Category Archives: Backsplashes

Design trends: open storage, backsplashes, and the illusion of space

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Make Board Games the Main Event!

 

It’s easy to forget about Monopoly or Bananagrams when they are tucked away in storage. Keeping your games out in the open will remind you to partake in the fun more often.

 

The Illusion of Space

 

Small living area? No problem! Lean a mirror against the wall for the illusion of more space.

 

Never-Ending Backsplashes!

Why limit yourself to a backsplash just above the sink or oven? Continuing your kitchen backsplash throughout the entire room is dramatic, chic, and stunning.

 

Instant-Hallway

 

Studio apartment problems? Create an entry hall or divide up living spaces with low bookshelves.

 

Open Storage Space

 

Open storage space in the kitchen is both visually appealing and practical—keep your favorite appliances, utensils, and ingredients within arms’ reach at all times!

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Backsplash envy: if only you had more than one kitchen . . .

Backsplashes are no longer the demure, retiring, part-of-the-scenery design components they once were. Thanks to a revolution in the past decade or so, the materials, styles, and patterns used to create backsplashes have evolved into beautiful, interesting focal points all their own—while still managing to fulfill their role as functional, unifying kitchen accents.

If you’ve never counted backsplashes among your list of things to get excited about, we’re willing to bet you haven’t been introduced to Primera’s stunning work and the equally impressive brands we use to create backsplash masterpieces.

We’re going to make you a believer by introducing some looks from our favorite brands we use that are sure to thrill and delight, not to mention get those creative juices flowing. And if you already know what an artfully chosen, beautifully designed backsplash can do for a kitchen, well, you’re going to love this.

 

Bedrosians Tile and Stone

Founded in California in 1948, Bedrosians has grown to become “one of the largest independent porcelain tile and stone importers and distributors in the United States,” which makes them a marvelous source for the lovely, durable backsplashes we install; materials include:

  • Glass
  • Stone
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Pebble
  • Metal
  • Resin
  • Glass and Stone Blends
  • Glass and Porcelain Blends

 

Manhattan

Bedrosians’ sleek, elegant “Manhattan” mosaic glass tile is as functional as it is attractive and, due to its horizontal placement, is perfect for visually widening smaller areas.

Below, we have two gorgeous, but distinctive, examples of Bedrosians’ ceramic tile. The first backsplash, made from “Grace” subway tiles (in ecru), is a soft, graceful complement to the charcoal-hued cabinetry, but would actually work well with a variety of color schemes.

On the bottom, “Brooklyn Statuario” tile mimics the delicate gray tendrils of statuary marble to give this pristine space an exquisitely classical ambience.

Arizona Tile

With a truly vast selection of “extraordinary surfaces hand-selected from around the world,” we love using Arizona tile to help our clients express themselves with backsplash materials that include:

  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Glass
  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Quartz
  • Limestone
  • Quartzite
  • Travertine
  • Slate
  • Soapstone
  • Decos & Listelles
  • Metal
  • Tumbled Stone

 

San Diego Kitchen Remodel 2

Arizona Tile’s multi-hued Stackstone walls (made from a combination slate, marble and quartzite) bring a touch of natural sophistication to almost any room and pair brilliantly with stone countertops.

 

West University

Staggered-mesh Mineral Pewter from Arizona Tile antes up the “cool” quotient in this smooth, contemporary kitchen.

 

Daltile

Part of the esteemed Mohawk family of companies, we love to use Daltile for its ceramic and porcelain tiles; but they also provide great backsplash options like:

  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Travertine
  • Slate
  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Quartz
  • Limestone

 

Rockridge - Oakland, CA

Daltile’s oval “Contempo” marble in “Misty Carrara” adds just the right touch of charm and whimsy to this romantic setting.

 

45th Court

 

“Fabrique” porcelain tile in “Gris Linen” by Daltile interjects just the right amount of color pop into this neutral-palette modern kitchen.

 

Emser Tile

A “fashion leader in glazed ceramic and porcelain tile, glass, metal and natural stone products,” Primera loves using Emser Tile for both timeless artistry and cutting-edge vogue using materials such as:

  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Stone
  • Glass

 

Phillips Creek Ranch | Shaddock Homes
Ornate “Riveli Normandy” tile in Truffle/Crème by Emser lends itself as a beautifully eloquent, yet functional, backdrop.

 

Legacy

 

Emser’s “Flash” glass mosaic tile in “Blaze” is the pièce de résistance of this breathtakingly elegant space.

 

Marazzi Tile

As an Italian-inspired tile designer/manufacturer/distributor, Marazzi “addresses the myriad aesthetic and performance requirements of homeowners, designers and architects” through their work with these materials:

  • Porcelains
  • Glazed Ceramics
  • Glass Mosaics
  • Natural Stones
  • Metallics

 

New Custom Maine Home

For those who like bold statement pieces, this spirited “Catwalk” glass mosaic tile in “Chocolate Clog” by Marazzi is a splendid fit.

 

105 Rancho Trail - Partners in Building

 

Marazzi’s “Brick” mesh-mounted porcelain mosaic tile in “Jive” affords a chilled-out, urbane feel to these smart, bone-hued surroundings.

 

Cactus Stone & Tile

Whenever we need an out-of-this-world stone slab look, Cactus Stone & Tile company is Primera’s go-to to deliver extraordinary, high-quality design components made from materials like:

  • Stone
  • Ceramic
  • Glass
  • Metal

 

Southwest Contemporary

 

Of course, there’s no rule that backsplashes have to be made of tile, as this opulently stunning “Neptune Azure” granite by Cactus Stone proves.

 

Luxury Kitchen

Another example of a sumptuous backsplash/countertop, this one in “Monte Cristo” granite, inspires us to mention that Cactus Stone & Tile also carries a marvelous selection of slabs in Marble, Quartz, Travertine, Dolomite, Quartzite, Limestone, Onyx and other semi-precious stones.

 

Hopefully, if you weren’t enthusiastic about backsplashes before browsing these kitchen masterpieces, you’re currently experiencing a change of heart. With so many materials, colors, shapes, patterns, etc., the design possibilities are virtually endless, which means that a backsplash is perhaps one of the most effective ways to aesthetically set your kitchen apart.

If you have questions about any of the styles, materials or brands we use, showcased here—or if you would like to see any of the multitude of options we didn’t have room for today, click here to call or schedule an appointment.

 

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