As part of the our preparation for the upcoming move to our new showroom at The Shoppes at Memorial Villages, the Cabinets & Designs team is working on designs for the new space. We’ve been looking at some of the latest trends for the kitchen (and beyond) including what’s new from Kohler, tips on lighting design, and what’s trending in countertops for 2016—including the cool, modern look of glass countertops.
Today we want to share some of our findings on 2016 backsplash trends, plus a few tips on how to go about choosing a backsplash. With more options than ever, you won’t have trouble finding one you love—you’ll have trouble choosing just one!
Look at lifestyle first
Start with making smart decisions about materials—whether it’s a backsplash, a countertop, or flooring. Backsplashes require cleaning and maintenance; tiles have grout that will need regular attention, while natural stone materials can absorb and stain when grease and other debris collect behind sinks and stoves. Ask your kitchen designer about materials and maintenance, including whether a sealant is required.
Hot with homeowners now
Social media makes it simple—and fun—to see what’s trending with other homeowners like you. Just log on to Pinterest, Houzz, and even Instagram, to follow trends in kitchen design and get inspiration for your own projects.
The backsplash is a great place to add visual interest to your kitchen, and you can really make a statement through your choice of color, pattern, and even texture. Your options range from the most subtle neutral to the most colorful of mosaic murals; check out this collection of backsplashes on Houzz for more inspiration.
Expert advice is like measuring twice
We know we couldn’t tackle this new showroom redesign without the talents of our own team of kitchen designers, so why should you redesign your kitchen without one? Working with a certified kitchen designer means you get personalized attention and an expert eye to guide you through the project. A kitchen designer will help you get the most for your budget, and navigate many of the headaches of renovation for you.