STATEMENT / SPLASHBACKS

July 14, 2021
/ Penny Schapel

We’ve all heard the saying “kitchen’s sell houses”! The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where family gather to create meals. Where you pour your guests a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Thus, the aesthetic you create is key!

Picking a splashback for your kitchen can be a daunting task. You want it to look perfect. Being such a large surface, you want to ensure it flows with the rest of the home and matches any benchtops or fixtures. It is also an expensive area, so you do not want to be doing it twice. however it is also an opportunity to add some colour and character to your space.

So, what are your design options…

WINDOW 

Window splashbacks have become incredibly popular, drawing natural outdoor light into small or large spaces. Having a view as a key feature and not just a fashion statement, means they won’t date. This glass splashback in Hyde Park attracted some serious attention…

ALUMINIUM 

Aluminium splashbacks have a various range of exciting patterns and designs. You can choose from a wide range of designer colours while others have fun patterns. For a 3D effect, choose a stamped pattern in a traditional or modern design.

TILED 

Tiled splashbacks are extremely popular, especially with a brick or herringbone style. They add texture and a detailed design can add some definite ‘wow factor’. Add contrasting colours like this home in Erindale:

PRINTED GLASS 

Printed glass is an effective way to introduce some personality to your kitchen and create a focal point in the room. From geometric patterns to bold colours, the choice is all yours, just be mindful that they will date a little faster than other selections.

LED 

Having LED lights embedded behind glass can change the mood of the room and you have the ability to actually change the colour of the splashback as you wish. This is an inexpensive option to enhance the look of your entire kitchen.

STONE

The premium design option, match the stone of your benchtops and bathrooms to your splashback. Because this is ultra luxurious, it packs a huge design punch and will have others lusting after your kitchen. Depending on your stone choice, you will have to work with your stone slab sizes, so join seems are something to consider and try to work around.

Article by Penny Schapel
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