It’s no secret that Australians love to renovate. In February 2021 alone, the value of newly approved renovations in Australia reached more than $1 billion, a record since the Australian Bureau of Statistics began tracking this data in 2016. One month later, this record was shattered again. Kitchen renovations remain the most popular rooms to remodel, with many Australians seeking to better enjoy their homes after spending much of last year in lockdown.
If you’re one of the many Australians looking to upgrade their kitchen, one of the most impactful and affordable ways to do so is by installing a glass splashback. Safe, durable and versatile, here are just some of the reasons why you need a glass splashback in your new kitchen.
Easy to clean
Tiled splashbacks with grout can latch onto grime and other messes, making them harder to clean and easily covered in stubborn stains and germs. Grout can also get worn out over time, making it even easier for germs to get stuck and make your kitchen look messy and uninviting.
On the other hand, glass splashbacks are incredibly easy to clean, often just needing a quick wipe-down with a damp microfiber cloth. Their smooth and consistent surface leaves no room for germs to hide and get trapped, greatly reducing the amount of effort it takes to keep them looking at their best.
Endless design options
Glass splashbacks come in a variety of design options, giving you a chance to insert some fun and personality into your kitchen.
Whether you’re after a bold block-colour, prints and graphics or a mirror, you have an endless variety of choices that can suit any design style.
While glass splashbacks may initially cost a little more than their tiled counterparts to install, they very well may save you money in the long run due to their durability and easy maintenance.
While tiles can often require costly regrouting and retiling, glass splashbacks are built to last. They cost very little to maintain and are often cheaper to install as well.
Glass splashbacks generally go above your cooktop to protect your walls from stains and spills, and with this comes a considerable amount of heat.
Luckily, they are designed for this pressure and can handle the hot temperatures of your kitchen without any fading, warping, cracking or blackening.
Glass splashbacks also reflect light, brightening up your kitchen during the day without the need for artificial light and keeping your cooktop well-lit when being used in the evenings.
They can also enhance the space and make your kitchen look larger, especially if you use mirrored splashbacks.
Strong & durable
As well as being heat resistant, glass splashbacks are highly resistant to scratches and other damage that may occur in the kitchen.
They are toughened with a series of heating and cooling processes that ensure their strength and long life expectancy. As long as they are installed correctly they should remain durable and in excellent condition for years to come.
If you’re looking to upgrade your home with a kitchen remodel, glass splashbacks are an unbeatable option for affordability, impact and style. Start checking out design options and get inspiration for your new kitchen today.