backsplash height

sparklepMarch 17, 2013

I encountered some issues with my floor during my kitchen remodel and am looking to offset that extra cost in the backsplash if I can.

Would it look weird to have the backsplash not go all the way up in the sink area? So basically have the backsplash be the standard 18" and just paint the 18" above it.

Or would an 8" or 10" backsplash look alright? I would prefer something a bit taller than doing a 4" one.

Thanks for your opinions on this!

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That's only a couple of dollars worth of tile. Even if you're talking $40 a square foot tile, that's under $150 to tile that space. Don't be penny wise and pound foolish. Shop around to find a cheaper tile if you need to, but don't skip tiling that area.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 3:42PM
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As usual, GreenDesigns nailed it!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 4:34PM
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Agree with GD. Create the BS look you want with lower cost tile. How much has you budgeted for the BS? What ideas do you have for it?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 5:09PM
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It is also perfectly OK to wait awhile before proceeding with the backsplash. Its okay to delay something for financial reasons. It's very often smart, and not done often enough IMO. If you look at the current thread started by Breezygirl you will see that her lovely kitchen has been ABB(All But Backsplash) for 18 months and she has lots of company, me for one!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 5:15PM
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Agree with the others. Take it all the way up and wait to install it if you need to save for it. Will be worth it.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 6:20PM
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