Just about any kitchen project adds home value, and putting in a nice backsplash is one that can really elevate the space. This project can go over $1,000 with more expensive materials, but the average cost, including installation, is exactly that: $1,000. This breaks down to about $15 to $40 per square foot. Material is the factor that determines the variable in cost, so if you’re trying to stay under budget, ceramic is about the highest-end material to consider.
The cabinets and countertops are the next thing to consider when choosing your backsplash. You can’t go wrong in choosing something simple like gray or white subway tiles. Trending in so many homes today, it gives the space a classic, elegant look. Alternatively, you can try patterned or mosaic options if you want something more innovative that adds a statement. However, keep in mind most places charge significantly more for unusual layouts. Installing a kitchen backsplash can be a challenging DIY, but it can be done, depending on what material you use. But for peace of mind, hiring a pro will keep you within your $1,000 budget.