Kitchen sinks probably began as a rock with its surface hollowed out due to wind and rain. When mankind progressed to having a kitchen indoors, the need for a method to clean dishes and the cooking equipment was born. The first kitchen sinks were made of stone, then metal, and porcelain and steel. The need for cleanliness became evident also, as well as a means to make clean up go more easily. Splashbacks behind sinks and on the walls above the counters helped to protect the wall from moisture and mould.
Building supply stores
One of the place to look for kitchen splashbacks is at a building supply store. You will find them in the kitchen area. Splashbacks can consist of various materials: glass artwork, steel splashbacks, or kitchen tile splashbacks. The variety present will give you an idea of how kitchen splashbacks can look in your kitchen. If you are not satisfied with the choices, then you can look in stores that specialise in kitchen design for more choices.
Kitchen and furnishing stores
By looking in a store that is able to specialise more in its inventory, you will be able to find more choices in kitchen splashbacks. These stores will have kitchen glass splashbacks, wall panelling backsplashes, designer glass splashbacks, cooker splashbacks and even complimentary (as far as looks) kick plates. There are also bound to be more displays which will allow you to see different applications of backsplashes.This will help you to choose your own design. However, if you are still not satisfied, then there are other options as well.
Tile store, glass store or surplus store
If you are not satisfied, then you can make your own backsplashes for your kitchen. You can pick out tiles from tile stores that range from designer to antique, and create your own design for a kitchen backsplash. You can also make your own kitchen backsplash by having glass cut to the dimensions that you specify, then mounting it to the wall above your counter. To make the glass backsplash even more special, you can have your children make drawings to put behind the glass of the backsplash, or fabric from an old tablecloth, or some other decoration. For another backsplash idea, mount a portion of a slate chalkboard to the wall. Not only could the chalkboard be cleaned easily, it can be used as a place for messages, drawings, or whatever you choose.