You would never think picking a splashback would be hard but trust me it can be very difficult for so many people. For clients, the fact that the laundry splash-back will be the focal point can be daunting but below we give you some advice to help the process move more smoothly we also use examples from laundry renovations in Perth we have done.
Benchtop is King
One of the best approaches to selecting a splash-back for your laundry is to select your benchtop first. There are generally fewer material and colour options for bench-tops, whereas your choices for splash-backs are almost limitless. This will immediately narrow down the material and colour choices. We often want to maximise our laundry bench-tops so they tend to be the biggest part of the room. If you are spending the most amount of money on that, shouldn’t that top be the one that pops?
Glass or Tiles
Some of the most common materials for kitchen splashbacks include glass, stainless steel and tiles. Think about cleaning when you are choosing your splashback material. Mosaic tiles look beautiful but they are more difficult to clean than larger tiles which will have less joins and less grout to clean.
If you are after a more contemporary and streamlined look, then glass is a great option. It can be colour-matched to pretty much any colour in the world, it’s super easy to keep clean and it has great reflective qualities which will help to bounce light around the room.
It’s also worth thinking about using the same material as your benchtop for your splashback. This will create a lovely, consistent look in your kitchen.
Show Me The Colour
You will have already narrowed down your choices if you have selected your benchtop material first.
Depending on the material you have chosen, you can decide whether you want your benchtop to take centre stage, in which case, you should opt for a more subtle, perhaps even very minimal splashback that won’t draw attention away from the benchtop.
If you have chosen a neutral colour benchtop, you could opt for a feature colour for your splashback to add some drama and a focal point to your laundry renovation.
Choose colours that are either similar tones to your benchtop for a more consistent look or colours that are complementary or contrasting if you want to add interest. This light-coloured tiled splashback is a nice contrast to the darker benchtop, however by choosing similar tones, the look is tied together.
Go For Broke
You may already have your heart set on a bold splashback colour, an eye-catching material or you may even want to consider a glass splashback with a digitally printed image. You can design the rest of your laundry around this!
Choose a benchtop colour that will complement your feature splashback but won’t fight it for attention – allow your spectacular splashback to take centre stage in the kitchen.
My Big Tip
If you are really struggling with splashback choices, rest assured that you don’t need to decide straight away.
Your new splashback will be one of the last components to be installed in your new laundry, so you will have an opportunity once your cabinets and benchtop have been installed. Once they’re fitted, you can assess the overall look of your new laundry, which can be difficult to visualise in the planning stages. This will help you to decide what material and colour to choose to tie the whole look together.
It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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