Cheap Versus Steep: Kitchen Backsplashes

Complement your kitchen's design with a backsplash that fits into your budget.

Photo By: Designer, Judith Balis

Photo By: Designer, Amy Bubier

Photo By: Designer, Jessica Williamson

Photo By: Designer, Dave Stimmel

Photo By: Designer, Helen Richardson

Cheap: Painted Backsplash

To achieve a bold look without breaking the bank, paint your kitchen's backsplash a bright color that enhances the room's style. Design by Judith Balis

Cheap: Wallpaper Backsplash

An inexpensive alternative to tile or stone, wallpaper is an attractive kitchen backsplash option that is available in many styles and colors.

Mid-Range: Glass Tile Backsplash

If you don't have the cash to fill your entire backsplash with glass tile, try installing a simple row of tile for a touch of color at a fraction of the cost. Design by Amy Bubier

Mid-Range: Ceramic Tile Backsplash

Ceramic tile is an inexpensive backsplash option that's low-maintenance and available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Design by Jessica Williamson

Steep: Glass Tile Backsplash

An option for larger budgets, glass tile backsplashes offer distinct dramatic flair and an easy-to-clean surface. Design by Dave Stimmel

Steep: Stone Tile Backsplash

For an upscale look, opt for a backsplash made from natural stone, such as marble, granite or travertine. Incorporating glass or metal into the design is sure to create a stunning focal point. Design by Helen Richardson