Kitchen Backsplash

The backsplash is the wall surface between the countertop and the bottom of the wall cabinets. This is a great space to have some fun in your kitchen design by showing off your personal style with color, patterns and textures. The standard backsplash is 18 inches tall. Because it is installed last and is a relatively inexpensive component, feel free to take some design risks. If it doesn’t work out, it won’t be difficult to replace since none of the cabinetry, appliances or countertops will have to be moved.

Kitchen Backsplash Options

When it comes to backsplash options, your only limit is your imagination – almost anything goes. Some people choose paint or wallpaper for their backsplash. We don’t recommend this because we feel it’s better to protect the walls from spills and stains with something more substantial and easier to clean.

Tile Backsplash

The most popular backsplash choice is tile – which comes is a huge variety of sizes, colors, textures and shapes. Consider keeping it simple by choosing the same tile for your backsplash as you’ve chosen for the floor – just in a smaller size. This creates a uniform feel to your kitchen by tying the floor and backsplash together. Like to add a touch of character? Select some accent tiles – like metal or glass – to insert into the tile pattern of the backsplash. A single border at two-thirds the height of the backsplash will highlight the beauty of the space and add character.

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