How can I create a kitchen backsplash on a budget?


I'm getting new wood worktops and sink but cant afford tiles my brother is going to plaster walls but need cheep idea for backsplash

q how can i create cheep backsplash cant afford tiles at mo
  12 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Nov 03, 2019
    Tile can be pretty cheep. If you would like tile look at Habitat, home depot and Menyards. On sale I've seen it as cheep as $1. Square ft. Habitat 10 cents . next to paint its fairly cheep.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Nov 03, 2019

    This is an economical way to add a nice backsplash:

  • William William on Nov 03, 2019

    Lots of ideas from other Hometalkers

  • Deb K Deb K on Nov 03, 2019

    Hi Michelle, you could just paint them for now and then do the tiling when you find a tile that you like, the other thing is, you could do the peel and stick. but then you have to remove it for real tiles.

  • Pat Pat on Nov 03, 2019

    How about beadboard...that looks nice, painted.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Nov 03, 2019
    I like the peel and stick backsplash, and while they are easy I've found them to not be very cheap. However, I agree that going to a building supply salvage yard is very reasonable. I've also seen glass slab backsplash, but I'm not sure you will get much cheaper than discount tile. You will need backer board $25/4x8 sheet. And thinset and grout. So add about $50-75 to the actual tile. You can do as someone else suggested and leave it as semi-gloss paint for now, but tile doesn't have to be a huge expense.

  • Michelle Michelle on Nov 04, 2019
    Thankyou for your help

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 04, 2019

    Wallpaper or vinyl flooring

  • Dee Dee on Nov 04, 2019

    I agree with the people who have said go to Habitat for Humanity Restore. I bought granite countertops there that were donated by a contractor. Never used. They sell tiles 10c each and have lots of other building supplies. Of course it is hit and miss because the merchandise is donated.

  • Catherine Deirdre Rodden Catherine Deirdre Rodden on Nov 04, 2019

    If you like the shiplap look, you can get a pretty big pack of wood shims and/or paint stir sticks. Glue them up and then paint or stain to fit your decor.

  • T j T j on Nov 06, 2019

    Placemats and two sided tape easy cleaned and easy to change the look later

  • Señor Skulls Señor Skulls on May 27, 2021

    Like Dee said, try habitat. You can't go wrong there