Splashbacks are quickly gaining favour in the modern Australian homes. Splashbacks are mainly found in the kitchen. They consist of a large glass tile used to protect the wall behind a stove or sink from splashes of oil, grease, water or food. Splashbacks are not only attractive, but they also prevent the growth of bacteria and mould. If you want to redesign your kitchen, here are tips to consider when choosing glass splashbacks.
The Area To Be Covered
When choosing splashbacks, consider the area you want to cover. Do you want splashbacks for the area around your cooker, entire wall, or behind the sink? Also, determine how far outwards or upwards you want the splashbacks to extend. You need to make the necessary determinations and measurements before you call a splashbacks specialist.
Splashbacks should not be limited across your kitchen — you can install them behind different appliances like microwaves, kettles and more. Fixing splashbacks on strategic areas in your kitchen allows you to be more creative.
Many homeowners prefer a specific pattern for their glass splashbacks. This ensures their kitchen is unique and extravagant. For an attractive and effective kitchen, find a design that matches with the colours of your kitchen walls and appliances.
If you want an extravagant pattern, search for furniture or appliances in similar colours. Extravagant designs and colours look good when they are in separate areas in your kitchen instead of being limited to one area — this makes them stand out. You can also get splashbacks with special effects like metallic and sparkle for aesthetic benefit.
Type and Colour
The main types of glass used for splashbacks are starphire and standard clear glass. Starphire glass is lauded for high colour transmission. This makes it easy to incorporate different light colours into the design like sky blue or antique white. On the other hand, standard clear glass has a tinge of green, which limits the colouration of the splashbacks selected to a green hue. Therefore, for flexibility, choose splashbacks made from starphire glass.
Colour is one of the most challenging decisions to make when shopping for splashbacks. To make the right choice, ensure everything in your kitchen is installed apart from the splashback. This will give you an idea of what design, pattern and colour will look great with the existing colours in your kitchen. For example, you can choose to match the colours of the splashbacks with the colour of your kitchen appliances or furniture.