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Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen Makeover

If you're growing tired of seeing the same old view when you pour your morning coffee, you could be due for a kitchen makeover. Check out these ways to spruce up your kitchen.

1. Add Style With New Countertops

Nothing will liven up a kitchen more than new countertops. Natural colors complement stainless steel appliances, but you can choose from a wide array of hues, making the look as simple or as sophisticated as you want. Granite and quartz offer a gorgeous look, and have an ultra-smooth surface that's extremely durable and easy to clean. Try mixing and matching the colors of your countertop, floor, and walls to achieve a look that is truly your own.

2. Bring Personality With a Backsplash

There are lots of options to explore when designing your kitchen backsplash. You can liven up an unused space, decide to go neutral, or come up with another idea that's all your own. When choosing a material, style is just one consideration, however. You need a backsplash that not only looks good, but also wears well and is easy to clean and maintain. Before brainstorming backsplash ideas for your kitchen, consider getting to know some of the most commonly used materials for this kind of project.

Ceramic Tile
Ceramic tile makes it easy to turn your backsplash ideas into reality. It's available in a wide array of colors, patterns, and textures, and is hard-wearing enough for use on floors. You can explore an infinite number of design options when using this material, and it's very easy to clean.

Ion Metal on the Backsplash

If you want to make a statement, a granite backsplash will certainly help you do so. This material looks great, and is incredibly durable and easy to maintain. Granite comes in lots of different colors and textures that can match almost any existing decor. Granite has a naturally beautiful style that instantly gives any space a more high-end look and feel. It maintains its good looks through years of hard use and adds a touch of luxury to your kitchen.

Granite in New Venetian Gold

Glass backsplashes are a classic design choice, and for good reason. Covering part of your kitchen wall with glass tiles creates a gleaming look that's a breeze to clean. Because it's available in an unlimited amount of colors, glass is a simple and stylish backsplash option that matches beautifully with any existing kitchen design. Glass backsplashes are always in fashion because the material is attractive, versatile, and practical in the kitchen.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel offers a clean look and immediately catches the eye. This material can be creatively paired with many kinds of counter tops, but it does need to be cleaned often with special stainless steel cleaner to preserve its finish. Metallica™ tile is a versatile option that provides customization and design flexibility. The tile is actually made with marble bisque that is covered with metal to create that eye-catching stainless look.

Backspalsh and countertop

Natural stone creates a rustic yet stylish kitchen atmosphere. Stone will wear incredibly well in any space, but it does require regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. You'll want to use a sealant on stone tile once a year to keep it water resistant and stain repellent. Stone tile gives the kitchen an earthier, more natural look. This tile beautifully complements wooden cabinets and kitchen furniture, but it also creates striking contrast against modern kitchen materials like glass and stainless steel. Stone tile adds texture to the room that allows you to layer your design style. A rough or pebbly stone texture looks even more dazzling when paired with smooth counters or cabinets.

The backsplash is a key design element in any kitchen. It can be used to showcase the unique style of your home, whether you want to make a bold statement, stay neutral, or get creative. Explore the many backsplash materials that are practical, stylish, and easy to maintain, then create your design around the tile options that best suit your needs.

3. Incorporate Simple Touches

Sometimes it's the simple things that make the biggest impact. Keeping your kitchen counters free of clutter is a good first step. Then simply displaying fresh flowers or a large plant can bring new life into your space. In the spring, tulips are beautiful. In the summer, a huge cluster of sunflowers will brighten your kitchen. And in fall and winter you can focus on holiday plants, incorporating fall foliage, poinsettias, pine, and winter twigs into bouquets--just make sure they are safe for your kids and pets.

4. Upgrade Your Hardware

One of the quickest ways to do a simple kitchen makeover is to add new hardware on your cabinets. Think of hardware — the pulls and knobs on drawers and cabinets — as the jewelry of the kitchen. Whether you want a sleek and simple stainless steel, a more rustic brushed bronze, or a statement crystal knob, the hardware is considered the finishing touch.

5. Personalize With Photos or Artwork

If you want to add a truly personal touch to your kitchen, consider adding your own artwork or photography. It can be anything from a close-up portrait to a food item or a black-and-white artistic photograph of your family gathered the table.

When you're aiming for a quick kitchen makeover, the possibilities are limitless. Whether it's your countertop, backsplash, or accessories, use your imagination and infuse your kitchen with your unique personality.

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