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How to Install a Faux Brick Backsplash

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Remodeling your kitchen on a budget? Learn how to install a Faux Brick Backsplash. This budget-friendly DIY project will transform your kitchen without breaking the bank.

how to install a faux brick backsplash

The kitchen in our new home had an outdated 80s-style laminate backsplash. We wanted a lighter, brighter, modern cottage style kitchen (on a budget).

To open up the kitchen, we removed the upper cabinets and covered the entire upper wall with brick hardwood panels. This same solution works for a typical backsplash, which would be located between the countertop and upper cabinets. 

how to install a faux brick backsplash

The brick hardwood panels will need a coat of primer and 1-2 coats of paint.

Once dry, we found it easiest to work one panel at a time, starting from one end of the counters and working toward the opposite end.

how to install a faux brick backsplash

Make sure to measure for any obstructions, such as light switches, outlets, windows, etc. and cut the openings in the brick panels with a jigsaw.

Once cut, attach the backsplash with construction adhesive (and finishing nails, if applicable). The faux brick can cover a wall or your existing backsplash.

how to install a faux brick backsplash

The new faux brick backsplash has made our kitchen bright, light, open and modern! Plus, it cost less than $150 for over 100 sq ft of backsplash -- so it wasn't too hard on our kitchen renovation budget. Get the full supply list for a faux brick backsplash on my blog and see the finished backsplash here.

Suggested materials:

  • Brick hardwood panels
  • Primer
  • Paint
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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