The backsplash is a small yet key component of your kitchen, and your choice of material says a lot about your style and personality. A backsplash installation or replacement can also give your kitchen a makeover without the big price tag. In this blog, kitchen remodeling contractor Marcela Montoya Remodeling shares a quick guide on how to choose your new backsplash.
Countertop and Backsplash
There has been debate among interior designers and remodelers about whether the backsplash should complement the countertop, or if it’s the other way around. But the truth is, it’s a chicken-and-egg situation: it can go either way. In fact, the only time you have to give this some consideration is if your kitchen remodeling project involves a full kitchen remodel, which would give you more freedom in pairing countertop and backsplash materials.
Choosing Your Backsplash Material
There are various types of materials that can be used to build your backsplash. There’s the evergreen choices ceramic and porcelain tiles, along with marble, slate and glass. Since backsplashes don’t endure the wear and tear that countertops do, they tend to last longer. Therefore you need material that won’t look dated in a few years’ time.
Many people resort to “safe” options like white subway tile. While it is functional, subway tile is also far too common, and wouldn’t reflect what you really want. In many cases, homeowners tended to schedule another backsplash replacement a lot sooner because they regretted their backsplash choices. Remember, there are other choices that may better suit your kitchen. Consulting with home remodeling contractors like us can give you insight on possible design and material options.
Backsplashes have different maintenance requirements depending on the material. When considering which backsplash material, find out their maintenance requirements in addition to their pros and cons. Sometimes even the color matters. Take grout, for instance. Dark grout doesn’t show stains as easily as white grout.
Marcela Montoya Remodeling is the area’s leading provider of kitchen and bathroom remodeling services. Give us a call at (954) 210-7111 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in West Palm Beach, FL, and surrounding areas in Florida.