The kitchen backsplash is the area located between the cabinetry and the countertops. It is intended to keep your drywall safe from stains and spills that often occur in the kitchen environment. Many homes feature counters that extend higher up the wall, while others may have elaborate backsplashes that cover the wall completely to add character and depth. Joseph Kitchen and Bath has some suggestions to help you decide if a full backsplash or a simple backsplash is best when completing your kitchen remodeling.
The Advantages of a Kitchen Backsplash
Regardless of what type of backsplash you choose, there are advantages to having it installed. We always recommend that our client’s kitchens include a backsplash because they give your kitchen a classic touch while also protecting the walls. If your kitchen is used for crafts and cooking regularly, backsplashes are a great way to keep the area behind your stove and sink from getting stained or damaged.
Choosing Your Backsplash Height
A standard backsplash usually will reach up to four inches from the countertop. Many backsplashes are crafted from the material used for the countertop and simply extended up along the wall. A full backsplash, on the other hand, will reach from the end of the countertop up to the start of the cabinets. In some homes, this may even be extended towards the ceiling. What style and height you chose will depend on your personal preference and the look you seek to achieve in your kitchen.
Benefits of a Standard Backsplash
For people who are on a budget, standard backsplashes are the way to go. They require less labour to install and also less material overall. If you prefer to spend more on your countertop material, adding a four-inch backsplash will be much more cost-effective than any other option. Even if you choose to extend your backsplash further, you can use the same material to save on cost and labour.
Benefits of a Full Backsplash
For those who are willing to spend more, then a full backsplash is a great way to bring life to your kitchen and add cohesion between your upper cabinets and countertop. You can use contrasting colors to bring attention to the cabinets or a tile that amplifies the natural light. One of the great things about a full backsplash is that you have the freedom to use any material you prefer and make the backsplash as tall or as short as your style demands. Never be scared to play with designs, colors, or styles when it comes to your home.
How We Can Help
Whichever height or style backsplash you choose, the expert consultants at Joseph Kitchen and Bath are here to help. We will work with you to create the ideal kitchen space for your lifestyle. Give us a call at (905) 707-7756 to find out more about our services.