Splash out in the kitchen

If you are remodelling, updating a look, or just wanting a bit of a change in your kitchen, starting with the backsplash is a perfect place to get big impact.

A new backsplash shouldn’t have to be a pricey endevour, with a bit of creativity and a do-it-yourself attitude you can achieve an eye catching result in no time at all.

We give you five looks that can be done easily and without too much hassle:

1. Chalkboard paint is not just for a school room blackboard, paint your backsplash with chalkboard paint and draw your own design.

2. Either purchase or collect river rocks, hot glue them to wire netting and grout between the spaces and you will have a natural ambience in your kitchen without any hassle.

3. Buy some colored glass or back paint it yourself using multiple coats of spray paint and then attach with a heavy weight silicone sealant.

4. Mirrored backsplashes can add dramatic effect and lots of reflected light in small dark kitchens.

5. Mix and match mosaic tiles. Compose your tiles, adhere them to the wall, and grout.
Consider nailing up a thin sheet of plywood to the wall before gluing your backsplash for something less permanent. This would also allow you to customize your kitchen in rental units.

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