The backsplash is a key component of kitchen design. It may be a relatively small part of the kitchen, but it reflects your style and personality. It can also give your kitchen a makeover without costing as much. In this blog, home addition contractor Advantage Contracting shares a quick guide on how to choose the right backsplash for your kitchen.
Countertop and Backsplash
There is much debate about whether the backsplash should be the focal point, complemented by the countertop, or vice versa. The truth is, it can go either way. Sometimes the backsplash may need to complement an existing countertop, but if your kitchen remodeling allows replacing both, then you have the freedom to come up with an entirely new look.
Choosing the Materials
There are several types of backsplash material that you can choose from. In addition to traditional ceramic and porcelain, materials such as marble, slate and glass can be used. Backsplashes tend to have long life spans, so you need to choose backsplash material that won’t go out of style. White subway tile is usually the safe choice. Also, consider the amount of wear and tear over the years. Materials such as marble has veins that may turn to crevies, or even cracks, over time. If you want something more adventurous but without risking it looking dated a few years down the line, consult with home addition companies before making your decision.
Different backsplash materials have different maintenance requirements. Once you have one or a few options lined up, make it a point to research how to care for and maintain these materials once they’re installed on the backsplash. Another similar consideration is the grout: dark grout tends to mask stains better. This doesn’t make the grout cleaner, but it doesn’t look as obvious.
Advantage Contracting is the home additions contractor to turn to when you need help with your kitchen remodeling project. Give us a call at (862) 292-0003 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Kinnelon, Wycoff, and Wayne, NJ.