Many home owners never bother to install a backsplash in their kitchen because they feel it will break the bank. Though it is true that many backsplash materials can cost a significant amount of money, there are many other cheap materials that can be used. Here are a few very cheap options that you can use to create a beautiful backsplash for your kitchen.
If you have always wanted ceramic tile but cannot afford the traditional 8"x8" tiles, consider a mosaic style backsplash. This is by far one of the cheapest kitchen backsplashes out there. Surplus home improvement stores almost always have a box of free broken tiles. Use this free source of material to create a very cheap kitchen backsplash. Finish breaking up the tiles into a manageable size and place on top of mortar that has been applied to the wall. Finish it off by filling in the spaces with grout and wipe away the excess with a towel.
Stainless Steel Film
Love the look of a stainless steel backsplash? You can get that same look much cheaper by using a peel-and-stick stainless steel film. This film can be purchased online for as little as $25 a roll. Just make sure you have a friend there with you when you go to install it to help eliminate unwanted bumps and get a smooth finish.
The cheap flooring material can also make a cheap kitchen backspash. Yep, cut the vinyl tile down to the right size and shape, peel off the protective backing and stick. Check in the clearance section of your local home improvement store and you can find these tiles for a little as $.15 a square foot.
Vinyl tiles also come in a variety of styles perfect for a cheap kitchen backsplash. Stone, traditional tile and even mosaic glass tile are all looks you can get with inexpensive glass tiles.
If you really want a real tile look, try the groutable tiles that are available at places like Home Depot. This is a slightly more expensive option but the look can be well worth it.
Faux Pressed Tin
Pressed tin is a great backsplash idea for a classic kitchens but the cost can be astronomical. A inexpensive new option is faux pressed tin that is made of plastic. These sheets run about $8 for a 2'x2' sheet, which is must less expensive than the real deal. However, if that is too expensive for your pocket book, you can purchase wallpaper that has been made to look like tin for even less.
Want a backsplash that is unique and bounces light around your kitchen? You can grout mirrored tiles as a backsplash for a little as $.50 a square foot. Not a bad price for a look that few kitchen have. Just keep in mind that this option will require a bit more cleaning than one of the other options.
So what are you waiting for? Start shopping for your cheap backsplash materials and get started. There is no need to live without a backsplash any longer when it can be done so cheaply. So grab a friend and get started. You could have a brand new backsplash to show off over the weekend.