After many years, every home requires upgrades or renovations. Some are in need of a new deck or front balcony. Others require flooring upgrades or bathroom renovations. One of the most popular areas to remodel in older homes is the kitchen.
There are many different aspects of your kitchen that might benefit from a bit of an upgrade. Homeowners typically focus on upgrading countertops or replacing old appliances with newer versions. Cabinets are also a popular area that homeowners focus on to improve their kitchens.
At House of Mirrors, we believe that one of the most underrated areas of your kitchen is the backsplash. While it’s an essential element, it can be easily overlooked. Our professionals can help you find the perfect new kitchen backsplash for your home.
However, we understand that not everyone has the budget to spend a whole bunch of money on a new kitchen backsplash. That’s why we want to help you in any way we can by providing a resource for some do-it-yourself backsplash solutions:
Rustic Kitchen Backsplash
Using reclaimed wood from old shipping pallets you can create a wonderful rustic-looking backsplash at relatively low cost. This is a great project for your kitchen because it uses inexpensive materials that are easy to find. When you find pallets that are in good condition, make sure you scrub the boards clean and then cut them into smaller pieces to make installation easier.
Wine Cork Backsplash
If you happen to consume a few bottles of wine per week, saving the corks over time could save you money on your backsplash renovation. There are many ways to construct a cork backsplash, but the simplest way is to glue your corks together on a piece of thin board, and then attach the board directly to your wall.
This suggestion might be a bit surprising, as typical wallpaper is made from delicate material that would be unable to handle the rigors of a kitchen environment. However, vinyl wallpaper is a great, cheap solution for you kitchen backsplash, as it is waterproof and resistant to humidity. It can also be scrubbed down to remove food remnants and other grime with little wear and tear.
Painted Glass Backsplash
A painted glass backsplash is an easy, creative way to add a bit of color to your kitchen. You can find already-painted glass for your project, or simply purchase polished or back painted glass and then paint it yourself. If you’re looking for a more customized solution, the experts at House of Mirrors have several options for you to choose from.
If you’ve got a bit more time on your hands, this project will give your kitchen a unique, natural feel. A rock backsplash creates a much more surface texture for your kitchen walls. You’ll need a good amount of small pebbles of similar sizes. In order to create a natural appearance, make sure to use just the slightest amount of grout on the hidden end of the stone in order to minimize the visible grout around each stone.
All in all, there are many custom backsplash ideas out there to choose from. At House of Mirrors, we always recommend expert advice before executing any kitchen or home renovation plan. Give us a call today at 1-403-253-3777 to discuss your kitchen upgrade!