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7 clever kitchen and laundry splashbacks

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Splashbacks do more than just protecting walls – they also add a touch of style and personality to your space.


They are commonly found in busy areas like kitchens and laundries, guarding against food splatter and water spills. A popular D.I.Y. project, installing splashbacks is also an inexpensive way to give these spaces an easy makeover.


Get inspiration from these clever splashback projects done by Bunnings Workshop community members and let us know if you need a hand with yours.


1. Tiled laundry splashback by @diy_hausdesigns 

A quick and easy project that led to a beautiful finish. Experienced Bunnings Workshop member Rufaro used pre-mixed tile adhesive to install tiles around his laundry sink, protecting the wall from getting wet.


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2. New subway tile kitchen splashback by @ProjectPete 

In another splashback project popular with the Workshop community, Pete installed new subway tiles to give his kitchen splashback a facelift, using white grout for a more spacious look.


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3. Laundry renovation for more benchspace by @dinaandjake 

This impressive laundry renovation included a stunning mosaic tiled splashback. Clever Workshop members Dina and Jake hired an electric tile cutter from Bunnings for this project, making the process a lot easier.


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4. Laundry transformation by @ProjectPete 

While updating his laundry with new fittings and extra storage, Pete installed a new wall-to-wall splashback using subway tiles. These were cut using an angle grinder.


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5. Farmhouse laundry renovation by @housetohome 

Workshop member Hayley creatively used brick facings as a splashback to match her mudroom. She glued the facings onto blue board with liquid nails and then grouted using standard mortar mix.


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6. Kitchen splashback refresh with paint by @Trish2 

A paint refresh is a great way of modernising a dated splashback. Working with the “tiniest of budgets”, resourceful Workshop member Trish used an electric sander to dull the gloss on her tiles.


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7. 80s kitchen budget renovation by @ProjectPete 


While getting his home ready for sale, Pete installed a new subway tile splashback in his kitchen, giving the area a sleek, modern look.


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How to tile a splashback


Whether you are selling your house or attempting a facelift, replacing the splashback can go a long way in making your home more functional and beautiful. Learn how with this step-by-step guide: How to tile a splashback.


Need more help?


The Bunnings Workshop community can assist with inspiration and advice for installing or refreshing your splashback. Please don’t hesitate to hit the Start a discussion button and tell us what you would like to achieve. We’re here to help.



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