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The Art of the Backsplash

When designing a space, some things take priority. Take kitchen design for example: the layout of the appliances, cabinetry and countertops takes precedence as they are the foundation. Then layers of function and glamour are added with: the sink, flooring, faucets, lighting, knobs, pulls, and the backsplash.

The backsplash? Yeah, the “tiled” surface that protects the walls behind the stove, sink and countertops from splashes. This layer is by no means a necessity, but it’s another opportunity to add detail to the masterpiece.

The full wall backsplash, where the tile covers the length of the wall from countertop to ceiling is a favorite of mine. Since kitchens have a lot of elements, less is usually more when choosing to a full wall backsplash. I like a simple monochromatic design.

While tile is the most commonly used backsplash material; many other materials from mirror panels to stainless steel can be used.

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