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Try the Trend- Solid Glass Backsplashes
When it comes to a backsplash there are so many materials to choose from. But, one you should start looking at is solid glass. Not only are these becoming really trendy, but they are incredibly attractive to look at and can really upgrade the overall look of your kitchen or bathroom. One of the reasons they are so popular and attractive is simply because of the amount of options available. Essentially there are enough designs, styles, colors and textures that you could design yourself and never see it in anyone else’s house again. Unless of course, they copied you because it was so beautiful! Before picking out your solid glass backsplash though here are a few factors that you should be aware of!
Appearance Of Solid Glass Backsplashes
When it comes time for you to choose the look and feel of your backsplash, you might be tempted to get something really bold or colorful. But, remember trends and your style change often. It’s important that you choose a color that will be able to withstand the constant ebb and flow of change and fashion. Some people get a really colorful backsplash and they think it looks amazing when it’s first installed, then they try to sell the house down the line and begin to realize what a mistake it was! When choosing a color try to pick something that will withstand the style changes you will have over the years and make sure that it coordinates with furniture in that space. When all else fails, go neutral. Neutral goes with everything and it never goes out of style.
Cost Estimations For Solid Glass
Like with stone; marble, granite, quartz, one of the biggest reasons it is so expensive is because of the craftsmanship that goes into creating it and cutting it. Another big price point is the installation. You have to figure some of these pieces might weigh several hundred pounds. It’s not just some guy coming in and putting up the wall for the backsplash. Sometimes special equipment is needed, sometimes more than one person might be on the job, this all costs money! Now, if you plan on installing this yourself you can actually take an alternative (and cheaper) route. You would get several different pieces, rather than just one giant slab of colored glass and a fix it to the wall. You would have to paint the glass yourself, but a brand like Martha Stewart actually have spray paints specifically for glass projects. It really depends on you. If you are on a budget, install it yourself. If you want to make sure it’s done 100% correct and you don’t mind paying a little more, hire someone!
Is Maintenance Important To You?
If you use your kitchen a lot, chances are you would want something that is really easy to clean, won’t get messed up if oil or food splatters on it, and you would want something that won’t stain, mold or get mildew on it. Well, if you are one of those people that either cooks a lot or wants an easy to maintain material, then the glass is pretty much the answer for you! Not only is it sanitary, and durable, but it’s incredibly customizable and versatile.
Many trends come and go, but in the same way, that the color gray was a trend for 5 years in a row, glass is also here to stay for a while! Make sure that you visit a tile showcase or a business where they have solid glass backsplashes on display so that you can really get a feel for what they look like and feel like in person!