Hanrietta Meyer. Kitchen Backsplash. July 12th , 2017.
Tin is another common metal backsplash tile choice. Punched or hammered—or boasting ornate designs—it can add tremendous appeal and visual interest to a kitchen design. Similarly, copper and brass can liven up any kitchen with their unique hues and the added benefit of an "evolving" design; as these metals age, their surfaces will often take on distinct patterns, striations and natural designs that add great style.
If you‘ve decided a new or updated backsplash is just what your small kitchen needs, your first step will be to identify the materials you‘ll use for your backsplash. You‘ll have myriad choices, from traditional backsplash materials like ceramic tile and glass to more high-end materials like stainless steel and granite. Your material choice will likely have everything to do with two factors: the style you‘re shooting for via your kitchen design, and your budget. For anyone attempting to install even a small kitchen backsplash while maintaining a budget, high-end materials may be cost-prohibitive. On the other hand, if the design style you‘re trying to implement absolutely needs a granite backsplash despite a limited budget, there are plenty of synthetic materials you can consider that will approximate the look of just about any natural stone or other material.
In terms of the amount of glass tile you‘ll need, this will be determined by the surface area your backsplash will cover. You may choose to cover the entire wall above the kitchen counters with backsplash, or you may decide on a reduced scope that covers only a portion of the wall. Either way, marking off the surface area you‘ll cover and then measuring the square footage will show you the amount of tile you‘ll need.
There are almost infinite options when it comes to creating a cool kitchen backsplash (and of course, every homeowner‘s definition of "cool" will be different). Many homeowners seeking a creative design will focus on the backsplash as an opportunity for artistic expression. If this approach appeals to you, there are several ways to approach the design, from a collection of found objects (examples include everything from bottle caps to old gift cards—basically anything durable that can stick to the wall and wipe clean easily) to a mural of tiles depicting anything from a street scene to a classic video game level to a renaissance-style painting.
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