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Q: Can I use wallpaper in my kitchen?

A: Yes, there are special vinyl kitchen and bathroom wallpaper ranges and you can even use normal wallpaper, as long as it’s not going to get splashed. If you want to put it on a wall where it could get splashed, you need to protect it with a clear glass or Perspex panel. Buy a panel that’s the right size, with pre-drilled screw holes, so it’s easy to fit yourself. Use tile spacers between the panel and the worktop to create a 2mm expansion gap, then silicone seal all around the panel 24 hours after fitting it.