DIY Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Looking to create the kitchen backsplash of your dreams but not sure where to start? Are peel and stick the quick solution you've been looking for? Is subway tile more your aesthetic? Or are mirror tiles calling your name? We've got answers to these questions and more on our discussion boards, projects, and video tutorials. We've got you covered.

Kitchen Backsplash Tips
Choose the best material
You can make a kitchen backsplash out of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or glass. Take some time to think about which is best.
Think about the color and pattern
You also need to work out the color and pattern that you want. Would you prefer a plain backsplash or something that really stands out?
Understand the types of tile
Work out which type of tile you want. Subway, diagonal, and hand-painted are just some of the options to consider.
Work out the perfect height
Calculate the right height for a practical and attractive backsplash. Typically, the minimum height is 17 inches from the work surface.
Think about a mirror backsplash
Make a small kitchen seem bigger with mirrored tiles. This is also a smart way of giving it a modern, sleek look.
Top Projects for KitchenBacksplashes

Our top kitchen backsplash projects will inspire you to make over your space.

Kitchen Backsplash Videos

Watch our DIY kitchen backsplash video tutorials for inspiration and guidance.

German Schmear Brick Backsplash

When planning our kitchen & dining room renovation, I knew that this "German Schmear" style brick had to be incorporated somehow! I love that it can fit any style, adds warmth and texture to the room, and of course- can be DIY'ed.

How to Easily Update Your Kitchen With a Washi Tape Backsplash

I love our little apartment, but the kitchen was missing something.. I didn't want to damage the wall or lose my security deposit - so I came up with this easy, (temporary) renter-approved solution: a DIY washi tape backsplash!Check out the video to see how I did it, step by step:

DIY Painted Backsplash

Wanting to update your kitchen without breaking the bank? This DIY project only requires a few supplies and can be done in an afternoon! Paint the outdated backsplash you currently have and save some major cash!

Seashell Backsplash

I had been searching for a backsplash idea that I liked for my kitchen. All the tiles that my big box stores carried just didn't seem right. Because I live in Pensacola, FL, I have many shells that I have collected over the year. I've been striving to make my traditional cinder block house more beachy, so I decided to try my hand at a seashell backsplash.This project was definitely a figure-it-out-as-you-go job, and I am a very poor videographer, but I hope that you can follow the process if you decide to do something similar. Enjoy!!

New Kitchen & Dining Room Backsplash Projects

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