Should I take the backsplash all the way over to the sliding door and down to the floor? Or just square it off over the counter? New counters next week!! Ignore this mess! It's been a mess during this facelift.
I would end it with the counter but see what others say.
So would I. Love your paint color. Can you tell me what it is, please?
Another vote for end at cabs. Love the cabinet color.
The color is Valspar Artichoke.
I don't want to stop the backsplash at the end of the cabinets because I want it to go behind the sink. This causes the dilemma of should I stop it at the end of the counter (making the stuff above it look uncentered on the wall) or take it about a foot more to the sliding door. I'm still confused...
Im sorry - didn't explain well - I meant stop at the end of the lower cabs (counter.). I think it would look like it would be just hanging there with no counter under it if you extended it to the door.
If I extend it to the door, I would also tile all the down to the floor.
I would just end it at the edge of the countertop. If not, I'd want to tile all the way down to the floor do it doesn't just hang there.
I went through a similar thing as I have a window and door that weren't very far away. I am glad that I stopped at the edge of my counters - Tile Guy said it was the correct thing to do and I trusted his judgement. :-)
My tile guy said either way would be fine. I have issues with wanting things uniform & semetric. I think if I stop it at the end of the counter, the stuff hanging on the wall will look weird and off center. That would probably drive me crazy.
teachertile- if you take a photo of the wall from the ceiling to the floor- a straight on view- and a photo of your tiles from a straight on view, I can photoshop the two choices for you. (It would be best if you can move the stuff off the counters and the water thing, too).Also, are you planning to take the tile to the same height as the bottom of the cabinets on the left? Have you thought about adding another cabinet there to balance it out or are they not available? Or maybe some shelving? You can email the photos to me on My Page.
That would be awesome! I'll take the pic tonight! Can I just post it on this thread?
I would run one row all the way to the floor beside the cabinet.
Hopefully one of these will work!
Can you take a close-up of the tile too?
Also to clarify- you want the tile go 18'' in height?
This post was edited by corgimum on Wed, Mar 20, 13 at 18:34
Yes. That would make it uniform with the rest of the kitchen. I guess another option would be to tile straight from the bottom of the window.
I had a similar situation. But in my case, we had the outlets higher, so I just ran the tile from the window ledge, and then we didn't have to fiddle around with cutting out glass tiles around the outlets. Another factor was that I had plain coloured subways below the window, and multi-coloured glass tiles above (where the window started). so I just did the plain coloured subways to the edge of the counter. I felt it was less obtrusive that having 18" of BS hanging on the wall. Don't think there's a right or a wrong, just what you like. My DH felt we should have continued the whole BS, but in this case I won out...LOL
Tile to the edge of the countertop
Tile to the floor
What I would do:
Tile to the edge of the countertop
Get a longer curtain rod so that you can stack the curtains close to the edge of the countertop
Thanks so much! This gives me lots to think about!!
I'm thinking that I really don't like the top option with the tile cutting off right at the counter. Going down to the floor looks like a little much, but I think with the curtain over and the water cooler back in place, this might look the best.
I would take the tile all the way to the door and down to the floor. If you or a future buyer decide someday to not to have curtains stacked close to the counter you would have the tiles stopping where you said you don't like them.
Its not that much more tile to go to the floor/door and you then you have the option of stacking the curtains where ever you want.
Thanks so much for the help! The photo shopping is great! Can you do the same thing in my other thread? Another backsplash proble. Help!
Here's one more with some shelving in that open area. I think it would help balance that wall since you have cabinets on the left of the sink. You could put cookbooks, decorative pieces, etc on the shelves.