Simple Backsplashes to Upgrade Your Kitchen

June 1, 2016 12:00 am

Kitchen counter with glass jars with food, flowers in a vase and stacked platesSwitching up the backsplash in your kitchen is an excellent way to give the room a fresh new look! There are many different materials you can use to fit the style of your home such as modern tiles that offer a punch of color and style. Right now, the most popular choice for backsplashes is subway tile. While simple in color and design, their clean lines allow you to express your creativity.

With so many options for beautiful backsplashes, the first hurdle is choosing the right material for your project! What choices do you have for the backsplash? From simple paint to intricate patterns, the sky is the limit. Consider one of the following materials for your backsplash:

Paint – Paint is one of the easiest ways to update your kitchen backsplash. When deciding what color to use, consider the colors you have in your kitchen. If your kitchen has dark cabinets, choose a lighter shade for the backsplash to keep the room from looking too heavy. If you have lighter-colored cabinets, a bold pop of color would work well. For more tips on painting kitchen backsplashes, click here.

Wallpaper – Adding wallpaper to your kitchen backsplash is another simple way to upgrade the look of your kitchen without having to do any tiling or stone work. Even expensive wallpaper will not break the bank because you will need so little of it. Additionally, if you use vinyl wallpaper it will be easily cleaned without being damaged. View more here.

Ceramic Tile – This is one of the most popular materials for kitchen backsplashes. Ceramic tile is easy to find and comes in a large variety of colors and patterns. See some great ceramic tile backsplashes here.

Glass Tile – Glass tile is a popular choice and comes in variety of styles such as frosted, colored, textured and sparkling. Decide what style will best suit your kitchen and how much surface area you need to cover. To view some fantastic glass tile backsplash ideas, click here.

Vinyl Tile – Vinyl stick-and-peel tiles are a simple and cost effective way to switch up your kitchen backsplash without tearing out what is already there. Vinyl tiles are easy to install by yourself and give you plenty of versatility. Click here for a DIY tutorial.

View the video below for a tutorial on how to install ceramic or glass tile.