A kitchen backsplash is a section of material (e.g., tile, stone, brick) that extends vertically from the kitchen countertop. It can cover the entire wall behind the cabinets or be a decorative element that is several inches high.
A backsplash serves a functional purpose by protecting the wall behind the sink. It can also serve aesthetic purposes. Although a variety of materials can be used, the material for your outdoor kitchen backsplash should be durable.
Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens recognizes the importance of finishing touches on your outdoor kitchen to make it uniquely your own. We manufacture stainless steel outdoor kitchens that offer you the freedom to incorporate the backsplash material of your choosing. In this way, the material you choose for your backsplash can enhance the aesthetic in your outdoor living space.
Reasons to Include a Backsplash in Your Outdoor Kitchen
A backsplash in your outdoor kitchen can serve multiple purposes, from functional to visual. Depending on the aesthetic you want to achieve, you can design your outdoor kitchen backsplash using a variety of materials.
Many materials can be suitable for an outdoor backsplash application to protect the wall behind your sink. However, you should be mindful of combustible and porous materials near cooking appliances and sinks. Use qualities like color, texture, shape, and design to your advantage to design a fun and functional outdoor kitchen backsplash.
A backsplash is an important functional element on a free-standing or island kitchen for multifamily applications. The backsplash stops items from falling off the back of the countertop. As such, this setup provides the ease of access that is necessary for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance.
In addition, a backsplash with supports and countertop material can serve as bar seating to accompany your outdoor kitchen bar. With this convenient setup, you can easily entertain your guests with dinner and drinks in the outdoors. In this way, your backsplash provides a functional element and an opportunity to enhance the entertainment value of your space.
Backsplash Materials and Designs
Brick and Thin Stone
A backsplash made of brick or thin, veneered stone offers different styles, textures, and colors. Stone is available in a variety of finishes depending on the aesthetic you are seeking. Choosing a thin, veneered stone is the best option so that your backsplash is not a jagged, jutting surface.
Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
Ceramic and porcelain tile are common options for kitchen backsplashes to create seemingly endless patterns and designs. Coordinate the color of your kitchen with the backsplash for a cohesive and elegant space. While tiles are easy to clean, they are prone to cracking. Replacement may be required, as well as using grout that will be suitable for outdoor use.
For a bold look to your outdoor kitchen backsplash, you can arrange colored glass tiles in beautiful mosaics. Colored glass tile can make your backsplash a fun and colorful accent piece in your outdoor kitchen design. Choose glass tile colors that contrast with your powder coat hue for striking appeal. Or choose complementary colors for a cohesive space.
Another popular backsplash option is to extend the countertop material. You have many options for countertops in the outdoors, such as granite countertops. Countertop material creates a seamless look to your outdoor kitchen and will extend the durability from your countertop to your backsplash.
Extended Back Panel
Danver’s finished extended back panels can be used to create a backsplash that can also double as bar seating. The extended back panel can be powder coated to match the rest of your cabinets for a finished back. You would then apply the material of your choosing to the front, like tile, thin stone, glass, or countertop material.
Why Choose Danver?
Danver’s stainless steel cabinetry can be customized to incorporate the backsplash design and material of your choosing. With our seemingly endless options, you can easily create the look that you want for your backyard kitchen. Danver provides:
- Hundreds of cabinetry sizes in 3” increments, including ADA sizes
- 304 and 316 (marine) grade stainless steel cabinets with gaskets and magnets for added durability in the outdoors
- Cabinetry types to customize your cooking and entertaining needs for your space (base, wall, appliance, grill, and more)
- Powder coat finishes for reduced maintenance in a variety of hues, textures, and metallics
- Finished end and back panels for a clean look on all sides
- Extended back panels for a backsplash application with the material of your choosing
The options for backsplash materials are plenty, with each type offering different functional and aesthetic benefits. By choosing an outdoor kitchen brand like Danver, you have the freedom to include the backsplash material that reflects your lifestyle.
Contact Danver to design your signature outdoor kitchen with a backsplash!
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