While choosing splashback for your kitchen, select a material that is heat-resistant and easy to clean. There are plenty of designs available in the market. Apart from the aesthetic factor, you must also take into consideration the budget and texture of the splashback material. We give you a few tips to help you select the perfect splashback for your kitchen.
Fix a budget
You must have a clear idea about how much you can spend on the splashback. Price varies depending on material, size, design and finish. If you have no budget restriction, then go for a custom made or bespoke splashback. Unlike pre-cut splashback, which are, of course, cost effective, custom made splashback will look perfect for your kitchen without any uneven gaps.
Select a design
Your kitchen design should complement the overall theme of your house. You can select colours that are bold or subtle, materials that are textured or flat, retro designs or opt for a printed glass splashback. You can even add a photographic image to give a unique feel to your kitchen.
Glass splashbacks are easy to clean, and hence hygienic, too. Granite splashbacks will last longer and are also quite popular. It is better to avoid surfaces that will attract smudges and fingerprints easily. Weigh up the pros and cons of each material to determine which type of splashback is best suited to your needs. If you are someone who loves the traditional or classic look, then select tiles. Take into consideration the cleaning aspects while choosing a splashback. Mosaic tiles are beautiful but are not easy to clean. Choose splashbacks that have larger tiles. Lesser the joints, lesser the dirt accumulation.
Area to be covered
This is a decision that you will have to make before selecting a splashback. Decide whether you want to cover the area around the oven or the entire wall or behind the sink. The more the area to be covered the more will be the cost.
Making a statement
Black, grey or white colours will give a classy and clean look to your kitchen and will reflect light. If you want your kitchen to be a talking point, use bright colours. Use red, blue, green, yellow. However, the problem is that you will get easily bored with dark shades. So make sure you will enjoy that bright colour a year down the line.
Unique focal point
If you’re looking for a creative art piece and focal point in your kitchen, you may want to use one of your own digital photos or a favourite image for the splashback. This will add a unique feel or a designer look to your kitchen.
Confused? Just wait
There are lot of choices out there and if you are confused just wait. Your new splashback will be one of the last gears to be installed in your new kitchen, so you can start installing cabinets and benchtop, and splashback can be fixed towards the end.