Kitchen Remodeling: 3 Tips for Picking the Perfect Backsplash

From color to material and beyond, there are plenty of factors to consider when choosing the perfect backsplash. Get help through the kitchen remodeling process with these three keys to choosing the perfect one!


During your kitchen remodel, choosing the right backsplash for your space could potentially fall through the cracks — no pun intended. But your backsplash can change the entire look and vibe of your kitchen, so it’s an important factor — and the options are endless! That’s why Accent Design has compiled the three keys to consider when going through the kitchen remodeling decision process:


#1: Functionality
The main purpose of a backsplash is to prevent damage from cooking, water and erosion. Typically the backsplash covers the space between counters and cabinets, but can go higher if desired. When deciding on your backsplash, consider the ease of clean-up, as well as accessibility. We love tasteful yet easy-to-clean options that can work as a statement piece while also serving as a functional asset in your kitchen.

Part of a backsplash’s functionality is also its durability. Throughout an extensive kitchen remodeling process, you’ll want to pick materials that will last for the long haul — without sacrificing style or appearance. Tiles made of porcelain, ceramic, glass and concrete serve as great, durable options that are built to handle normal wear and tear.


#2: Appearance
A backsplash can be a focal point in your kitchen, so you want it to look great! Between size, material and color, it can be overwhelming to decide what looks best. This is where samples can become your best friend. One of the best ways to choose a backsplash is to live with it for a time. At Accent Design, we’ll bring backsplash samples to your home and help you decide what works best in the space.  Place these samples next to your wall for a couple days to see what you prefer — living with samples in your space can give you a better idea of what truly works.


#3: Cost
The cost of a backsplash depends on a number of things: the material, size, grout, trim pieces, installation and more. Depending on what you want your backsplash to look like, prices will vary. For example, say you want a less expensive tile that doesn’t lack in appearance — you might opt for ceramic tiles rather than porcelain or glass. Although thinner, ceramic tile comes in a variety of patterns and formats and can meet your stylistic needs without breaking the bank.

This is also where a design team can come into play. With your budget in mind, Accent Design can show you mock-ups, provide samples and integrate your vision throughout the kitchen remodeling process. Plus, thanks to our relationships with high-quality manufacturers, Accent Design can ensure you get a high-quality selection of materials at the best price. 


Although backsplash options are endless, our designers can help you select the perfect solution. At Accent Design, we help homeowners find kitchen backsplash materials, styles and sizes that fit your vision, while also meeting your budget. Contact us to find the perfect backsplash — and more — for your kitchen remodeling project.

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