A glass splashback can offer a sleek, stylish finish to any modern kitchen, so it's unsurprising that many Australians now choose this material over other finishes. A glass splashback can work well in any kitchen, but some kitchen designers would find this material particularly attractive. Here are three of them.
The sleek, seamless panel of a glass splashback lacks the grooves and lines that may come with tiles and other kitchen materials. What's more, the material is also easy to use in front of almost any image or design. As such, a glass splashback may appeal to people with artistic flair because they can easily put their own unique spin on a kitchen design. Budding (or established) artists can mount screen prints, digital images or painted designs on the back of a glass splashback to create the sort of personalisation you could probably never get with any other type of material.
Minimalism is a term that interior designers have used since the 1960s. The fundamentals of this type of design include sharp lines, solid surfaces and limited use of colour, all of which lend themselves perfectly to glass splashbacks.
Kitchen tiles create lots of lines, but a single glass splashback panel offers a smooth, shiny surface that complements almost any minimalist design. What's more, a glass splashback creates the perfect backdrop for a small selection of kitchen accessories, which is a design feature that is also likely to appeal to a minimalist designer.
The lazy maintenance man or woman
Some types of splashback may need more maintenance than others. For example, new tiles can look very smart, but the grouting between these materials can develop stains or mould, which, in turn, creates the need for maintenance. Similarly, metallic splashbacks make a bold design feature, but it's easy to get scratches and dents on the surface, even if you are just trying to keep the surface clean.
Glass is a strong, durable material that lasts well. You don't need to worry about using a special cleaner, and a single glass splashback panel will often stay looking new for longer than any other material available. What's more, glass splashbacks are often easier to install than other materials, especially if your walls cannot cope with screws. A super-strong adhesive is often enough to hold a glass splashback in place, making this material a popular choice with people who don't have a lot of time to spend looking after their kitchen.
A glass splashback is a great design feature in many types of kitchen. Talk to a specialist supplier for more information and advice about the options available to you.