The material along the wall behind your countertops is the backsplash. It may not be located at the front and center of the kitchen, but the backsplash serves an important function and can make the difference between a cohesive, well-designed room and one that feels disjointed.
For one, backsplash is protective, guarding your walls, cabinets, and other materials from spills and stains. Secondly, backsplash material is the continuation of a theme, one that follows from your countertop selection, cabinet design, and overall kitchen theme.
As you’ll discover from the articles below, a stainless steel backsplash can provide a nice contrast to wood, natural stone can come in smooth, continuous surfaces that are easy to clean, and beadboard imparts a traditional, country style. Check out our entire selection of articles on backsplash materials to find out more!
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