Making Art with Stone—How to Design the Perfect Kitchen Splashback
As the heart of your home, your kitchen exudes a unique warmth and hospitality that simply cannot be imitated by any other space—no matter how well-designed.
But for a while now, you’ve sensed that your kitchen has lost its spark.
The space doesn’t feel light and airy anymore. So perhaps it’s time to give it the makeover it needs; only within a budget!
The Basics of Designing a Kitchen Backsplash
Choosing the right stone for your kitchen’s backsplash is easier said than done!
With options galore and designs aplenty, your best chance at choosing a good backsplash is by getting the basics down first.
– Your Objective
Let’s say you have a white kitchen with a gorgeous white marble countertop that you want to improve upon. If your idea is to elevate your pre-existing design, adding a black backsplash is the perfect choice. If it’s a complete makeover you want, though, going with a stone that’s intricate and fancy works well, especially if you paint your cabinets alongside.
– Your Style
Do you like modern classic or minimalist chic? Though most stone backsplashes have textures and come in colored varieties, you’ll want to determine your overall style before choosing a stone to work with. Adding something dramatic, like a Mediterranean-design porcelain backsplash to a classic, farmhouse-style kitchen might not be the best option. On the other hand, going with something too simple can backfire as well. Always consult with a designer before buying.
– Your Additional Elements
Your countertops, cabinets, and flooring matter! Aside from color-coordinating the backsplash with your kitchen elements, managing the materials so they gels well will create a good flow in terms of design. For example, if you have black granite worktops, dusty brown cabinets, and deep brown porcelain tiled floors, you can’t go with a white marble backsplash, since that would look terribly out-of-place. A mosaic tile look would be much prettier.
Choosing a Budget-Friendly Backsplash Option
With these factors decided, your next task is to find the right vendor.
SlabFinder can help you with that!
As the leading online marketplace for natural stone for interior design, we offer access to stone sellers from around the world. Whatever stone you need, we’re sure you’ll find it through us online.