When renovating a kitchen, we tend to think of adding extra storage, installing new fittings and improving the layout. But the best way to make a style statement is with the splashback.
It may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but the humble splashback can take up a substantial amount of space in any kitchen, and prove a key element to adding personality and flare.
From tile and glass to mirror-effect and metallic paneling, there’s no end to the options you have when it comes to creating a statement splashback.
We’ve rounded up some of the best styles to consider.
1. Marble splashback
Who doesn’t love a splash of marble in the kitchen? The timeless black and white tones with the natural textures are both luxurious and inviting.
Another great thing about marble is that it allows you to build on natural textures if you decide to amp up the luxe.
Try mixing it with more natural tones and textures like wood and natural fibres like in this Fitzroy home, which embraces a subdued palette.
2. Window splashbacks
There’s no limit to your splashback styles in 2018.
Modern kitchen designs embrace open-plan living, and kitchens can be situated almost anywhere in the home.
If yours is taking in a view of something special, why not consider opening the wall up to reveal special touches of greenery?
Get creative with the shape of your living spaces and don’t be afraid to let the light (and the life) in.
3. Tile splashbacks
When it comes to splashbacks, it doesn’t get more classic than tile. But that doesn’t mean you need to stick to plain Jane choices.
Try some travertine, subway or penny round tiles on for size and watch on as your whole space is taken to the next level.
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Subway tiles are the go-to for those after a trendy-yet-timeless kitchen style.
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4. Mirror splashback
Mirrors in the kitchen work to trick the eye into thinking the space is double the size.
Great for smaller kitchens or apartments, mirror splashbacks help bounce light around and make the whole room appear brighter. Not only that, but it can serve as eyes in the back of your head when the kids are in the living room!
5. Stainless steel splashbacks
Do you consider yourself a bit of a Masterchef?
With commercial kitchens in mind, stainless steel offers that professional touch and allows all your stylish kitchenware to really pop against the darker colour.