Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing one, the kitchens are a huge focal point and offer a lot of opportunities for creativity. When you think about it, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, also one you spend a considerable amount of time in. It becomes a meeting place for your family, especially during meal time, where you entertain your guests, and is often a selling point for most homes.
Because of this, it’s important to take a little extra time to consider what you want out of your new kitchen design. One of the easiest ways to add a little extra “wow” to your kitchen is to install a tile backsplash.
Freedom to Play with Color, Shape and Design
One of the best parts about building a tile backsplash is it gives you a lot of freedom to be creative. Stone tiles add a classic, timeless look to your kitchen that never fails to impress your guests. The best part is, there are so many different options to choose from. You can purchase stone tiles in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, textures, as well as colors which gives you the ability to really let your imagination soar.
Stone trim is also an option which you can use to break up two different sized stones or add some decorative shapes to your backsplash design Use accent colored stones can bring your kitchen together, creating a look that will earn you just as many compliments as your secret casserole recipe.
Form Meets Function
A tile backsplash offers your kitchen more than just extra decoration. Stone tiles are durable and long lasting, as well as providing a considerable degree of stain resistance, which is the purpose of a backsplash to begin with. If you’re considering stone tile for your backsplash, but cleanliness is a concern, take a moment to consider what type of finish you want to go for.
- Hone Finish-
Hone finished stone tiles are fairly smooth but don’t come with a high shine. This helps to cut down on glare and make your kitchen feel more cozy. Hone finish is slightly porous so it might take a little longer to clean.
- Polished Finish-
Polished finished create a smooth surface with a high shine. This is a good look when you’re incorporating stone into a more modern kitchen. Because polished stones are very smooth, it makes cleaning a snap.
- Tumbled Finish-
A tumbled finish is coarser to the touch and really adds a rustic, old world touch to your kitchen. If cleaning is a concern, you might want to consider avoiding the tumbled stone as they are harder to clean.
Tile backsplashes are an easy way to bring some elegance into your kitchen that you just don’t find with many other design options. As it also brings to the table a practical purpose as well as beauty, its certainly worth considering when it comes time to planning out your kitchen. Whether you’re going for comfy and cozy, or sleek and modern, a stone tile backsplash can help pave the way to the kitchen of your dreams.
+Ken Uhrich likes houses. In fact he lives in one. You can drop him a line at the Custom Home Group website.