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8 Backsplash Ideas

By DIY Show Off on Aug 16, 2012
marble subway tile backsplash

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I’m trying to come up with ideas for the apartment backsplash. With a textured wall and tiny budget, my options are limited but here are some ideas I like.

The apartment kitchen certainly won’t look this fantastic, but a mirror backsplash could make the small one room first floor look larger. It may get a little smeary but it’s a lot easier to clean than textured walls.

mirror backsplash

{source - Paloma 81}

A painted pegboard (I’ve even come across metal pegboard material) would be a great option for additional storage in a small apartment!

pegboard backsplash

{source - Brett Bara}

Chalkboard would also be a fun option…

chalkboard backsplash

{source - Apartment Therapy}

Another easy option to bright up the space and add texture is to use beadboard {or even board and batten} as a backsplash…

beadboard blacksplash

{source - This Old House}

I love the shine and bling (see the before and after) that this faux tin backsplash adds to the space…

faux tin backsplash

{source - the Gold Jelly Bean}

I’m no stranger to paint + stencils and that combination would make for a beautiful backsplash. However with heavily textured walls, I’m not sure I’m up for that challenge. {Unless, like the chalkboard option, I install a thin piece of plyboard or similar material first.}

stenciled backsplash

{source - Cutting Edge Stencils}

Oh, isn’t this reclaimed wood backsplash gorgeous? Not practical for a rental property but I do LOVE it!

pallet backsplash

{source – CircaDee}

Tile is always an option. Not too difficult and depending on tile, it can be budget friendly. I’d just have to do some research on tiling over textured walls but where there’s a will, there’s a way and I’m positive it can be done. We love our marble subway tiles in our own kitchen.

marble subway tile backsplash

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I’m still not sure if I’m going to do anything at all but what do you think of these?

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