I seem to be spending a disproportionate amount of time thinking about the kitchen splash back. The general plan for the kitchen is wood floors (probably blackbutt) and white cabinets with a pale coloured caesarstone bench top (perhaps greyish white). My dilemma is whether to make a little personality statement with the splashback.
Stone is out. I love it, but the quote was too expensive. (About $4000! Ooo!)
A window would be pleasant, but there will be no view and already there is window in the adjacent scullery. The window-stove top interface also presents a problem.
Glass is nice, I chose it for my last kitchen, but somehow my taste has moved on.
Exposed brick – looks gorgeous, but is surely impossible to clean and I’m not sure if we’d pull off “the look” in a brand new house. Stainless steel – practical but not very homely.
So here we are, looking at tiles. I’ve seen some amazing tiles recently and they are wooing me. They would come at a price (how high I’m not yet sure), not only for the tile upgrade but also in the cost to lay a smaller tile than the standard tile provided by the builder.
So the question I keep asking myself is: Do I stick with a plain white tile and let some of my favourite kitchen items, resting on the bench, do the talking?
Or do I go out on a limb and choose some beautiful tiles that make a statement?