The backsplash is arguably the easiest feature in your kitchen to customize. However, before choosing a new tile or design for your backsplash, there are a few things you should consider.
- Backsplash Size
You can find out how much material you’ll need by multiplying the width by the height of your kitchen wall. And, to ensure there will be enough material for your new backsplash, it’s usually standard practice to add an extra 10%.
Here’s a tip: extending the backsplash tiling to wrap around the kitchen gives the illusion of a larger space.
- Countertop Material
If you’re considering installing a new kitchen countertop and backsplash, it makes more practical sense to choose the countertop material first. That’s because it’s easier to match the countertop to the backsplash than vice versa.
- Countertop and Cabinet Colors
The same goes for choosing a color scheme for your kitchen countertop and cabinets: you need to choose the countertop and cabinet colors before finalizing the backsplash design.
Important note: make sure to ask for samples colors and tiles before making a decision on the final design. Looking at pictures of tiles and countertop materials in product catalogs is a good start, but you shouldn’t rely on pictures alone. Hold the samples up in your kitchen at different times of the day to see whether they’re a good fit for your kitchen’s design.
- Focal Points
Elaborate backsplash tile designs should be located above the range and the sink. That’s because these are the focal points (features and areas the eye is naturally drawn to) in your kitchen. For more design tips, consult one of your local roofers and exterior contractors.
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