Art Deco; kitchen Splashbacks


new Art Deco fitted kitchen pewter cabinet furniture handles New Art Deco Skyscraper style stepped granite kitchen splashback panel

The kitchen above turned a purely functional granite splashback into the focal point of the kitchen. The kitchen itself is a plain Shaker style, painted a nice Deco grey green. But the Skyscraper style stepped splashback, as well as being practical behind the hob, established a strong Deco feel to the room. While the smallish curved glass extractor isn't totally in style, it fitted with the narrower top edge of the granite. Of course we could do this splashback in natural or manmade stone colour, polished or honed. You could even contrast this granite with the worktop granite colour. The use of these pewter 'stepped' handles added to the overall Deco feel.



Graphic splashbacks;
New Art Deco design for a fitted kitchen elevation New Art Deco design for a fitted kitchen with Sunburst Rising sun ray patterns
New Art Deco design for a fitted kitchen elevation new Art Deco Skyscraper style stepped fitted kitchen unit, with Skyscraper motif splashback

You can really have some fun & give this style of kitchen a visual punch with the introduction of graphic images for the splashbacks, be they printed or painted images. So long as they are covered with glass they offer the same protection behind the hob. These are the kind of ideas that really distinguish bespoke designed kitchens from the norm. Some of the designs show one of our stepped Skyscraper style mouldings used over the central wall units.



Stainless steel;
new Art Deco fitted kitchen with rising sun design & stainless steel splashback new Art Deco fitted kitchen with stainless steel splashback
new Art Deco fitted kitchen with Skyscrapper style stepped stainless steel splashback

Stainless steel is ever popular in the kitchen for splashbacks, both for it's practicality & metallic good looks. But it doesn't have to be just a square panel behind the hob. The top 2 show stainless splashbacks with rising sun design spalashbacks either side. These could be made from Corian, glass, lacqured panels, etc. As well as adding a dramatic look to the kitchen they are equally practical. The bottom design shows a stepped stainless steel splashback to great effect.



Tiled splashback;
Original Art Deco kitchen with tiled walls behind units Original Art Deco kitchen with tiled walls behind units

Tiled splashbacks would definately have been the norm for Deco original kitchens. Hygenic, cheap, easy to fit, they had many advantages. Nowadays you could have a plain tile, more like originals, or ones with a pattern, to add to the overall effect. Original tiles were usually of the 'brick' or 'subway' type, ie rectangular.

Glass blocks / bricks splashback;
Original Art Deco kitchen with glass blocks splashback Original Art Deco kitchen with glass blocks splashback

The above Deco era kitchen, with glass blocks behind the worktop is absolutely stunning. As well as allowing more natural light in, especially onto the preparation worktop area, it makes the kitchen feel visually bigger. It was brave when done, & it would be brave to do it now, but could really superb. Of course, it involves some building work to install these, which can be easier done if building a new kitchen extension.




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