What is a kitchen backsplash

Kitchen backsplash is a cover which is installed on the portion of the wall behind the cooking or the cleaning area to protect it from various kinds of cooking spills that can stain the walls. These are basically surfaces that do not absorb water and are very easy to clean. Today they have been burdened with the additional role of a décor element. The easiest and the fastest way to upgrade your kitchen and give it new life is to give it an attractive backsplash.

The various types

The number of designs you can have is practically limitless. It is limited only by a lack of imagination. You can use a wide range of materials for designing a backsplash. These include ceramic, mosaic, aluminum, steel, copper, tin, glass, stone, laminates and textured wall paper. You could also combine the various materials together and create some very interesting designs. Some are are so very well designed that they are truly works of art. So it would be no exaggeration to say that the choice you have in this regard is really unlimited.

Why would you need one

The most important reason to have a backsplash in the kitchen is to protect the walls in the kitchen. A decrepit looking  wall can depreciate the value of a house. The second most important reason is to make the kitchen more attractive and inviting. These design elements enhance the effect of natural light in the kitchen. Finally, they serve as a center of focus in the kitchen.

A couple of ideas

Personalization: One very good idea to make your kitchen really unique would be to personalize your backsplash. For instance, you could put the photo of your pet on it. Or maybe the picture of your favorite dish. Just about anything you feel a connection to. There are so many ways you can put your personal stamp on it. That way, you will be able to call the design your own and not simply copied from a magaznie.

Functional, yet adorable: No matter what kind of design you choose to go with, it should be both functional and pretty. Using ceramic tiles is one way you can strike a balance very easily. Ceramic tiles are inexpensive. And you can print just about any image you want on them. They are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. You can endlessly experiment with them to arrive at something that’s just right for your kitchen. If you are wanting to redesign a modern kitchen, then you could try glass, stone or even mirrors to give you the right look and feel.

You can go a step ahead and experiment with mosaics. You can also get painted murals to create images and pictures that will  be a sheer pleasure to watch. And these are not very expensive. If you want even cheaper options you can use broken pieces of stone and ceramic to create unique designs that will add loads of style to your kitchen in no time.