Cool backsplash

By
Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

glass backsplash pound ridgeThis afternoon, I went to one of my customer's homes in Pound Ridge.  Unfortunately, the husband got delayed, but thankfully, this was my last appointment for the day, so I sat down in the kitchen with the wife.  She made some awesome coffee and I admired her kitchen which looks great.  Beautiful cabinets and granite.  But, the coolest part of all is the backsplash, so I thought I'd share it.

 

It's glass, and it's installed vertically, rather than the traditional horizontal.  The vertical approach is very stylish, and it's a design technique they've been featuring in higher class homes (and stores) for the last couple of years.  I love the colors on this, and I love how it looks like rain drops.

 

If you live in Westchester County, call us when you are ready to design your kitchen backsplash.  914-937-2950.

 

Comments (17)

Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Debbie, that is interesting installing the backsplash vertically instead of traditional horizontal I've not had the pleasure of seeing this. Have a good evening...Bob

Feb 23, 2013 08:28 AM
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA
570-242-1891

Wow Debbie, Vertical. That sounds really unique.

Feb 23, 2013 08:37 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Bob - I'm glad you lke it.  Sometimes, it just works and this is one of those perfect examples.

Bobbie - Yes, it's a really cool and stylish look.

Feb 23, 2013 08:39 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Deb, it certainly is different, but traditional tile still works for me, and they can do some interesting designs as well.

Feb 23, 2013 08:54 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

My taste is constantly changing. A few years back, I installed a slate backsplash. It looks great as I live in the country and the slate ties in so well with the rustic feel of my home. However, if I ever remodel my kitchen, I will use glass tile as my backsplash. I love the look of this product. Not to mention, the ease of cleaning it.

Feb 23, 2013 09:13 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I like vertical too, IF, and that's a big IF, the wall is plumb and it fits well.  If the wall isn't, vertical tiles appear not vertical!

Feb 23, 2013 09:17 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Debbie, I like the glass tiles, and the vertical install is cool.  My only concern with this style of tiles is will they stay in fashion, or eventually be seen as the equivalent of the 70's avocado and harvest green appliances?  Bill

Feb 23, 2013 10:34 AM
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
Oh those are very similar to the tiles we're going to be using as a backsplash in one of our bathrooms being remodeled - but I hadn't thought of vertical! Thanks for the idea!
Feb 23, 2013 11:23 AM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Debbie,

I love them horizontally!  Do you have any pictures of them farther back where you can see the effect?  Would love to see it!

Feb 23, 2013 11:25 AM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
I started to put some of that in when we remodeled but opted for the more anticipated horizontal variety of glass tiles. But that is very cool looking!
Feb 23, 2013 11:34 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Debbie, I am seeing this glass tile in a lot of homes but have never seen it installed vertically. Very interesting.

Feb 23, 2013 12:10 PM
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

I have seen this before (vertically) and it really looks cool in a larger space like a shower. 

Feb 23, 2013 12:12 PM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Hmmm, I have not seen it used vertically, either.    It has an interesting look, but if the walls are not plumb, trouble!

Feb 23, 2013 06:07 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Ed - Yes, this may be a bit trendy, but this one works so well.

Tammie - Yes, glass can be very cool.

Jay - Oh yes.  This house has been done VERY well, and they have an excellent contractor. I met him again last evening, too.

Bliz - I'm sure they will go out of style.  Without a doubt.  But, when that happens, this family will (and can afford to) redo it.

Nancy - You're welcome.  I hope it works out well for you.

DeeDee - I should have done that.  It was hard to get good pictures with the light reflecting off the glass.

Feb 23, 2013 08:10 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Debbie, I love the look and would love to see a kitchen from a distance with those glass patterns...next time take a shot with the cabinets...never seen this done vertically either.

Feb 23, 2013 09:06 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

I have seen that done, and it is really effective...It is amazing all the new materials that are out there.  One of my favorites is glass counters.  A

Feb 24, 2013 06:37 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I was in three homes this week that used the glass backsplash...all were horizontal. I, too, would like to see a full photo. Thanks for the tip.

Feb 28, 2013 11:14 AM