Five Ideas to Consider When Choosing a Splash Back for a Tiny Home

Posted on: 11 August 2016

When you are building and designing a tiny house, every decision needs to be taken seriously. As your home only has a small amount of space and items, each one is likely to be noticed by guests and you, over and over again. This includes your splash back. Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing your splash back:

1. Look into printed splash backs.

With a tiny home, you have limited space to add art to the walls, and if you want to increase the number of photographs or designs on the walls, you may want to consider a printed splash back. You can buy ceramic, glass and other types of splash backs digitally printed with your choice of design, from a woodland scene to a photograph of your dog.

2. Use mirrors to create the illusion of more space.

In lieu of a printed splash back, consider installing a mirrored glass splash back. Mirrors reflect the walls and surfaces opposite them, helping to create the illusion of more space. In a tiny home, a mirrored splash back can be a stylistic and functional element. It protects your wall and makes your space seem more open.

3. Consider stainless steel splash backs.

If you like the idea of a reflective splash back but don't want to opt for a mirrored look, consider stainless steel. A stainless steel splash back can cover the space behind your stovetop or sink, but you can also use it to cover the entire wall behind your kitchen. This lends a funky, industrial vibe to your tiny home. Additionally, stainless steel can be attached to the wall using screws, making it secure for taking your tiny home on the road.

4. Opt for a single piece rather than tiles.

Whether you choose stainless steel, glass, a printed material or something else for your splash back, opt for a single piece rather than tiles. Tiles are great in large spaces, but the small pieces can be visually disruptive in a small space. They mimic the tininess of the space. Instead, use a large, single piece of material. Single blocks of materials or colours help create the idea of a sweeping space.

5. Pair the splash back with a light and other reflective materials.

To create the feeling of space in your tiny home, you may want to think about the elements surrounding your splash back as well as the splash back itself. For example, hang a light over the splash back; choose a reflective, glass stove or sink for in front of the splash back; or mirror the reflectiveness with similar materials attached to the ceiling above the splash back.