Kitchen Backsplashes Design Ideas

When considering a kitchen remodeling project, should your backsplash be strictly functional?  In my opinion, I think not!

Backsplash has two purposes:  practical & decorative.

Practical:  Back in the day, kitchen backsplash was just a functional item for hygienic purposes – to keep the walls clean.  Of course, that is one of the main benefits of a backsplash.  My wife, Brenda, loves to cook.  With the backsplash we have in our kitchen, it is an easy clean-up if there is any grease that spatters or spaghetti sauce that splashes out onto the wall.  Although it is a rarity with me, I enjoy cooking too.  I have to admit, I am a messy chef – so the backsplash is my friend.  Ha!  So, compared to painting the back wall or hanging wallpaper, tiled backsplash is the way to go for hygiene and ease of clean-up.

kitchen backsplashes

Here is the backsplash that is in my own home. It serves both a functional and decorative purpose.


So let’s just still focus on the functionality of backsplash a bit more.  Where is most logical places to have it installed so that you can have easy clean-up?  Here are a few:

  • above the stove
  • behind the sink area
  • above the kitchen countertops




Decorative:  Now the fun part.  I’ve stressed the practical side of a backsplash.  Let’s talk the decorative aspects.  There is no doubt that backsplash plays an important role in the impact of a kitchen.   Some say it is the one item in the kitchen that plays the biggest focal points.  That’s up for debate.  No one can argue that it definitely plays the role of tying in the whole kitchen design style and colors.

What’s nice too about backsplash, is that after 5-10 years, if the backsplash design goes out of style, you can have it professionally removed and new tile installed.  Quick.  Simple.  Fun.

I will have more kitchen remodeling blog posts coming up shortly about:

  1. Features of backsplash;
  2. Benefits of backsplash;
  3. Size of backsplash;  and
  4. The many different design types of backsplash

Brenda and I want to make your home, your home again.  Let us give you a free consultation of how to get your kitchen design up to speed and make a lasting impression.  Your home should be a place you want to come home to, to build stronger family relationships and entertain on the weekends in.  Call our office today at 815-260-6773 and ask for myself or my wife (Mark & Brenda Lotz).  We’d be happy to help make your home, your home again.

Contributor: Mark Lotz

Mark Lotz is the owner of Lotz Home & Office, a Naperville Remodeling Contractor and Naperville Painting Company for the past 30+ years. You can find Mark at his Google+Twitter, or Facebook page.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on getting or replacing your kitchen backsplash, give me a call.   My team and I would love to be of service to the Northwest Indiana communities such as St John, Long Beach, Beverly Shores, Lake of the Four Seasons, Schererville, Kreitzburg, Michigan City, Grand Beach, and New Buffalo, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

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