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Where to stop backsplash
Barb B
January 19, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm planning to install a backsplash beneath my kitchen cupboards. Where do I stop when I get to the kitchen window. Do I stay aligned with the bottom of the cupboards, or do I go up farther? If ao, how high?
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jansgirl
Love the tile you've chosen. Do you have another photo showing the window you mention?
January 19, 2013 at 10:44pm   
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Fini Design
Nice tile! If you stay aligned with the bottom of the upper cabinets you get a cleaner look. Also, it gives you the opportunity to put a window treatment on and not clash with everything else.
January 19, 2013 at 10:48pm   
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Barb B
I should have attached the following photo which shows the kitchen window.
January 20, 2013 at 8:54am   
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decoenthusiaste
I would keep it at the same level as the bottom of the cabinets if you're tiling that entire space. If you prefer it to be lower, then just use the bottom of the window as the level all the way around. That will be a shorter backsplash with some wall under the cabinets but won't require as much tile. Either will work. Sometimes the style of tile you have can look very busy if used extensively. This may be a case where less is more!
January 20, 2013 at 9:09am   
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thackerbrown
I agree w/Finni Design above. I'll be installing back splash (beadboard over black formica....eek!) and from the dozens of pics I've studied, the best looking installations are where the back splash stays aligned with the bottom of the upper cabinets all the way around.
January 20, 2013 at 9:18am   
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Dytecture
Yes, just keep the same as the level across.
January 20, 2013 at 9:20am   
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Interiors International, Inc.
I'm going to offer a different idea. Span a valance across the top of the window. Then bring the tile to the top of the window.
January 20, 2013 at 9:34am     
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Barb B
Thanks for all the good advice. Worth considering. I think we'll hold a few pieces in place and decide if going up the the cupboard is too much, and also whether we can / should bring the tile up each side of the window. I agree that a valance is needed, and I have a lot of experience with those.
January 20, 2013 at 4:29pm   
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