If flipping through sample boards of tile to find the right color and pattern for the kitchen back splash feels like more work than its worth, perhaps it’s time to try something new, like a mirror.

Strategically adding mirrors to a room can create the illusion of more light and space so why should the kitchen be any different? A mirror back splash works especially well in a smaller space. Bigger kitchens can also benefit because mirrors are available in such a wide variety of finishes that work with any style.

Traditional mirrored surfaces work best in traditional and transitional styled kitchens because of their simplicity. There’s no fancy pattern-work or treatments; just the clean lines of mirrored glass from the edge of the counter all the way up to the bottom of the upper cabinets.

Antiqued and smoked finishes are perfect for country and contemporary kitchens, respectively.

Add sparkle with mirrors in more traditional tile sizes like subway, 1″ x 2″ on mesh backing and 12″ x 12″ tiles arranged. But, if all that mirror isn’t appealing, then maybe one just behind the stove works.

Not only is mirror versatile and universal, it’s also easy to clean; just wipe with hot water and paper towel or use the same glass cleaner used on other mirrors.

Please note though that mirrors should be cleaned often to avoid stains and to keep them as shining as the day they were installed.

Would you consider a mirror back splash?

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