Kitchen Details Make the Difference – Part 1: Backsplash

Kitchen Backsplash

The backsplash is an important detail that sets the aesthetic of your kitchen.

A kitchen detail that prompts much discussion with our homebuyers is the option of a backsplash. Gone are the days when a plain ceramic tile backsplash served one function – easier cleanup. Today, there is a dizzying array of colors and materials that not only add function to your kitchen but also provide a spot for your personality to shine through. From neutral tumbled stone to stylish glass tiles in a rainbow of lights and brights, the backsplash you choose can blend into the backdrop of your kitchen, or become the focal point. The choice is yours!

When designing your new custom home with Columbia Builders, our sales associate will work with you to design your dream kitchen… from our standard selections to custom ordered tiles, we’ll help you find the look that’s just right. Here are some popular options to get your imagination going!


A backsplash is a great way to add color to your kitchen, especially with white cabinetry. Whether it’s a bold statement of color or a simple hue that will match your other décor, a white kitchen can be instantly personalized and transformed with color. Glass tiles and accents are available in nearly every color.

Continuity…Match Your Granite Counters

Have you found a granite slab for your counters that you simply love? Consider carrying it up the wall, particularly behind your cooktop. The pattern and colors you love on your counter can be a great accent on the wall, too! And, if your backsplash matches your counters, you know it will look fabulous with your cabinetry and flooring as well.

Stainless Steel

If you’re a serious at-home chef, consider stainless steel behind your cooktop or range. While matching your stainless steel appliances, it will look as good as it is easy to maintain. This look also adds a commercial or modern industrial look to your kitchen – a current trend with great appeal.


Ceramic and stone tiles have remained a popular choice for a good reason. With so many to choose from, it’s very easy to find a neutral shade to coordinate with your counters and cabinets. There’s a look for every taste and style too – from rustic tumbled stone to glossy subway tile in a variety of colors.

Design and Build Your Dream Home with Columbia Builders!

Columbia Builders is the home builder of choice in Howard County, offering homes in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel, Columbia, Marriottsville, Fulton, Clarksville, Dayton, and Brookeville. No matter what the size and scope of your project, we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to bring your vision to life. We offer a level of customization that is truly unmatched and are committed to using materials and craftsmen of the highest quality, so you can trust that your new home is built to last.

If you’re ready to invest in a home that is built with your needs in mind, trust in us. Give Columbia Builders a call today at 410-730-0215 or use our contact form here.  You can also keep up with us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Houzz, and Youtube, and don’t forget to check back on our blog for more tips and information!

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