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Out of Curiosity:: Kitchen Backsplash Material?

I’m over a John & Alice’s house today working on their kitchen cabinets, so naturally, my mind is racing with kitchen ideas. I’ve pretty much got this design plan nailed down, but I still like to dream of possibilities for future projects.

Which brings me to today’s question regarding kitchen backsplashes.

The backsplash is a great place to make a design statement! And while most kitchens I see tend to have tile backsplashes, there really are many other materials available.

Naturally, tile is popular because of its durability, and the design possibilities are endless…

How cute is this kitchen!!  Spotted at 1916 Bungalow

But beadboard is one of my absolute favorite backsplash materials.  It’s classic…timeless…

Spotted at The Domesticated Diaries

But I DO love the look of stainless steel…

Spotted at Suzy Renovator

But I think probably my absolute favorite…the one I’d use myself if I weren’t on such a tight budget…is glass.  Nope, not glass mosaic tile…but just sleek, smooth glass.

via Billblog

I’m sure I’ve left something out.  Of course, some people simply paint the drywall above their countertops.  That’s probably my least favorite.  And then there are all sorts of combinations of the above-mentioned materials.

So that leads me to the question of this week…

If your favorite isn’t listed, leave me a comment below and tell me what it is! I’m curious!!



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15 Comments

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    Laurie
    February 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I do love the look of bead board. It is just so homey and casual.

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    My Cottage Charm
    February 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    My favorite backsplash is the look of old tin ceiling tiles…LOVE it! 🙂 (but beadboard is my 2nd favorite…I have beadboard all over my kitchen, just not as a backsplash) 🙂
    Missy

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    Anonymous
    February 8, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Really? Would a glass backsplash be expensive? I would have thought it would be the least expensive! I guess I don't get out much!

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    Leigh
    February 8, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Copper is my favorite. I love the patina as it ages.

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    Green Gracie Home
    February 8, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I love them all depending on the feel of the kitchen and home…

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    adrienne
    February 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I love a mirrored backsplash!

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    Susan DeYoung
    February 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Here is a link to a great budget friendly glass backsplash. You may have already seen this Kristin,they use glass shelves from Ikea! I love it and think it is beautiful! And, I bet you could do something AMAZING with this!
    http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/01/back-painted-glass-backsplash.html
    Let me know what you think.

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    Susan
    February 9, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I love the beadboard backsplash. My house was a spec. house, so I just have builder's grade tile – pretty boring, but not ugly, so replacing it isn't on the horizon (I have lots of other things I want to do first), but I would love to have a a kitchen like the one featured with the beadboard…

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    February 10, 2011 at 3:54 am

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    livvie365
    February 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I have tile at home and beadboard at our weekend place, but I love the look of the glass, never even thought of that. I also love the look of pressed tin!

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    Bella
    February 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I think I like tile, just because of the options you can have, I love it.

    Bella 🙂

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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I love the look of the old tin ceilings as a backspash. Found this pic online from in home design (not sure what that is, I just googled for a picture to show you and LOVE IT!! http://media.onsugar.com/files/2011/01/01/6/1300/13003932/ae/original_metal-backsplashes-tin-design_s4x3_lead.jpg Check it out!!
    -Jenna

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    Brampton Kitchen Cabinets
    February 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I would love to use different colors of bricks for my backsplash because it's inexpensive and I find it attractive and eye-catching. Do you also love brick backsplashes? 🙂

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    Brampton Kitchen Cabinets
    April 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I would love to use different colors of bricks for my backsplash because it's inexpensive and I find it attractive and eye-catching. Do you also love brick backsplashes? 🙂

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    Susan DeYoung
    April 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Here is a link to a great budget friendly glass backsplash. You may have already seen this Kristin,they use glass shelves from Ikea! I love it and think it is beautiful! And, I bet you could do something AMAZING with this!
    http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/01/back-painted-glass-backsplash.html
    Let me know what you think.

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