3 Inexpensive Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Do you have a kitchen backsplash in your home?

Until this week, I didn’t have one.  There are a few reasons why.  Can you relate?

  1. I had too many other DIY projects that were more important.
  2. Price vs. Need is always a debate in my renovation world.
  3. Getting the look I want for a specific space sometimes takes longer to figure out so I delay the project.

So, if you can relate to any of these reasons, or add to my list, let me point you to 3 inexpensive Kitchen Backsplash solutions.

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Kitchen Backsplash Tip #1


Raise your hand if you shop the sale rack first?  I do.  This goes for home improvement materials as well.

I have an aunt that has always found a deal and I love hearing her stories.  When you are selecting a kitchen backsplash tile pattern, check the sale aisle in a big box store like Lowes or Home Depot.  Remember there is a difference between floor tile and wall tile, so make sure that you check with the salesperson to get the right product.

However, if you are new or nervous about starting your DIY project, installing a kitchen backsplash WITHOUT a hefty price tag can ease your mind.

If you don’t feel like you will waste material, then the fear of messing up is further from your mind!

Negative thinking is AWFUL but I get being nervous about messing up if you have never done a tile project.

Finding a tile that you like but isn’t going to break the bank = WIN/WIN!

Installing a glass tile was one of our first projects.  Click here for more details of what we did.

Kitchen Backsplash Tip #2


kitchen backsplash paintable paneling

Who said a kitchen backsplash has to be glass, ceramic, or marble?

There are some great pieces of paneling that are a fraction of the cost of traditional tile.  It also cuts down on the skill you may need to put up the tile with grout, spacers, and mortar.

Paintable brick paneling is a perfect alternative and it cost us $50.00 for the paneling and $10.00 for the glue and nails.  I was able to customize the brick color with paint and the result is beautiful.

To protect the backsplash from water, we did seal it with a clear coat.

Kitchen Backsplash Tip #3


kitchen backsplash high gloss paint with stencil

I used this technique in our master bathroom but it could work as a kitchen backsplash as well.

Using a high gloss paint then adding a stencil design that matches the personality of your family or home is inexpensive and highly customizable.   There are so many patterns available in stencils.  You can adjust the base color of your wall to the highlight of your stencil.  I love playing around with bright bold paint colors and metallic stencil accents.

Painting rather than using a traditional tile is a great way to maintain the function of a kitchen backsplash but save some money on materials.

It can also customize your kitchen which helps you love your space and celebrate your DIY efforts.

I would love to see your kitchen backsplash projects.  Post them on our Facebook page so our community can get ideas from you.

We also want to know if you plan to install a kitchen backsplash in the future!  Let us brag about your project!




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