Before I post a question- I just want to thank you all for taking the time to answer! This kitchen has been our first big renovation, and as new homeowners, your advice on the many questions I've had has really been invaluable.
Okay- so, the kitchen. I don't want to move the location of the stove (will have a new stove in same location once finished), but have always wondered if it was safe to have it in the location it's in with the open wall next to it. Now that we're renovating, I'm thinking about it again. Ideally there should be tile or something there...right? We're considering putting a marble subway tile backsplash in, so here are my questions.
1. Will marble give the heat protection needed for the purpose next to the stove?
2. The arch makes running any tile there look funny. :/ We were thinking that if we continued it onto the opposite side, it may give better balance and not look so awkward. Do you agree?
3. If we do (or don't) continue it around, what level should it be at? Issue with this as well is that above the stove there will be an over the range microwave- so going just to that level will make it lower than where the bottom of the cabinet is on the right, if that makes sense...
Thank you so much for your help with this, and I'm sorry for the messy picture. We're living in the middle of reno land!