Add Some Backsplash To Complete The Look Of Your Kitchen Countertops…



Adding a backsplash often completes the look of your kitchen countertops.While there are number of backsplash choices for consumers including:  3-1/2″ (standard), full height, tile, and a combination look, in this blog, I wanted to focus on our standard backsplash.

Let’s take a look at some standard 3-1/2″ backsplash runs we fabricated the other day in our shop…

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3-1/2″ granite backsplash runs to match countertops

As you can see, we fabricate a bunch of backsplash everyday. Over the years, a standard 3-1/2″ to 4″ backsplash has been the most popular choice. It ties the look and pattern of the stone from the countertop to the wall together and also allows for easy clean-up with spills and splatters when cooking.

At Paramount Granite Company, we typically trim our backsplash down to a 2 cm thickness because it offers a cleaner, “less bulky” look. Not all fabricators however, do this, as it may save them time and money. Both 2 cm and 3 cm thicknesses for backsplash however, are considered acceptable. Keep in mind, there may be circumstances where the backsplash can not be trimmed down. If your kitchen or project involves some atypical design, or if  you have selected a fragile stone the backsplash may have to be left at it original 3 cm thickness.

Let’s take a look at a few kitchens with standard backsplash…

Traditional Kitchen by Yarmouth Architects & Building Designers By Design
Traditional Bathroom by Spring Architects & Building Designers Maison Market
Modern Kitchen by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers Martinkovic Milford Architects
st. cecilia granite
Paramount Granite Company
Thanks for reading!
Barb
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Posted in Backsplash, Uncategorized on June 24th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Add A Backsplash To Your Countertop To Create A Unique Look…



While there are a lot of options when it comes to adding a backsplash to your countertops, in this blog, I wanted to talk about a combination backsplash. What, you may ask, is a combination backsplash? Well—the word, combination, pretty much describes it because you are adding one with another.

Let’s take a look at this example below…

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(St. Cecilia Granite with a combination backsplash)

This photo shows a 3–1/2″ high granite backsplash combined with some multi-colored slate backsplash. Notice how adding a 3-1/2″ backsplash allows the look of the countertop to flow upward. By adding another material, such as the multi-colored slate here, another dimension is created with more color and gives the whole project a unique look.

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(St. Cecilia Granite with a combination backsplash)

Combination backsplashes are very popular and can be a achieved with a multitude of different material options and tile choices.

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(St. Cecilia Granite with a combination backsplash)

Make sure you stop by our showroom for ideas, as well as look at material and color options for your countertops.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Backsplash, Decorating, Granite on February 27th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Backsplash Options Add Variety To Your Countertops…



When it comes to remodeling and adding countertops, there are a lot of decisions to make. Not only will you need to decide on a material and a color to go with your decor and style, but will also have the opportunity to add a backsplash. While there are a number of options when it comes to backsplashes, in this blog, I wanted to show you some pictures of some different choices that we fabricated and installed.

Let’s take a look…
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Two-Tiered Granite Island with backsplash between tiers.

While not everyone thinks about adding a backsplash to an island, it does offer a nice look and provides continuity between the two tiers.

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Decorative small ogee backsplash with shelf top

While most basksplash we fabricate includes our standard eased edge, adding a more decoration edge, is always an option. The shelf also offers a more customized look.

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Standard 3-1/2″ high backsplash on back side of vanity

This photo shows our most popular backsplash option, which many consumers like.

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Full height granite bacskplash with a soapstone countertop

This picture shows a full height backsplash and incorporates the look of 2 different stones adding more variety.

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Tile backsplash

This picture shows a kitchen incorporating 2 different tiles for backsplash giving it nice, appealing look.

If you need assistance with your countertops decisions including ideas for backsplash, make sure you visit our showroom.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

 

 

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Posted in Backsplash, Kitchen Ideas, Natural Stone on March 25th, 2013 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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