Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Kitchen Backsplash

image at right via home design find

When we were building our house a few years ago, one of features I most looked forward to was a tile backsplash in the kitchen. In my old bungalow, there was no backsplash - just sheet rock - and it got dirty after all of those years. I chose white subway tile and have been very happy with it. It's classic, simple and doesn't go out of style. The maintenance of it so far has been easy - just wipe with a damp sponge. I wish my grout lines were thinner - but nothing is ever perfect is it?

Whitehaven is currently working on a kitchen renovation (see this post). The cabinet style has been picked and after the counter top decision will come the backsplash. Here are some images we have pulled together to get us all inspired.

Subway tile:

image via home design find



image via aol home design


image via stream line construction


image via kitchen & bath ideas


Angled ceramic tile:

image via drury kitchen design


image via kitchen & bath ideas


image via kitchen & bath ideas


image via drury kitchen design



image via drury kitchen design


Colorful tiles, from glass to ceramic to marble:

image via laurel street blog



image via decor pad


image via drury kitchen design


image via Southern Accents


Suzanne Kasler kitchen via Southern Accents


image via Traditional Home


Marble backsplash:

image via drury kitchen design


image via Auction girl vintage

3 comments:

  1. Great Ideas.
    You can also accent with kitchen tables with stone or tile inlays.

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  2. I am planning to do sheets of back painted glass.
    I can hardly wait!!!! eeek!
    pve

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  3. Can't wait to see photos of that Patricia!

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