Are you looking for an inexpensive way to add some spice to your kitchen? Adding a backsplash is a practical way to add aesthetic value to your kitchen. And if you plan to sell your home in Albuquerque, a good looking backsplash will be one more thing about your kitchen to attract home buyers.
Usually most people use porcelain or ceramic as materials for backsplashes. Those are durable and beautiful materials, but they aren't the only ones you can use. If you want to give your kitchen a new look, consider these options.
Tiles can be made of ceramic, glass, or natural stone. Tile is popular because it's tough and does a great job of protecting the wall. It's also easy to keep clean.
You should consider the style of your kitchen when selecting tile. White ceramic tile can look great in both modern and retro-inspired kitchens. Natural stone in marble can give your kitchen a luxurious feel. Glass can add a bright and funky feel.
Speaking of glass, you could use a large sheet of tempered glass, instead of using glass tile. This works great for adding protected lighting above your stove. It also allows you to use any wallpaper or paint you want behind the glass. Using a sheet of glass can add modern flare to any kitchen.
Painting your backsplash with chalkboard paint is an easy and affordable DIY project. It can also be quite handy, as you can write messages, menu ideas, or anything helpful in the kitchen.
When you're ready for a clean slate, all you have to do is wipe it clean. The only down side is that the black paint may close your kitchen in and make it feel smaller.
For smaller kitchen, a mirror as a backsplash can give the illusion of more open space. It will also bounce more light around your kitchen. The more light, the more inviting the space.
The surface of the mirror will be easy to clean, though it will end up taking more effort to keep clean as any little bit of grease or dirt will show.
We only mention wallpaper because it may not be the best idea for a backsplash. It may be a fast and easy option, but it won't offer much protection and can peel from the moisture.
Lining your backsplash with stainless steel will give it a modern feel and tie all of your stainless steel appliances together. It's ideal because it's durable, easy to clean, and resistant to high temperatures.
Just be careful with acidic foods. The acid will ruin the finish if not immediately cleaned.
Consider one of these backsplash materials for your kitchen. Think about the amount of cooking you do and the level of durability and protection you need. Some materials such as chalkboard paint or wallpaper you can apply yourself. Others, such as tile, marble, and stainless steel are best left to the professionals.