Sink and oven leaks and countertops always end up in backflow; this leads to constant abuse in the kitchen. So what’s the secret to a beautiful and flexible backsplash? Find a designer who can do it!
The first thing to consider when considering a backsplash is the materials and colors. They are important in creating a design that sets the tone of the kitchen and expresses personality. When you have a difficult part, put together your plans, height, countertop and cabinetry and head to your local tile store.
Your designer will take care of the placement of the switches,
Sockets and fuel filler. These things can seriously detract from the overall design. For example, if your edge goes through a burning deck, it can detract from the overall look. So, to avoid this problem, ask your electrician to place the outlet near the counter and place it horizontally or vertically.
The switches can always be installed in areas protected from tiles, and with a plug installed under the cabinet and hidden in the light fixtures, it bypasses the sockets. And if you need a disconnect or, install the switch on the counter!
Now select a tile.
It is best to choose the materials taking into account all the dimensions in order to get as many small tiles as possible. The goal is to work the tiles between the counter and the cabinet below. It’s important to help the customer figure out which colors and textures reflect their style and personality.
Patterned tiles work well to create an overall iteration that looks like wallpaper. The pillowcase here is hand painted to match the colors of the client’s fabrics in the adjacent family room. The tiles are 6 x 6 so the 18 inch high down is seamless and uncut. This kitchen used plug molding so there was no outlet in the backsplash and the switches were placed on the back walls.
Mosaic tiles are another great option for a backsplash.
Mosaic creates texture and can offer many color and material options. There is stone, glass, metal, slate and combinations thereof. They are available in a variety of patterns and sizes to create beautiful mixes. Mosaic mixes are perfect for backyards of different heights, such as window sills, behind range hoods, capes and open shelves. (Slap on the back).
Another great tile option is hand painted tile. Beautiful and unique, they offer a custom backsplash just for you. Many art tile companies offer handmade murals, borders, and decorative items that can be ordered to match your color palette. The possibilities and ideas are endless and they are all easy to paint on ceramic tiles and stone.
Last but not least, decorative tiles can serve
as a backsplash in many ways. Many artistic tile lines offer crown shapes, borders, decorative tiles and dots to create beautiful mural backsplash behind stove
. Glazing offers are usually included in all and can be tailored to the customer’s needs. Many professional kitchen backsplash areas are a great place to create a focal point. If you are interested in a specific theme, there are bees, butterflies, acorns, animals and flowers.
Finally, glass tiles, a very popular choice for contemporary, eclectic and transitional kitchens. The ease of maintenance of the glass is an important choice motivator. The reflective properties are a great source of light and color and also provide a variety of textures and patterns. There are large contemporary stained glass windows as well as mosaic stained glass windows; almost anything the customer wants.