When you're feeling like your kitchen needs a little pick-me-up in its decor, one of the easiest and least expensive measures you can take is to install a backsplash. Requiring little to no major construction to install, depending on the amount of electrical work you need rerouted in order to ensure that your chosen pattern isn't interrupted by ugly electrical sockets, some backsplashes can even be installed by do-it-yourself-ers.
Available in every color of the rainbow, there's a backsplash out there perfect for every color scheme and one for every design strategy. Backsplashes come in all sorts of non-porous and easy to wipe clean materials like metal, ceramic, glass and stone, because aside from being a beautiful focal point for your kitchen wall, the main purpose of a backsplash is to protect your wall and make it easier to clean up. You'll want to choose a material that can stand up to the amount and type of cooking that you do, as well as one that will last.