Adding kitchen splashbacks is something you need to do to ensure that the walls are protected, but you can also use the addition of a splashback to your advantage by picking one that will enhance your kitchen's styling and provide further design benefits.
There are plenty of materials on offer, with many people simply going for tiles. However, reflective glass splashbacks can be far more beneficial, and here are just four reasons why.
1. Makes Your Kitchen Look Larger
Plenty of homes across the country suffer from slightly small kitchens. This can be a real problem in a room that needs to contain so many bits and pieces, especially if you also like to eat and entertain in the kitchen instead of moving to a separate dining room. Mirrored splashbacks are ideal for such spaces since they make rooms feel much larger. With the whole room reflected across the length of your splashback, things will seem less tight and confined. Tiles are non-reflective, so your line of sight ends right where your eyes meet them.
2. Makes Your Kitchen Lighter
Another problem that tends to occur in kitchens, especially in smaller ones, is a lack of light. Once again, reflective glass is going to be more advantageous than tiles. While tiles, especially darker ones, will mostly absorb light, mirrored glass will reflect it back. This means that even rooms with only one or two windows can seem filled with light once you add reflective glass splashbacks.
3. Easier to Fit Around Odd Spaces
Reflective glass splashbacks aren't just wonderful in terms of appearance — they can also be far more practical than tile splashbacks. Since reflective glass can be cut to size, any odd shapes or gaps for outlets can be perfectly catered for, and the final product will fit precisely in the space you must work with. Tiles, of course, can also be shaped around various spaces, but the overall effect is messier and less coordinated since tiles will need to be cut into odd shapes and the edges are more noticeable.
4. Easy to Clean
You might think reflective glass would require quite a lot of upkeep; after all, any smudges will show up very clearly on a reflective surface. While it is true that marks are more visible, they are also a lot easier to get rid of. All you need to do is spray the surface with some glass cleaner and then wipe it down with a cloth. Tiles can also be easy to clean, at least at first. The problem comes with the grouting, which will absorb stains and eventually become unpleasantly discoloured. You can clean grouting, but it is a long and tiresome process.