Back in the day, glass kitchen splashbacks were simply used as an alternative to wall tiles for hygienic concerns and only served a practical purpose which was to protect the region around the sink or hop from splashes and stains.
As a matter of fact, there’s a huge array of options today for people looking to add a touch of individuality or make a bold statement with their kitchens, particularly in an era where the kitchen has become the hub of the home and more central to family life.
Additionally, glass splashbacks have the benefit of being made from toughened glass, thus making them heat resistant and quite durable in addition to the fact that they are easy to clean and maintain. So if you want to get a glass splashback for your kitchen, where do you start? Well, here are a few tips.
As with anything else, the budget is often the primary consideration as it’s likely to affect not just the type but the area of the wall that you are going to be able to cover with the glass splashback. Standard mirror and coloured splash are the most affordable and patterned and printed ones come next. The most expensive are toughened glass and crackle glass splashbacks. Another thing that will affect the price is whether the glass needs additional cutting or shaping to go up to an extractor or pave way for electrical sockets.
Also, if you are not a DIY enthusiast and wish to cover the entire area under the wall cabinets with glass, then you’ll need to consider the additional fee for hiring a specialist. The simplest option is, therefore, a single coloured rectangle behind the hob, which happens to be the most popular among homeowners.
Picking a Colour
If you prefer a coloured glass splashback, you will have to decide whether you want a complimentary or neutral colour. You will need to decide whether you want one that matches your kitchen décor or one that makes a bold statement, thus contrasting the kitchen walls. You should always keep in mind that not everybody will have the same tastes as you, and so, unless you intend to live in your house for long, you may want to pick a neutral colour.
Also, your tastes and preferences may change in the future and so, it’s wise to pick one that you will enjoy for a long time.
Most household owners are into creating a focal point in the kitchen. An excellent way of achieving this is by combining a single printed splashback with coloured ones, especially behind the hob under the hood. A printed splashback allows you to add a touch of individuality and really personalise your kitchen space. You can consider having your own personal digital photograph printed, but don’t let the imagination stop there. There are numerous high-quality images online to select from. However, if you do not a favourite photo in mind, this can be a bit overwhelming. But you do not need to stick to a combo of print and colour. A big panel of printed splashback ideally works pretty well and the result is usually mind-blowing.
Extra Design Features
Glass splashbacks have become more and more popular and this has lead to the mushrooming of design companies who are coming up with varying shades and textures with an aim of creating even more variety in style and colour.
This has ideally resulted to the development of new tech that allows the addition of metal elements, crushed minerals and a mixture of various pigments to the toughened glass’ back creating a huge array of shimmering and sparkling effects.
This means you can never run out of options when it comes to personalizing your kitchen glass splashback.
A glass splashback can be a great addition to your kitchen and with these tips, you will be able to pick the right one.