The kitchen is no doubt one of the most frequently used places in any home. Most time is spent here, catering for family and friends. The splashback has come a long way. There was a time when its purpose was purely functional: to protect kitchen walls from stains and splashes, and consisted of a tiled area, behind the hob and sink.
A splashback plays an important role in a kitchen, since it assists in protecting the walls from greasy cooking splashes and other dirt, in addition to adding to the general look of the kitchen.
Glass splashbacks are an extremely popular choice in modern kitchens. Apart from being hygienic, they are heat-resistant, durable, easy to clean, and come in a wide range of colours. They can be made to suit any style or taste of a home. They create a stunning centrepiece in a kitchen and are perfect for situations, where there is less light.
The following are some important factors that will be helpful in picking the perfect glass splashback.
The Area to Be Covered
You need to decide whether you want to cover the whole wall or just the area around the oven/cooker. How about the area behind the sink? And how far upwards or outwards do you want the splashback to extend? These factors will affect the cost as well as areas for measure-up. It is preferable to have answers to these questions in advance, before your splashback expert visits.
Choose Your Preferred Colours
Decide whether you want a colour that will match with your bench top, cabinetry and walls, or instead want to make a bold, contrasting statement in a different colour.
You can make a real statement in your kitchen by choosing bright colours. In fact, any colour, such as red and blue, can look gorgeous. However, you should be sure that you will still enjoy the colour that you choose one year later.
In case you are not confident about bright colours, it will be safe to opt for black or white. Black is highly preferred, since it not only blends well with white units, but also reflects light. On the other hand, white splashbacks are perfect for a clean, clinical look.
Power Points, Cabinetry, and Range Hoods
Splashback specialists can cut to accommodate power points, which will increase the splashback’s final price. It is advisable to carefully plan ahead the placement of power points with your electrician or kitchen designer, that is, if you are still in the design stages. The cabinetry and range hoods will similarly be accommodated with a bespoke splashback.
Distinctive Focal Point
In case you would prefer your kitchen to have a creative art piece and focal point, you may opt to use either a favourite image or one of your personal digital photos for the splashback. You can find a lot of inspiration on the Internet, but remember that such designer options come with a considerably higher cost.
If you need any help with anything to do with glass splashbacks, call or email us today. We will be happy to help you find a suitable solution.