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Old 07-18-2018, 11:03 AM   #1
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Uneven tile spacing problem


Hi, I'm on the tail end of my kitchen remodel. Granite countertops were installed yesterday. I plan to lay 3x6 subway tile for a backsplash. I noticed after the countertops were installed that there is an uneven small space between the window trim and countertop backsplash. It's an old house and nothing was square or level. I'm afraid it's too small to tile and given that the width varies from 1 inch to 2 inch across the length of the window, it's extremely noticeable now with the new countertops. How do I hide this uneven space? I'm considering several things including permanently removing the bottom window trim and tiling, maybe not tiling that space at all and painting it in a color that minimizes the variance. Can I trim the bottom window sash to correct it by creating an optical illusion? I don't know what to do with it. I've uploaded a photo to better illustrate the problem. Thank you for any advice or suggestions!
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:27 AM   #2
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I would either:
a) do nothing. Nobody will notice the bottom of the window molding is not parallel to the countertop (except you, who will notice every time you go into the kitchen)
b) trim the bottom of the window molding do that it is parallel, or close to parallel, with the countertop.
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Remove the window apron and tile up the bottom of the hill.

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Remove the window apron and tile up the bottom of the hill.

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X2. The bigger space full of tiles should hide it more.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:50 PM   #5
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Just my opinion.

I would remove the trim and run the tile level

Half the distance will be revealed on each side

Making it less obvious.
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I would either:
a) do nothing. Nobody will notice the bottom of the window molding is not parallel to the countertop (except you, who will notice every time you go into the kitchen)
b) trim the bottom of the window molding do that it is parallel, or close to parallel, with the countertop.
Isnít that what the guy who built the Leaning Tower of Pisa said?
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Bonnie, is the window level? Did you put a level on the sill?

My first thought is to remove the sill and trim underneath the sill
and raise up the sill and bottom window trim up -- until it's level
from the front...one subway tile along the top of the counter ( under
the sill ) would then look level. It would cover the bottom trim on the
window just showing the window glass.

That's my first thought...I do have one other.
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