The “backsplash” in a home is usually found in kitchens (most often) or bathrooms. The backsplash covers the wall vertically after the counter (in a kitchen for example) in order to protect the wall from splashes of water, oil, cooking fluids etc.
You want your kitchen to look amazing, but when you don’t have a lot of money you’ll need to get creative if you’re to achieve your goal. One of the things you’ll need to figure out is the material you’ll use to build your kitchen backsplash, which doesn’t need to cost much even though it will still look stylish.
Here are some awesome kitchen backsplash ideas on a budget for the ultimate way to keep the room looking beautiful without breaking the bank.
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Kitchen Backsplash using Lots Of Pennies
If you’re looking for inexpensive kitchen backsplash ideas what could be cheaper than using a huge pile of pennies? If you popped into the bank you could get bags of them and it would hardly cost you anything. You could use any kind of super glue to attach the pennies on the kitchen wall and then use polyurethane spray to protect the whole design. This will create a lovely copper piece of art work. The pennies would be able to take anything thrown at them, and if one fell off it would be the cheapest thing in the world to replace.
Here is a great video that shows you how to create a kitchen backsplash with pennies:
Vinyl Photo Backsplash
Photos are precious because they hold a lot of memories, and you certainly wouldn’t want to see certain ones ruined. However, you can turn a favorite photo (either a personal one or some other popular photo that you can find) into a unique vinyl backsplash for your kitchen.
Basically the idea is to print a high resolution photo on laminated, UV-resistant vinyl material and attach it to the backsplash wall. This idea is both durable and easy to wipe clean because of the glossy finish, and also it will be very nice to look at while you’re cooking.
See the link below for details how to create a durable vinyl photo backsplash.
Kitchen backsplash using pieces of broken China Plates
You’ll notice the word ‘broken’ being used here, but that doesn’t mean you should break China plates you already own otherwise it will get a little expensive. The easiest way to acquire China plates would be to visit garage sales and second-hand stores to buy the cheapest pieces you can find. Once you carefully smash them up so they’re not too big or small, use an adhesive to stick them to your material attached to the wall in any pattern you want.
Here is a link to create a China mosaic backsplash:
Kitchen Backsplash with Wine Bottle Corks
How many bottles of wine do you go through every week? If you’re fond of wine it shouldn’t take you long to come up with enough corks to cover your walls, but you’ll still be able to buy cheap ones if you need them right away. Like the pennies, they’re very cheap and easy to replace if they fall off the material you stick them to. One added bonus when you use the ends of corks is the different shades they come in, so they will form a random pattern instead of looking the same like the pennies.
See the video below for more information:
Glass Tile Backsplash
Glass tiles work well for a number of different reasons, including being easy to clean which I’m sure is important to you. They’re also great because they will open up your kitchen, so it could be an option to go for if your one isn’t very big. Glass tiles might be a bit extreme if you place them on a large wall in your kitchen, but if you only have a small section to protect from backsplash it would be cool if you could find some cheap glass tile to cover the area.
See an example of installing glass tile backsplash below:
More Cheap Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
If you need more kitchen backsplash ideas on a budget, we have collected several pictures below to get some inspiration for your own backsplash design. The ones we looked at today are all proven to work fabulously, so please use one of them if you think it would make your kitchen look better than it does at the moment.