Full-height backsplashes have become a very popular kitchen design element in new home construction, renovation projects, and remodeling projects. A standard backsplash measures 4 inches from the top of the countertop surface. Full-height backsplashes, also called slab or panel backsplashes, can stretch from the top of the countertop to the bottom of upper cabinets or all the way to the ceiling.
Full-height backsplashes add a dramatic and unique design to the kitchen. Full-height slab backsplashes can be custom cut into shapes or fill the entire wall. Panel backsplashes may be easier to clean than tile backsplashes – depending on the material chosen.
Full-height backsplashes are a great option to place between cooktops and vent hoods. A minimalist color stone will accent a custom vent hood or high-end cooktop or range. A vibrantly veined natural stone backsplash can add drama and a bold design element. A custom shaped slab backsplash can add whimsy and draw the eye to the center of the room.