My husband and I have spent the last two years working on our house, inside and out. We just finished up a big landscaping project in June and yesterday we got part the main portion of our house roofed. The garage portion will have to come in about six months when we have the money saved up. We are no strangers to getting our hands dirty and making our home look better, whether it comes down to slapping some fresh paint on the walls, laying bricks, replacing siding or in this case adding a backsplash to the kitchen I love so much. Some things you can do your self, some things you better leave up to the experts, like roofing or tiling your floors or walls.
When it comes to modern kitchens, I have yet to see a kitchen without an eye-catching backsplash and this is something I want to do in our kitchen probably next summer.
Now our kitchen I wanted to be bright and cheery, so I painted it a leafy green color you can see here:
What is missing, is a beautiful backsplash. This is where Tile Design Ideas from Drury Design can help you figure out what kind of backsplash will compliment the current look of your kitchen.
I would say my kitchen is a cross between traditional and contemporary and sometimes that can leave you wondering how to incorporate new elements into your kitchen. Right now if I were to choose a tiled backsplash that would go great with the colors in my kitchen, I think it would look something like this:
Even though this is in a bathroom, I don’t see why this design couldn’t be used as a backsplash in a kitchen.
Now if you are completely clueless at what kind of tile you should put in your home you can use Drury Design’s tile style guide to help you choose between glass, porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, and exotic tile. There are options for every budget, every area, and every desired aesthetic.
Here’s an infographic that can break it all down for you:
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I don’t think there is anything more frustrating than finding something you really would love to use in your home just to find out its more costly than you thought, or you could have chosen a more unique option to your liking and still have money left over. This is where a consultant can help with these decisions. So having the tile style guide can help you figure out what kind of look you want, and what you can afford.
Also if you are in the Chicago area you can request a Design Consultation here!
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