Kitchen Splashbacks – Four Important Considerations

Adding a splashback is one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform the dynamic of an entire kitchen. The perfect combination of practicality and pristine presentation, splashbacks are both quick to install and highly cost-effective.

From the simplest cleared glass panels or ornate mirror splashbacks and all manner of custom designs, your splashback can be anything you want it to be. The shape, size and configuration of your splashback can also be adjusted to suit your exact requirements.

Even so, it is important to make the right decisions when considering what type of splashback to bring into your kitchen. With limitless options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.

If you find yourself feeling somewhat spoilt for choice, here are four essential considerations to help steer you in the right direction:

  1. Consider the Practicalities

The practical benefits of a high-quality kitchen splashback are worth emphasising. For example, a toughened-glass splashback is 100% non-porous, easy to clean and capable of withstanding temperatures as high as 300° C. By contrast, some types of ceramic and acrylic splashbacks are not nearly as durable.

This should be factored in when considering where your splashback will be positioned and what it is likely to be exposed to on a daily basis. If you want a splashback that can handle anything you care to throw at it, toughened-glass is pretty much unbeatable.

  • Free Samples

If you are torn between handfuls of different splashback designs, you could always request a free sample from your supplier. This is not usually a problem, as most splashback suppliers will happily offer their customers small sample pieces of material.

This will give you the opportunity to place the material on the surface you intend to cover with a splashback and see how it looks in person. Of course, these may not be options where custom splashbacks are concerned, which are always manufactured to order.

  • Clash or Complement

Whether a colour complements or clashes with its surroundings is a matter of personal opinion. Sometimes, a splashback in a colour that really shouldn’t work with a kitchen’s colour scheme can look quite fantastic. Hence, it is entirely up to you how bold or understated you go.

Still, it is essential to take into account the existing colour scheme of your kitchen before choosing your splashback. If in doubt, consider adding a neutral splashback to a bright and vibrant kitchen. Or in reverse, try fitting a bright and bold splashback in a kitchen that features predominantly neutral colours.

  • Make it Unique

A bespoke splashback provides the opportunity to bring a touch of your own unique personality into your kitchen. A custom splashback can be finished in a limitless range of designs, opening the door to true one-of-a-kind visual features.

You can also order a splashback in just about any shape, size and configuration you like. There is even the option of combining multiple splashbacks together to create one visual masterpiece for your kitchen, extending their protective properties across a much larger surface area. For more information on any of the above or to discuss our bespoke splashbacks in more detail, contact a member of the team at KitchenSplashbacks today.

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