June 11th, 2021 at 11:00 am

A great countertop and/or backsplash can instantly transform the heart of your home. When customizing the perfect kitchen, and ensuring that it ties in with the rest of your home’s design, what exactly do you need to consider?

You will definitely want to think about the type of appliances you want, the cabinetry, and overall color palette to start, but that is not all you need to decide. Different types of stone, tile, and materials have different pros and cons, and some may be more or less suitable for your lifestyle.

Before you experiment with different types of tiles, eye-catching patterns, and bold or sophisticated hues, take a look at our guide for choosing the right backsplash for your kitchen! Once you’re fully informed, you can find inspiration from these five gorgeous kitchens below.

Solvang | $9,500,000

Presented by Laura Drammer

Breathtaking and one-of-a-kind, this Solvang home is truly a resort-like experience. It offers an easy, flowing floor plan, an outdoor shower, wine cave, infinity pool, and the perfect kitchen for hosting and serving guests.

Calabasas | $3,750,000

Presented by Valerie Punwar & Michael Siegel

Unparalleled quality abounds from the dream kitchen to the thoughtful design and upgrades throughout, one may say that this home truly has it all. From its stone covered entry surrounded by rose garden planters and two towering native western Sycamore trees, to the gourmet open-concept kitchen with custom hardwood cabinets and large Calcutta marble island, this home is one you have to experience for yourself!

Santa Barbara | $2,695,000

Presented by Karina Padilla

Impressive from every angle with no expense spared, this Bel Air home features over 2,200 square feet of indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces, a sun-drenched open floor plan with great privacy, high-end finishes, and refined Fleetwood window and door systems that open to exceptionally large, leveled patios.

Solana Beach | $2,650,000

Presented by Orva Harwood

Enjoy unobstructed white water views and awe-inspiring sunsets from this contemporary masterpiece in Solana Point. The floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights are designed to enhance the natural light, adding to the appeal of this meticulous condo. Recent kitchen renovations include a new modern backsplash, Columbia cabinets, and Miele appliances throughout. So chic!

San Diego | $1,589,000

Presented by Joel Blumenfeld

Perched atop a canyon, surrounded by the peaceful sounds of nature, this residence offers stunning views on a premier cul-de-sac in the community of University Heights. It offers an inviting and thoughtfully designed floor plan, perfect for entertaining, as well as designer details such as hickory hardwood flooring, river rock columns, oversized entry door, unique kitchen backsplash, and paneled glass doors.

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