When buying a brand new countertop, one item to budget for is the backsplash. A countertop backsplash is as attractive as it is practical. From increasing home value to saving you time and money in your kitchen or bathroom, backsplashes are a necessity!
What is a Countertop Backsplash?
The backsplash is a piece of material that connects to the countertop and covers the wall behind it. Some backsplashes go the full height of the wall and others are simply a 4-inch piece similar to the image above.
A Backsplash Protects
Without a backsplash, things like hot grease, food particles, soap, and water would be splattering all over your walls. Some of it you would notice and others would go unseen and eventually build up and stain.
Backsplashes create a seamless transition from walls to countertop. Without a backsplash, you would have to use caulk and other sealants to ensure that water won’t seep into the cracks between the countertop and the back wall. Over time, this debris and water could cause major repairs if left unchecked. A backsplash will protect your walls, reduce stains and allow for a much easier cleanup.
Backsplashes may add a little to your overall budget, but the savings in repairs, added value to your home and ease of cleanup more than outweigh the cost.
A Backsplash is Beautiful
Just like granite or other stone-based countertops, a backsplash adds a level of sophistication and style to your room. Have consistency from countertop to backsplash or use contrasting colors that fit your room design. Either way, you are getting a result that will make your kitchen or bathroom more elegant.
A Backsplash Increases Home Value
We all know that the quality of the kitchen and bathrooms of your home can add significant value to a property. A backsplash is an added detail that provides a finished look and feel to one of the biggest assets in your home. The difference in look will appeal to potential buyers and, if your home is off the market, revel in the fact that you have a beautiful kitchen to entertain your guests!
Go with Affordable Granite Concepts
Backsplashes may add a little to your overall budget, but the savings in repairs, added value to your home and ease of cleanup more than outweigh the cost. We are excited to talk about styles that would complement your kitchen designs. If you are looking for new options to replace your countertop, contact Affordable Granite Concepts.
Affordable Granite Concepts is a premier granite installation and fabrication company. We are committed to providing you the best quality experience for investing in commercial and residential granite.