8 Options for Your Range Backsplash

At Landmark Homes of Tennessee, we think of the kitchen as the heart of the home.


When you’re designing your kitchen backsplash, it’s all about the range. It’s often the kitchen’s focal point, which gives you the perfect opportunity to showcase your style. That said, you’re probably wondering what to put there. Whether it’s a frame, a mosaic or a metal accent piece, the right design can make all the difference. Here are eight backsplash options to consider for the space above your range.

Range kitchen types, quick move in houses Smyrna, TN, home builders Murfreesboro, TN, Nashville, TN new construction homes for sale.Frame. A go-to choice for many homeowners, frames establish an opportunity to highlight a bedazzling glass mosaic or add a second texture or style to your backsplash. The simplest way to create a frame is by finding a complementary liner (which can be glass, stone or porcelain) to use as a border. The good news for those who love detail: You don’t have to limit yourself to one liner when you’re designing a frame. Use multiple chair rails, liners and tiles to make your frame larger and more decorative, as in this Mediterranean kitchen.

Reimagined shapes. Don’t want to throw a second style or texture into the mix? Sometimes it’s better to have just one cook in the kitchen. What you can do instead is play with shapes. How so? One way is to change up the pattern in which your tile is installed. If you have subway tile, install it in a herringbone pattern over your stove. If you have square tile, install it at a 45-degree angle to create a diamond shape. This will allow you to get a designer edge without a lot of frills.

Backsplash kitchen types, home builders in Murfreesboro, TN, Nashville, TN new construction Smyrna, TN homes for sale.Seamless design. You may not always want to use an accent piece or play with shapes, especially if you’re designing a contemporary or modern kitchen. If your goal is to keep it clean and simple, run your perimeter backsplash through your range. The simplicity in itself can be bold.

Accent wall. So you want the area behind your range to stand out. If you have a chimney hood, create an accent wall over your range by installing a complementary tile or mosaic all the way up to your ceiling.  Over-the-range accent walls can have a dramatic effect in kitchens with high ceilings.

Metal. A metal like copper can be all the color and texture your backsplash needs. Metals can serve as the frame themselves and can feature more details, such as florals, patterns and shapes.

Kitchen types design, new homes in Mt. Juliet, TN, custom home builder Smyrna, Murfreesboro & Nashville, new construction.Bricks. An exposed-brick backsplash is perfect for capturing old-world charm or adding a down-to-earth country feel to your kitchen. This can be original to the home or a porcelain look-alike.

Natural stone. Slate, split-face, travertine — you name it. They’re all a nice contrast to other textures you may have in your perimeter backsplash. Choose a stone with a lot of variation to really make a statement.

Mosaic. Whether it’s glass, marble, travertine or porcelain, a mod mosaic will bring plenty of flair to your range backsplash. Opt for unique patterns for an extra kick.

Contact a custom home builder in Murfreesboro, TN, Smyrna, TN, Nashville and Mt. Juliet, TN to learn more about Landmark Homes of Tennessee’s Design Center.

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