The seemingly endless choices for kitchen splashbacks can sometimes feel overwhelming. These five simple tips and tricks from Houzz magazine contributor and interior & kitchen designer Anne Ellard will help you narrow down the choices, so you are better prepared to select the perfect splashback for your space.
1. Pick your benchtop first
One of the best approaches to selecting a splashback for your kitchen is to select your benchtop first. There are generally fewer material and colour options for benchtops, whereas your choices for splashbacks are almost limitless. This will immediately narrow down the material and colour choices.
2. Choose the right material
Some of the most common materials for kitchen splashbacks include glass, stainless steel, pressed metal and tiles. If you would like to go for a more traditional look, then consider tiles or pressed metal. Think about cleaning when you are choosing your splashback material. Mosaic tiles look beautiful, but they are more difficult to clean than larger tiles which will have less joins and less grout to clean.
3. Select the right colour
You will have already narrowed down your choices if you have selected your benchtop material first. Depending on the material you have chosen, you can decide whether you want your benchtop to take centre stage, in which case, you should opt for a more subtle, perhaps even very minimal splashback that won't draw attention away from the benchtop.
4. Use your splashback to add extra light
Want something a bit different that will help to open up the kitchen space? If the scope of your renovation will allow, why not install a splashback window and let the view outside bring colour to your kitchen. This is an easy-to-clean option that adds natural light and brightens your work area during the day.
5. Try a feature splashback
You may already have your heart set on a bold splashback colour, an eye-catching material or you may even want to consider a glass splashback with a digitally printed image. You can design the rest of your kitchen around this!Read the full article...