Adding that extra interest in your kitchen is very easy with some easy backsplash ideas. This will allow you to spruce it up without having to spend a fortune on remodeling and refacing. Of course you can spend a few hundreds of dollars on it, but you don’t have to if you use some cheaper options readily available to you.
Using tiles is one of the best and cheapest way to backsplash your kitchen. Here are some tile materials that you can find to get your cooking area some gorgeous and cheap overdo.
Mosaic tiles – Mosaic is popular from ancient times and it doesn’t seem to get out of fashion. You can find it in many materials including ceramics, metal, glass, and it can bring your kitchen to a very modern look. You have to make your research though as you can easily find very expensive mosaic tiles and go way over your budget if you are not careful. Metallic mosaics can really change the entire kitchen with just a bit of pep. Add some under-cabinet lighting and your kitchen counter are will practically sparkle.
Ceramic tiles – These are the most common tile types nowadays, everybody knows them as they are the cheapest ones around. You can find them in all sorts of sizes, colors and finishes.
Kitchen murals – These are relatively new on the market and they are basically a set of tiles that make up one picture when put well together. You can find motifs such as various animals and foods including fruits and vegetables and plates of food.
Stone – This is perfect for stone countertops as it matches it perfectly. This includes many tiles that are installed in one place sometimes with thin grout lines.
Painted glass – This will achieve a gorgeous effect in any food preparing area. Use a section of backpainted glass to give your room a unique, contemporary look.
Marble or granite tiles – These are perfect when you have wooden cabinets. If your cabinets are a deep dark brown, you can add a dash or lighter backsplash color that will simply break the two parts visually in an interesting way.
You can also achieve this look by simply continuing your countertop material up to the wall in an endless seam.