THE SPLASH­BACK SUR­FACES

ONCE PURELY PRAC­TI­CAL, THE KITCHEN’S BEST SUP­PORT­ING ACT IS NOW A STYLE STATE­MENT IN ITS OWN RIGHT

Home Beautiful - - DESIGN FILE - STORY

JUST LIKE OUR kitchen bench­tops, we de­mand a lot from our splash­backs: they must be hard-wear­ing, hy­gienic, easy to clean and re­silient to heat. Pair that with the req­ui­site wow-fac­tor and the hum­ble splash­back sud­denly has a lot to an­swer for. It’s all about find­ing the sweet spot that strad­dles both prac­ti­cal­ity and style, says Vanessa Thomp­son, strate­gic de­signer for Beau­mont Tiles. “You want some­thing that adds to your space’s over­all de­sign con­cept – but also pro­tects the walls.” Here’s our com­pre­hen­sive guide to find­ing your per­fect splash­back, in a ma­te­rial that suits your life­style and the look you love.

Smart­stone in Con­creto Nat­u­rale de­liv­ers dura­bil­ity – and a touch of rough-luxe. VANESSA KEYS

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