When I first started my staging and design business in 2007, travertine backsplashes and Venetian gold granite was all the rage. New products and styles are constantly emerging with the latest being peel and stick kitchen backsplashes! Now I wouldn’t recommend this product to everyone, but they are very easy to install and anyone can do it. It’s also a great way to save money, time, and frustration.
Internet blogger “Landee” recently shared a project in her own home where she used vinyl adhesive for her kitchen backsplash for a total cost of $98 for her entire kitchen and she now sells the product on her ETSY store online. This product is great for those currently leasing or renting their home because it is also easy to remove.
Lowes Home Improvement offers a variety of peel and stick “mosaics” now including this Mountain Terrain Composite Vinyl Mosaic Scale wall tile. The product requires no grout or tools for installation and is resistant to water damage and can even be used on shower walls. Check out this application in the kitchen featured here…it looks real, doesn’t it?!
Lastly I wanted to feature a less traditional looking adhesive backsplash. Home Depot sells these decorative backsplash panels online in a brushed aluminum finish made to mimic old tin ceiling tiles. Another internet blogger Joanna Goddard shared this project on her blog A Cup of Jo. The tin looking backsplash was installed in this Brooklyn, New York apartment by cutting the plastic sheets to size and using a very strong adhesive tape.
Depending on the price point of your home these adhesive backsplashes may or may not be for you but they are a fun and easy way to get creative in your home with relatively little money spent. Adhesive backsplashes can also be a great and easy fix for those trying to sell homes that may be dated or lack upgrades compared to other homes in your market. Do your research first and see if these products are the right choice for your next home improvement project.