Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love

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September 4, 2013
Time for that tired old backsplash to go? Here are five ideas for new looks, ranging from top-of-the-line modern tile to the ultimate DIY version for an Airstream trailer.
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  The kitchen in Keisha Martin’s New York row house has ample cooking space and room for a crowd. The Ann Sacks tile backsplash softens the line of the stainless steel, while the black absolute granite countertop adds a muted counterpoint. Photo by Adam Friedberg.  Photo by: Adam Friedberg

    The kitchen in Keisha Martin’s New York row house has ample cooking space and room for a crowd. The Ann Sacks tile backsplash softens the line of the stainless steel, while the black absolute granite countertop adds a muted counterpoint. Photo by Adam Friedberg.

    Photo by: Adam Friedberg

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  Choosing tile for the kitchen backsplash was the biggest struggle during the renovation of the very small kitchen in this one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment. The right design turned out to be light gray horizontal bars by Ann Sacks. Photo by Jeremy Liebman.  Photo by: Jeremy Liebman

    Choosing tile for the kitchen backsplash was the biggest struggle during the renovation of the very small kitchen in this one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment. The right design turned out to be light gray horizontal bars by Ann Sacks. Photo by Jeremy Liebman.

    Photo by: Jeremy Liebman

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  Another New York row house, a completely different take on the backsplash: At the sink wall, the thin stainless steel line that separates the flush anigre panels from the Caesarstone backsplash is a recessed plug strip.

    Another New York row house, a completely different take on the backsplash: At the sink wall, the thin stainless steel line that separates the flush anigre panels from the Caesarstone backsplash is a recessed plug strip.

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  The backsplash in this renovated San Francisco kitchen is made of traditional Moroccan tiles and available through Emory & Cie. Photo by Leslie Williamson.  Photo by: Leslie Williamson

    The backsplash in this renovated San Francisco kitchen is made of traditional Moroccan tiles and available through Emory & Cie. Photo by Leslie Williamson.

    Photo by: Leslie Williamson

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  Landscape architect Andreas Stavropoulos found a vintage Airstream trailer on Craigslist and redesigned the interiors. “I was intent on keeping the original stove, incorporating it into the cabinetry,” says Stavropoulos. “I created a backsplash using inexpensive aluminum flashing that I texturized with a ball-peen hammer.” Photo by Mark Compton.   Photo by: Mark Compton

    Landscape architect Andreas Stavropoulos found a vintage Airstream trailer on Craigslist and redesigned the interiors. “I was intent on keeping the original stove, incorporating it into the cabinetry,” says Stavropoulos. “I created a backsplash using inexpensive aluminum flashing that I texturized with a ball-peen hammer.” Photo by Mark Compton

    Photo by: Mark Compton

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