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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Backsplash Pow!

Are you ready for your Kitchen backsplash to pack a punch?  A stylish backsplash can be a dynamic and inexpensive way to give your Kitchen a new strong style.  Here are several examples from our portfolio at NRinteriors showing different design ideas to fit the style you may have in mind.

Ready for an contemporary Kitchen?  The backsplash tile I used in this contemporary remodel is a small stained glass tile in a running bond pattern and  it is continuous throughout the entire Kitchen.  Treating a backsplash in this manner creates a subtle, simple, streamlined look that lends to a more modern feel. Selecting a tile like this adds visual texture, color and pattern while making the wall seem more expansive by using the same tile throughout. 
Contemporary Remodel in Shavano Creek, Kitchen
In this classically elegant kitchen, the main back wall of the Kitchen showcases an extraordinary mosaic mix of Calcutta marble and glass, while the perimeter walls of the Kitchen stay quiet by using the Calcutta marble in a 3x6 running bond pattern.  In this Kitchen we have emphasized one dominate wall by using a show-stopping tile there and let the rest of the walls coordinate in a subtle way.  The star of the show is the marble and glass mosaic called, Toledo Lucido Vetromarmi Glass and Stone Waterjet Mosaic.  This design approach works well for a classic or modern space. 

Classic Modern Remodel in Elm Creek, Kitchen

A close-up of this stunning splash.
Are you more traditional at heart?  A popular way to treat a backsplash is to create a tile plaque above the cooktop or range.  In this Kitchen shown below we used a travertine chair rail to create a border, and filled it with carved, antiqued travertine tiles with a repeating motif.  The main backsplash is giallo tumbled travertine 4x4 in a diagonal pattern with small 5/8" dots of polished honey onyx at each corner.

Regal Luxury in Escala, Kitchen
Here is a close-up of the backsplash tile plaque.  The pattern and subtle addition of texture within the plaque creates added interest in this Kitchen while the colors of the tiles blend well with the rest of the Kitchen backsplash helping to create unity.
Regal Luxury in Escala, Kitchen
Ready to step back in time?  For a unique focal-point we have used a fireback over this range.  A fireback is a piece of cast iron that was historically placed on the back wall of the fireplace in the 16th and 17th centuries.  It was meant to increase the efficacy of a fire by retaining heat while the fire was lit, and continuing to radiate heat into the room after the fire died. Today you can find true antique firebacks for sale, or find one that is a modern replica.  This is a great way to incorporate a beautiful piece of history into your new home.  To continue with the authentic Tuscan design of this home the rest of this backsplash is reclaimed brick.  To make it easier to use on a backsplash this brick has been split to half it's original thickness.  

Tuscan Villa in Cordillera Ranch, Di Lusso, Kitchen
Ready to make a change in your Kitchen?  Whether you are looking to make it pop, make it shine, or make it look like it's from an old farmhouse, NRinteriors can help you transform your home.  Don't underestimate the power of a great Kitchen backsplash!  It will make a huge impact on the style of your home.