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Custom Glass Splashback Installations: All You Need to Know

In this blog, I share with you all you need to know about installing custom splashbacks in your home.

Accuracy Should Never Be Compromised

One of the most important things to know when ordering your next custom glass splashback is that; accuracy is everything. With these glass products, if a measurement is wrong, the glass is simply condemned and unusable, and the glazing process will need to start all over.

This is why it is a must to use a reputable glass company when ordering your next custom glass splashback. When you use a reputable professional, you realise that they take all of the important things into consideration.

Things like edge tolerance, cutouts, and even joins in the glass, all these factors will be put into consideration to ensure that everything lines up with your cabinetry correctly. This extra attention also assures that the aesthetic integrity of the likes of your kitchen or bathroom is kept intact during the installation process.

Be Adequately Guided on Glass Patterns, Colours, Maximum Length, and Other Effects

It is also important to note that any glass and glazing professional should be able to give you the most sound, well-informed advice on glass colours, patterns, or the different effects that you should consider for your space.

A common question that we get asked regarding custom glass splashbacks is; the maximum length that we can go. A large number of our customers want a splashback that is free of glass joins, and rightfully so. The maximum length that we can go in one panel is 3.6 meters.

If your kitchen exceeds that 3.6 metres, that means the glass splashback will need to have joins, and you can rest easy on this, as our expertise and experience come into play here. Simply give us a call, and we would be on our way to you, and then we would find the most minimalist point to put those joins and make them dissolve into your cabinetry.

Most of the cutouts and notches in everyday splashbacks are not too much of a problem that our company can’t replicate. Although there are limitations and restrictions, there are usually workarounds for a lot of these.

Things like general power outlets or power points are easily able to be produced into the glass. Also, things like notches around cabinets are also very achievable. We do have some limitations regarding the minimum radius in the glass. It is impossible for us to cut glass at a right angle, so, in the internal corner, we need to place a small radius to ensure that the glass holds its strength and does not randomly explode over time.

Cleaning Your Custom Glass Splashback

Cleaning your new custom glass splashback is really easy. You just need to treat it like any standard piece of glass and clean it often with your usual household glass cleaner.

For more information, feel free to download our free guide, or you can get in touch with us.

Advantages of Installing a Mirror Glass Splashback

Have you ever really given thought to having a mirror glass splashback installed in your home? In this article, we are going to give you all the basic knowledge you need to have before installing your next mirror glass splashback in your home. Keep reading for more information.

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The Uniqueness of Mirror Glass Splashbacks

Mirror glass splashbacks are taking the design world by storm right now because they are so compatible with almost every internal finishing and fixture.

Mirror glass splashbacks are so versatile in that they blend in perfectly with the design of contemporary or traditional homes. They work well with a blend of different colours, different styles, and furnishings.

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Some Advantages of Installing Mirror Glass Splashbacks

Here are some of the advantages of installing a mirror glass splashback:

    • Mirror glass splashbacks are a preferred choice for people who want plenty of natural lighting
    • They are perfect for magnifying views
    • They blend with different styles and internal finishes to really make the design work.
  • They go well with kitchen stainless steel appliances and blend in to create a very lovely final effect.

If you need an experienced hand with a complex glass project, feel free to reach out to our customer-friendly team. We are always here to serve you.

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What You Need to Know About Printed Glass Splashbacks

Splashbacks are useful for protecting the walls in the different parts of an apartment from stains of all kinds, particularly the kitchen, laundry, and bathroom areas. Glass splashbacks are preferred for their toughened nature which allows for easy cleaning. They come in different designs, styles, and prints.

 

Have the possibilities of using a printed glass splashback in your home ever been something you’ve contemplated? You probably aren’t aware of the ways you can fully take advantage of a printed glass splashback, and I am going to shed some light on how you can use this to suit your personal taste and showcase your style. Keep reading.

 

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Points to Consider Before Choosing an Image for a Printed Glass Splashback

 

The niggling question on most people’s minds is ‘what kind of image can I use for printed glass splashbacks?’ We are here to answer that question and put your mind at ease by assuring you, you can use almost any image, so long as it is of high resolution and in a digital format.  Some pointers to consider when choosing an image for your next printed glass splashback are;

  • Make sure you select high quality, high-resolution image
  • Consider how the image will lay out on your glass splashback after it might have been cropped.
  • If you are going for a wide and long splashback, you would not want a skinny, long image.

 

The possibilities and designs for a printed splashback are endless and are not limited to one photograph or image. People are branching out and replicating different substrate finishes such as stone, timber, and even marble. Others still are trying out geometric tile patent designs, which allows for easier cleaning and little chances of discoloured grout.

 

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Where to Find an Image for Your Printed Glass Splashback

 

You will find some of the best images for your printed glass splashback online. Websites like Shutterstock and Getty Images offer customers a wide range of different prints and images that you can simply purchase and then download to use on your next project.

 

Cost

 

For those curious about what printed splashback costs, we can tell you that $1000 per square meter should have you covered.

 

So, do you need an experienced guy for a complex glass project? You can contact our ever-ready team to assist you; we are always at your service.

 

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The Versatility of Glass Splashbacks

 

Do you know how multifaceted glass splashbacks are in the home? Not only do they serve aesthetic purposes, but they are also awesome for guarding your home’s interior against stains of all kinds.

 

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Most Economy Glass customers think splashbacks are meant for kitchen areas alone. If you’re one of them, you might need to have a rethink because splashbacks, particularly the glass types can be installed in the bathroom as shower liners, in laundry areas, and in bar areas. What’s more? It can equally serve as a durable and sophisticated material for decorating entrance ways.

 

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They blend in with different styles of office furniture, can be used instead of the traditional whiteboards, and utilized while creating blueprints for lift wells. Glass splashbacks are your go-to option if you desire tough yet easy to clean surfaces.

 

Need an experienced eye for that glass project that you want to be done? Our team of friendly glaziers are keen on helping with its skilful execution. Reach out to us now.

 

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How to Choose Glass Splashback Colours

Are you considering a glass splash back for your kitchen? In this guide I am going to cover everything you need to know when considering a glass splash back for your kitchen, stay tuned.

 

 

The colour that you choose for your splashback can be accurately represented depending on the glass type that is chosen. Some glass types have more iron or less iron content in the glass which increases the tinted colour. To ensure that your colour is accurately represented in your splashback it’s always suggested that you use a low iron glass such as crystal clear, this glass has the iron content removed, minimizing the tinted effect that the glass will have on your paint colour.

 

 

When most people think of a glass splashback they envision a solid colour being painted to the back of the glass. We have a number of different paint finishes that should be considered on your next splashback. With advancements in paint technology, we now have pearl, satin, or metallic finishes that can add an everlasting effect to your next glass splashback.

 

 

When choosing your next glass splash back, there’s a few important points to consider to ensure that your splashback doesn’t lose its appeal over time. Savvy interior designers base their splashback paint colours based on an indoor, outdoor theme. There are a number of different things that you should consider when choosing your colour. Careful consideration should be shown to other internal finishings, the lights in the area, the layout, and also appliances.

 

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You can’t just use any type of paint for a glass splashback, our glass suppliers use special primers, and special paint to ensure that this is an everlasting product, where you’ll have no issues down the track. The paint that we use for glass splashbacks is a special product that is painted on to the glass and then baked in an oven. This paint has everlasting effects and ensures that the colour won’t fade or change over time.

 

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5 Design Tips For Kitchen Glass Splashbacks

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Since severe impact or high heat can break untreated glass into dangerous, jagged shards, glass splashbacks for kitchens are made from toughened glass.

 

Also known as “tempering,” toughening is the term for a process of intense glass heating and rapid cooling. At the end of this process, the centre of the glass remains in tension while the outer surfaces go into compression.

 

As a result, toughened glass is four to five times stronger and safer than untreated glass. Even if it becomes stressed to the point of breakage, it shatters into thousands of small, harmless pieces.

 

While safety is a major benefit, the toughening process creates a challenge for designers and builders looking to install glass splashbacks in kitchens: the glass must be cut BEFORE it gets toughened.

 

There is no modifying, shortening or re-purposing toughened glass. What you order is what you get and replacement orders can cause havoc to the budget and building schedule in Melbourne homes.

 

This puts a premium on preparation.

 

To achieve the clean, modern kitchen splashback look with glass, you’ll need definitive design and installation choices.

 

In this article, we’ll analyse the most important of these choices, so you’ll have a crystal-clear view of what’s needed for a successful kitchen glass splashback installation.

 

1.  Decide on the Right Splashback Choice

 

When deciding the best splashbacks for kitchens, consider the home’s overall style.

 

Bespoke glass splashbacks for kitchens accent contemporary or modern-style homes for the following reasons:

  • They reflect light to create bright, airy space;
  • They are clean and seamless; and
  • They invite an open floor plan into “closed areas” to make small spaces feel bigger.

 

They are also surprisingly versatile and can add style to country houses and traditional-style homes as well.

 

So, the choice comes down to details such as:

  • How will the splashback work with the bench top material?
  • Do you want a clean, streamlined splashback or something more traditional?
  • The amount of maintenance: glass is much easier to clean compared to tile grout.
  • Cost: Tile is generally more economical, but it is more likely to break or crack over time.

 

A kitchen with a glass splashback is a great choice.

 

It’s a low-maintenance option that works with almost any benchtop material to create a bright, eye-catching design feature.

 

2.  Finalise the Kitchen Plan

 

Glass splashbacks for kitchens should be measured and fabricated after the entire kitchen plan is finalised.

 

This includes the placements for the following kitchen components:

  • Cabinetry;
  • Oven hob;
  • Vent hood;
  • Above counter sockets;
  • Above counter switches; and
  • LED and other backlighting.

 

These components need to be finalised because the glass cannot be altered once it’s ordered.

 

So, if you order the glass and then decide to move a wall socket 20 centimetres to the right, the access point will not line up properly with the socket.

 

You should also decide how much space the kitchen splashback will cover before ordering the glass.

 

Some of the best kitchen splashbacks cover all the space between the countertops and the cabinetry.

 

In the image below, for instance, the glass covers the area behind the hob, the countertop areas, and the open wall sections above the vent hood.

 

Yet there are many other options. In the image below, for example, the splashback acts as an accent as it rises only a few centimetres above the counter. Lastly, the space between the oven hob and the glass splashback needs careful consideration.

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The Australia/New Zealand Standard 2208:1996 specifies safety glazing material requirements in buildings. It includes the necessary distance between the splashback and the oven hob as well as the requirement for toughened glass.

 

Homebuilding Tip: Splashbacks for hot water (e.g. behind the sink) or appliance areas (e.g. behind the oven hob) need to be accompanied by a letter from an architect, designer, glass supplier or glass manufacturer that says the splashback is fit for its designed purpose.

 

3.  Consider the Glass Splashback Finish and Texture

 

What finish will look best in the kitchen?

 

There are 3 main choices:

  • Matted: The glass has an extremely low reflective quality.
  • Glossy: The glass has an extremely high reflective quality.
  • Frosted: The glass blurs images while still transmitting light.

 

Obviously, this design choice should be analysed closely before the order is put in. In addition, there are several textures to consider, such as pearled, liquid, and even brick. They can create unique elements of depth, movement, and glowing colour changes.

 

4.  Determine If You Want A Printed Glass Splashback

 

The ability to create a vivid, dramatic accent to a chosen paint colour is a benefit of a glass splashback in the kitchen. Future blog posts will cover paint choice tips and advice in detail.

 

Beyond paint, a printed glass splashback is an exciting new trend in Victoria’s home market.

 

Thanks to advanced printing and glass technology, high-quality images of sunsets, cityscapes, flowers, family or anything else a designer can dream up can be printed behind the glass.

 

While this choice can add unique detail to any kitchen, the image selection needs to be part of the glass order. That way, the glass company can make the proper measurements for both the glass and the image.

 

5. Choose an Affixing Strategy

 

There are 2 main ways to affix your glass splashback to the kitchen walls.

  • Adhesive creates a seamless, contemporary look.
  • Screws create a more industrial, modern look.

kitchen-glass-splashback-western-suburbs-melbournePlease note: If the design calls for screws, the hole locations need to be plotted and finalised before ordering the glass.

 

Ordering Your Bespoke Glass Splashbacks for Kitchens

 

While there are many decisions to make before ordering the glass splashback for a kitchen, Ecotech is here to help you every step of the way.

 

We’ll use highly-specialized laser measuring equipment to ensure a proper fit. Our experts will ensure the glass kitchen splashbacks are cut to the exact size.

 

You can expect to receive the glass for your kitchen in 3 to 4 weeks from the time you place your order. This estimate is one of the fastest turnaround times in the industry. We can accomplish this because we keep large stocks of glass in-house and our factory has all the equipment required for complex jobs.

 

We have also formed high-level relationships with the top glass suppliers in Melbourne to ensure we always deliver our products on time and to a high standard.

 

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How To Choose Glass Splashbacks Colours for Kitchens

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Deciding to install a feature glass splashback is a great first step on the journey toward creating a stand-out kitchen in Melbourne’s Western suburbs.

 

The next step, of course, is to figure out what colour it will be.

 

With so many elements to consider — the cabinets, the benchtop, the appliances, the floors, etc. — selecting the glass splashback colour for your kitchen can be complex.

 

Taking time to properly consider your colour choices is a worthwhile endeavour. You’ll be better prepared, more confident and have a sharper vision of what this kitchen feature will look like.

 

To help you sort through the choices, we’ve laid out some of the most common myths designers think of when picking paint colours for glass splashbacks in kitchens.

 

We’ll also debunk these myths and show you how painted glass splashbacks help create unique and distinctive luxury kitchens.

 

Myth 1: My Selected Colour Will Look Different Behind the Glass.

 

Many glass producers use iron in their productions. The problem with iron is how it can react with many paints and colours.

 

In regular “clear” glass, the iron content creates a greenish tint, which is especially prevalent around the edges.

 

Ultimately, using regular glass leads to big problems because the selected colour will look much different behind the glass than it does anywhere else.

 

That’s why premium manufacturers, like Economy Glass, always use low-iron glass for higher quality and more accurate colouring.

 

Features of low-iron glass include better:

  • Transparency;
  • Light transmission;
  • Brightness; and
  • Colour restitution.

 

In fact, low-iron glass improves transparency by 4-5% over regular clear glass.

 

This means that your selected colour will show through the glass with the utmost clarity.

 

Myth 2: Glass Splashbacks Only Work with Solid Colours.

 

While a solid paint colour is certainly an option, it is by no means the only option.

 

When most people think of a solid colour splashback, they envision the paint with a standard finish.

 

Designers often pick this finish type to pair with wall colours and to create a solid, eye-catching focal point in the space.

 

Thanks to cutting-edge glazing techniques, however, you can apply paints with other finish types to incorporate elements of depth and movement as well.

 

The metallic finish, for instance, pairs well with modern stainless-steel appliances. It is one of the most popular glass splashback colour finishes.

 

A pearled or sparkled finish helps create a textured effect where the colour will shimmer behind the glass.

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For a heightened emphasis on colour movement, consider textured glass.

 

Different textures, from straight lines or clean geometrical patterns, to more natural patterns like waves, swirls or a seemingly random design, result in an attractive, interesting visual element, creating more light and another dimension to an interior space.

 

Myth 3: The Selected Colour Might Lose Its Appeal Over Time

 

Over the decades, Melbourne’s kitchens have seen countless trends come and go.

 

In recent years, kitchen designers have favoured concepts based on the indoor-outdoor theme, open floor plans, openness, brightness and the strong use of raw materials.

 

These design elements explain why glass splashbacks for kitchens have become so popular. Installing this feature helps accent all of them.

 

Yet there is risk. No one wants to install a painted glass splashback behind the cooktop and then discover the colour has gone out of style.

 

Luckily, the savvy designer can take steps to ensure the splashback — and the kitchen as a whole — achieves timeless style.

 

For instance, selecting a neutral colour or an off-white emphasises the reflective quality of the glass while blending into neutrals, whites and earth tones of the other kitchen elements.

 

Alternatively, a vibrant blue glass splashback combined with whites and greys can accentuate a nautical kitchen theme.

 

Looking for an earthier kitchen feel?

 

Combining a dark grey glass splashback paint colour in the kitchen with matching cabinets enables you to emphasise raw material elements such as light wood flooring, stone countertops and wood accents.

 

Beyond evoking timeless themes, designers can use the splashback to highlight specific kitchen details.

 

The colour can match major features such as the benchtop, the appliances or the floors. Conversely, it can match smaller details such as light fixtures or island seats.

 

One popular trend is to match the colour of the glass splashback with the colour of the glass island kicker panel. This pairing can bring a whole kitchen together with a vibrant, cohesive look.

 

Myth 4: Any Paint Will Work with the Splashback

 

All Economy Glass splashbacks are painted with premium-quality Dulux Paints.

 

Their collection of low sheen, semi-gloss and matt paints maintain their vibrancy for years.

 

With these paints, you’ll get the exact colour that fits your design style.

 

Summary: There Are Endless Possibilities for Glass Splashback Colours in Kitchens

 

Flexibility is a glass kitchen splashbacks design strength.

 

The colour, texture and finish possibilities mean the splashback can fit any kitchen configuration and style.

 

A combination of quality paint and unmatched glass manufacturing leads to a stunning kitchen feature that will improve the home’s overall value.

 

In addition, glass splashbacks aren’t solely limited to paint. Digital prints and mirrored glass options give designers even more options.

 

Digital prints enable total customisation and allow you to showcase high-quality images, art and patterns.

 

Mirrored glass reflects open space and natural light to create heightened levels of spaciousness and openness.

 

So contact us if you’re interested in installing a glass splashback in your next kitchen project.

 

Our team of experts can answer any questions you may have about laser-precision measuring, high-quality glass, fast turnaround times and professional installation.

 

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Capabilities of a Cut to Size Glass Splashback

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Like splashbacks made of natural stone, glass splashbacks require an additional level of kitchen design planning.

 

That’s because the glass needs to be cut to size before it’s toughened. Once this is done, the entire piece cannot be cut or processed in any way.

 

This puts a premium on formulating and finalising the kitchen design plan before any measurements are taken. It also puts a premium on the measurements themselves.

 

Below, we analyse the main risks and rewards of a cut to size glass splashback in West Melbourne. By doing so, we hope to show you how professional measurements and installation helps create a successful splashback project.

 

Risks

 

When considering a glass splashback project, the biggest fear is an ill-fitting piece of glass that needs to be sent back to the glazier.

 

This can result in major delays and added costs. From our experience, here are the main reasons this situation comes about.

 

1. Inaccurate Measurements

 

Measuring the surface area for a glass splashback can get complex in a hurry.

 

There’s the state of the wall space to consider. Is it straight?

 

Then there’s the shape of the opening. Are there arches to account for? How far does the range hood drop down? Are the cabinets a uniform distance from the worktop or do some hang down further than others?

 

Are there cut-outs for switches and/or power outlets? How about the pot-filling faucet over the oven hob?

 

In addition to these initial questions, changes to the kitchen plan layout require careful consideration.

 

After all, moving the location of a single power outlet opening will require a new measurement.

 

If you order the glass and then decide to move a wall socket 20 centimetres to the right, the access point will not line up properly with the socket.

 

2.  Edge Tolerance

 

cut-to-size-glass-splashbackDuring the measuring process, it’s industry standard to include a 2mm tolerance between the edge of the kitchen element and the glass.

 

These dimensions are perfect as they allow room for the sanitary grade silicone to penetrate and seal the join, while not being noticeable to the naked eye.

 

In addition, this space acts as an allowance for the glass to move slightly if the house moves or settles.

 

3.  Join Lines and Intersecting Panels

 

If the cabinets and worktop continue onto adjoining walls, continuing the glass splashback creates a continuous, seamless look.

 

However, this also creates intersections where one glass panel meets the other.

 

These situations create micro measurements that can be difficult to calculate accurately by do-it-yourselfers.

 

An alternative option is to attach the glass to the walls with screws. This choice moves away from the seamless contemporary style toward a more industrial, modern look.

 

It also involves an extra layer of planning because the screw holes need to be drilled before the glass get’s toughened.

 

Rewards

 

Getting all these measurements correct is a tough job, but the effort is worth it! Here are the benefits of a perfectly-measured cut to size glass splashback.

 

1. A Unique Bespoke Kitchen Feature

 

Glass splashbacks enable kitchen designers to make a creative and stylish focal point in the space.

 

If the wall space lacks natural light, mirror splashbacks can:

  • Reflect natural light from nearby openings;
  • Invite other areas of an open floor plan into the kitchen; and
  • Increase the kitchen’s “daylighting” effect.

 

If the kitchen has a neutral or white palette, painted glass splashbacks make a stunning feature. For example, you can:

  • Create a modern, eye-popping contrast by installing a black glass splashback cut to size;
  • Amplify the stainless steel accents of appliances and fixtures by using metallic paints behind the glass; or
  • Blend with nearby wall colours to maintain a clean, neutral theme.

 

Design Tip: There’s no need to worry about the selected colour changing because of the glass. Quality glaziers use low-iron glass, which improves transparency 4-5% over regular glass.

 

If the designer or homeowner desires a strong personal statement in the kitchen, a printed glass splashback offers the ability to:

  • Display favourite cityscapes, landscapes, or family photos;
  • Incorporate a favourite pattern in the splashback wall space; and
  • Preserve favourite images of nature, destinations, or even people.

 

 

2.  A Seamless Look Free of Grout Lines

 

Glass panels can be cut from sheets as large as 3.8 metres.

 

This means most wall spaces can be covered by just one or two panels.

cut-to-size-glass-splashback-hoppers-crossingWhen two panels intersect, a sanitary grade silicone sealant gets applied to fill the gap.

 

Unlike tile grout, this sealant is easy to clean. It’s also mould and mildew resistant. Plus, it’s colourlessness making it hard to notice.

 

3.  A Safe, Durable Splashback

 

No matter the style choice, a professionally cut to size glass splashback offers:

  • Easy cleaning;
  • Wall protection; and
  • Resistance to chips and cracks (it’s up to 5 times stronger than regular annealed glass).

 

The toughening process creates a sheet of glass that can withstand extreme heat (up to 250 degrees C) and impact.

 

In addition, any destruction that may occur as a result of an earthquake or other natural disaster won’t result in dangerous jagged shards of splashback glass. Instead, toughened glass breaks into small pieces.

 

Economy Glass Approach: Cut to Size Glass Splashbacks

 

Most openings provided by even the best builders and cabinet makers have a degree of tolerance during construction.

 

Ensuring the glass follows these external walls as closely as possible hides any imperfections and ensures that you are able to secure a perfect fit for the homeowner.

 

At Economy Glass, our technicians constantly train with the cutting edge of laser measuring technology.

 

This enables us to offer glass splashbacks cut to size in an almost unlimited range of shapes and finishes. In addition, our 700m2 warehouse includes all the processing equipment necessary for complex jobs.

 

Combine these facts with the use of high quality glass, premium paints and some of the fastest turnaround times in Hoppers Crossing and West Melbourne, and it becomes clear that Economy Glass is a top choice for any glass splashback project.

 

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4 Tips to Avoid Removing a Glass Splashback

removing-glass-splashbackWhether it’s for a new home or a remodel in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs, kitchen design projects should take market value into account.

 

One of the most impactful design choices, according to a recent Zillow study, is kitchen colour.

 

This study, which analysed colour schemes of nearly 50,000 homes over a 10-year period, found homes with neutral paint selections tended to sell above the asking price. Homes with bolder choices more often sold below asking price.

 

Another factor that affects a home’s market value is kitchen craftsmanship. Trulia says kitchens and bathrooms are the two interior spaces where the most value can be added during a sale.

 

So, it makes sense that a well-crafted and well-appointed kitchen will help a home create more value than a home with a sloppy, poorly-appointed kitchen.

 

Both factors converge in a glass splashback project.

 

With the right colour selections and quality craftsmanship, you can create a stunning interior focal point that will help the home sell. If those factors aren’t addressed, however, you may have to remove the glass splashback, which can lead to higher costs and long delays.

 

Below, we detail 4 crucial decision points in every splashback project that will help the feature withstand the test of time so that it can be an asset when it comes time to sell the home.

 

1. Use Low-Iron Glass

 

In regular glass (also called “clear” glass), the iron content creates a greenish tint, which is especially prevalent around the edges.

 

Ultimately, using regular glass leads to big problems. The selected paint colour will look much different behind the glass than it does anywhere else.

 

Yet there’s no way to know the level of colour distortion until the splashback gets fixed to the wall. By then, it’s too late!This creates a major issue for kitchen designers, who select the paint colour to work together with other kitchen elements to achieve his/her desired look.

 

If regular glass distorts the paint colour too much, the designer may want the entire glass splashback removed. Premium manufacturers, like Economy Glass, always use low-iron glass for higher quality and more accurate colouring.

 

Features of low-iron glass include better:

  • Transparency;
  • Light transmission;
  • Brightness; and
  • Colour restitution.

 

In fact, low-iron glass improves transparency by 4-5% over regular glass.

 

This means the selected colour will show through the glass with the utmost clarity, reducing the risk of a dissatisfied client and the need to remove the glass splashback.

 

2. Cut the Glass with the Proper Tolerances

 

It’s industry standard to include a 2mm tolerance between the edge of the kitchen element and the glass.

 

These dimensions are perfect as they allow room for the sanitary grade silicone to penetrate and seal the join, while not being noticeable to the naked eye.

 

In addition, this space acts as an allowance for the glass to move slightly if the house moves or settles. This presents a craftsmanship challenge for the glass manufacturer.

 

If they measure and cut the glass with tolerances that are too small, the glass may shift and affect the spaces around power outlets, the worktop and the cabinets. If they measure and cut the glass with tolerances that are too wide, the seamless quality of the glass could be altered by visible sealant lines.

 

At Economy Glass, our technicians constantly train with the cutting edge of laser measuring technology. This enables us to offer glass splashbacks cut to size in an almost unlimited range of shapes and finishes. It also means that we measure tolerances with the utmost accuracy and cut the glass to precisely follow those measurements.

 

3. Choose Colours with Care

 

One of the many benefits of a glass splashback is the fact that the glass protects paint from fading. Combined with the use of low-iron glass, this means your initial colour selection will stay true and vibrant for many years.

 

It also means the initial colour choice is vital for the long-term success of the feature. If the selected colour helps promote a timeless style to the space, it will be a market value asset.

 

If it doesn’t, you may have to remove the glass splashback to paint the wall a different colour.

 

What types of colours promote timeless style?

 

It’s no secret that neutral tones appeal to more homebuyers than bolder choices. By pairing the splashback colour with the selected neutral tones of the surrounding walls, you can create a clean look that will appeal to many home buyers.

 

Yet this is not a uniform rule by any means. For instance, research shows homes with all-white kitchen palettes sell below expectations.

 

Pairing a white colour palette with a painted glass splashback, however, accentuates all the cleanliness and freshness of a white kitchen, while adding a stand-out compliment of colour and depth.

 

4. Select Digital Prints with Staying Power

 

Building on the point above, printed glass splashbacks give designers and remodelling homeowners the opportunity to put their personal statements on a kitchen space.

 

They can display their favourite pattern, family photo, landscape or cityscape in a unique, eye-catching way.

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For resale purposes, however, their personal statement may not appeal to wider audiences. If the selected image is too personalised, you may have to remove the glass splashback and the print to find another solution.

 

Conclusion: Removing a Glass Splashback Should Be a Last Resort

 

There’s no limit to the amount of personalisation you can pour into a home. Thanks to their safety features, durability and light-reflecting qualities, glass splashbacks offer designers an almost limitless spectrum of colours and decor choices.

 

Yet in this ultra-competitive atmosphere of Melbourne’s housing market, homebuyers only reward the best design choices and the best quality craftsmanship. That’s why it’s important to consider these tips when designing your glass splashback project.

 

With the right colour choices and installation techniques, the splashback will present the “wow factor” that will help the home sell fast for a premium price.

 

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10 Glass Splashback Ideas for Your Home

glass-splashback-ideas-western-suburbs-melbourneGlass splashbacks are versatile. They can be used in many ways throughout the home, always creating an interesting and elegant design feature.

 

For example, they can be used in the kitchen for the wall panelling around the kitchen bench and the oven hob. They can also be used in the kicker panels, which are the low panels on the bottom of your kitchen.

 

Glass is great for the kitchen because if it becomes splattered with food or drink, it can easily be wiped down.

 

Glass splashbacks can also be used in the bathroom.

 

For example, there are shower liner glass splashbacks that are installed in the same method as tiles. First, the board goes in and becomes waterproofed and then the glass shower liner is glued to the wall and sealed in place. It is also possible to use splashbacks behind the bathroom vanity, and even the mirror.

 

Glass splashbacks are not only used in the kitchen or in the bathroom. They can be creatively applied in a range of other settings throughout the house, including in the interior walls, ceilings, joinery coverings, wall panelling in the entranceways and furniture. They are visually stunning in all other areas of the house.

 

A glass splashback will give your home in the western suburbs of Melbourne a very modern look.

 

Let’s take a look at several different ways you can use glass splashbacks in your home to inspire your next remodelling project.

 

Glass Splashback Ideas for Your Home

 

1. Glass Splashback with Blue LED Lighting

This beautiful splashback look is achieved with blue LED lights, which will give your kitchen a gorgeous glow. This type of lighting is visually appealing and is great for setting a captivating mood. You can choose LED lights of any colour or even find ones that can change hue.

 

2. Blue Kitchen Interior

This stunning kitchen interior has a striking shade of blue with glass overlaid on top. Not only is it attractive, but it is also very practical because the glass backsplash will be easy to spray and wipe clean of any mess.

 

3. Glass Kicker Panels

These bright red panels add a lot of visual “pop” to the kitchen and make it look bright and modern. They are a great contrast to the sleek white countertops and chairs and the brilliant sheen of the wooden floor. It is also practical as it would be easy to wipe off any shoe or scuff marks.

 

4. Spa-Like Bathroom

This gorgeous bathroom involves a lot of glass, such as the glass splashback around and above the tub. This gives it a modern finish that works very well with colours. The cool, muted green tone gives a very relaxing atmosphere to the bathroom and with the white fixtures it has a subtle, relaxing and spa-like feel.

 

5. Bathroom Mirror Splashback

There are a lot of gorgeous design elements going on in this modern bathroom. The sculptural vanity adds visual interest while the large bathroom mirror backsplash makes the space feel bigger. This is also a clever way to brighten what could be a dark room with no natural light.

 

6. A Stylish, Minimalist Kitchen

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This sleek and modern kitchen has a glass backsplash that is incredibly practical yet also stylish. It complements the clean and neutral appearance of the counters and cabinets and it creates a light sheen.

 

7. Another Sleek, Simple Kitchen

Here is another modern kitchen look that is neutral and relaxing. The combination of black appliances, white joinery and a glossy beige glass splashback sure works well.

 

8. Apartment Kitchen

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Take a look at the shining surfaces and minimalist modern design of this beautiful kitchen. The bold metallic look of the kitchen faucet brings together the textures of the stone countertops and the clean and sleek glass backsplash.

 

9. Smoked Mirror Splashbacks

glass-splashback-ideas-western-suburbs-melbourneIn this subtle, sleek and elegant kitchen the smoked mirror surface of the splashback looks dramatic and stylish. It reflects the kitchen, adding depth and visual interest, yet in a more muted way. It also complements the grey tones in the chairs.

 

10. Metallic Finish Glass Splashback

This bold, bright and blue splashback is a great contrast to the sleek white cabinets in this very modern looking kitchen. Sometimes all you need is a little bit of colour somewhere unexpected to really make your interior decor pop!

 

These are just a few great examples of stunning interior designs using glass splashbacks in and around the surrounding areas of Hoppers Crossing. Take a look through and see if there is anything that appeals to your tastes. Or, you might like a few elements of several different splashbacks and decide to combine them in your own home. This is the great thing about glass splashbacks – they can be used anywhere.

 

Whatever you do, make sure your design is unique to you and that you are in love with every element of it. After all, it is your home, and you will have to live in it. You should absolutely adore every inch of it!

 

Why Are Glass Splashbacks Used?

 

What are the advantages of using glass splashbacks in your home?

  • Cleaning glass is incredibly easy. You don’t have to spend hours scrubbing – just a few wipes and the surface looks as good as new.
  • Other materials such as granite or wood attract mould, but with glass, you don’t have to deal with this.
  • Glass can come in a wide range of colours so you can always choose something that will suit the decor of your kitchen. You can even use many different panels to create a stylish pattern with your backsplash.
  • You can also choose the transparency and the finish of the glass, whether you would like it frosted, clear, tinted, etc.
  • It is even possible to place a photo behind the splashback, which will create a striking graphic look to your kitchen or bathroom.
  • You could include a favourite quote on your splashback to add a little bit of character and personality to your kitchen.
  • Glass is heat resistant. You can cook without worrying that the exposure to heat will warp the glass or change the colours.
  • Glass is beautiful and luxurious, and it has a very elegant and timeless look.
  • If your kitchen or bathroom is dark during the day, a glass backsplash can be a great way to reflect the natural light. You can also use glass as a window to allow light in through your splashback.
  • Your splashback can be made to measure so that it is perfect for your home.

 

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