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How to Buy the Perfect Kitchen Splashbacks

Posted by on June 26, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on How to Buy the Perfect Kitchen Splashbacks

Whilst splashbacks are never really the first thing which comes to mind when shopping for a bespoke kitchen, this is one accessory which is becoming more important all the time. Far from being a hastily chosen extra, well designed splashbacks behind the hob and sink can now be used to make a bold style statement.

In fact, if you pay a visit to the Connells Kitchen showroom in Suffolk, you will get the chance to see just how much of a difference great splashbacks can make to the overall look and feel of a kitchen. As well as its aesthetic value, this feature also has a practical purpose – it is designed to keep the messiest areas of your kitchen safe from stains and splashes.

To find out more about why buying the perfect kitchen splashbacks should be part of your bespoke kitchen dream, read this handy guide to the finest materials around.

Stainless Steel

You will see a lot of stainless steel at our kitchen showroom in Suffolk, because this material is one of the most popular for fitted kitchens. It is affordable, easy to install, and stands up very well to heat, which makes it ideal for use behind hobs. Also, you will be pleased to learn that the appearance of stainless steel is actually enhanced by minor scratches and wear and tear; over time, splashbacks will start to look stylishly worn.

Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles

However tiled splashbacks are another valuable option, because they are extremely easy to keep clean. Plus, contemporary porcelain and ceramics have become very advanced over the last decade and can now be designed to look like wood or even stone. This kind of tiling is resistant to heat, scratches, and moisture, so it is just about the toughest material that you could choose. Plus, if one of the tiles happens to get chipped or damaged, you can simply lift it out and replace it, rather than starting over with brand new splashbacks.

Glass Panels

Now, we come to a slightly more contemporary and unusual choice. It is not all that common to see glass panelled splashbacks in kitchens, but they can be a great addition to minimalist spaces and super modern homes. As the popularity of bespoke kitchens continues to grow, there is much more of a chance of finding accessories like these in a top of the line kitchen showroom in Suffolk. The real beauty of glass is that it can be coloured or patterned in any way that you like.


This material has long been selected for splashbacks in bespoke and fitted kitchens, because it suits both modern and traditional spaces. One of the best things about granite is that it is also 100% bespoke; no two pieces of stone are exactly the same. So, if you want a truly unique kitchen, granite splashbacks could be the way forward. The main downside is that this material is significantly more costly than porcelain, ceramic, and stainless steel. It also needs to be professionally sealed, in order to avoid staining.

Polished Plaster

You might think that plaster sounds like a strange material for a kitchen, but polished varieties have been appearing in bespoke spaces for quite some time now. It is a valuable choice for kitchen splashbacks, because it is so versatile – polished plaster can be designed in a wide range of different colours and styles. There are also plenty of exciting textures too; from highly polished plaster to smooth surfaces which perfectly complement chic, stylish, and minimalistic fitted kitchens.

For more information and advice on shopping for the perfect splashbacks or to find out how to get to your nearest kitchen showroom in Suffolk, click here to visit Connells KBB Ltd today.