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An upright surface or border, as of tile, that protects the wall behind a sink or stove.
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1. (Architecture) any tiled area by, for example, a sink, cooker or bath to prevent damage to a wall by food or water splashes
2. rowing the water that splashes towards the bow of a rowing boat when an oar hits the water
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paneling, as that behind a kitchen countertop, to protect against splashed liquids.
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But the kitchen area that's most likely to catch the eye and impress visitors is actually that small stretch of wall hovering above the sink -- better known as the backsplash. To skimp on this important design element and vertical plane of practicality is to miss out on an opportunity to make a grand statement in your home's most important room, experts believe.
The kitchen has white glass countertops and backsplash, Gaggenau appliances and a washer/dryer and the master bath has custom Watermark fixtures and marble tile flooring.
Pick one item that you have an emotional connection with, be it a light, a ceramic tile or a backsplash. This item should best describe you, and the rest will follow from there," says John.
And you don't need to tile a whole wall to enjoy the effect (though, why not?)--a backsplash application still shows the color differences and shape.
"MY CLIENTS WANT THE SAME CABINETS, counters and backsplash in the laundry room that are in the kitchen.
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The top of the backsplash will need to be scribed and trimmed down.
The sinks feature a 120-volt water heater, a 120-volt water pump, a 12-foot cord and a backsplash with soap and towel dispensers.
Angulardystopia, in particular, succeeds in using the backsplash to manipulate reversals and disintegrations of two-dimensional and three-dimensional space.
Optional 4-inch backsplash tiles are also available.
Backsplash accents, trivets, trays, tin wall packets and more are covered in a gathering of design ideas for all styles.