Backsplash Beauty

When you remodel or update a kitchen, adding a backsplash is a wonderful and simple way to add character to the room and polish off your kitchen design.  Here are a few ideas for bringing a backsplash into your space.

Marble Backsplash

Marble can be a beautiful option for a kitchen.  Based on the type of marble, staining problems may occur, so be careful with this choice.  Using marble as your backsplash can be a great way to infuse a bit of elegance by creating a focal point for your kitchen.  Try pairing the marble backsplash with stainless steel counters for a unique and classic look or add a bold statement by adding dark cabinetry to set off the stone.  What do you think of the combination of backsplash and cabinets in this kitchen from Traditional Home?

Decorative Backsplash

Sometimes a backsplash design can be used to provide detail for a kitchen that needs a little “spicing up.” Adding a design to your backsplash can help customize your kitchen with your specific styles and tastes. For example, to achieve an old charm look, try a decorative design that matches the look and feel of the surrounding kitchen, such as in the following picture of a vintage-style kitchen.

Subway Tile Backsplash

Finally, if you want to have a clean and classic design for your kitchen, a subway tile backsplash can complete the look.  Choosing the right subway tile can showcase the rest of your kitchen details, while still providing depth to your walls.  In the kitchen below, the white tile and cabinets are accented by the surrounding walls and decor, creating a classic look that is inviting.

What kind of backsplash would you select?  Let us know in the comment section below.

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  1. Lester says:

    Great question. I inasltl custom high-end tiles and I retailed such for many years. I have to say just about every answer to this quesiton that I have read thus far is incorrect.If you do choose to use a glass mosaic tile, be sure and use one that is manufactured by a reputable company. I recommend Bisazza IT IS GLASS, sold in the US, and its found in many European countries in social areas where people actually walk! Anotherwards, it is very durable, difficult to scratch and when inasltled correctly, nearly impossible to break.Also, with a glass mosaic tile, you want to be sure and use an epoxy grout. These grouts are much more difficult to inasltl but will not stain, fade, or change color EVER.As for cons the first would be price. Bisazza starts at $8.00 a sq and that would be for a very basic looking glass mosaic tile. Also, if you’re paying for the inasltlation, contractors do get more money for inasltling glass you need an inasltler that has experience inasltling glass (not just ceramic tile) very important. Lastly, most contractors also get more money for inasltling the epoxy grouts but whether you use glass or any other kind of tile on a COUNTER TOP, make sure you use epoxy grout so you don’ t ever have to worry about stains and maintenance of your grout.I say if that’s what you want pay for it and do it. Tile inasltlations are already costly and it’s worth paying for what you want. I just can’t stress enough that you want to use good material, a tile setter that is well-experienced working with glass, and an epoxy grout. Good Luck

  2. I love marble too. It’s better than the common tiles used in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing some of your ideas here. I truly appreciate it. Looking forward to more posts in the future.