If your dream kitchen renovation involves loads of natural light and a view of the great outdoors, a window splashback is the perfect addition to the heart of the home.
Kitchen window splashbacks are winning hearts all over Australia because they look fantastic, create a feeling of extra space and work as effectively as acrylic, til, glass and stone splashbacks. In fact, if you opt for a style that opens up, you’re even able to improve the ventilation in your kitchen. And, if you love the idea of bringing the outdoors in, a window splashback is your link to nature.
We know that choosing the splashback is never easy; it’s a decision that affects the feel of your entire home. So, whether you’re still on the fence about choosing a window style over coloured tiles, or just need a little extra inspo – we’ve got you. From renovated church kitchens to urban townhouses, we’ve scouted out incredible examples of splashback windows that’ll totally win your heart.
What are the benefits of a window splashback?
It’s not just good looks that have renovators raving about a splashback window, they also pack loads of functionality. Check out our top reasons to love them:
- Light – It allows loads of extra natural light to fill the room.
- Versatility – Unlike some splashback tiles, windows match everything in the kitchen.
- Airflow – An opening window gives you fantastic ventilation for cooking.
- More space – You achieve the illusion of extra space in your kitchen.
- Style points – It’s a fresh interior style that modernises your home.
- The nature factor – A window brings the outdoors in!
15 Of The Best Kitchen Window Splashback Ideas
Ready to be inspired? We’ve scoured the lands to find 15 window splashbacks that tick all the boxes.
Designed by My Little Empire, Project McIvor is a great example of ‘extending’ the kitchen by using a splashback window plus a mirror. We’d love a cooking space as light-filled as this!
From the clean lines of the cabinets and pendant lights to the combination of darks and lights, there is everything to love about this kitchen by Sydney-based Select Construction. But it’s the splashback and pop of greenery that steals the show.
(Source: Trend Windows)
Black On White
In harmony with the overhead cabinets, this splashback features a thick matte-black border that contrasts with the use of white brilliantly. It also matches the black appliances and cabinet hardware.
Crisp And Clean
This kitchen keeps the clutter at bay and lets the clear splashback invite colour to the room. The choice of golden tapware against a lush green backdrop has completely won us over.
(Source: Kinwolf Projects)
A Light-Filled Haven
Brought to life by Corben Architects, this window splashback is beautifully paired with sheer curtains and clean white cabinets for a light-filled haven. What could be better than cooking in front of your garden?
(Source: Corben Architects)
At One With Nature
In this innovative project by Neil Architecture, the splashback connects the living and dining space directly with nature, filling the room with natural light. The outdoor plants work beautifully with the wood finish of the cabinets.
(Source: Neil Architecture)
From Famous Joinery in Sydney, this incredible kitchen of the Kensington House project shows how a window splashback brightens a dark colour palette. Plenty of natural light and greenery pour into the room and the magnificent pendant provides the ultimate finishing touch.
Source: Famous Joinery
Soaked in natural light, the Woolooware project by The Stables uses crisp white cabinets and long, clear splashbacks to highlight the palms beyond. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’re on holiday every day!
(Source: The Stables)
Celebrating Nature’s Colours
Paired with sliding cavity windows on the other side of the room, this slimline splashback completely elevates the room. The colours of nature are present, from brown cabinets to lush green palms.
The Perfect Staycation
This kitchen screams Queensland living – and we’d happily move in today! The use of a splashback window to highlight the vibrant foliage beyond makes you feel as though you’re within the rainforest.
Even without a bushy backdrop, this kitchen positively glows thanks to the addition of a clear glass splashback. Combined with handle-free cupboards and pops of black, it’s contemporary living at its best.
(Source: Freedom Kitchens)
Let The View Sing
With the window frame out of sight, this splashback is completely unobstructed and allows you to gaze straight through to the landscape. The yellow tones in the cabinets work brilliantly with the green foliage.
(Source: Langford Windows)
Mixing Cool And Warm
As clean and crisp as the bay out the front, this kitchen is completely opened up by the use of a splashback window. We love how the eye is drawn to the outside fence, bringing a dose of warmth to the cool greys of the cabinetry.
(Source: Salt At Shoal Bay)
Spend The Day
You can almost smell the trees positioned behind the pristine splashbacks of this design. Brimming with light, the room is inviting, fresh and spacious – a room to joyfully relax in beyond mealtimes.
(Source: Art Of Kitchens)
Let There Be Light
The award-winning renovation of Yandoit Church is a true transformation, particularly with the addition of premium Stegbar window fittings in the kitchen. This is a fabulous example of successfully bringing light into an otherwise dark-hued room.
Do window splashbacks get dirty?
Positioned behind a cooktop and/or tap, you can count on your splashback getting grubby, but no more so than a tiled, acrylic or coloured glass style.
Given that a window is bright and captures the eye, you might find you notice daily splatters and marks more so than if you went with another material, though. The upside of this is that it encourages more frequent cleaning to maintain a bright, crystal-clear appearance.
This brings us to this next point …
What’s the best way to clean my window splashback?
According to Stegbar, toughened glass needs a little extra care than regular glass when it comes to cleaning. You don’t want to dislodge the small particles of glass present on the surface (known as ‘pickup’) and cause scratching and dulling of your shiny new windows. So, equip yourself with a very soft cloth and choose only non-abrasive cleaning products recommended by your supplier.
Can a splashback window open?
Yes! The good news is that whether you want a fixed or opening splashback, most window and glass companies can accommodate your needs. Take into account other windows in the room and how much ventilation you want when you’re making your decision. And of course, chat with your supplier for more information and options.
Top image source: The Stables
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