Most design trends come and go in a matter of months or years. But there’s one that is standing the test of time in a big way…
Glass splashbacks have been a popular go-to in Australian kitchens, bathrooms and laundries for decades – and they’re only increasing in popularity in 2022.
So what’s all the fuss about? Glass splashbacks are simply longer lasting, more affordable, more versatile and easier to clean than most of the alternatives. Not to mention the fact that they look incredible in most homes. Let’s take a closer look at the top five reasons why it’s becoming a fast growing design trend.
When you spend money renovating your home, you want your changes to last as long as possible, right? Install a quality glass splashback and that component of your reno will last for decades or longer as toughened glass withstands the rigours of a busy kitchen and is stronger and more durable than acrylic. It never fades or stains either, so it will stay looking as good as new through the years and always look as fresh as the day it was installed. In fact, DecoGlaze offers a written guarantee of up to 10 years on every glass feature it installs.
A full, mid-range kitchen renovation can set you back from $22,000 to $35,000, according to hipages. That’s before you’ve even started on your bathrooms or your laundry (which could cost more than $10,000 a piece).
Renovating can be outrageously expensive these days and homeowners are trying to cut costs wherever possible. One area that you can save on without sacrificing the look, feel or functionality of your space is your splashbacks. Tiles and other options can be extremely expensive and time-consuming to install, whereas glass splashbacks are surprisingly affordable and can be installed straight over the top of existing tiles or a wall for less fuss and way less mess. In fact, from install to completion choosing glass could save you thousands.
One of the best things about glass splashbacks is that they look amazing in almost any room in your home. You could install a splashback mirror in your bathrooms or a hallway, a printed splashback to add a little colour to your kitchen or a glass panel in your entryway. They even look great in commercial spaces.
What’s more, your splashback can be tailored to suit your tastes and your home’s design. DecoGlaze’s range features countless colours and finish options – you can even bring your own image to print on a splashback!
4. Easy to clean
When you install something new in your home, especially in areas like your kitchen and bathrooms, it’s worth considering how easy it’ll be to clean. After all, over the next several years, you’ll spend hours keeping it spick and span.
Tiles can be great, but the grout tends to accumulate mould and moisture which can be hard to clean and not to mention unhygienic. Sticking to paint in your kitchen and bathroom’s wet areas is an affordable option, but oil and water can stain paint after years of use. Glass splashbacks, on the other hand, are incredibly easy to clean with everyday household products – just a quick spray, wipe and you’re done!
5. Easy to install
Kitchen and bathroom renovations can take months, or even years in some cases. That’s why when it comes to wall coverings, it’s a good idea to choose something easy to install that won’t push your timelines any further out.
Glass splashbacks are the ideal option – most DecoGlaze installations can be installed straight over the top of existing tiles or a wall and take as an hour to complete with minimal fuss as installation is much quicker than traditional tiling, allowing you to get on with the rest of your reno project.
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