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Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash

Picking out a kitchen backsplash is a time-consuming process with a multitude of factors to consider, from color and material to height and kitchen activity. How noticeable do you want it to be? How much do you cook?

What colors are used throughout your kitchen? Your backsplash should complement the rest of the room. If you are looking for your kitchen to be a calm, serene center of your home, decorated with neutral greys and browns, a bright red backsplash might not be what you’re looking for. If you have a mostly light kitchen that could use a splash of color, something bold might be more appropriate.

Material is another key factor in determining the right backsplash for your home. Almost anything can be used in a backsplash, such as wood, brick or tile. If you are someone who cooks often and adventurously, a glass or stainless steel backsplash would be easier to clean and could complement your appliances or the colors of your cabinets and countertops. Design is another factor. Do you want your backsplash to match your personality or do you want to keep it timeless to assist in a potential future sale? Neutral patterns and colors may help your home if you’re looking to move in the near future, but if you’re looking for a kitchen to love for the long haul, pick a pattern that suits your home’s personality. Have your backsplash take up a wall if you’re placing it away from cabinets, or place it behind floating shelves.

Your budget will also be a factor. Different materials and colors will vary in price. For instance, subway tile is more affordable than brick or elaborate stone, but may not be available in custom colors or the design you are looking for. If you are looking to cut corners, you may consider mixing and matching material in the pattern you want for your kitchen.

Looking for inspiration for your ideal kitchen? The kitchen designers at Granite State Cabinetry offer Southern NH residents with professional kitchen design advice. Offering top brands in cabinets, countertops and hardware, Granite State Cabinetry will help you design the ideal kitchen for you. Contact us at (603) 472-4080 or request a free quote from us today!

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