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45 Beadboard Kitchen Backsplashes With Pros And Cons
Cozy farmhouse touches to home decor are very actual and popular for adding them to any interiors, even not rustic ones, as warmth and a welcoming feeling are what we are all craving for. You can do it in various ways: get some stained wood, woven lamps and baskets, go for trestle furniture and wooden beams or beadboard. Today’s roundup is about beadboard backsplashes that are a great way to bring timeless elegance and a cozy farmhouse feel to your space.
What Is Beadboard?
Beadboard is paneling with decorative beading that comes in different widths and sizes. As opposed to shiplap which is usually installed horizontally, beadboard’s paneling is vertical. It was a popular backsplash choice among Victorian homes, and it’s still in style over a century later! Beadboard is often used on walls and ceilings to create a traditional, homey, and hand-crafted look. And it’s found today in traditional country-style kitchens.
a creamy farmhouse kitchen with shaker cabinets and a matching beadboard backsplash, white stone countertops
a creamy kitchen with shaker and glass cabinets, a matching beadboard backsplash, grey stone countertops and a large hood
What Are Beadboard Backsplash Pros?
Unlike tile, beadboard is a DIY-friendly material! Whether you go with individual boards or prefabricated material, beadboard installation couldn’t be easier.
Any material used as a backsplash is susceptible to splashes and sprays, so it should be easy to clean. Beadboard is no exception. Because beadboard is wood-based, any water splashes should be wiped as soon as possible to avoid damage. Other stains from food and dirt can be wiped with a damp sponge and dried with a microfiber cloth. For tougher spots, you can break down the oil build-up with dye-free soap or a vinegar and water solution. Using a toothbrush helps get into the grooves when you need a deeper clean.
Because of its simplicity, beadboard pairs well with other materials found in your kitchen. It compliments granite or marble countertops for example.
Beadboard can be painted or stained any color. It can be as dramatic or as understated as you want. Paint it something bold to draw it to the eye and add a modern flair. Keep it neutral to bring another element into focus. The range of beading widths also adds to its versatility. Wider boards calm a cluttered area. Narrower boards give focus to a larger space. (Just don’t go thinner than ¼-inch.) The deeper the groove in the beading the more hand-crafted it will look but that also makes it harder to clean.
While tile backsplashes are elegant and classic, they come at a price. You can achieve the same thing for a fraction of the price with beadboard. The price is dependent on each individual kitchen, but if you think about it, the square footage of a backsplash doesn’t have to be large. Manufactured beadboard sheets are obviously the cheaper option.
a creamy kitchen with shaker cabinetry, butcherblock countertops, a creamy beadboard backsplash and blue tiles
a creamy kitchen with shaker cabinets, a beadboard backsplash, stainless steel appliances and lots of natural light
a farmhouse kitchen with shaker cabinets, a white beadboard backsplash and white countertops plus copper touches
a green vintage kitchen with shaker cabinets, an open dish storage unit, butcherblock countertops and vintage fixtures
a greige kitchen with shaker cabinetry, a matching beadboard backsplash, white appliances and potted greenery
a grey farmhouse kitchen with shaker cabinets, a matching beadboard backsplash and white stone countertops
a light blue beadboard backsplash is ideal for a seaside kitchen with neutral cabinetry
a modern farmhouse kitchen with green grey cabinets, open shelves, white stone countertops and black sconces
a neutral cottage kitchen with shaker and glass facade cabinets, white stone countertops and a creamy beadboard backsplash
a neutral vintage kitchen with shaker cabinets, a matching beadboard backsplash, a grey stone countertop and some art
a neutral vintage kitchen with shaker cabinets, a matching beadboard backsplash, stone countertops and wooden beams
a pastel blue kitchen with a white beadboard backsplash, white stone countertops and a white sink is airy and cool
a refined neutral kitchen with usual and glass cabinets, a green beadboard backsplash and black stone countertops
a rustic stained kitchen with a matching beadboard backsplash and black fixtures is a stylish space
a small white Scandinavian kitchen with shaker cabinets, a white beadboard backsplash, stained shelves and a printed rug
What Are Beadboard Backsplash Cons?
Because it’s made from wood, beadboard isn’t great for a high-humidity space. Wood is not water-resistant unless treated with a high-quality finish. Without a protective coating, the beadboard is susceptible to warping and mold.
Beadboard is easy to clean and it’s not. Confused? Just look at the grooves. In theory, the beadboard’s surface wipes easily. This is especially true if you add a protective coating or paint it with a durable semi-gloss. But the beading can be tricky.
Dirt and food are likely to get stuck in the grooves, and if you’re not used to wiping down your backsplash, that can quickly build up. The deeper the groove the harder it will be to clean.
While it’s difficult to clean, the good news is cleaning beadboard isn’t impossible. If you use a little elbow grease and the suggestions above, you can keep it looking like new. Here are all the points, so will you go for a beadboard backsplash?
a stylish black kitchen with shaker cabinets, a dark green beadboard backsplash and stained shelves plus butcherblock countertops
a stylish navy kitchen with shaker cabinets, a white shiplap backsplash, vintage artwork and wooden beams
a tan kitchen with shaker cabinets, a white beadboard backsplash, touches of stained wood for a cozy feel
a tan kitchen with usual and glass cabinets, a matching beadboard backsplash and white countertops is a chic space
a vintage cream kitchen with shaker cabinets, built-in box shelves, a green beadboard backsplash and a green kitchen island
a vintage creamy kitchen with shaker and usual cabinets, a large kitchen island, a creamy beadboard backsplash and vintage lanterns