Just starting the process of adding a kitchen backsplash is rather overwhelming.
This video below demonstrates just how fast you can be over-run by simple kitchen backsplash idea overload. So while there’s easy to install backsplash concepts like SimpleMat, chances want to still explore the alternatives. That is where this article comes in. We hope to clear that up for you.
You can help yourself narrow your kitchen backsplash search by asking yourself a few questions:
#1 How much do you want to spend?
Set your backsplash budget. Your budget will help you decide what you should be looking at cost-wise. For example, if you have a modest budget, look for ceramic and porcelain backsplash tile and stay away from metal, glass and stone. You can still use them for accents, decos and liners but you would not want to use them as the main tile in your design.
#2 Which kitchen backsplash style do I really want?
If your kitchen has a traditional or modern feel, you’ll likely stick to the same for your backsplash. But if you don’t have a definite style or you don’t know what you like start out by looking at samples. A great place to start your search is online. There are thousands of manufacturers of tile for backsplash online. You are bound to find something you’ll love just by looking around.
#3 What backsplash color(s), pattern(s) or texture(s) do you want to use?
If you have a color, pattern or texture backsplash idea in mind, go ahead start out in that general direction. If you aren’t sure however, look for tile from the same color palette as the rest of your kitchen. If you prefer, simply select backsplash shades darker or lighter than your existing countertop. And of course if you have a “busy” countertop in appearance, try going with a solid color backsplash or vice versa.
There is no wrong or right color choice for your kitchen backsplash, so just what you like. If however, you are not sure what you like, then just start by looking at tile samples for your kitchen backsplash. It’s a fantastic way to get the ball rolling with colors and textures. Best of all, you can do this online! Just remember your PC’s monitor does not always show an exact color. So ordering backsplash tile samples is advised as you will want to look at the real deal before you make the final decision. The smart money is on having tile samples mailed to you directly.
And there you have it! Now that you’ve got some of the basic’s answered nothing is stopping you from finding the perfect kitchen backsplash! Remember, many kitchen backsplash ideas can be done in under an hour.