HOW TO CHOOSE A BACKSPLASH TO COMPLEMENT YOUR GORGEOUS GRANITE COUNTERTOPS
Showcase your fabulous granite countertops with a beautiful backsplash that does more than protect your kitchen wall. These backsplash design ideas may just inspire you upgrade your countertops to granite.
Using a Granite Slab for Your Backsplash
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Have you considered using another granite slab as your backsplash? If you use the same color and pattern of your granite countertops, it is more visually appealing as it creates a flow throughout your kitchen. This is especially useful if you have a small kitchen and want to avoid it looking even smaller.
Another option is to use a complementary color or pattern for your solid granite backsplash. This is a terrific option if you were torn between two granite countertop choices that you had fallen in love with. Now you can have both!
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If you like the idea of having a functional backsplash, as well as one that can be altered to suit your mood, consider using serving trays as a backsplash. First, pick serving trays with easily-cleanable surfaces, such as sterling silver or wooden trays with tile insets. Then, lean them up against the wall next to each other. This is a great way to store and showcase a serving tray collection, too. When you need a serving tray, just use it and replace it after you’re done.
Stainless Steel Backsplash
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Yes, most people think of stainless steel for cutting surfaces, because it is hygienic and durable, which makes it a great option as a backsplash material. The look of a stainless steel backsplash against a granite countertop can be dramatic. This takes two different styles and combines them to create a visually appealing kitchen. Additionally, the stainless steel is an excellent reflective surface for under cabinet lighting, making it even more inviting to work on your countertop.
Mix and Match Tile Backsplash
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Many homeowners feel they have to choose one tile size and fill up their entire backsplash with either subway tile, rectangular blocks or mini-tiles. Why not mix and match tile sizes and colors to add interest to your backsplash? A quality tile backsplash craftsman will be able to turn your selection of multi-sized and multi-colored tiles into something unique and interesting. Be sure to work with your contractor to plan the layout before the tile is permanently put into place.
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If you or your tile craftsman is artistically talented, you could work out a mosaic-inspired design on paper and then find tiles that suit the need. After that, it’s a matter of placing the tiles correctly on the backsplash behind your granite countertops.
Whichever backsplash design option you end up choosing, when you have your backsplash installed, make sure you protect your granite countertop during the process. Contact your granite countertop professionals at Click Countertops for advice.