An antique mirror splashback performs double duty in this kitchen
One of the hardest working features to offset the limited space in this modest-sized apartment is a beautiful antique mirror. Acting as a splashback, the aged mirror – along with the clear mirror splashback alongside – provides an artwork in its own right and, of course, it also tricks the eye, suggesting a much larger space
A rich-toned splashback sets the scene for this kitchen
This award-winning kitchen features dark wood veneer matched with dark- and light-toned porcelain sheeting on the splashback, along with rich walnut highlights. The sculptural light was imported from New York.
Paving the way – this home makes best use of stone tiles
Stone tiles in varied sizes and patterns run right through this expansive home, while exposed concrete and a marble kitchen benchtop also feature
Long porcelain tiles were chosen for this scullery splashback
Large-format tiles were chosen for this scullery splashback – adding to the material dignity of the light-toned kitchen.
Elegance and efficiency in a limited space – kitchen, splashback
Understated satin lacquer cabinetry helps to blend this kitchen into the wider space while the more prominent timber and stainless-steel splashback panels provide visual interest.
Rich warm timber and cool white veined black marble combine in this two-tone kitchen – kitchen, splashback
The impact of the marble island in this kitchen is accentuated by having the splashback in the same exotic stone.
Expansive, light-filled home threads elegantly between existing tall willow trees – kitchen, splashbacks & mosaics
This kitchen features a window as a splashback, maximising natural light and providing views to the courtyard behind
Total transformation of 1980s duplex penthouse results in attractive open-plan interiors and vastly improved layout – splashback
A Carrara marble splashback adds a subtle highlight to this kitchen – plus ties in with the Carrara marble fireplace surround in the adjacent living area
Smart, clean-lined kitchen with scullery occupies the most unlikely of settings – kitchen, splashback
Want to protect your kitchen walls without adding another design element? One way forward is to introduce a neutral glass splashback that catches the splashes but not so much the eye
New layout, materials and finishes bring dramatic changes to outdated kitchen – kitchen, splashback
Making connections – marble-look quartzite used for the countertop and splashback in the cooking zone of this renovated kitchen can also be found on the kitchen’s perimeter cabinets
Upmarket natural materials and a strong sense of symmetry achieve a restful workspace – kitchen, tiles & splashbacks
Concordia Marble makes for an upmarket splashback in this kitchen. Famously luxurious but inclined to hold the odd wine stain, marble was perhaps a sage choice for a vertical surface. By contrast, see what the benchtops are made of
Maximising a sense of space and light – kitchen, splashback
Want a solid, substantial look for your kitchen? Why not introduce something solid and substantial? For this kitchen, the splashback and benchtop boast the look of marble – courtesy of slabs of honed Cortona quartzite