Irrespective of the care that you put in to keep your kitchen pristine, it is bound to start to exhibit signs of wear with time. The high humidity, wetness and high heat that characterises the kitchen's environment coupled with heavy daily use are bound to start affecting your building supplies leading to surface damage that can quickly make the space to look decrepit.
However, if the various elements of the kitchen are still functional such as working cabinetry and operable appliances, then you do not have to invest much in a kitchen renovation. Instead, focus on areas that tend to draw the eye such as flooring, countertops and splashbacks. Kitchen splashbacks are a great place to start during a renovation as new supplies can quickly boost the visual appeal of the space. The following article focusses on how to ensure that your splashbacks will enhance your kitchen remodel.
Leave ceramic splashbacks in the past
You may be so accustomed to ceramic tile that you start to convince yourself they must be a staple in your kitchen, but the reality is all you are doing is keeping your kitchen in the past. Ceramic tiles may be affordable and durable, but they do not add much aesthetic value to your space. Not to mention that, over time, the grout lines securing the splashbacks will steadily yellow, making your kitchen walls unattractive.
Rather than replacing your old ceramic splashbacks with new ones, you should think out of the box and lean toward contemporary supplies. Materials such as glass offer a great way to inject some personality in your kitchen while still providing you with highly functional splashbacks Moreover glass splashbacks do not come with those annoying grout lines that you would have to spend endless hours on to keep them clean! Other new age materials you could consider metallic splashbacks, marble splashbacks and even natural stone.
Let the splashbacks be the focal point
A mistake to avoid when engaging in your kitchen remodel is having too many stand-out elements in the kitchen. For example, some people may choose to have premium countertop materials to boost the attractiveness of their kitchen and then pair these with conspicuous splashbacks as a means of drawing the eye to the walls. Individually these two elements may look great, but when they are combined, your kitchen can look incredibly busy visually.
A better approach would be choosing to focus on your splashbacks as the central visual element in your kitchen so that they do not overwhelm your benchtops. Additionally, since splashbacks use fewer building supplies than countertops do, you will find your renovations will be more affordable in the end.