Published at Saturday, December 01st 2018, 02:41:14 AM. Backsplashes. By Germain Durand.
For one thing to choose beadboard, you want to think about the width of the board and the depth of the bead. Wider boards add a soothing effect to a busy, cramped kitchen, while narrower is a good choice if you need to tie a large room together. As to the bead, the deeper it is, the more you’ll get that look of handcrafted quality, but keep in mind, very deep grooves can also be tricky to clean. Beadboard will give your kitchen a cozy rustic touch, or make a bold accent with a contrasting color.
It’s like a protective sleeve for the wall. Cleaning certain portions would be a bit difficult though but then again cleaning a bare wall is not any easier. A cool thing about a glass backsplash is that it looks very smooth and glossy, reflecting the light in an elegant way. You can accessorize it with knife racks and all sorts of other things just like you would any other kind of backsplash. Even the small backsplash area is very refreshing, keeping the decor simple.
Tiles are very popular for backsplashes of any kind because they look posh and are long-lasting, they also withstand high temperatures that can appear around the cooking area. Silver, brass, copper ones, small and narrow rectangular ones, penny ones or more eye-catching, in some bold and creative shapes. Make a bold backsplash not only in the cooking spaces, highlight your home bar or another zone with metallic tiles – it’s always a great solution that never goes out of style.
As for cons, glass isn’t the most durable material to make a backsplash plus it requires maintenance: you will have to clean it every day as splashes are clearly seen on the glass. A window backsplash means you won’t have much privacy, which can be essential, and it can fit not every style, for example, shabby chic or rustic won’t look that nice with a window backsplash. Here are some examples you may try.