A backsplash might be small part of the overall budget, but it makes a big impact in the final results.
At Reef Builders – your source for kitchen remodeling in Arizona, we often have clients agonize about the perfect backsplash for their kitchen remodel. As you’re working through the process of selecting the right backsplash, here are 4 considerations to keep in mind:
Backsplash tile can vary greatly in terms of cost so it’s important to determine your budget prior to beginning the process of selection. That being said, keep an open mind as you work through the selection process. Backsplash tile doesn’t typically take up a ton of square feet, so if you find one you love that is twice the price of your second choice, the cost per square foot increase may only amount to a few hundred dollars on the final bill – making it worth it in terms of the overall project. Unique mosaic tiles will have a higher price tag, while standard field sizes – like most standard subway tiles – keep the cost down.
2. Choose Cabinets & Countertops First
When designing your kitchen, start with the high dollar items first: cabinets and countertops. After you’ve determined the style and color scheme of the cabinets and countertops for your kitchen remodeling in Arizona, it will be much easier to decide what accent to do on the backsplash. Are you doing marble countertops and want to carry that scheme into the backsplash for a modern look? Or have you had your eye on some eye-catching hexagon tiles? The options are endless. We recommend choosing timeless looks for your cabinets and countertops that can go with a variety of styles. Over time, if you decide to change the backsplash – it’s an easy, relatively inexpensive update. The cabinets and countertops – not so much.
What is the style of your home? As with any design decision, you want to make sure the style of the kitchen matches the style of the rest of the home. Want elegant, timeless appeal? Then the classic look of subway tiles is a wonderful choice that won’t go out of style. Want to bring in some pops of color or is the style of your home more eclectic? Then venture out into turning your backsplash into a focal point! There are so many beautiful options out there: vintage styles, conch-shaped tiles, convex and concave tiles, brick pavers, marble, and more.
When determining what type of backsplash is perfect for your space, consider how much square foot it will take up. Will it be used in conjunction with open shelving, or just as an accent beneath the upper cabinets? If your use of the backsplash material is more widespread, it’s up to you to decide if you want that area to pop or blend seamlessly into the background to allow other design elements to shine.
Ready to begin a kitchen remodel? Reef Builders would love to help! Our team of professionals specializes in kitchen remodeling in Arizona, and as a general contractor, we have designers, carpenters, and builders all under the same roof to help you create the perfect kitchen. Call us today for a consultation.