to your neutral kitchen backsplash is an easy way to do that. Choose tiles in a bright color for a nice accent against neutral cabinets and counters. Tiles with designs on them, such as florals or geometric patterns, are another easy way to bring a pop of color.
Whatever material and color you use, fun patterns transform the look of your kitchen. Choose a pattern that's basic and classic, or crazy and fun! The easiest backsplash tile patterns to make are the classic patterns. These are the patterns that easily line up square or rectangle tiles. Perfectly align square or rectangle tiles for a grid, or offset them for a more interesting subway tile design. Alternate tiles of different colors to create a checkerboard pattern. If you turn square tiles, you can make an easy diamond pattern. If you're choosing a basic color or material, you might want a fun design to bring an impact. Mosaics are a fun design that requires little skill to pull off. Natural stone mosaics are an underrated, gorgeous way to use stone. For a smaller budget, mosaics turn basic ceramic tiles into something unique!
Finally, the height of your backsplash tile is an underutilized design element. For more impact, consider continuing the backsplash up to the ceiling in areas where you don't have cabinets, like above the kitchen sink. If you're tired of your kitchen but don't have the budget to renovate the entire thing, new backsplash tile is an easy way to transform the entire room. Turn it into a neutral, calming space or liven it up with funky colors and patterns! Contact us for help choosing your backsplash tile, and leave a comment letting us know what kind of backsplash your dream kitchen would have!