Kitchen countertops are a large decision to make when either building a new home or renovating. The amount of countertop trends that have come and gone over the years number in the dozens, and each one totes an aggressive justification by its ambassadors. But one aspect of countertop design that tends to monopolize the discussion is the backsplash. Some kitchens have one, others don’t. Should yours?
Prevent Damage to Your Wall
The most obvious reason to include a backsplash is as its name suggests: preventing damage to your wall due to water and debris. Additionally, potential staining can be particularly troublesome, especially if you haven’t coated your walls in a stain-proof sealant. Keeping your countertops and walls moisture free will prevent mold and mildew, which can not only add an unpleasant smell to the surrounding area, but cause harmful bacteria on those surfaces and in the air.
Disguise Imperfections in Your Wall
A backsplash can serve as an attractive focal point, aimed at disguising imperfections. At times, oddly shaped rooms or odd fixtures may otherwise be an eyesore, a backsplash can hide those issues with relative ease.
Feature Your Creative Flare
Then again, sometimes you just want to show off. Backsplashes can be a powerful statement in a room, bringing together both form and function with creative expression. You can complement your countertops with a multitude of possible materials, colors, patterns and arrangements.
Whether you decide to feature a backsplash is up to your personal tastes and preferences. In the end, allowing a professional guide you towards making an informed decision is key. Give us a moment of your time and we’ll help you choose the right kitchen style for you.
Here's What Our Clients Have To Say
My husband thought that I was a little crazy for going with something different and having two different hard surfaces (we have both granite and soapstone). Now he really likes it and thinks it was a good choice. We love our sink. It is easy maintenance and was built exactly how we wanted it. The office staff at Soapstone Werks was great-they always called back and were easy to talk to. When it came to installation time Greg and the boys were on time, installed quick, and careful about my flooring. My favorite thing about soapstone is that it is so easy to maintain and durable, it always looks good. Soapstone clean-up is easy; I just wipe it with my sponge and I don’t have to worry about streaking or a residue as I do with my granite. I would recommend Soapstone Werks and Soapstone to my friends. I have a friend who has honed black granite, which gives the same look but it is not as durable. She likes the look but would not put it in again.