Planning a kitchen remodeling project is a lot like purchasing a set of clothes for a special event – you make a list of what needs to be bought and at the end of the day it all has to look good when worn together. Depending on the scale of your kitchen makeover, you may be picking out RTA kitchen cabinets, countertops, appliances, and plumbing fixtures, but don’t forget one important item that often ties everything else together – the kitchen backsplash.
Complement your RTA Kitchen Cabinets with your Backsplash Choice
The backsplash area of your kitchen is normally considered the exposed wall between the top of the countertops and the bottom of the wall cabinets. Most homeowners prefer having an easily cleaned surface in the backsplash area as food preparation on the countertops can sometimes be messy. This can often be accomplished with just a semi-gloss paint or wallpaper, but just as a tie can with a suit – this area can also serve as an accent for the entire room and be used to complement your RTA kitchen cabinets. A few materials to consider for your kitchen backsplash:
• Granite – if you have granite countertops, continuing the granite up the backsplash walls can be expensive, but the appearance it creates may be well worth the cost. Granite is a natural stone and slabs often have beautiful shading and veining.
• Ceramic Tile – tile is very popular with homeowners as there are so many selections to choose from – it’s almost like starting with a blank canvas and creating a work of art. You can combine different styles and colors, use various sizes, or even install imported tiles for an Old World look.
• Stainless Steel – if you’re serious about cooking and want everyone to know it, consider installing a stainless steel backsplash. The material is very easy to wipe down after preparing a meal – that’s while it’s used in so many commercial restaurant kitchens.
• Glass – glass sheets or tiles can give your kitchen a very modern look and are also very easy to keep clean. Glass backsplashes are available in almost countless colors and the reflection of light off the surface can seem to give your kitchen more depth.
These are just a few of the many backsplash options that can complement your RTA kitchen cabinets – ask your contractor about other selections that might be suitable for your kitchen makeover.