A Simple Way to Update Your Chicago Kitchen


Did you know that backsplashes have been around since the 1930’s? The original backsplash was used when running water in homes became popular and was mounted behind the kitchen sink to prevent water splashes from ruining the wall.

 We’ve come a long way since the cement tile of the 30’s – but don’t fret if your backsplash hasn’t kept up with the trends! If you’ve been thinking of updating your Chicago kitchen but aren’t ready to take the full plunge, a backsplash update can do wonders. Here are some kitchen backsplash trends that will be hot in 2020.

 The Backsplash Basics

 The most recognized backsplash sits behind a stove to prevent stains and grease spatters. It has evolved over the years from that utilitarian role to now serve as the focal point for your kitchen by adding a subtle, but still bold feel to your space.

 A trend gaining popularity is the half backsplash. This design serves as a barrier between countertops and upper cabinets and just like behind the range, this backsplash trend helps keep walls free of food (and everything else) splatter. It’s also great for the design eye. Adding a half backsplash ties the room together with a clean transition from countertop to cabinet. A half backsplash is a great way to add depth or even texture to a kitchen.

 If you want to go-big-or-go-home with your backsplash, the countertop to ceiling trend is for you. A definite eye-catcher, countertop to ceiling-height backsplashes are the perfect way to shake up your kitchen. Show off your style with a unique pattern or texture to create an amazing and easy-to-clean accent wall.

 Add a Splash of This or That

Now that you’re ready to dive in and add that backsplash to your kitchen, it is time to pick your material. And there is no shortage to choose from to make your kitchen your own.

Subway tiles are the cool, classic backsplash that never go out of style. Go with white for a simple, clean look. If you’re looking to mix it up, pick out a subway tile in a bright, bold color. Subway tile doesn’t have to be uniform; install the tiles in a unique pattern or shape for a timeless look with a twist.

Not into square and rectangle tiles? We’ve got good news – unique shaped tiles are on trend. Unique shaped tiles are a subtle way to add your own personal style to the space. Tile choices are available in any shape you can imagine from hexagon to chevron to even a hand-made look.

If you want to bring the drama to your kitchen walls, a solid slab of quartz or marble is perfect for you. Either pick gives the space a sleek and sophisticated look while veins in the material give the space a bold feel.   

 If you’re ready to make a splash in your Chicago-land kitchen, call Mega Pros! We’re ready to help you transform your kitchen into a space you love. Give us a call at 847.658.8989 or send us a message on our contact page for more information about the services we offer.


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