Thursday, September 27, 2012

5 Kitchens with Slab Full Height Backsplash

A Full Height Backsplash is when we install a slab of stone and take it all the way up to the upper cabinets or even to the ceiling. 
If you have a striking piece of stone this is a great way to show it off.  You definitely get the WOW factor when you see a beautiful slab of stone vertically in the kitchen.
It is generally more expensive than a tile backsplash (depending on the price of the tile).
Full Height Backsplashes are great for cleaning too....no grout lines!
Here are five gorgeous kitchens with Full Height Backsplashes...

This first kitchen has Soapstone countertops and a Soapstone sink.  The beauty of the Soapstone really shines though in the large splash piece behind the range.
Photo: Hickman Design Associates
I've been loving this next kitchen since I first saw it on Elle Decor's website.  The whole house is amazing actually, you can see it all here.
The cabinets are clad in hammered silver.  Isn't it unique and beautiful?  The floor, countertops and full height backsplash are Calacatta marble.
Photo: Elle Decor
The Madura Gold granite in the kitchen below isn't overly dramatic, in fact it's the simplicity of it that makes the Full Height Backsplash work so well in this kitchen. 
Traditional Kitchen design by San Francisco Interior Designer Home Systems , Wendi Zampino

Minimal upper cabinets and a unique hood allow the Calacatta marble to shine in this beautiful modern kitchen.
Modern Kitchen design by New York Architect Incorporated

This last kitchen used the same granite on the island and two large pieces behind the range and the sink.  They used tile for the backsplash everywhere else.  The perimeter countertops are stainless steel.   Great way to mix materials.

Would you like to see more Full Height Backsplashes?  I've written about it before!

2 comments:

Nicole Zeigler, CKBR, Allied ASID said...

I love the full-height splashes - so striking! I was lucky to get to do a full height blue bahia splash. You can see it here: http://www.bluewillowbuilders.com/projectgallery/custominteriorremodel.html (I never got a great after photo because, as you can see, at the time we were waiting for the chimney cover on the hood)

Aimee@thegranitegurus said...

Nicole I love it! Blue Bahia is such a great stone, ANY picture of it is usually a good one. Great job with that design!

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