One of the most overlooked areas of kitchen design is the backsplash. While its job is to protect your kitchen walls from the never-ending assault of kitchen splatters, there’s no reason it can’t look good, too.
That’s one of the reasons the brick backsplash is making a comeback these days. The rugged appearance and slightly irregular grout lines work well with most home designs and styles. Whether you live in a craftsman, a rambler, modern, or mid-century styled home, nothing adds historical character or charm like brick can.
The biggest problem with a real brick backsplash is the cost. The brick material is expensive to begin with. Real brick is dense and heavy, and it’s difficult to transport and to handle. With real brick, you also need the services of a qualified mason with all the proper tools and skills.
That translates into high costs for the installation labor, too. And, we can’t forget about the dust and noise during the course of the project.