See how a quartz slab, a playful pattern, simple subway tile and other elements can create a breathtaking backsplash.


We recently highlighted creative backsplash ideas newly uploaded to Houzz. But we found so many good examples that we decided to create a second article. In this follow-up story, design and remodeling professionals show five fabulous approaches to a kitchen backsplash.

1. Fab Slab

Designer: Everson Architect
General contractor: Hoxie Homes & Remodeling
Location: Edina, Minnesota

Homeowners’ request. “The client wanted to build their dream home to live in forever,” says Stephanie Wambeke, a client selections coordinator at Hoxie Homes & Remodeling, which the homeowners found through Houzz. “They wanted the home to have an open feel. They are a family with young children, and it was important to have sightlines to other areas of the home and the backyard.”

Backsplash. A quartz slab that matches the perimeter countertops. “To showcase the backsplash, the clients chose wood custom cabinetry, gorgeous black-framed windows and a showstopper gas range,” Wambeke says.

“Uh-oh” moment. “The backsplash was a solid piece of quartz, because we did not want any seams,” Wambeke says. “It was very heavy, and it was challenging to navigate it through the main floor to its final placement behind the kitchen range.”

Cabinets: Mark Hurley, Hurley Custom Cabinetry

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