Functionality Meets Creativity: Choosing The Material For The Backsplash In Your Kitchen

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The appliances in a kitchen make it a workspace, but the fact that a kitchen is where the food is can make a kitchen a meeting place. Thus, when you design your kitchen, you should keep this dual personality in mind. Because you will be working in your kitchen, it is common for food to get splashed up on your walls. In order to properly clean your walls, you should consider installing a backsplash. As you design your backsplash, remember that this is also an opportunity to let your personality shine through. 

The Clean Industrial Look

If you are trying to create a modern, minimalist look for your home, consider using stainless steel panels in your home. The bare metal surfaces will be easy to clean, but they will still help your kitchen meld with the design scheme elsewhere in your home. As an added bonus, you should be able to install your steel panels without worrying about mucking around with grout. 

Combine Unique Design with Cost Efficiency

If you want a decorative backsplash that will help to put your personality on display, you will find that buying decorative tiles can get expensive. Thus, you might want to save them for key focal points in your kitchen. Two places that will stand out above the rest are the spaces above your stove and your sink. Save your decorative tiles for these spaces, and use a more economic yet still complimentary tile elsewhere in your kitchen. 

Let Your Environmental Conscience Shine

Just because you want to build a green home does not mean that you have to forgo a backsplash. Cork tile can create a beautiful, warm design, and you can have the piece of mind that you have used a renewable material. The same can be said of using bamboo tiles. Another option is to use recycled glass tiles. As you can see, there are plenty of tile choices that will be functional, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally friendly. 

If your kitchen is starting to look dingy and tired, adding a backsplash is a good way to give your kitchen a facelift. If you are reasonably confident in your construction abilities, you should have no problem installing a backsplash. On the other hand, if there are any challenges in your project that require skills that exceed your abilities, calling a contractor who specializes in remodels, like those at 3 R's Construction Management LLC, should be enough to get your new backsplash done properly.

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