Add Value to your Home with Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash

Professionals agree that one of the best ways to add value to your home is to upgrade your kitchen, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money or time in upgrading your kitchen. If you are planning to add a little spark to your kitchen, but are not able to do a full-scale remodeling, a perfect way to start the project is by adding a subway tile kitchen backsplash.

Why a Subway Tile Backsplash?

The timeless rectangular tiles are perfect to add a neutral background for any accent pieces. You can easily replace a backsplash without even moving any of your appliances or cabinets. Moreover, the project takes a mere weekend, and can be as cheap as $5-$8 per square foot. If you currently have a plain bare walls near your kitchen sink, then the subway tile backsplash is the perfect option for you.

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We have created a list of 5 essential tips that can help you in creating a perfect subway tile kitchen backsplash and enhance the looks of your kitchen.

Focal Point

While upgrading your kitchen, always ensure that you create a focal point around the cooking areas. For instance, if you are planning to tile other parts of the kitchen as well, try to use a subway tile of different color or pattern around the cooking area and the kitchen sink. Professionals suggest that you should use a little expensive subway tile for backsplash and use a more affordable tile in other parts of the kitchen.


Another way to save money on upgrading your backsplash is by using handmade ceramic, or more expensive tiles as accents for your subway tile backsplash. You’ll still be able to have a unique looking backsplash, at a fraction of a cost.


Mix and Match

Colorful subway tile backlashes look great with solid counters. Doing it in this way, will avoid their clash, enabling them both to further enhance the looks of your kitchen.

Enlarging Effect

If you use the same subway tile all over your room, you will create a certain sense of visual infinity. Small kitchens look larger in this way.

Rotating Effect

Changing the orientation of your subway tile is an ideal way of creating a much more expensive look for paying less. You can use the tile vertically if you want a vertical look, or you can use them diagonally if you want to create a focal point. By creating a combination of vertical and diagonal tiles you can give an attractive look to your kitchen counter.