Looking to install a new kitchen or bathroom backsplash in 2020 to help increase the beauty and value of your home? We combed through Zillow’s annual report on Home Features That Sell to figure out which interior wall materials home buyers consider to be the most desirable right now. The four types of building materials listed below make an excellent return on investment when incorporated into a kitchen backsplash, bathroom backsplash or accent wall. Best of all, even if you don’t plan on selling your home anytime soon, swapping out a backsplash is an easy and inexpensive way to improve the overall aesthetic of some of the most important rooms in your home: your kitchen and master bath.
According to Zillow, “modern farmhouse” and “rustic-chic” home design elements have been consistently associated with higher-than-expected sales price premiums over the past two years. Since both of these increasingly popular interior design styles frequently utilize distressed wood accents, it is not much of a surprise that teak wood was identified by Zillow as a home design feature that, on average, can command a 4.6% increase in the sale price of your home.
Teak wood is prized for both its beauty and durability – it is the rare interior material that only becomes more beautiful with age, changing color over time from brown to a lovely silver gray. Used for centuries as a ship building material and prized for its ability to ward off dry rot, antique or reclaimed teakwood is a sought after material for interior accents and walls. We love this Antique Gray Teak Wood Chevron Pattern Mosaic for an elegant modern farmhouse backsplash or rustic accent wall.
3. Exposed Brick
Another home design element frequently found in modern farmhouse style homes, exposed brick is also a top sale price premium feature. Zillow reports that including exposed brick in a home listing can result in a 6.0% increase in a home’s sale price.
Installing an exposed brick backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom is a simple, cost-effective way to include this desirable feature in your real estate listing. Exposed brick tile also makes a classic accent wall or fireplace surround.
To complement a white farmhouse kitchen, we suggest choosing a Distressed White Brick Subway Tile Backsplash, which is a stylish, contemporary alternative to the traditional exposed red brick tile that has been a mainstay of industrial and rustic interior designs for ages.
Including high-quality Italian Carrara marble in your home can help you sell it faster. Zillow indicates that Carrara is a Top 15 home feature for sale speed in 2020. Quarried in the mountains of Carrara in the Tuscany region of Italy, Carrara marble is a luxurious, world-renowned natural stone that can help you sell your home 8.1 days faster. Carrara marble has a classic white-to-gray base with striking, smoky veins of black and grey. It has been used by architects, builders and designers since the 17th & 18th centuries.
Our Bianco Carrara Collection features a range of kitchen backsplash and field tile options to help you feature this premium marble in your kitchen, bathroom or elsewhere in your home.
1. Moroccan Tile
According to Zillow, Moroccan tile is a top 3 home sales price premium feature in 2020. Moroccan tile can increase a home sale premium by 7.3%. Since adding Carrara marble to your home will also help you sell it quicker, we suggest installing our bestselling tile – the Arabesque Marrakech White Thassos & Carrara Marble Waterjet Mosaic – which features Bianco Carrara marble from Italy in a simple, gorgeous Moroccan arabesque lanterns design.
The stunning combination of sparkling White Thassos marble from Greece with the elegant gray border of Italian Bianco Carrara marble makes for a timeless look that perfectly complements a range of interior design styles including white marble bathrooms and white farmhouse style kitchens. This affordable and luxurious Moroccan tile backsplash will add equity and style to your home in 2020 and the years to come.
Changing either your kitchen backsplash or bathroom backsplash is an easy, inexpensive DIY home improvement project and a clever way to incorporate high quality materials, valued by potential buyers, into your home. Upgrading your backsplash is without a doubt one of the most cost-effective ways to make your home listing stand out among the many others in your neighborhood.
Looking for more backsplash ideas? Check out our exclusive collection of Luxury Marble Waterjet Mosaic Tiles.