If your kitchen is starting to feel outdated or you are just tired of the look, an easy and affordable DIY way to refresh its look is by updating your backsplash. The backsplash tends to take a lot of abuse, from hot food splattering on it to spills to dishwater, so you need something that is both easy to clean and can stand up to splatter. While many people will use tiles because they can be cheap to buy and easy to clean, if you want to give your kitchen a unique look, you can use faux stone or brick instead.

What is the kitchen backsplash?

The kitchen backsplash is the wall space between the counters and the base of the cupboards. The backsplash is intended to prevent your wall from being damaged by food, grease, water, and other spills. The backsplash might be just a few inches high or cover the entire space between the counter and cabinets. While this is a functional wall space, it is also decorative and can give your wall some personality.

Why stone veneer instead of natural stone?

Stone and brick are classic for a kitchen backsplash, but they are porous and can be difficult to clean. They also can break and chip pretty easily, and they are expensive to buy and install. Stone and brick veneer, however, is much more affordable than natural stone and brick. It is also much easier to keep clean, and any DIYer can install it with ease. You can even install it on top of your existing backsplash because it is thinner than natural stone and brick, so it will not stick out like its natural alternatives do.

Make it Match

Unless you are completely remodeling your kitchen or at least getting new kitchen cabinets, you need to make sure that your new backsplash will match your existing countertops and cabinets. Thankfully, there are a lot of color options available for both faux stone and brick, so you can find something that will go well with the colors in the rest of the kitchen.

Kitchens that Look Good with Stone or Brick Backsplashes

You can incorporate faux stone or brick into any vibe of the kitchen. You can use brick to give the kitchen a rustic or farmhouse look. For a contemporary kitchen, black or white stone or brick can stand out and give it a beautiful feel. If you are going for an industrial look, some of the more industrial-looking faux bricks will stand out. There are enough color options for faux stone that you can find the right one to match the look and feel of your home.

Ways to Incorporate Faux Stone into Your Kitchen

You do not have to stop at the backsplash for your kitchen with faux stone, and you can incorporate it into any aspect of your kitchen. The entire wall space in the kitchen can be faux stone, or if you have a breakfast nook, you can create an accent wall. You can also line the exterior of your cabinets or your kitchen island with faux stone.

Final Thoughts

Your kitchen backsplash is something that you will have to live with every day, so you want to make sure it is something that you enjoy looking at that gives the kitchen a little personality. Faux stone and brick are excellent choices for your kitchen backsplash that will look great for years, are easy to clean, and is easy and affordable to install.