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.
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.
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.
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.
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.