Splashbacks are an exciting way to add colour, interest and create mood in your bustling kitchen. Taking up no room at all and providing a hygienic surface to wipe over, splash backs can be made from glass, metal, tiles and stainless steel which can range from $100 to over $1000. Think wisely about the material that you want to use because although it can be a semi-large investment, it may be the feature of your kitchen and give your kitchen the life it has always needed.
Make sure you think long and hard about the colour you choose! Except for natural colours that are often a safe bet, most colours go in and out of fashion. If you are wanting to add some spark and colour to your kitchen but not wanting to upgrade and update it in a few years, choose a natural colour and accessorize with bright utensils.
Glass is the leading trend in splashbacks due to its appearance and easy cleaning surface. Colours are almost unlimited and the lack of joins and crevices eliminates the opportunity for mould to grow. Toughened glass is the most expensive option however it is a necessity due to its safe and durable nature. The last thing you want is for cracked glass to be hanging above your pot of marinating stew!
Tiles are the most traditional material for splashbacks and are mid range when it comes to price. Some tiles are a lot more expensive than others but with such a wide range of materials and patterns, there will always be an ideal option that suits your budget
Stainless Steel is a newer trend in kitchen splashbacks for those opting for the industrial kitchen look. Stainless steel is strong, durable and an easy to clean option and can come in multiple finishes making it easy to match with your kitchen appliances, kitchen tap and cabinetry handles.
Other options such as stone, mirror, wood and plain painted walls provide you with an excellent range of price and materials when considering your kitchen splashback!