A kitchen backsplash can uplift the appeal off your kitchen. The wall behind the stove and the washing area is prone to get dirty. By using backsplashes, we create easy to clean surfaces in the kitchen. There are large varieties of material, like the following, that can be incorporated in the backlash of your kitchen.
Stainless steel is an evergreen material, once incorporated it will not get outdated ever. You can use a steel sheet or install it with some tiles. The beauty of the material is that it would match with all your stainless steel finish appliances. All the splashes and stains that appear on it, would be very easy to clean.
Natural stone brings in the natural element in the kitchen, they give you a rustic look and a cozy feeling. Installing marble or granite on the backsplash will make things easy to clean. You can use the same marble or granite that has already been used in the kitchen. It would be interesting and pleasing to see the same marble on the counters and backsplash.
Another sustainable option is the recycled ceramic tiles, and show your concern for the environment too. Recycled ceramic is just like the non- recycled one, the difference would lie on the quantity of availability. Each batch would differ from the other as the raw material may differ.
If you choose to go in for the recycled option, buy appropriate quantity in one go.
This creative project would add a vibrant color to your kitchen. Take a few mason jars, tile adhesive and a dye to paint these jars (Vitrea 160 to paint them turquoise). Paint the mason jars with the dye, bake it in the oven, and let them remain inside the oven until they cool down. Spread a bed sheet on the floor, prefer to do this outdoors, and place them on it.
Cover the jars with the bed sheet so that no glass flies outside. Take a hammer and break all the jars, pick the ones that you think would be suitable for the backsplash in a bucket. Use the adhesive to stick these to the wall and make a creative backsplash. You can paint the jars with any other color that you wish to.
Attics can be turned into beautiful and unique rooms and kitchens, albeit with a bit of effort in design and style. Designing attic kitchens is tough and requires high-precision designing owing to the loads of its limitations. Slanting walls, low ceiling, visible beams and more make its designing complex. The best way to come up with a perfect attic kitchen is to keep in mind numerous limitations and requirements. Here are some of them
Consider the vertical or the horizontal space available in the attic. Attics have quite less vertical space and good horizontal space, which means, you can exploit it horizontally. As the ceiling is low, so you really cannot do much about the vertical space. Your kitchen cannot have storage units and cabinets up on the walls just like any other normal kitchen. You can have low base cabinets that run horizontally in your kitchen.
As mentioned above, attic kitchens do not have much of vertical space and have horizontal pace, which sometimes does not turn out to be sufficient. Chances are, that storage can be a problem in an attic kitchen. If there is a problem, there are alternatives as well. You can create a pantry in the adjacent room. For keeping daily use and the items you bring into use more frequently, you can make low-level shelves in kitchen.
As attics have low ceilings, they automatically tend to have small sized windows that are not capable of bringing in enough of natural light. You need to think of ways you can incorporate artificial lights into your attic kitchen.
For example, you cannot go with the pendant lights because the ceiling is low. The best options are recessed lights installed in the ceiling, and under cabinet lights that help making the entire kitchen bright. You can try adding skylights above the sink area and the eating areas, to make an attic kitchen that is well lit naturally.
When you cannot expand a space, you should try coming up with ways that are capable of visually enlarging a space. Your attic kitchen demands visual enlargement, which you can provide it by using light colors, reflective countertops and cabinets, incorporating glass tiles or glass door panels, and lighting.