3 Tips on Picking the Right Glass Splashback for Your Kitchen

Splashbacks are a great way to add character to your kitchen, and glass splashbacks are definitely one of the best options. Made from toughened glass designed to withstand the everyday wear and tear of cooking and cleaning, glass splashbacks bring a touch of modernity and elegance to any kitchen. To ensure that you get the best fit with your glass splashback, here are three things to focus on when choosing one. 

1. Size

If you want your glass splashback to create a striking focal point in your kitchen, you need to make sure you get the size and design right. First, you want to make sure that it fits well with your kitchen layout. Some kitchens look best with a glass splashback that spans the entire length of the wall, while others need a sectioned-off splashback to avoid overshadowing everything else. You will, of course, need to measure your chosen height and width accurately for a sleek result. 

2. Design

The design of your splashback will have a bearing on how it looks and how much light it brings into your kitchen. For one, you'll need to consider texture. Generally, you'll find three main texture options to choose from: glossy, matte and frosted. A glossy glass splashback is highly reflective, creating a clean look that bounces the most light around the room. Matte glass splashbacks have low reflection, which means they won't bring much light into the room, but they do have a more classic, understated look. Finally, frosted glass is even more opaque, which is great for kitchens that already have more than enough direct sunlight.

On top of this, consider what you want to see behind your glass splashback. Do you want it to sit flush against a painted room for a simple look? Do you want to place it over wallpaper for a more eye-catching design? Do you want a faux-material backing like stone or wood? Splashback companies can often supply backing designs for you, so don't hesitate to ask.

3. Budget 

Glass splashbacks aren't the cheapest option, so it's always important to keep your budget in mind. Naturally, full-length splashbacks will cost more than smaller ones, especially when you want a completely seamless look. You may want to reconsider your design choice if your budget can't stretch to fit it. Also, keep in mind that choosing a glass splashback company will help you get the best possible price for the design you want.