If you have a kitchen that has been through a lot (meal masterpieces and disasters, last-minute school projects) it might be looking a bit stale. Removing upper cabinets and putting in open shelving is a quick fix that can make your kitchen feel modern and spacious.

Another simple upgrade is adding a kitchen splashback. There are lots of choices to fit any budget, including modern metals that will give your kitchen an immediate update.


Acrylic is an ideal kitchen splashback material due to it being both tough and stylish. It comes in a variety of colours and styles that fit in with any kitchen décor. The great thing about acrylic is that it is easy to keep clean – simply wipe down with a soft cloth or sponge and warm soapy water.

The best part of all is that it can be fitted by a homeowner and doesn’t require the services of a professional. This makes it much cheaper than other options like glass or tiles.

Before you start fitting your new kitchen splashback it’s important that the wall is clean and free of debris. It’s also crucial that it is sealed. This ensures that the adhesive doesn’t suck moisture into it.


Glass kitchen splashbacks are a great choice for a modern kitchen. They are easy to clean and highly resistant to heat. They also provide a sleek look and are available in a variety of colours. Glass can either match the colour scheme of the kitchen or contrast it to make a statement piece.

Unlike tiles, which are prone to staining and accumulating food splatters in the grout lines, a glass kitchen splashback can be wiped down with ease after cooking to ensure it remains hygienic and attractive. Glass can also be customised with wood, stone or marble patterns that create a textural appearance without the need for maintenance or cleaning.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel kitchen splashbacks are a popular choice for homeowners and designers due to their hygienic properties, protective qualities, and stylish look. They’re highly resistant to heat, rusting, and corrosion and also easy to clean.

They can be made from a range of materials, such as acrylic, glass, or even mirrored stainless steel. They’re often brushed, which gives them a sleek and modern appearance that can complement various styles of kitchens.

Stainless steel kitchen splashbacks are easily maintained with gentle cleaning products that you’re likely already have in your home, such as mild dish soap, baking soda, and vinegar for tough stains.

Smooth Stone

A kitchen splashback is an important part of any modern or contemporary home. They are usually fitted behind sinks or cooktops to protect the walls from water, grease, food, and other liquids that may accidentally “splash back”.

Splashbacks can be used to make a bold statement, add a pop of colour, or create a more subtle effect by using texture. Stacked stone can be a great option for creating a minimalistic look, while metals can add a more industrial or futuristic feel to the space.

Smooth stone is a sleek block that can be crafted in Minecraft by placing Cobblestone in the top section of a Furnace. Once the fire smelts the Cobblestone, it will create a Smooth Stone block that can be placed in a Crafting Table to create Smooth Stone Slabs.