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.

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 Paint the outdated backsplash you currently have and save some major cash!

French Antiquity Tile Backsplash on a Home Depot Budget

There's nothing that makes our little heart's sing more than the exquisite depth of beauty that is emulated in authentic vintage Blue Delft tiles. Of course we don't have the budget to acquire such antiquities, so as usual we set our minds to figuring out a way to hack it. Our wheels are always turning when we find something we love that's just not in our budget. One might say the challenge of DIY'ing these high end design features is what we live for, second only to encouraging and empowering others to do the same!

Budget Rental Kitchen Remodel That is Easily Reversible

Think you’re stuck with your rental kitchen the way it is and that you can’t do anything to change it? This rental kitchen remodel will change your mind! I had a $500 budget to inject some fun and personality in a generic rental kitchen and to make it more functional to prepare meals.

Peel & Stick Kitchen Tile Install

Let's connect! Please join the Mother Daughter Projects weekly email newsletter list. Click here to sign up.Steph’s kitchen has been in need of a backsplash since she moved into her house three years ago. During the refresh of her newly purchased house, we chose a stone tile but soon returned our sample as our energy and enthusiasm for tacking a tile project waned. It just seemed too daunting to deal with adhesive, grout, and cutting tile with a wet saw.

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