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Trends in Backsplashes

Unique backsplashes are trending….from a new spin on the traditional subway tile, to cement tiles, marble and more!
Over the past 5 years, everyone has been in love with the traditional subway tile again. But those who like to take a little risk are adding COLOR. We are also seeing a more modern take on subway tile with more people using the 4X12 sizes as opposed to the standard 3X6. Mixing textures can also add dimension. Mixing wavy tiles with flat…glossy with matte…can help to add interest when using one color.
Cement tiles are all the rage right now. The more detailed they are the more expensive they are. We are seeing these in kitchens a lot, but for those of you who have a smaller budget, cement tiles can make a huge impact in smaller areas like above the cook top or in laundry rooms both on the floor and on the splash!
Marble has always been a classic finish but as we see trends come back around full circle, marble is making its way back into our lives once again but this time in fun and unique shapes. Changing up the shape will help to add interest to your backsplash as marble is a more subdued color, and the eccentric shapes help give it some pizzazz.

As marble makes its way back in, we will start to see more and more black and white as marble was the original Queen of this color scheme.

BLACK and white has always been a classic color combination and as modern, 50s inspired, and retro décor comes back, we will also see these color combos on our hard surfaces.

A backsplash can be the star of your kitchen if you allow yourself to be creative and really put some effort into your selection. Sometimes people are scared to take risks on hard surfaces but at the end of the day, it really isn’t that difficult or expensive to switch our your backsplash if you grow sick of it. So whether you’re going to be in your house for 10 months or 10 years, invest a little more in this area of your home and HAVE SOME FUN!


Client Testimonials
  • American Heritage built our home in Dixie Springs in 2013. I have built 6 homes in my life (3 custom and 3 cookie cutter) and this was by far the most personal and pleasant experience. Cost was fair, after the sale service and quality was excellent. Seth and Shem exceeded my expectations with the sale and build cycles, Yvonne was helpful with interior selections and Josh was excellent in follow up service - always taking care of items without question. What a pleasure that has been. As with all builders using subcontractors, their challenge is to make sure they receive quality workmanship in a timely manner from those subs and they have done a good job with this. Never before have I walked into a finished home and been surprised with extra features that I did not expect; and they provide value in their homes with excellent standards, which allowed us to focus on upgrades that added value instead of being nickel and dimed to death with upgrades like many other builders with low grade standards. These are genuinely good honest people that like and care about people and building homes. I would recommend them without hesitation.

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    Russ Biesman2013 Homeowner