In the past, backsplashes weren’t given much thought. They were there to protect the back of the wall behind the kitchen sink, stove and the countertop. Then, they became an important part of the overall look of the kitchen, and renovation companies in Vancouver began to advise their clients on the best types of backsplashes to install. Since backsplashes don’t usually take up a lot of space, they can be made of really sumptuous materials such as real stone, stained glass or even shiny, quilted metals.
Magnum Construction Services, experts at modern kitchens designs in Vancouver are there to help you choose the best backsplash for your kitchen, whether you are sprucing it up a bit or doing a full renovation. Here are some things to take into account:
1. Measure and add a bit more
To find out the space you’ll need to fill, multiply its height by its width, and add about 10 percent extra.
2. Use visual tricks
If you have a small kitchen, one trick is to have the backsplash wrap around the whole space. It makes the kitchen look bigger.
3. Consider the material
Nothing beats ceramic, especially porcelain tiles when it comes to backsplashes. Ceramic tile is tough, durable, waterproof and relatively inexpensive. Other materials are fine to use, but glass is pricey, stone needs to be sealed at least once a year, and metal can be tricky to keep clean. When it comes to kitchen renovations in Vancouver, some people mix materials for an especially stunning effect.
4. Get samples before you decide
If you’re not completely sure of what you want, get some samples of colours and tiles and tape them to the walls for a while. You’ll be able to see what your backsplash may look like during different times of the day.
The two points in your kitchen that you’ll want to emphasize are the space above your stove and the space above your sink. If you’re going for bold and intricate designs, those are the places to put your backsplash.
6. Mind the budget
The small space that the backsplash occupies allows you to buy materials that might be too costly to install in a large space. However, if money is tight, avoid trends and be willing to compromise a bit. It’s still important that you use good quality grout. Grout, after all, is what makes the backsplash stick to the wall in the first place.
If you want more information on installing your beautiful backsplash, don’t hesitate to contact our experts at Magnum Construction Services.