The splashback in your kitchen might be there for functional reasons, but it also offers some unique design potentials. Your splashback takes a beating from oil, sauces, and various other foods and liquids daily, so it needs to be easy to clean. That said, your splashback is the perfect spot to add personality into a room in the house that is often forgotten when it comes to design. Updating your splashback is also a cost-effective way to change the look of your kitchen without needing to redo your cabinets or worktops.
Identify your budget
Before you start shopping for splashbacks, you need to decide on a budget. If you need anything custom, you can always expect to pay a premium. If you choose natural stone, glass, or stainless steel for your splashback, you will likely pay more as it the installers will need to cut it to fit your kitchen exactly. Opting for tiles is a more cost-effective option, with hundreds of different styles to choose from at TREND Transformations Bolton.
Compliment your worktop
You don’t want your splashback to clash with your worktop. Often most people will choose their worktop first since they are a more substantial cost, and the installation is more invasive. Worktops come in all different styles, textures, colours, and materials, including marble, laminate, granite, stainless steel, and even wood. Your splashback should pick up the colours in your worktop and accent them with complementary colours or textures. With so many different shades of tile to choose from, it won’t be hard to find an option that looks great.
Make it an art piece
When designing the interior of your house, you will typically factor in décor and artwork into the plans for your lounge, bedrooms, office, and bathroom. The kitchen is often seen as a functional space only, and not as an opportunity to be creative. While it may be full of appliances, cabinets, and food, there’s no reason you can’t bring some artistic flair into it. With minimal wall space available in kitchens, your splashback is the perfect spot for an art installation. Use funky and unique mosaic tiles to create a splashback that is a work of art and a focal point for your kitchen. You could use mirrors, cracked ceramic, glass tiles, or subway tiles to make something that is one of a kind.
Don’t forget the maintenance
One of the main deciding factors when choosing the perfect splashback is the maintenance that is involved. Many people are installing wooden splashbacks because they look rustic and exciting. That said, splashing oil, sauces, and water do not go well with wood and may cause it to rot or deteriorate because you can’t properly clean it. You want to choose a splashback that is super easy to clean with the wipe of a cloth. Traditional tide splashbacks have grout between tiles, which you need to clean often to prevent mould. That said, glass mosaic, without grout, is extremely easy to clean, as are stainless steel splashbacks.