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Old 05-14-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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Where to end a back splash?


I need some ideas... I plan to put a back splash on this wall. I'm not sure where is best to start and stop it.


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Height or Left to Right?

I would go one course above the receptacle covers if it were my place and I was running the full counter length.

How about a nice pyramid shape with one of the big fresco tiles near the top middle?

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Height or Left to Right?

I would go one course above the receptacle covers if it were my place and I was running the full counter length.

How about a nice pyramid shape with one of the big fresco tiles near the top middle?
I was thinking left to right. Would I end the backsplash in the right corner or continue it around to the side? And on the left just end with the counter?

We haven't picked out any tile yet but we seem to like the smaller tiles that come on the 12 x 12 sheets. I also need to put up the valance piece on the cabinets above the sink.
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i had the same problem, when doing my condo (we don't live there any more. sold it)

countertop to bottom of cabinet = no doubt.

on the right side, i went up to the corner and stopped. it looked good. but then i taped some tiles to the rest of the wall under the cabinets. i liked it so i tiled out to the end of the countertop, but only up the the bottom of the upper cabinet. you need tiles that have rounded ends options, to do this.
i think it made it look much better, more completed.

on your left side. i think i would go out past the stove/cabinet at least a few inches. floor to ceiling. ymmv
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on your left side. i think i would go out past the stove/cabinet at least a few inches. floor to ceiling. ymmv
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Are you selling tile?
lol, no. but i think that if it was stopped even with the stove/cabinet. it would look like the kitchen was "cut off". instead of "ended". jmho.
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i had the same problem, when doing my condo (we don't live there any more. sold it)

countertop to bottom of cabinet = no doubt.

on the right side, i went up to the corner and stopped. it looked good. but then i taped some tiles to the rest of the wall under the cabinets. i liked it so i tiled out to the end of the countertop, but only up the the bottom of the upper cabinet. you need tiles that have rounded ends options, to do this.
i think it made it look much better, more completed.

on your left side. i think i would go out past the stove/cabinet at least a few inches. floor to ceiling. ymmv
I agree. I had a similar setup, and went to the edge of the countertop, and was flush with the bottom of the upper cabinets.
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My vote: cover all the sheetrock under the cabinets (basically, only te sink wall), do nothing around the corner..
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I would cover either the entire back wall in tile, and not the corner, or tile only the area between the range and the wall cabinet.

Ikea.com has a great room planner you could use to pick the color of the tile. First you drag and drop all the cabinets and appliances into place in 2D, then you can look at it in 3D and switch between a whole bunch of different colors to see what looks best. It won't be entirely realistic because you have to use the Ikea appliances and cabinets for the room planner, but it may be worth checking out.

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