Tiling Kitchen Backsplash - How To Deal With This End? - Kitchen & Bath Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling > Kitchen & Bath Remodeling


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 08-30-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Tiling Kitchen backsplash - how to deal with this end?

Hello! Long-time reader, first-time poster Semi-experienced DIYer.

First time doing a kitchen backsplash. Not really any questions about the actual *tiling, but I'm stumped on where to end my backsplash on one side. I'm doing an L-shaped area, and the right side is perfect, no issues. The left side has a light switch that isn't ideal, it straddles where I'd end the tile.

I've been through 10+ pages of search results here, and I can't find an answer yet. So, WWYD? Open the wall and see if I can move the switch over? End the tile at the right edge of the switch? Take it out past the left side? FWIW, I'm using 12x12 sheets of 1x2 glass mosaic tile.

Picture for reference - https://picasaweb.google.com/1178147...23399770924050

TNSLB is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-30-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
Bud Cline's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,705
Rewards Points: 558


I'll bet that switch would move to the right without too much trouble. To the left is solid wood under the drywall and there should enough flex in the cable to move it although it is probably stapled to the studs on the left about six inches down from the box. Pulling that staple could get a little annoying.

You could use an after-market remodelling box if need be. If you carefully cut out the drywall in the new location, that cut out piece could be used to fill the hole left by moving the box.

Another option would be to take in the switch box with tile. Match the tile to the counter top and to the cabinet but take it out around the switch box. It may or may not look weird to you.
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Omnigrip adhesive for tiling kitchen countertop? tforse Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 3 04-29-2011 06:33 PM
Kitchen Backsplash sjm999 Remodeling 7 11-11-2010 04:24 PM
tiling over laminate/formica backsplash doqfleed Tiling, ceramics, marble 4 06-14-2010 11:25 PM
Questions about tiling a backsplash..... Superchee Tiling, ceramics, marble 15 03-30-2009 04:48 PM
tiling kitchen...how to deal with electrical outlets in floor? tarheelblue Electrical 4 01-29-2008 10:40 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts