When it comes to the splashback for your kitchen, there are so many options choose from today! Today we break down the six most popular types of kitchen splashback: pros, cons and little style tips.
These are the more traditional option when it comes to splashbacks – the range of sizes and colours are endless. Something that’s come roaring back into fashion is the humble subway tile. Many designers are using it to give a feel that is simultaneously retro and modern. The one thing you have to keep in mind, however, is that with tiles, there are always grout. If you’re a messy cook, likely to be throwing bolognaise sauce all over your splashback on a regular basis, you might want to avoid this option!
How can you argue with no grout, no mould and easy to clean? That’s what glass splashbacks deliver! These offer a bright modern look, but don’t be put off if you have a more traditional kitchen, you can tone things down by using a soft neutral colour.
3. Stainless Steel
Stainless steel has been used in commercial kitchens for a long time for lots of good reasons. They are heat resistant, durable and very easy to clean. If you fancy an industrial style kitchen, a stainless steel splashback combined with concrete bench always looks amazing. As with any stainless steel in the kitchen, don’t clean with anything abrasive, it’s a sure way to leave scratches.
4. Engineered stone
The seamless continuation of engineered stone from kitchen bench to splashback gives a beautiful, clean and minimalist look. If you have electric hot plates – this could be the option for you. If you have a gas cooktop, however, it will be a little more difficult as gas cooktops have to be a minimum of 200mm from the splashback.
Window splashbacks are becoming very fashionable – it does seem a shame to have a gorgeous lush garden which cannot be viewed from the kitchen! Window splash backs bring the outside in and if your kitchen lacks natural light, this could be a great option for you.
6. Feature splashback
Wander around some displays homes and you will see some stunning examples of ‘bespoke splashbacks’. These are glass splashbacks with a digitally printed image and they can be a real feature if done well. If you’re renovating the kitchen with the intent to sell the house, however, it’s worth remembering that a very individual splashback might not be to everyone’s taste.