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Kitchen Splashback Pros and Cons: How to Choose the Best Style

There are many exciting design decisions to be made during the process of renovating kitchens in Sydney, and one such decision is choosing a kitchen splashback. 

While originally implemented to protect walls from damage that can occur when cooking, like spills and steam, splashbacks have evolved to become a central design statement in every modern kitchen. 

With a wide variety of styles and materials to choose from, read on to find out which type of splashback is right for your kitchen and the reasons both for and against incorporating it in your space.  


The tiled splashback 

Pros: Over the past five years, tiled kitchen splashbacks and kitchen benchtops have been trending. A cost-effective choice, tiled splashbacks are easy to install, clean and maintain. 

In addition to their practicality, tiled splashbacks are also a versatile design choice with endless colours and textures on offer.

Cons: Tiled splashbacks look easy to install, but they’re not something you can realistically do yourself, so we recommend working with suppliers to source a professional for tiling kitchens in Sydney

The crevices between tiles can also collect food splatter, dust and dirt, and can also be easily stained during cooking if not cleaned immediately.   


The picture window splashback 

Pros: Providing a great view of your garden, not to mention an abundance of natural light, a picture window above your cooktop is an alternative to traditional splashbacks. Creating an illusion that your kitchen is much bigger than it is it’s the perfect splashback for small spaces. 

Cons: One disadvantage of the picture window splashback is that it can create privacy issues for those who live in built-up neighbourhoods. 

When it comes to kitchens in Sydney, this design can also be more expensive as it involves more significant structural work. 

Lastly, it’s also more difficult to keep clean, and you’ll need to commit to frequent cleaning of both sides of the window. 


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The glass or mirrored splashback

Pros: The glass splashback is a great material for kitchens in Sydney, incredibly durable and able to withstand intense heat. 

It’s easy and quick to install and instantly makes your kitchen feel twice as big thanks to its mirrored effect, reflecting light to create the illusion of a larger space. 

Cons: A glass splashback will not hide any markings of dirt, food, fingerprints or dust, and can become dirty quite quickly. 

The glass splashback might also require custom joinery when installed into a larger kitchen and might come at an expense, depending on the size of your space. 


The continuous splashback 

Pros: If you like the materials that you’ve chosen for your kitchen benches, continuing the same material up the wall to create your splashback is an easy design choice – one less decision to make! 

Cons: A continuous splashback is realistically limited to marble and engineered stone, which means that it could be an expensive option depending on the size of your kitchen and how high up the wall you want your splashback to go. 


The stainless steel splashback 

Pros: Stainless steel splashbacks are a low-maintenance choice in terms of cleaning and upkeep and will look modern in any kitchen. Stainless steel is also cheaper than other splashback materials. 

Cons: Over time, stainless steel can begin to show scratches and damages from wear and tear, which can only be addressed by replacing the splashback entirely. 

Stainless steel can also come off as too industrial or cold in kitchens with more character-filled design styles, so it won’t suit every space. 


Our design specialists have worked with all kinds of kitchens and splashback designs and can help you choose the right one for your home. Contact us to book a consultation.

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