We’ve talked a lot about back splash tiles over the last two blogs and in this blog we are just going to throw out some final thoughts and ideas on back splash tiles:

Subway tiles add a touch of color and shimmer to any kitchen, and subway tiles come in dozens of colors and are usually pretty easy on the budget, so creating an interesting and inviting kitchen backsplash gives you plenty of wow for your dollar.

For example, selecting a simple subway tile with a beveled edge for your kitchen backsplash introduces depth and dimension as the angled edges reflect light.  Running your subway tiles in a vertical or herringbone pattern sets your kitchen apart and shows your specific style choice. Another style choice is to apply your subway tiles in a vertical stack creating clean modern lines for a sleeker look.

To add an interesting new feature to your existing kitchen and minimal cost, tuck an alcove between two studs, behind the range, then line it with different tile to create an eye catching feature that doubles as handy storage. Now you can keep your olive oil and regularly used spices close at hand, conveniently located behind the cooktop in a one-of-a-kind backsplash nook.

Create a welcoming warmth in the kitchen with a kitchen backsplash of relief pattern tiles. On the kitchen backsplash, a combination of flat matte, glazed or tumbled tiles intermixed with raised relief border tiles, invoke luxurious details that draws the eye and immediately makes one feel at home.

To create an old-world feel, around the range, an antique mantel can be transformed into a range hood, Using beveled edged subway tile in a herringbone pattern between the counters and cabinets creates a warmth that ultimately leads to an oversized inset detail tile beneath the hood. All together your kitchen will transport you back to old Italy.

And lastly we talked about the solid backsplash of either mirrored glass or painted glass.  Either of these style choices help to make a smaller kitchen seem larger and are very easy to keep clean.

Although we have covered a lot of different options for your kitchen backsplash, there are probably three or four times as many options out there.  The first step is to start the process. And the best way to do that is to look through some magazines and pull out photo of what you like and once you have a good idea of what style you are leaning toward, then it’s time to call your trusted contractor to really get the ball rolling. Andy onCall® has skilled tile installers who can make your mini kitchen make-over a realty in a matter of a few short days.