The kitchen backsplash isn’t the result of what happens if you put the marinara sauce on hot for too long and it boils over. It’s that space on the wall between your cooking range and the cabinets or ceiling (whichever comes first). It’s one of the spaces in a kitchen the draws the eyes immediately—one of the room’s visual centers. It often extends far to the sides of the range, making it an even more important part of the overall look of a kitchen. It can hold the space design together, it can make a bold statement, and it can be a place to let your creative ideas for the new kitchen come to the front.
In other words, there’s a lot you can do with the backsplash when it comes to arranging for your Los Angeles, CA, kitchen remodeling services. The right remodeling design will help you through the multitude of options for a backsplash that makes a statement and looks great with the rest of the space.
Some Ideas for Getting the Best Backsplash
When you work with our design and remodeling team, we’ll guide you toward the top options for the look of your kitchen. Here are a few things to consider as you hunt for backsplash perfection.
- Let the countertop guide you: The countertops in a kitchen are the best guidepost for finding the right types of materials and tiles to use in a kitchen. If the backsplash is the only part of the kitchen that’s getting a remodel, you already have the countertops as a guide. If the whole kitchen is undergoing a remodel, focus first on the right countertops for your needs—this is one of the most important functional parts of a kitchen, after all—and then work with your designer to mix and match tile color and material that melds well with the counters.
- Don’t be afraid to go a bit crazy with the pattern: We’re not kidding when we say the backsplash is a good place to indulge in creativity. The rest of the kitchen may have a subdued look, but the backsplash is a “high impact” zone in the kitchen where it’s effective to make a more complex and visually catchy pattern. Don’t be afraid to go with bolder colors or even enlarge the backsplash to make a more striking-looking kitchen. This may be the secret to making a kitchen stay in people’s minds in the best way.
- There are budget friendly choices: We don’t know (yet) what type of budget you’re on for your kitchen remodeling, but there are ways to save on the backsplash and still have it look great. Limit the size or use metal panels, which are less expensive but can still look good with the best designers on the job. White ceramic tiles are also a way you can cut down on expenses. Just make sure the grouting is good, because this helps with longevity.