Do you want to change the look of your kitchen? Are you tired of the same boring look and colors. If you want to make your room look fancy but also help to protect the walls then check out backsplashes. Backsplashes come in every color under the sun and many textures. We will start out with a brick backsplash which has become quite popular over the last couple years.
Not only are backsplashes great looking in a kitchen they help to protect your wall from water damage and stains. If you do not have a backsplash, water and soap can get onto the wall and this can lead to a number of problems. You could end up with mold, discoloration of the wall and all types of damage over time.
We will start off with one of the most popular backsplashes and probably one of the most affordable. The brick backsplash comes in many different colors and can add a country type feel to your home. This look is also popular with farmhouse type settings.
A brick backsplash can be added to your kitchen quite affordably as well. You can purchase paneling that looks just like brick and that is easy to cut. These panels come in a 4ft x 8 ft sheet at most local box hardware stores. They are easy to cut with a skill saw and can make your kitchen look amazing.
These brick backsplashes come in white-washed, red bricks or a gray brick color. If you are unsure of the color you want to use get a sample of each one and hold it up to the wall before installing. This will give you a better idea of which color to use.
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The next most affordable backsplash would be a beadboard backsplash. Beadboard is very popular to use for backsplashes in kitchens because it is easy to install. This product also comes in 4 x 8 sheets from a local hardware and you can simply cut it to size using a skill saw.
One popular way to install beadboard is vertical rather than horizontal. This can make your kitchen area seem taller.
Another great feature of a beadboard backsplash is it is very easy to wipe down and clean. Any stains, soap or messes can easily be removed with a damp cloth.
One of the most popular colors of a beadboard backsplash is white. This is the most common color you will find in this product.
One of the best features of white beadboard is that you can paint it. If you do not like the white color, you can easily prime and paint this product. I would recommend getting paint sample colors and putting them near the backsplash area to decide which color you want to use. This will save you from purchasing a large container of paint only to discover that you do not like the color.
Glass Tile Backsplash
Glass tile backsplash has really become the rage. Walk down any isle at any major hardware store and you are going to see many different options of glass tile. You can find glass tile backsplash in a grouted tile options or backsplash that doesn’t require grout. There are even options that are just peel and stick that work amazing as well.
If you can’t find the glass tile backsplash in the design or color you desire then look online. There are hundreds of options of glass tile backsplash.
Whichever way you go I would recommend only getting one package to make sure it is what you want to use. You can always order more later.
Are you looking for a cabin or woodsy type feel to your mobile home kitchen area. Nothing will provide you with a more rustic woodsy look than a stone backsplash. There are so many options to a stone backsplash as well. You can visit your local hardware store to buy them in small sections or you can order them online.
Another fun option for a stone backsplash would be to pick up stones along a creek bed or lake front. This has become a popular option with families that want to do a DIY project together.
With a stone backsplash you will have something that is durable and will last a lifetime. However, one thing to consider is this can be a very time consuming way to install a backsplash. Each stone will need to be grouted to the wall and grouted in between each stone. This can be a pricier backsplash for your home but will look amazing when complete.
If we are discussing pricier backsplashes we might as well discuss herringbone backsplashes. These backsplashes are visually striking to say the least. They are a great option, and they are gaining popularity for kitchen backsplashes.
A herringbone backsplash simply features tiles that are arranged in a V shape pattern. This pattern is like the look of bones in a fish, hence the name Herringbone. No matter the color this is a beautiful pattern that will really set the kitchen off.
If you are trying to add dimension and depth to your kitchen area then a Herringbone design might be just what you are looking for. Another great feature of this type of backsplash is that they are very durable. The interlocking tiles create a durable and strong surface. This helps to keep water out and to keep stains away.
Stainless Steel Backsplash
Stainless steel is one of the most durable products on the planet. It is easy to clean, and it is going to last the lifetime of your kitchen area. Stainless steel has a sleek and modern look. Not only will it protect your walls from water, but it will also protect it from heat, stains and it is clean and sanitary.
One of the best features of stainless steel is it can come in a variety of finishes, from polished to brushed and in patterned designs like pictured below.
If you are looking for a low maintenance backsplash look no further than stainless steel. This backsplash can be more expensive than the brick and beadboard options, however.
A marble or a granite backsplash is going to be one of the most expensive options for backsplashes. These types of backsplashes are very pricy and you will probably need to have it installed by a professional. They are not easy to work with for the general handyman. I would only recommend these types of backsplashes in luxury homes with high end budgets.
However, there are many products on the market that resemble marble and granite and can pull off the look well.
Cooper backsplashes can look beautiful. They can add warmth and charm to any kitchen area. Cooper does tend to be more expensive then most options when it comes to backsplashes. Cooper is more of metal that you might have to maintain as well.
Overtime cooper tends to tarnish, and it will develop a unique patina. You can leave it with the aged look or there are many products on the market that can make it look like new again.
If you decide to install one, I recommend something that doesn’t bend well. You don’t want to throw something near backsplash area only to end up with dents in your backsplash.
Another option would be to install a cooper backsplash with a pattern. Cooper backsplashes can be purchased in small sheets with unique designs, or you can simply get sheets of cooper that will look amazing.
You can literally use any type of metal for a backsplash. From ridged metal to a straight smooth piece whatever your heart desires. You will just want to make sure you cut the pieces to fit the area you need and that you seal it down well. Be creative and find something you are going to be happy with. Afterall backsplashes last for years and should last as long as your kitchen.
Shiplap is another popular material that is being used in kitchen areas. Shiplap looks amazing and clean and can be installed in several different directions. You can install shiplap horizontally, vertically, or even sideways.
If you do decide to use shiplap I would recommend making sure that the product you use can get wet. You do not want to install a product that is affected by moisture. Many shiplap products are made with cardboard and when this is mixed with water it causes them to heave.
Floor tile with rubber backing or even long glass tiles can be stacked to impersonate the shiplap look. So be creative you might just surprise yourself.
When you are looking for a very affordable backsplash tin is a great option. Tin can give your kitchen area a rustic, woodsy look. The patina of tin can compliment any kitchen cupboard color. Whether you use sheets of tin or small pieces it will protect your walls from water and staining.
The term Mosaic has been around for centuries. Mosaic was heavily used by the Romans and the Greeks. They both perfected the art of laying these small pieces of stone, glass, or rounded pebbles into patterns.
If you are looking for a unique pattern that is one of a kind Mosaic is it. Whether you are working with broken glass, tile, or plates you can put together amazing patterns that will compliment any kitchen area.
You can truly make any backsplash look modern. From metal, wood, tin, tile it really doesn’t matter what material you use. There will always be a way to make it look modern. Searching ideas on Pinterest for backsplashes or just visiting your local hardware store should be enough to get your ideas flowing.
Blue & Black Backsplash
When it comes to colored backsplashes blue and black tend to be popular colors. Just remember if you go with a dark color it will close the area up and make it look smaller. Everyone wants a large kitchen that is bright and full of life. Be sure to choose a backsplash that will compliment your cupboards and not hinder them.
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So, if you are looking for a modern backsplash hopefully you can decide with one of these listed above. You will need to weigh the pros and cons and decide which one works for your kitchen area. I highly recommend getting a sample of a few different backsplashes and trying them out. You never know until you bring them home and place them up against your kitchen cabinets as to what will work best for you.
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