They’re decorative, and they can add personality to your kitchen or bathroom, but did you know that backsplashes are also functional? In fact, backsplashes were initially created to be protective, and they can actually raise the value of your home. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of installing a backsplash in your kitchen and bathroom.
- A backsplash keeps the walls behind your sink clean and protected. It’s inevitable that the wall behind your bathroom sink will be splashed, and moisture on the wall can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. In a worst-case scenario, the walls can become so water-damaged that the structural integrity of the room will be compromised. In a kitchen, it’s more than water. Food, liquids, grease, and oil can eat away at the surface of the wall. When you install a backsplash, it will effectively seal the wall and protect it from damage. Backsplashes are generally made of ceramic, porcelain, or glass tile, but they can also be made of the same material as your countertops. They can also be made of other, more unusual materials like sheet glass or stainless steel.
- You can express your style with a backsplash. The selection of backsplash materials is nearly endless. With so many colors and styles from which to choose, it’s easy to find something that represents your style so that you can create a unique kitchen. You can keep the backsplash neutral or go with an interesting color or pattern; there are even metallic tiles for a flashy look.
- Backsplashes protect against pest infestations. Drywall can be vulnerable to attack by pests, but a tile backsplash creates a seal that keeps them out. Kitchens with backsplashes, then, are protected. Rodents, roaches, and even ants will stay where they belong, out of your kitchen.
- When you choose the right tile, you can create a low-maintenance sink area. It’s important to pick a backsplash material that’s impervious to stains. Natural stone, for instance, is naturally porous and will stain, while porcelain, glass, or metal will protect against staining because they’re impenetrable. They’re also easy to clean; you can just wipe a backsplash down with a damp cloth and some mild cleaner.
Whether you need a new backsplash or a major renovation, Capitol Design Build can help. We’ve been performing custom remodeling since 1989 and building custom, high-end homes in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area for 29 years. We serve businesses and individuals in Virginia, Washington D.C, and Maryland, meeting every need from kitchen renovation and bathroom remodeling to custom home design and building. With experience spanning many disciplines, including engineering, design, remodeling, construction, and customer service, we look forward to working with you. Feel free to shop our website, call us at (703) 436-2069, or contact us online for a free, no-obligation estimate.