Stone Kitchen Backsplash IdeasCapitol Design Build
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you’ll have plenty of options for your backsplash. Are you tired of the usual subway tiles and mosaics? Consider a stone kitchen backsplash for a timeless, beautiful look that adds character to a kitchen. Stone backsplashes can be made of granite, slate, travertine, marble, river rock, soapstone, quartzite, or limestone, and they can be textured and rustic or sleek and natural. Which kind of stone backsplash appeals to you? Here are some ideas to inspire you.
- Carry the outside inside. Do you have a stone façade on the exterior of your home? Why not bring that same stone into the kitchen to tie it all together?
- Carrying one stone throughout the kitchen can create a striking look. When the counters, backsplash, and even the walls are covered in the same stone, the kitchen can look not just cohesive but also amazing.
- Stacked stone offers beautiful, natural texture. Especially when paired with sleek surfaces like natural wood cabinets and marble countertops, it offers a contrast that’s at once welcoming and dramatic.
- Marble mosaic adds a touch of elegance. Marble never seems dated, and using it in a mosaic adds interest that pulls the eye.
- Quartzite offers a look that’s sleek and sophisticated. Similar to marble in appearance, but less expensive and requiring less maintenance, quartzite comes in a variety of colors that can be neutral or provide contrast for a unique look in your kitchen.
- A stone backsplash can be subtle as well as stunning. You can create a unique look with stone, either using big, rough, stones that stand out, or small, subtle stones that take a back seat and allow some other feature of your kitchen to shine. Make the design yours, perhaps with a mixture of small and large stones in an eye-catching layout, or stacked, monochromatic stones with minimal grout for a sleek look.
So, is a stone backsplash for you? There are a few things you should consider before deciding to go this route. Natural stone needs to be continually resealed, and rough, stacked stone can be a hassle to clean when grease and spills get into the crevices and stick to the rough texture. It’s important to keep stone clean, because it can also be prone to staining.
When you’re in the market for a kitchen remodel, 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) 436-6919, or contact us online for a free, no-obligation estimate.