Unique Backsplash Ideas That Add Luxury to Your Kitchen %
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Unique Backsplash Ideas That Add Luxury to Your Kitchen

January 19, 2023 at 4:12 PM PST

If you are an interior design novice or just a new home owner, you may have heard a few common words and phrases tossed around in design magazines or reality TV shows. One keyword to hone in on when it comes to redesigning your kitchen is backsplash. What is a backsplash? We are so glad you asked. In layman’s terms, a kitchen backsplash is the panel behind the sink or stove that protects the area from splashes, hence the name backsplash.

To the naked eye, this may be an area of your home renovation that is easy to overlook, but any skilled craftsman knows it is actually the perfect place to showcase your personal style and add a unique touch to your kitchen. There are so many options when it comes to kitchen backsplash ideas, and it can really play up the style and theme of your kitchen design. Maybe you’re considering a modern look or perhaps more of a vintage kitchen. Whether you are thinking wood, tile, paint, concrete, marble or copper, the sky’s the limit when it comes to your backsplash design. The best part is that redesigning this part of your kitchen can be a DIY project if you have a few tips and tricks under your belt.

Check out some unique ideas for your backsplash that will instantly elevate your space into a luxurious kitchen and help turn your house into a home.

Plaster paint

If you are looking for a modern aesthetic for your kitchen, try painting your backsplash with plaster paint. For a home renovation, this might require gutting the existing surface, whether that be tiles, marble or a wood extension. Plaster paint is not only great for creating a chic and elegant vibe, but it is also durable. If mixed and applied properly, plaster paint will cause your backsplash panel to become stronger because of the chemical reaction that happens when water escapes the plaster mixture.

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Tiles

When it comes to a tile backsplash, the options are truly endless. You can use a single row of tiles, full square tile coverage, textured-rich tiles, plaster tiles, ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles or zellige tiles. Whatever style you choose, a tile backsplash is sure to create a statement piece in your kitchen. One important thing to remember when tiling is to start placing tiles at the center or the focal point of the panel. This way you will avoid uneven tiles, and you can better manage tile placement for a clean look.

Courtesy: Curtis Adams

Marble

The great thing about marble is that it is versatile. The look of your backsplash can be as modern or vintage as you prefer. Natural stone materials like marble are a little more pricey than tiles, but the elevated aesthetic is worth the price tag. If you are looking for more of a middle-of-the-road cost, try marble tiles. Also, it is possible to install marble backsplash yourself, but just know it takes a lot of time — probably more than a day’s worth of work.

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Brick Veneer

If you are going for a more rustic or vintage look, try a brick veneer backsplash. You will get an antique look with a completely new panel. Unlike solid brick, brick veneer can be installed in a single layer over metal, concrete or even drywall. Also, while authentic, solid brick will cost you $12 and $20 per square foot, brick veneer will come in a lot lower at about $2 to $9 per square foot. Another perk of brick veneer is that it actually adds heating insulation to your kitchen, and it can prevent moisture from seeping in.

Courtesy: Dmitry Zvolskiy

Mirrored Surfaces

If your kitchen area is dark and does not have a lot of natural light, then your best option might be a mirrored backsplash. This reflective surface maximizes light and adds a bit of sparkle. It also creates the illusion of more space. However, you’ll want to be careful to not overdo it with mirrored surfaces as it can easily feel more like a disco ball if it takes up too much wall space. Another perk of mirrored surfaces is that they are easy to maintain and clean, and they are stain resistant, as well as resistant to mold and bacteria.

Courtesy: Max Vakhtbovych

Wood Extension

A wood extension backsplash creates a warm and cozy kitchen. Think wintry cabin vibes! Common types of wood that can be used for backsplash are plywood, shiplap, beadboard, barnwood and reclaimed wood. If you are looking specifically more for a cabin feel for your kitchen, select wood that matches your floors, ceilings and walls. Natural-toned wood is the best way to create a traditional feel for your kitchen. One tip to keep in mind: Wood is more prone to mold and mildew, so be sure to coat it upon installation.



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