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Splash backs

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

A few months ago I was talking with my friend Carlotta about our kitchens. She was saying that she wanted to do something with her kitchen since behind her cooker she had a lot of grease stains that were very stubborn to clean. I suggested to use a splash back.

I discovered when I moved to Ireland that most of the kitchens do not have tiles in the walls. I understand that here tiles are more expensive than in Spain. However,  I think it is very important to have something protecting the wall in key points such as behind the cooker or the sink in the kitchen.

In our rented apartment we had the same problem as Carlotta, but we were not going to put tiles. Imagine to buy tiles for rented accommodation! too expensive! so I came across this idea in IKEA. The Fastbo wall panels.

I put one behind the cooker and then I put another 2 (one for behind the sink and I cut the other one and I placed them at both sides of the one in the cooker).

These panels are very versatile (you can even use them in your sink in the bathroom, in your utility…), good value and easy to cut. However, I must say that I had help there! my father in law cut them all for me with his super little electric saw!

Maybe you are not at all a DIY person and you would be more comfortable getting this done by somebody else! Well I found a very good website colour glass that is Irish and does glass walls! I think is  worth a look. Take a look at some of their work.