Conspicuous

Kitchen, a Conspicuous Consumption Space

A well designed or a redesigned kitchen could be an expensive affair but one can select the backsplash material and give a new look to the kitchen. Materials like wood, metal, glass, ceramic and stone offer a load of backsplash option to focus on for today’s kitchen.

The postmodernism is marked by minimalism and offers combination of metal and glass to construct a utility space. The basic concept of form follows the function or function follows the form allows user to interact with the space. At times simply a coat of washable paint can make a difference to the aesthetic value and the kitchen expresses simplicity at its best to understand and exist. There are several options to choose from for the backsplash in terms of its material, color, shape & size; but ceramic probably being the most versatile of them all has a load to offer than just being economical. Ceramic tiles have color, pattern and texture to add to your kitchen.

The backsplash space is what connects the countertops to the wall mounted cabinets. While the countertops and cabinets are standard simpler surfaces; the backsplash space is where one could express ones creative individuality. The kitchen backsplash spaces offer a load of room to play around with while one could still maintain the clean lines differentiating. Ceramic offers a low maintenance solution to backsplash ideas; additionally one can play around with the tile patterns say stack them vertically, or stagger them or fix them at an angle.

Stainless steel backsplash options get uniformity by relating to the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Stainless steel options are easier to wipe and will last forever. Natural stone offers an expensive alternative and texture to the backsplash spaces; it offers contrast to smooth counters and cabinets. Bricks used in the …

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