Are you looking for a way to update your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room but don’t have the budget to give your room a complete makeover? The solution to your problem is simple: a new backsplash. This small addition to the space behind your countertops is both stylish and useful and can give your kitchen or bathroom a brand-new look. If you’re updating on a budget, here are a few things you should know before you start looking:
Materials: The Possibilities Are Truly Endless
As Houzz demonstrates in their article, “How to Pick a Kitchen Backsplash That Wows,” you’re never short of options when it comes to selecting the right materials. Glass, tile, mirror, ceramic, cement, or even metal finishes can update the look of your kitchen or bathroom, brighten the room, and give your walls protection from spills, heat, and damage. Consider what your room needs the most. If you have dark cabinets and countertops and want to add a bit of light to the spaces in between, consider installing a reflective surface, such as glass tile, or better yet, a window backsplash. For bathrooms, backsplashes should be stain and water resistant and easy to clean.
Backsplash Styles Let Your Personality Shine
Picking out your materials is a perfect start, but now you must decide how you’re going to install them. For a more budget-friendly update, a shorter backsplash may be all that you’re looking for. If you want a seamless look, you may choose the same material as your countertop to cover your wall. If you have a taste for colour and are looking for something bold, yet classic, Moroccan tiles provide that extra splash of colour to an otherwise monochromatic room. If you prefer a more urban style, we suggest a simple subway tile backsplash that is both timeless and functional. The best way to find out what sort of backsplash style is right for you is to browse through magazines, websites, and showrooms.
But First, Be Honest About Your Budget
When we say that the possibilities are truly endless, we aren’t factoring in budgetary restrictions. If you’ve already started shopping around for backsplash tiles, then you probably know that prices for materials (not to mention labour) vary greatly. If you can’t make room in your budget for the tiles you really want, can you afford to wait a little bit longer until you’ve saved up enough for the ones you do? If there’s a style you absolutely adore but can’t afford it, have you considered a less expensive alternative? Budgeting is the worst part of any home renovation, which is why so many people come to Cuisines Nuenza for a free estimate. While you may think you’re saving money by attempting to DIY your own backsplash, you may end up saving more by hiring experts to get it right the first time and provide you with professional advice on how to save money and get what you really want.
To find out what kind of backsplash is perfect for your kitchen or bathroom, contact Cuisines Nuenza today for more information.