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When you hear the term “renovation” you might immediately envision a home that has been stripped down to its foundation, with contractors everywhere, and completion dates that keep getting pushed back.  We must admit, that’s what we think of too!  While putting your home through a “renovation” may seem daunting for your mental state and wallet, we promise that not all renovations have to be a complete gut job.  We’ve recently been putting together blog posts that focus on small-scale tile projects that include adding tile to your stairs and fireplace.  These posts have become really popular with our readers because they are budget-friendly, while also making a huge impact in your home.  Today we put together our favorite kitchen backsplashes that are all under 5 square feet!

Southern Comfort 

Lisa Michael Interiors shows you how to effortlessly blend in pops of color and pattern to a classic kitchen.  An accent feature backsplash is the perfect answer to a client who likes things mostly neutral with just a hint of boldness.

Sanza pattern on 6x6 carrara in coastal kitchen backsplash

Tile Featured: Sanza in Snowflake Blue on 6×6 honed Carrara, from our in-stock collection

Designer: Lisa Michael Interiors, Photographer: Jessica Glynn

 

California Coastal 

Here is another stunning take on simplicity meets color.  She opted for a mostly white and neutral kitchen while adding a pop of pattern with only 30 tiles!

Chapman pattern on 6x6 carrara in coastal kitchen backsplash

Tile Featured: Chapman in Sky Blue on 6×6 honed Carrara, from our in-stock collection

Designer: Alison Designs, Photographer: Luke Gibson Photography

Spanish Revival

We love Spanish-inspired tiles for many reasons, but mostly because they are so intricate and unique you only need a small amount to make an impact in a space.  As you can see below, just 24 tiles creates a focal point in this Spanish Modern kitchen.

Minore pattern on natural travertine in kitchen backsplash

Tile Featured:  Minore Pattern in Charcoal/Green on 6×6 Light Travertine, from our made-to-order collection

Designer: Charmean Neithart Interiors, Photographer: Erika Bierman

 

Midwest Modern Twist

One of our favorite trends right now is mixing modern and traditional design styles together.  If you’re also digging the Maximalist style but hesitant to go all out in your home, adding a bold centerpiece backsplash is a perfect place to start.  As you can see in the kitchen below, this designer combines a very modern decorative tile with classic light fixtures and subway tile.

The Modern Sweep Pattern on carrara in kitchen

Tile featured is Sweep in Chrome Grey on 12×12 honed Carrara, from our in-stock collection

Designer: Preservation Renovation

 

Mediterranean Delight

Use a distinct tile style to really tie in the tone of room like the kitchen below.  Sometimes all it takes is a focal point kitchen backsplash to show guests the style of a room.

Spanish Isabella collection on 6x6 carrara in kitchen backsplash

Tile featured is Isabella on 6×6 honed Carrara, from our made-to-order collection

Designer: Leedy Interiors, Photographer: Paul S. Bartholomew

 

Modern Farmhouse 

Would you believe us if we told you Jaclyn James Home designed and renovated this kitchen on her own?  Everything you see is DIY and done by Jaclyn herself.  Jacyln used decor and an eye-catching patterned tile to create a visually-pleasing modern farmhouse kitchen.

In-stock Oasis tile on 6x6 limestone in modern farmhouse kitchen

Tile Featured is Oasis in Black on 6×6 honed Limestone, from our in-stock collection

Designer: Jaclyn James Home

Modern Spanish

It only took 18 tiles to transform this plain white kitchen into a one-of-a-kind modern sanctuary!  We love how dramatic the transformation is with such a small amount of patterned tile.

In-stock Catalina tile on 6x6 carrara in modern spanish kitchen backsplash

Tile featured is Catalina in Pecan on 6×6 honed Carrara, from our in-stock collection

Designer: Ventura Homes by Jeff Seal 

 

Minimalist Kitchen

Tami Faulkner creates a neutral and whimsical kitchen with a hint of pattern by using only 12 decorative tiles as the kitchen backsplash!

Cortina pattern on 6x6 honed carrara shown as a kitchen focal point

Tile featured is Cortina on 6×6 honed Carrara, from our made-to-order collection

Designer: Tami Faulkner