Picking a Kitchen Backsplash

Picking a Kitchen Backsplash

What to Consider

Picking a backsplash for your kitchen can really set a tone for the entire room. As you are choosing your backsplash, there are many things to consider.

How much square space are you covering?

Will you be redecorating in the future?

We recommend investing in a high impact zone. It can get pretty pricey to do some detail work or pattern in your backsplash. But if you invest in the space above the range and sink. This is typically the area that will draw the most attention anyway.

If you want to invest in a more expensive tile or do some sort of pattern, this is the place to do it. Then you can save by doing a simpler backsplash for the rest of the kitchen. This will also be helpful if you want to redo your kitchen down the road.

It’d be much easier if you only need to tear out and redo a 2×3 foot area than the entire kitchen.

You can have a whole new feel with a new pattern or new design while still keeping the rest of your backsplash the same. You can spice things up in this high impact zone—go with a bold color or a trendy pattern.

Mistakes to Avoid

When picking tile, there are a few common mistakes you’ll want to be wary of. Don’t make a costly mistake that you’ll have to pay to redo in years to come.

Your primary tile should be thicker than any decorative tile. Be sure that a majority of your tile is actually visible, and you aren’t wasting money on a hidden tile.

Remember to trim pieces. There may be trim pieces or decorative molding that come with the tile you choose. If this is the case, the extra pieces will coordinate in glaze and thickness, which makes your job a lot easier.

Be sure to order your tile all together in a single batch. Ordering separate batching could lead to come discrepancies and mismatching.

You should also be sure that the tile you are considering is in stock and that there is enough for your needs. It can be frustrating to begin the planning process and get your heart set on a certain tile, only to find that it’s no available.

Decorating on a Budget

Most people need to stick to a budget when decorating or redecorating. If you are trying to save a little money in the process, avoid trendy tile. It may seem appealing now, but it’ll be pricier and eventually go out of style.

A most classic look will be more affordable and timeless. It also helps to be flexible. Consider what is most important to you and what you are willing to compromise on.

For example, if a specific pattern is important to your design, invest in the tile for that and maybe consider a cheaper and simpler tile for the rest of your backsplash.

Whatever your kitchen and bathroom decorating needs, reach out to Mountain States Kitchen and Bath for the highest quality products and the best customer service available!


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