A kitchen can look finished without a "backsplash", and sometimes a clean coat of (washable) paint is what best executes a design. But at the same time, there’s also an opportunity to use the space to anchor the overall design of the room.
While cabinets, "countertops", and flooring are generally places to keep it simple, the backsplash is a good place to inject some personal mode, whether that’s with a mosaic feature or a bold color. And since that wall literally connects the countertops with the cabinets it’s also a place to tie everything together.
But you’ll inevitably get that wall dirty while cooking or washing dishes, and an easy-to-clean surface can make messes easier to wipe up, especially if your stove doesn’t have a one built in. And nearly any sort of material can work–from "bamboo" to corkboard–as long as it’s properly sealed.
Ceramic Tile: Given the numerous shapes, sizes and colors available, ceramic tile is probably the most versatile option (it’s also proven to be timeless). There’s plenty of space to play with patterns while motionless maintaining clean line: stack tiles in columns, stagger them, or lay them at an angle. Most tile needs "minimum maintenance", just be sure to seal the grout so it doesn’t get stained or absorb water.
Dorene Ericka Cooking & Food Tuesday October 10th, 2017 17:47:45 PM
Cooking & Food
Tuesday October 10th, 2017 17:47:45 PM
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