Published at Wednesday, September 26th 2018, 03:09:45 AM. Backsplashes. By Rosa Walter.
In the kitchen there aren’t many elements that have the possibility of becoming focal points. Usually the walls are painted in a neutral color, sometimes with an accent wall, the furniture has a uniform look throughout and the appliances also share similar characteristics. Among the elements that usually stand out we could mention the hardware, the lighting fixtures and the backsplash.In the kitchen, the backsplash is a must-have.
A clear glass backsplash allows the wall behind it to be seen while ensuing a smooth surface which can be easily cleaned. One of the advantages is that you can have a colored backsplash by painting that section of the wall and covering it with glass. Another option is to have an accent wall in the kitchen and frame portions of it in key areas, the backsplash being one of them. A glass backsplash can actually cover the whole area if there’re no cabinet mounted on it.
There are a lot of ideas for textures, shades and looks, and such backsplashes are ideal for contemporary and minimalist spaces but you may actually go for rustic and glam kitchens, too, and add a sleek wooden backsplash for a contrast. Add additional lights into the cabinets and go for a matching countertop or make it different for a more contrasting look. If you care much about functionality, cover the whole backsplash or its part with a glass screen.
A big pro is the fact that marble is widely available and comes in many different variations. The cost of a marble backsplash is also a pro in most cases. Although there are rarer options that cost a lot, the more common types are accessible. Some of the most important cons related to marble backsplashes and countertops in general include the fact that marble scratches and stains easily. Nevertheless, it can be easily cleaned with warm water and dish soap.