Whether you are creating a new kitchen from the ground up, or just want a quick weekend project to update your space, a kitchen backsplash is fun way to make a design statement. There are lots of options for any taste or budget - so, to whet your interest, here's some backsplash inspiration.
A very common and traditional backsplash material is tile:
For a more modern look you might consider a solid stainless steel surface or tiles:
For an easier installation consider these interesting solid surface options:
(Swanstone via ThisOldHouse.com)
Looking for more information on planning a kitchen remodel, check out these posts: Kitchen Countertop Materials That Make a Statement Ten Steps for Planning Your Kitchen Remodel with Ease Hiring a Contractor - A Homeowner's Checklist