Add Some Chic To Your Kitchen With A Splashback
When designing your kitchen, whether you’re creating your dream kitchen from scratch or renovating your current one, it can be difficult to come up with unique ideas that make your kitchen stand out from the rest. Splashbacks can add a great twist to your kitchen and allow for a lot of creativity in their design.
Where to put your splashback
A common place to put your new splashback is on the wall above the cooker. Usually, this area may go unnoticed as the cooker itself is more of a focal point than the wall behind it. However, by adding a splashback to this otherwise unappreciated area you can bring a bit more life and individuality to your kitchen. Splashbacks also serve a purpose aside from aesthetic enhancement – they protect your kitchen walls from marks and stains that can occur during the cooking process.
Types of splashback
Splashbacks are available in whatever colour you desire, but the material choice is important – it is best to have a non-porous, easy to clean surface such as tiling, or quartz, granite or marble, as your splashback
will be in contact with splashes, as the name suggests, and you don’t want to have to spend time furiously scrubbing it clean.
Your choice of splashback can either add colour and vibrancy to your kitchen or give the illusion of extra space – using a mirrored surface can achieve the latter. If you want to go for something a little more adventurous, brickwork effects and coloured glass are also available. Using a natural stone splashback such as marble, quartz or granite almost guarantees individuality as the naturally occurring patterns in these materials are never the same, meaning you get a unique look for your kitchen.
Depending on the type of material you have elected to be used for your splashback, the time and effort required to keep it in shape can vary considerably. With tiled splashbacks, the tiles themselves can be cleaned with a wipe and some cleaning fluid, but the grouting in between each tile will need to be thoroughly cleaned regularly to keep the same fresh look.
The choice of material can also impact the installation, as certain surfaces are easier to install than others. Tiles can be installed fairly simply, even by yourself if you are so inclined, and they can also fit around plug sockets. For heavier surfaces such as marble or natural stone, you will need a professional to cut and fit the splashback carefully.
Utilise your Worktops
As well as the splashback itself being a focal point of your kitchen, if you combine it with the other surfaces in the room then you can enhance both the splashback and the worktops. Combining similar materials or cleverly contrasting different colour schemes can work wonders, emphasising the right areas and ensuring that your kitchen as a whole looks fantastic from all angles. Using CNC machines, Touchstone Worktops can cut your worktops to the perfect size and shape required, creating fantastic surfaces out of only the best possible materials.
Here at Touchstone Worktops, we are immensely proud of our service and the way it has grown since our establishment. We provide the finest quality granite, quartz and natural stone surfaces that are ideal for worktops and splashbacks alike. If you would like to know more about us, please get in touch with us today!