Outdoor kitchens often have backsplashes behind the cabinets like indoor kitchens. A backsplash is a functional and decorative element that protects the wall, especially behind the sink. It can also prevent items from rolling off the back of the countertop.
Backsplashes can be a few inches high or span the height of a wall. The most common materials include brick, stone, tile, glass, and countertop material. Overall, a backsplash is an important finishing touch for the design and function of your kitchen.
The design flexibility of the stainless steel cabinetry from Trex® Outdoor Kitchens™ gives you the freedom to include an attractive backsplash. Read on to learn some benefits of a backsplash, as well as outdoor kitchen ideas.
Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen Backsplash
A backsplash can serve several important functions, especially for outdoor kitchens installed away from a wall. Without a wall, the backsplash will stop items from rolling behind the kitchen, which is a vital requirement for ADA compliance. Outdoor kitchen pergola designs, other covered projects placed away from a wall, and island applications will benefit.
Backsplashes also protect the wall behind the sink and appliances. As with indoor kitchens, it is common to splash food, water, and other liquids during cooking, food prep, and cleanup. A backsplash will prevent damage to the walls and splashing behind the cabinets.
A common application of a backsplash is to extend your countertop material for bar height seating. This setup offers more counter space and a convenient entertainment area to serve food and drinks to friends and family.
Your choice of backsplash material can help you achieve the design aesthetic that you desire in your outdoor kitchen. The material should be durable outdoors and suitable for use near moisture and heat.
To that end, you will want to avoid porous materials that will easily absorb liquids. You will also want to consider materials that can withstand heat without cracking or warping behind your cooking appliance.
Choosing thin, veneered stone for your backsplash will give you the option of different colors and textures. For more options with color and design, common materials include ceramic or porcelain tile. Glass tiles are also popular for the wide range of colors available.
For a seamless look, extending the countertop material is one of the most common options. Countertops are available in many materials and colors, so it is easy to find one that is attractive and durable.
We offer extended back panels to achieve this design. The extended back panels create a backsplash surface and can double as bar height seating when used with countertop support. Our back panels are available in a range of door styles to match the rest of your kitchen. They can be powder coated or affixed with backsplash material.
Why Choose Trex Outdoor Kitchens?
Trex Outdoor Kitchens understands the value of finishing touches to your outdoor living space. Design elements like backsplashes can easily be a focal point in your outdoor kitchen. Our design options allow you to create a signature space with the aesthetic that you want. With our offerings, you can incorporate the backsplash material of your choosing.
- Stainless steel cabinetry (304 and 316 grades available) in many styles and hundreds of sizes
- A range of powder coat finishes and door style options
- Finished panels on all sides, including extended back panels for backsplash application
With a range of options for your backsplash, customizing your outdoor kitchen is easier than ever. Choose from a variety of materials, from veneered stone to glass tile. For the best value in your space, incorporate bar height seating into your project using our extended back panels.
Discover the benefits and design possibilities for your outdoor kitchen backsplash. Contact us for a quote on your next outdoor kitchen design.