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Can a Backsplash Help Stage Your Home for Sale?

Can a Backsplash Help Stage Your Home for Sale?

When it comes to selling your home, staging it for new buyers is a common practice. However, choosing what to fix up and what to leave alone is the big question. Both real estate and design experts always say that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. One of the best design aspects of a kitchen can be the backsplash. It acts as a focal point and can really bring a kitchen design together or it can help divert attention away from the not-so-great aspects of your kitchen.

Subway Tiles

Subway Tile Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

Subway tiles are a popular backsplash option. They fit with just about any kitchen color scheme or design.

Subway Tile Walls

Subway Tile Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

Subway tiles can make an even bigger impact on your kitchen when you tile it all the way to the ceiling instead of just the backsplash.

Contemporary Backsplash

Contemporary Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

This uniquely designed contemporary backsplash adds a huge pop of interest in the design to what might otherwise be a plain kitchen design.

Coffee Bean Backsplash

Coffee Bean Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

Coffee lovers will rejoice in this backsplash which can be for a coffee bar or the kitchen backsplash. This backsplash is made of actual coffee beans cast in epoxy. It definitely adds texture and is eye catching.

Silver Backsplash

Silver Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

Metallics are the latest trend in backsplashes and kitchen designs overall. This silver backsplash really brings out the silver appliances and accessories. Most metallic backsplashes should be used in smaller sections so it isn’t overpowering.

Small Silver Accent

Small Silver Accent Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

Here is a great example of how a small silver accent in the backsplash can really add some great design interest and could make the difference between you kitchen looking boring and exciting. The silver tiles add a lot to the white subway tiles.

Silver Oven Backsplash

Silver Oven Backsplash Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

One of the main reasons for a tile backsplash is to allow for easy clean up when things get messy on the stove top. A small section of silver ensures that you aren’t overdoing it with the metallic trend.

Metal Blend Tile Backsplash

Metal Blend Tile Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

This shows another example of how the silver or metal concept used in moderation can be really amazing. This is another way to add some metal tiles to update your kitchen’s look without having a big expense to do it.

Bronze Decorative Accents on Backsplash

Bronze Decorative Accents on Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

This is another fantastic way to update the look in your kitchen without a complete backsplash overhaul. If your buyers want modern updates, these bronze accents are an excellent way to get a new look without breaking the bank.

Wallpaper Backsplash

Wallpaper Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

Wallpaper can really give a kitchen a homey and vintage look. Remember that wallpaper isn’t what it used to be. Now it is easy to apply and much more durable than wallpapers of the past. Take note, that the design still has a marble backsplash above the stove to protect the wallpaper from the high traffic splash zone there.

Embossed Concrete

Embossed Concrete Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

This embossed concrete tile has a very unique, intricate design. It is great with a formal kitchen theme and works well with traditional cabinets.

Side Bar Backsplash

Side Bar Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

Kitchens aren’t the only area that can benefit from a backsplash. Backsplashes work as great design elements to create a focal point for a sidebar area like this one here. The metallic design can be a stand-alone aspect or carry through some areas of the kitchen metallic designs. It even works if you have this type of bar in your family room. The basket weave design definitely adds some glamour to your bar.

Wet Bar Backsplash

Wet Bar Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

Your wet bar can use a backsplash makeover too. Same as a side bar, you can add the backsplash or carry it through from the kitchen to tie together the same look.

Green Tile Backsplash

Green Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

If you want to add something exciting to an otherwise monotone kitchen, the best way to do that is with a pop of colour in the backsplash. This green backsplash is a great way to update a kitchen that needs some colour.

Silver Tile Backsplash

Silver Tile Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

Here is another silver backsplash idea. This shows how well silver can go with just about any colour scheme. Here it works beautifully with the blue-glass cabinets and a black and white kitchen.

Tin Design Backsplash

Tin Design Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

These unique tin panels make a modern and unique kitchen backsplash idea. They are bright and although they are trendy now, these were popular in 20th century taverns.

Slate Tile Backsplash

Slate Tile Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

There are so many different tiles options that will work for a backsplash. This slate tile still uses a modern element but keeps your kitchen in neutral tones. Be sure to pay attention to details and see how nice the grout colour looks when it matches the countertop so well. This scheme still keeps your kitchen with neutral colours that can appeal to a variety of buyers.

Glass and Mirror Backsplash

Glass and Mirror Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

A mirror backsplash can make your kitchen look bigger and will brighten your kitchen almost instantly.

Wood Backsplash

Wood Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

Trying out different textures and materials can really add that extra pop to your kitchen. It can really appeal to new buyers who want interesting design aspects in their kitchen.

River Rock Backsplash

River Rocks Backsplash Photo Credit: HGTV.com

This is taking new textures and features to a new level. River rocks aren’t only for bathroom showers and outdoor patios. It really works in the right kitchen and can surely entice a new buyer to instantly fall in love with this zen kitchen design.

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