Add a Kitchen Backsplash

A backsplash is a panel behind a sink or stove that protects the wall from splashes. You can add a wide variety of backsplashes to your kitchen in RoomSketcher. 

This article describes three different methods:

 

Add Tiles in Furniture Mode

Want a fast and easy way to add a backsplash? Check out the selection of tiles in Furniture Mode.

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To add tiles in Furniture mode

  1. Draw your kitchen, including cabinets, and paint the room.
  2. In Furniture mode, search  for Tiles.



  3. Click a tile to select it, and click to place it onto the floor plan at the approximate location of the backsplash. It may be helpful to zoom in so that it is easier to place the backsplash.
  4. To size the backsplash, click to select it and its Properties appear on the right.
    - For Width, type the length of the wall you will place it on. 
    - For Depth, the default is 10 mm (.4 in).
    - For Height, type the distance between your lower and upper cabinets (often 630 mm or 24.8 in)
    - For Height Above Floor, type the height of your lower cabinets (often 900 mm or 35.4 in)
    Please note: The default values will fit for the most cases. And it is for example better to add more backsplash items next to each other instead of increasing the width. 

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  5. Press and drag to place the backsplash.
  6. To see your results, use the camera to take a snapshot.
 

Use Building Blocks

  • If you are planning to use a material other than tile, this method gives you that option.
  • You create a building block the size of your backsplash.
  • The building block can use paint, tiles, wallpaper, glass and more.
  • With a paid plan, you can replace materials on the building block.

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To create a backsplash using Building Blocks

  1. Draw your kitchen, including cabinets, and paint the room.
  2. In Furniture mode, search for Building Block.



  3. The Building Blocks appear. If you hover over a building block, note that it has a type: paint, wallpaper, glass, tile and more. Choose a type that matches the type of the backsplash you are creating.
  4. Click to select and click to place one onto your design. You can place it anywhere for now.
  5. To size the backsplash, click to select it and click Properties.
    - For Length, type the length of the wall you will place it on.
    - For Width, which is the depth, the lowest value for a building block is 20 mm (.8 in).
    - For Height, type the distance between your lower and upper cabinets (often 630 mm or 24.8 in)
    - For Height Above Floor, type the height of your lower cabinets (often 900 mm or 35.4 in)

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  6. You can Replace Materials and choose a material or color.
  7. Drag the building block onto the wall into its final location.
  8. To see your results, use the camera to take a snapshot.
 

Add Material to a Single Wall

  • This method provides a wider variety of tile options.
  • The material will reach all the way from the floor to the ceiling.
  • This solution works well if your backsplash will cover the entire wall, or if your upper cabinets extend to the ceiling, as shown in the examples below.
  • If your cabinets don’t extend all the way to the ceiling, you can add a Building Block to cover any areas that should match the rest of the room.

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To Add Material to a Single Wall

  1. Draw your kitchen, including cabinets, and paint the room.
  2. In Walls mode, click to select the wall that will have the backsplash. Each wall has two sides, A and B. Note which side to add material.
  3. In the wall Properties on the right, click either Material Side A or Material Side B.



  4. Search for the material you want for the backsplash (Tile, Wallpaper, Paint) and place it on the wall. 
    Tip: If you need detailed instructions on how to do this, see: Paint, Wallpaper, or Tile a Single Wall.
  5. To see your results, use the camera to take a snapshot.

Cover Part of the Wall (Optional)

If needed, you can add a Building Block to cover any exposed part of the wall that should match the rest of the room, as shown in the example below. We added a light gray colored Building Block above the upper cabinets.

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To add a Building Block to Cover Part of the Wall

  1. First - add tile to a single wall, as described above.
  2. In Furniture mode, choose the paint or wallpaper Building Block depending on the material you have used on the other walls of the room. In the above image, we placed a paint Building Block over the part of the wall above the cabinets.
  3. Click to select and click to place the Building Block in the room. Its Properties appear on the right. Change the dimensions so that it fits the needed location. In our example, it is going above the top cabinets, and we set a Length of 1000 mm, Width (depth) of 20 mm, Height of 1000 mm, and Height Above Floor 2100 mm.
  4. Select the checkbox to the right of Lock Height Above Floor, in order to lock the height (of 0). 
  5. Click Replace Materials and choose a material to match the other walls in the room.
  6. Drag the Building Block to the needed location. In our example, it is above the top cabinets.

Kitchen Examples in the Floor Plan Gallery

Check out our Floor Plan Gallery where we have many examples of beautiful kitchens. You can open all projects in the RoomSketcher App, save a copy and make your own edits.

Floor Plan Gallery | Kitchen

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