Backsplashes no longer exclusively require tile and grout. If you remember playing with stickers as a kid (or more recently), then you can put up a new backsplash in your kitchen.
One of the best kitchen ideas on a budget is peel-and-stick backsplashes. You install these backsplashes just as the name suggests; by peeling the paper from the back and sticking it to your wall.
They come in a variety of colors and styles to fit whatever look you want. You can find peel-and-stick backsplash tiles that look like:
You can install peel-and-stick backsplashes to any untextured surface. If you plan to place the adhesive tiles on top of plywood or particleboard, apply primer 72 hours before. Clean your walls thoroughly with a degreaser.
Peel-and-stick backsplashes are great for DIYers and those with awkward kitchens since you can simply cut the tiles with scissors for a custom fit. With other types of traditional tiles, you would need a wet saw or cutting wheel.
If you are fickle or you change your mind often, you can switch out peel-and-stick backsplashes as easily as you installed them. You can install peel-and-stick backsplashes for a short period as a test run before installing more permanent tiles with grout.
Peel-and-stick backsplashes can range in price from a couple of dollars per square foot to some in the double digits. However, this price is significantly less than the cost of other tiled backsplashes at $20 to $30 a square foot.
Additionally, you can also find peel-and-stick tiles for floors. Like backsplashes, you can try new looks for relatively little money.
By Larissa Shelton –