Types of Kitchen Backsplashes:
Guide to Kitchen Backsplash Styles
This get-started guide to kitchen backsplash styles, from NC custom home builder Stanton Homes, helps you incorporate designer touches that make your custom home unique without a lot of extra expense. Your kitchen counter backsplash style choices are a great way to reflect personality - and make a statement about the environment you'd like to live in. Some of the most popular types of kitchen backsplashes include 4"x4" ceramic tile, subway tile, glass tile, mini mosaic tile, and granite. Here's why the mix you choose matters:
Guide to Kitchen Backsplash Styles: 4"x4" ceramic tile backsplash
In addition to the 4"x4" ceramic tile backsplash, a mini mosaic is often used as an inexpensive border and dividing line between striaght and diagonal tile lays.
In this photo, the metallic mini mosaic accents adds sparkle and pulls together wood cabinetry and black granite counter tops.
Guide to Kitchen Backsplash Styles: Subway tile backsplash
Subway tiles generally come in a 3"x6" pattern.
The tile backsplash pictured here incorporates two different colors of subway tiles, installed with a bricklay pattern. The exposed edges are finished with bullnose pieces.
The decorative inset over the cooktop uses the same tiles in a contrasting color, set on the diagonal in a herringbone pattern, surrounded by a pencil width listello accent.
Guide to Kitchen Backsplash Styles: Glass tile backsplash
The materials you choose for your kitchen backsplash can change the entire tone of the room.
While ceramic tile suites many kitchen styles, glass tile backsplashes can be the a perfect addition to contemporary or modern style new homes.
Guide to Kitchen Backsplash Styles: Mini mosaic tile backsplash
Mini-mosaics can provide artistic touches all over the kitchen, or add a simple colorful "pop" that brightens the mood.
Mini mosaics are often found in focal points such as a centerpiece above the range.
Or serve as accent stripes throughout the kitchen (see an example of a mini mosaic stripe in a version of the Dugan).
How much do tile backsplashes cost?
One of the best things about building a custom home is the vast array of choices in your price point. The cost depends on the materials you choose as well as thecomplexity of the pattern. Your designer will tell you more about your options - tile backsplashes are one of the best ways to create a unique environment without much additional cost.
Guide to Kitchen Backsplash Styles: Granite backsplash
What's Included in my new Custom Home?
Ask questions about materials, craftsmanship and detail work, and be sure your custom home estimate includes your personalized, very specific set of specifications. Talk to the builder, and see if he's approachable, knowledgeable and intuitive - and ask him about details such as coordinating your kitchen backsplash into your overall design.
A full height tile backsplash can be very artistic - and if you start out with tile you can change or add extra height later. Keep in mind that if you opt for an integrated Corian or laminate backsplash upfront, adding tile later won't be a seamless process.
Each of the kitchen backsplashes pictured is an artistic creation of Stanton Homes, designed and handcrafted in real homes for real people. Our design team works closely with you from conception to completion, with expertise that helps you to create unique backsplashes for your kitchen and bathrooms along with every other detail in your custom home.
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