A Rammed Earth Kitchen Wall

Rammed earth is such a beautiful way of building. Thick walls of earth mediate between indoors and out, modulating the temperature and humidity levels. The material is beautiful, too, and solid so it is visible on both the interior and the exterior of a structure. But what about when dealing with this material on a kitchen wall?

Rammed earth is probably not a material you want being exposed to the splashes and stains of kitchen uses. Check out the solution in this house by SIREwall and Terra Firma Builders:

A glass backsplash has been installed over the rammed earth walls in the kitchen. This way, the material is still visible, but it's protected by a clear, easily-cleaned layer of glass.

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Above, you see a shot of the exterior of the same home, more clearly showing the beauty of rammed earth construction. What a beautiful natural material to have show through onto the interior of a home, even on the walls of the kitchen! Read more about this kitchen and the entire home at SIREwall.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.