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Ikea Low Cost Stainless Steel Kitchen Backsplash

Looking for an inexpensive stainless steel kitchen backsplash? A stainless steel backsplash can be an expensive option. We looked at various options for stainless steel backsplashes and found that the prices for the stainless steel alone can be very cost prohibitive $170.00 to $330.00 for one 30″ x 24″ panel at one source. If you’re not feeling terribly confident about working with stainless steel yourself, add onto that the cost of having it professionally fitted and installed and you could be looking at hundreds of dollars. As the expenses add up a stainless steel kitchen backsplash doesn’t equate to a very budget-friendly backsplash option. And then we visited Ikea.

Ikea carries the Imperativ Wall Panel - a stainless steel panel that is available in two sizes: 30″ x 24″ and 37″ x 15″ priced at $18.00 and $20.00 USD respectively. The 37″ x 15″ panel would work quite nicely as a backsplash between upper cabinets and countertops, while the larger 30″ x 24″ panel would offer extra protection on the backsplash area behind a stove or cooktop.

Stainless Steel Backsplash Behind Cooktop

Ikea’s Low Cost Stainless Steel Backsplash

Mounting these stainless steel panels is a breeze with the Imperative Rails. They are 47-1/4″ long, can be cut to the appropriate length, and come in a package of 2 for $10.99 USD.

Now we’re talking budget-friendly and do-it-yourself-friendly!

For other low cost kitchen backsplash options see DIY Kitchen Tile Backsplash - Go Faux.


1 Backsplash Material & Design Options — SuzyRenovator { 02.15.08 at 9:59 am }

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2 Max { 09.17.08 at 4:30 pm }

RE: IKEA Imperativ Backsplash

I am needing to cut or reduce the size of this as it won’t fit my kitchen wall. How do I cut it and what tool do I need? Thanks

3 Suzy { 01.02.09 at 4:57 pm }

Hey Max,

I’ve not purchased or cut any of these myself, but here’s a link to a discussion on this very subject over at IkeaFans:


Good luck to you!

4 myla { 10.13.09 at 10:46 am }

I heard a designer on HGTV talk about a plastic mosaic tile that can be used just like the glass ones. Can anyone tell me where I might find them.

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