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Backsplashes serve not only utilitarian purposes, but can add a lot of extra style. Though they are great at catching inadvertently
airborne foodstuffs so they won't stain the paint on your walls, they can also be a relatively inexpensive way to update a kitchen.
These days, there are so many different types of materials and styles of backsplashes available that the 18–20 inch space between
the countertop and wall cabinets can be transformed into nothing short of a work of art.
As the focal point of many homes, even the most cost-conscious homeowner may decide to remodel or add a few stylish touches to their kitchen. One way to spruce it up is by installing a new backsplash.
Tile is the most popular choice
The most popular, budget-conscious material for a kitchen backsplash is 2-4 inch ceramic or porcelain tile, which can be purchased online or at any home improvement store if you stick with something relatively simple.
Ceramic tile is extremely versatile and the most economical choice. Prices can vary dramatically from style to style, though, so before you get your heart set on one particular type, make sure you shop around and check out the price tag. Kitchen tiles can range from a buck a tile to more than $20, depending on whether they are hand made or machine-pressed. The clay, firing, and glaze all factor into the cost too.
One way to get extra bang for the buck is to select a simple, inexpensive tile for the field and trim, then use a distinctive mosaic or glass tile for a liner. Setting tile diagonally also adds an extra coolness factor, but is a more challenging cut which can be problematic if you are doing it yourself.
Applying the tile to just the counter area where you are likely to splash can also save a bundle instead of installing the backsplash throughout the kitchen.
More than ordinary tile
Aside from ceramic tile, here are a few typical materials and styles used in modern kitchen backsplashes: