Congratulations, you’re remodeling your kitchen! There are so many things to settle on before you start. Among the many decisions you have to make include choosing your countertop materials.
From stainless steel to granite to butcher block wood, there are countless styles available. Each has their own particular pattern, color, durability and care level.
If your kitchen remodel is on a strict budget, laminate countertops are an economical, easy-to-care-for option. Today, there are hundreds of colors and patterns to choose from to match your kitchen’s design scheme.
Once you’ve chosen the counter, it’s time to pick out the finishing touches. A DIY decal backsplash is the perfect budget solution to coordinate with a laminate countertop.
A backsplash makes the perfect accessory to your countertop and adds some character to the room. Going the decal route is also an easy way to save money.
A decal backsplash is much easier to install than ceramic tiles. There is no mortar, grout or special tools required and no waiting time.
Plus, you won’t have to hire a professional to get a customized look, as wall decals can easily be cut to fit the space above your new counter. They’re also reusable and removable, so you can reposition them on the wall or switch them out for something different if you ever want to change up your kitchen’s look.
This traditional black-on-white design is 6.5 inches high. When applied to the wall, it looks like a row of real ceramic tiles.
Or, you can simply recreate the look of glass or stone mosaic tiles. These decals are made from a flexible epoxy material that you can trim with a scissors to fit your kitchen’s corners and outlets.
The beauty is they’re also removable whenever you want to change the look or style of your kitchen.
Wall decals can also be paired with a decorative peel-and-stick backsplash. Use them to make a top or bottom border. The only tool required is a utility knife or scissors!
An intricate design can really make solid-colored laminate shine, while a simple tile pattern balances out a busier countertop.
This inexpensive DIY solution will definitely add some personality to your newly renovated kitchen. For more kitchen renovation inspiration, you can view this infographic from The Daily Meal and The Home Depot.
Merri Cvetan is a crafty interior designer who writes about creative ways to update your kitchen. She provides great DIY tips on how to update your countertops and backsplash without breaking the bank. To see other kitchen backsplash and countertop options, visit The Home Depot.