Kitchen Tile & Backsplash
Kitchen tiles and backsplashes serve both form and function and can make or break a kitchen concerning both its lifespan and its aesthetic appeal. Carefully planning for this crucial item can be daunting, which is why Vacaville Kitchen Remodel Experts works to assist in every aspect of this, be it in the design, sourcing and purchasing the products for it, and professionally installing it on your behalf.
What is a backsplash?
A backsplash protects the wall behind the sink and primary cooking area of your kitchen – generally your stovetop. A backsplash prevents moisture from coming into contact with the wall and subsequently causing damage or swelling. Traditional backsplashes were made of tile and only covered the space between the top of the counter and the bottom of your cabinets, though modern backsplashes now come in many forms; some even taking up the entire wall of the kitchen. This is something that can be used to create a unique look in the space it exists within and can transform a kitchen from bland and dull to gorgeous and one of a kind!
The height of your backsplash
As we mentioned briefly, traditional backsplashes were generally function-focused and were not used for aesthetic benefit in the kitchen. Today, as design and architecture become more focused on the appeal of a space and do not just focus on function alone, backsplashes are becoming a crucial aspect of any design-focused kitchen. One way to enhance the effect that your backsplash provides is by increasing the amount of space that it uses. Entire walls can be covered by a backsplash to deliver a look that makes the shape of your kitchen an enhanced flare.
The design of your backsplash
There are many, many ways that you can have your own style shine through on your backsplash. The traditional way of designing a backsplash sees homeowners using tile to create a unique look (or one that is function-focused), but with advancements in both technology and the way that we perceive design in the home, there are countless more options available. Custom designed steelworks is one such way to give your kitchen a bespoke look, while wood and glass can be used for those looking for either a rustic or modern look, respectively. Brick backsplashes are trending today, as more and more homeowners adopt an industrial finish in their living space. The options available are endless, so achieving a look identical to the one you have in mind is easy!
We have discussed how important a role backsplashes serve in delivering a particular look and feel, but we would be remiss to skip discussing how important a role they actually serve in terms of protecting the integrity of your home. Backsplashes protect your wall from exposure to moisture, whether direct or indirect, and prevent mold, swelling, and stains. Ensuring that you have used a professional service to install your backsplash is important, as the lifespan and effectiveness of it are directly affected by how effective the installation was. Give yourself peace of mind by working with the professionals at Vacaville Kitchen Remodel Experts!