back·splash | \ˈbak-ˌsplash \

Definition of backsplash 

: a vertical surface (as of tiles) designed to protect the wall behind a stove or countertop

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Carrara marble counters and backsplash make if feel like a completely different space. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "A dramatic home makeover to inspire you," 6 Apr. 2018 The desire for white backsplashes, counter and wall finishes jumped six percentage points each in 2018 versus the 2017 Houzz study. Homes & Gardens Of The Northwest Staff,, "Clutter, hassle free: Top kitchen remodel trends (photos)," 10 Jan. 2018 The updated kitchen, which opens to the dining and breakfast rooms, boasts custom cabinetry and an artistic tile backsplash. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Actress Candis Cayne lists updated English country home in Adams Hill for sale," 5 June 2018 Kitchens feature stainless steel appliances, white quartz countertops, contemporary espresso cabinetry and subway tile backsplashes. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "In River North, known for its galleries, new apartment tower goes arty," 21 Mar. 2018 In the 50-shades-of-gray kitchen, an industrial cabinet refrigerator sits under matte granite countertops and a geometric Mexican tile backsplash. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: A mini-showroom for plasterwork that looks 'like a wedding cake'," 5 Jan. 2018 These bursts of color keep your eyes bouncing around the first floor, from a bright yellow Giovanni Travasa pendant lamp over the dining table to the vertical backsplash of Douglas Watkin tile behind the fireplace. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "A Fire Island house brings the spirit of sand and surf indoors," 9 July 2018 Unhappy with the green and brown mosaic tile backsplash in her rental, Tersey set out for a temporary solution that could transform the space. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Insane Kitchen Renovation Was Done With $9 Contact Paper from Amazon," 3 July 2018 The galley kitchen, which has stainless-steel appliances, a natural stone countertop, a white subway tile backsplash and a high-top breakfast table, separates the guest wing from the owners’ private wing. New York Times, "House Hunting in … Portugal," 6 June 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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