3 Things to Consider when Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash


Every homeowner would agree that the kitchen is one of the most important areas in the home. As such, it is vital for the space to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional and practical. Therefore, it is no surprise that Confused.com's research discovered that 96% of Brits had renovated their kitchen before, spending about £5,219 on average. Countertops and cabinets feature heavily in many essential kitchen design decisions, but backsplashes also matter. Your kitchen backsplash has aesthetic appeal and protects your wall surfaces from the splatter of sauces and oils, so it is vital to put significant effort into its selection. Below are some vital factors to consider when choosing a kitchen backsplash.

Material Choice

Many experts recommend considering various material options for your backsplash, just like when investing in a countertop. Your material choice matters because it must be practical and not just chic. For example, natural stone is beautiful, but it is more practical in kitchens where a lot of cooking does not occur. Also, it requires frequent cleaning and must be sealed yearly. A glass backsplash is also worth considering because it is easier to clean but may compromise your renovation budget.

Several kitchen design experts recommend quartz as the perfect backsplash option. It is non-porous, so no grease or oil will seep into it. Plus it is available in a wider range of colours and designs, comes in large panels, and is easy to clean, making it ideal for a family-friendly kitchen. Tile, ceramic, and thermoplastic are other great material choices to consider.

Textures and Colour

Textures give your kitchen's theme an illusionary effect and more character, so it is vital to consider it when selecting a backsplash. Also, selecting the right colour for your kitchen will depend on its theme. For example, you can opt for neutral colours if you prefer minimalistic effects or choose backsplashes in light colours if you love warm textures to give your overall design a unique touch. In addition, prioritise creating contrast in your kitchen with your backsplashes. You can choose a lighter colour if your countertops and cabinets are a dark material and vice versa. On the other hand, you can extend your countertop's colour to create an alluring visual effect with multiple tile colours. You can read more about how to decorate with coloured tiles to make sure you get it right.


Defining your budget is, without a doubt, the first step to conducting any home improvement project. It would help to determine whether to keep your spending below a strict limit or are willing to pay a bit more to get what you desire. A defined budget in the early stages of your backsplash selection and installation efforts helps save time by narrowing your options. Indeed, you don't want to get your hopes up on a lovely marble or glass backsplash only to find that it costs way more than what you are willing to pay. More sophisticated designs will definitely cost more than basic ones. Still, if your heart is set on a particular style or colour, you can search for those produced from cheaper backsplash materials.

Good luck with your Kitchen designing!

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