Glass splashbacks are an excellent way of adding style, hygiene, and elegance to your kitchen. Rather than leaving backwalls bare, a layer of polished glass can breathe life into the dullest of kitchens. You may be wondering how much you need to install glass splashbacks. The amount you spend will depend on a wide variety of factors. For example, you'll need to consider the type of glass, size of your kitchen, and additional customisation options.
Here are some of these factors explained in more detail so you can prepare your budget accordingly.
While glass splashbacks are obviously made of glass, there are many different types of glass that can be used. The most common is toughened (or reinforced) glass. Toughened glass can withstand a wide range of temperatures making it convenient for kitchen spaces. Due to the risk of temperature fluctuations, your glass could end up cracking if it's not sufficiently reinforced. You can select from different types of toughened glass. Some are frosted and double glazed for long life, while others are textured to give your walls a feeling of depth.
So how much can you expect to spend on material costs? It depends on the type of glass you choose. A simple reinforced glass layer will cost less than a textured, double-glazed piece of glass to be installed on your back walls.
Small, flat surfaces typically cost less to install (with glass splash backs) than surfaces with complex shapes. For example, a curved wall will require careful measurements and attention to detail during installation.
Furthermore, the glass may not fit flush against the wall. This means that your contractor will have to reinforce the glass surface using different strategies. And while curved glass splashbacks appear stylish, you should be prepared to spend more for this unique design.
Another cost factor is the level of customisation you're looking for in your splashbacks. You have many different options available. For example, you can choose from different colours, glass designs, and even engraved messages for your splash backs. Mirrored glass is an excellent option for any kitchen. It reflects nearby images and creates an interesting contrast with other items in your kitchen. You can also add lights to a plain panel of reinforced glass to create a specific theme in your kitchen. And to make the area have a truly personal touch, engraved messaging on the glass panel is another useful option.
Remember that each level of customisation comes with an additional cost. Adding simple lighting may be the cheapest of the above-mentioned options, followed by mirrored glass and engraved text/images.