Tile backsplashes may be the most popular choice, but there are plenty of other creative options to enhance your kitchen walls, especially if you are on a tight budget. In addition to looking pretty cool, here are four inexpensive backsplash ideas that you can even do yourself!
Dry Erase Backsplash Board
Let your kids doodle as you prep dinner, keep track of your groceries, or cover your kitchen with inspirational messages and pretty sketches. Whether sporadic or planned, the writings on the wall will be a funky addition to your kitchen — and completely temporary— with this dry-erase backsplash board. To bring this creative idea to life all you need is a couple of tools, 1/8” thick Plexiglas, Kraft paper, clear caulk and latex paint. Want a kitchen backsplash that is truly a piece of art? Get your step-by-step guide to putting together a DIY dry erase backsplash here.
Salvaged Wood Backsplash
One man’s trash is another man’s gold! Scrap wood is the core of this kitchen backsplash project, and probably the cheapest piece of material you’ll ever buy for your home. It may even be free! By combining pieces of salvaged wood in a vertical arrangement, you create a beautiful contrast of colors that will warm up your kitchen and make it feel a little more like home. Especially if you’re a renter! Since the panels can easily be removed in just a few minutes, it’s a great way to add a personal touch to your lease. To achieve this rustic, unfinished look in your kitchen simply get your hands on some unwanted molding and trim, and stop by the store for the rest of your supplies. For the full list of materials and how to assemble your budget backsplash, read more at the DIY network.
This vintage style backsplash is so easy to make and too cute for words. All you need is a jigsaw, measuring tape, scissors, and a short list of materials. You can get a pegboard panel at any home improvement store, since it is typically used to organize tools. But in this case, you’ll be using it to de-clutter your kitchen by hanging kitchenware on the walls and freeing up countertop and drawer space. The pegboard backsplash is also a quick solution to covering up an old or ugly backsplash. Your panel will easily screw on, and can just as easily be removed when you move out or install a new kitchen backsplash.
Stainless Steel Backsplash
We already know metallic is in, and everyone loves stainless steel in the kitchen. So why not take one of 2016’s top materials and turn it into an ultra cool and easy DIY backsplash? It looks fantastic in a modern kitchen with new appliances, is incredibly easy to clean, and has a no-experience needed installation that you can do yourself. Order cheap sheet metal online and follow The Family Handyman’s guide for installing a stainless steel backsplash in your kitchen.
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