Slowly, About Home Renovations is becoming something like Tile Backsplash Central of the Internet. I swear.
I have published (seemingly) thousands of tile backsplash ideas, and will probably continue to do so until cobwebs grow between my fingers and the Men From the Asylum have to forcibly carry me out.
But I love it.
Cheap and Easy
Backsplashes are one of those secrets of home remodeling that provide instant results, quickly and easily. Backsplashes are like the crown molding* of the kitchen.
Literally, a backsplash is that space between the kitchen/bath counter and whatever is above it, typically a cabinet or mirror. A backsplash can be as little as 4 inches high or, as shown in this image of Merola stainless steel subway tiles, stretching all the way up.
Backsplash Trivia and Foibles
- Even ultra-expensive tile will still only put you out a couple hundred bucks, at most. That's because you don't have a lot of space to cover.
- Here's your chance to use mastics instead of thinset mortar for better grippability.
- A nice wet tile saw is the simple way to cut tile smoothly. Snap tile cutters are cheap, but the cuts are fairly ragged.
Image Copyright The Home Depot
* = Crown molding being another quick/easy project that looks good.