St. Louis Kitchen Design with Backsplash

Written by Megan Gerdes

kitchen design with backsplash st. louisAs you probably already know, when it comes to parties, family get-togethers, cookouts, and other entertaining, the kitchen seems to always be where people end up. That is why it is so important for homeowners to love their kitchen design.

 

Designing Your Perfect Kitchen

There is a lot to think about when it comes to the design of your kitchen space. We all want a big kitchen with extra seating to accommodate guests comfortably. We don’t want a space that is boring or standard by any means.

Having great appliances, space, and movement in your kitchen is incredibly important for the design. However, making sure that your kitchen has the specific feel that you are looking for is just as important as the functionality of the room itself.

The biggest eye catcher in the room should be the kitchen backsplash.

A backsplash is most commonly known to be made from tiles that are smaller in size. Using larger tiles such as 12 x 24-inch tiles doesn’t really work with most backsplashes. Most commonly a backsplash is around 18 inches tall making them perfect to add some life to the room without being overwhelming.

Adding assorted colors to the tiles being used will also create a fun dynamic look and bring some depth to the living space. Varying colors will really draw in the eye and truly make it a focal point of your kitchen.

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What Is the Most Common Material Used for Kitchen Backsplashes?

Tiles are most commonly used when decorating a backsplash. Choosing a few different colors to join together can add some extra pizazz. Some homeowners prefer to keep it simple and stick with a white tile design even when using white cabinets. This further demonstrates a humble simplicity and helps add a sense of cleanliness to the room.

One interesting aspect that we are starting to see more of is using materials other than tile to create a colorful and fun environment. You can use things like brick, hardwood, driftwood, or barn wood as a backsplash or even go as far as to use metal.

A DIY option is to use materials such as beer and other bottle caps. Using different materials this way is a perfect opportunity to really change the way your kitchen will come together. The only downside to going this route is that these materials are harder to clean and gauge the longevity of, especially wood. The possibilities really are what you make of them and only stop at your ability to imagine and create.

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Making Your Backsplash Work with the Rest of Your Kitchen

There are many things to consider when creating a perfect kitchen. Not only do you need to worry about how the colors will work together, you must also keep the different textures that are being used throughout the kitchen in mind as well.

If you already have tile flooring or wood flooring that has been redone, then you will want to incorporate that into your backsplash design. You can also tackle your tile design first and then look for flooring ideas to match the other aspects of your kitchen.

The countertops will also come in to play when deciding on backsplash design. Most countertops are made using Quartz, granite or some other type of texture.

Using a tile or other material that has a similar or busy texture can add confusion and really take away from the overall feeling of the room. In order to counteract this, some will use a much simpler approach with a calming solid affect when it comes to the tiles they use.

We have also seen people go with a simple type of countertop to emphasize the dramatic effect they are going for with their kitchen backsplash. Since the backsplash is such a small area, you can really feel free to play around here without the fear of going over budget. There really is no right or wrong answer when it comes to what overall feel you want your space to have!

When it comes to accessories a backsplash can spill into other aspects of the kitchen to really bring everything together cohesively. Incorporating things like your bar stools, lights fixtures, other hardware, appliances, and more can really make the space work harmoniously together.

Adding those little extras can transform a kitchen into a true entertaining area that everyone will want to keep coming back to again and again. To learn more about what you can do to transform your kitchen space into a fantastic place to entertain your friends and family, contact us today and schedule an appointment.

Megan’s passion for design extends beyond her workplace. In her free time, Megan enjoys all types of crafts, including knitting, crocheting, and rehabbing/reupholstering furniture.

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