“If the kitchen countertop is the icing on the cake, then the splashback is the cherry on top. Not only does it need to complement the style and design of a kitchen, but also be tough and robust enough to deal with everyday use”
Below is George’s ultimate guide to kitchen splashbacks trends, to help you choose the perfect one:
1. Caesarstone SplashbackThere should be no surprises that number one on our list of kitchen splashback ideas would be Caesarstone. With the benefits of colour continuity, toughness and an easy-to-clean, grout-free finish makes Caesarstone an elegant and practical splashback option. Choosing a Caesarstone splashback also streamlines the installation process as the countertop and splashback are fabricated and installed by your fabricator, meaning fewer trades to deal with and quicker completion.
2. Tiled SplashbackAs perhaps the most common choice, a tiled splashback is a safe way to complete your kitchen design while still offering a chance to be daring and unique. There are literally thousands of tile design and style combinations to choose from, with popular trends including a herringbone or subway style layout. Replacing old or outdated tiles is usually a fairly cheap and simple process, but keep in mind that grout can be more difficult to clean and can stain over time – especially behind cooktops.
3. Glass SplashbackWhile the glass splashback was a popular choice just a few short years ago, it has quickly fallen out of favour with kitchen designers in all but the most subtle of hues. Avoid polarising or vibrant colour choices when choosing a glass splashback and instead opt for more complimentary tones. LED lighting strips can be used to illuminate glass splashbacks, creating a subtle glow which makes an impressive statement. Cleaning a glass splashback to a flawless finish can also be more challenging.
4. Mirror SplashbackA mirror splashback can add light and a sense of space to your kitchen and is especially appropriate where a beautiful view can be reflected. Avoid using a mirror splashback when there is little natural light or where it would be facing a bare wall. Cleaning a mirror splashback can also be challenging, but it will disguise streaks more readily than a glass splashback. Not just any mirror will do either, toughened and heat resistant glass is a necessity in the kitchen.
5. Window SplashbackA window splashback is an ideal way to incorporate more natural light into your kitchen and enhance the feeling of space. A window splashback requires careful forward planning and should ideally be installed before a check measure of the kitchen is carried out to ensure perfect fitment. Be aware of privacy as unlike a normal window, it’s not possible to install internal blinds with a window splashback. Clever placement of outdoor plants means even homes without a view can benefit from a window splashback.
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