Backsplashes often take a backseat to appliances and countertops when it comes to a kitchen renovation. By overlooking this important element of any kitchen, you are missing an opportunity to utilize natural stone as a way to add even more style to one of the most important rooms in an home.
While countertops utilize large pieces of stone, backsplashes use much smaller pieces combined into a mosaic style. This allows for nearly endless combinations of colors and styles to meet every taste and every budget.
Not only does natural stone add a unique look to your kitchen backsplash, but it will also hold up to whatever you throw its way. It is one of the most durable materials you can use in the kitchen, especially when it’s sealed.
Natural stone can stand up to heat and water so don’t be afraid to use it behind the sink or near the stove. Depending on which type of stone you choose, you may want to consider having it sealed after installation to keep it safe against the spills and splashes that are inevitable in any kitchen.
Natural tone backsplashes are also very affordable. Prices range from $4 to $8 per square foot. They are a great option to consider if you want natural stone in your kitchen but do not have granite or marble countertops in your renovation budget.
Make sure to include installation as you are calculating your costs. Most natural stone backsplashes are not DIY-friendly and require professional installation.
With so many type of natural stone on the market, the options for creating the perfect backsplash are just about endless. You can choose a stone that compliments your counters or provides a contrast to them.
And, all natural stone is unique so you can rest assured that your kitchen backsplash will be unique. The one-of-a-kind quality will make for both a conversation starter and an asset when it comes to your home’s resale value.