Okay. It’s time to summarize here. It’s time to tie the subject of backsplashes up in a neat little bow and let it go.
Because yes, I realize I’ve been beating this poor horse to death.
But only because it truly is a subject that comes up time and time again when people are thinking of remodeling or designing kitchens and bathrooms.
So, let’s review what we’ve learned about backsplashes these past couple weeks:
Statement backsplashes give some punch to a space. They are like art for the kitchen. When nothing else visually competes in the room, making a statement with some amazing tile on a backsplash will give your room a real wow factor! Read the full study...
A big don’t for a backsplash is to leave that 4” granite slab splash when you go to add a tile backsplash. Unless you’ve designed the splash that way, and there is a design purpose for it, don’t do it. It looks like you’ve just patched in with tile. I’ve said many times before: Good design is ALWAYS purposeful, never patched. Read the full study...
Oh, look here! I just dug up one more study from the archives to fully complete these backsplash posts - Dealing with outlets and switches on backsplashes can be quite annoying! Read the full study...
Well, that about covers it!
But, before we move on, I can’t help but leave you with a few more beautiful images of backsplashes done right - backsplashes that really exemplify what I was discussing in the posts above.
a. What a beautiful statement backsplash!
b. Another gorgeous statement backsplash! Everything else is plain. The wood cabinetry looks so simple without detail. The plain countertop, and the elevation all together is very simple. It is all about the interesting pattern on that backsplash - which was taken to the ceiling, might I add. And don’t miss noticing how there’s no side backsplash :-)
c. Now that’s a statement backsplash!
d. No short granite splash with tile on top. The tile runs from the counter up the wall.
e. I always love a sexy curve in a backsplash.
Here are some curvy splashes I’ve done in some of my own projects:
Below - I LOVE the pattern statement with the plain black counters and plain white cabinets.
Below - And how fun is this: Graphic art on the wall!
So, let’s say you’re a little late to gray party, you might even still be on the fence. The last thing you want to do is go gray and then have the trend pendulum swing another direction. If you make the jump to gray, how do make sure it will last another 10+ years?
Amanda Gates and I covered a lot of tips and recs in our teleconference this past week, and although I mentioned some in my previous post, I have still more to share today.
Okay, that’s it...
I’m done talking backsplashes - well, I am for now, at least ;-)