Trends in backsplash designs tend to come and go. The always popular subway tile is frequently reintroduced in different colors and sizes, and in different patterns with varying shades of grout. Old-world influences are brought back to life in handmade and hand-painted tiles, with bold patterns and colors. And uniquely shaped tiles in shiny or muted finishes offer interesting textures and patterns.
But what if the whole idea of a backsplash was completely reimagined? And instead of covering walls with fancy decorative tiles, we removed them altogether and added windows in their place? Some savvy architects, builders and homeowners are doing just that. They’ve completely reinterpreted the placement and function of windows in today’s modern kitchens.