Backsplash SS to hood or ceiling? Where to buy?

mirucaAugust 11, 2013

For the kitchen picture below what's your vote for a stainless steel backsplash that is either:
a) between range and hood
b) from range and behind hood to top of cabinets

I like the long sweeping look of to the top of the cabinets but I am also not sure how to deal with it as it hits the crown - which bumps out about six inches below the ceiling and than further flares out about three inches below the ceiling.

Also .. what is the best option for buying the stainless steel (do not want quitled or tiles). I've seen 36 x 30 sheets on amazon - but no long ones. Is it best to go to lowes or a similar place and have them cut it to spec's?

How does it get attached?

BTW - you may notice the wine cubbies are not aligned...Kraftmaid is remaking two together to ensure alignment.

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What does your hood look like? I think that might dictate what way you'd go...

I think you could call a local metal working shop and get what you needed. No clue as to how it's applied? Glue of some sort maybe?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 10:38AM
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Deedles - you are so right .. what the hood looks like makes a difference. Here it is:

    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 2:31PM
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Are you married to stainless up to at least the hood? I know it's practical to clean, but I'd be more inclined to make that area more of a focal point. Of course I'm prejudiced because that's what I'm doing, tile up to the ceiling. :)

I think the stainless against stainless would be a bit much. At most I'd go up to the bottom of your uppers - that'll take care of the bulk of any splatters. If it weren't a chimney style hood, stainless up to the hood wouldn't bother me so much. But yeah, when I worked HVAC we cut a lot of SS blanks for people.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 3:22PM
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I ordered a simple piece of stainless steel for the backsplash behind my stove from Was a bit of a panic job when it dawned on me on a Thursday that the stove was coming the following Friday and the backsplash really should be installed before the stove. So not heavily researched, just a quick google search. But, they did seem to have a good selection of standard sizes and custom cutting also. Piece showed up with plenty of time, stuck it to the wall with Liquid Nails and I was good to go. I'm a somewhat messy cook so something super easy to clean behind the stove has been great.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 5:38PM
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Miruca: beautiful kitchen! I have used tile up to the bottom of the hood. Tile was travertine so I had seen stainless guards that are easily placed behind range to protect tile. Tile was sealed so protected for the most part, however guard would be useful if needed. I am partial to a continuous tile for a backsplash to keep lines seamless to the eye.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 8:41PM
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mdwstgrl - the compliment is returned - your kitchen is beautiful and the travertine equisite. I'm sure foodonastump (what a fun name) will enjoy the pic too since tile to the ceiling is preferred.

Although lovely to look at, we do not want to do tile ... so I'd say we are not married to stainless steel but we are definitely divorced from tile.

kwilson50 thanks for sharing your experience with

Re the kitchen... I have to say a huge thanks to mpagmom and kitchenaddict. The design and window are derived directly from mpagmom's posts of pictures and details, except that the cabinets are peppercorn cherry like kitchenaddicts.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 12:47AM
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Miruca: Here is a house that I sold but never lived in. I also went on Amazon and purchased a SS sheet and my contractor used the same type of glue. I preferred to see the hood rather than let it meld in (if I had taken it all the way up).

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 11:50AM
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firsthouse_mp - oh I do appreciate this picture! And I like your point about the hood not melding in. Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 3:04AM
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I just ran across this. Wow! It's fun to see my kitchen in dark wood. I really like kitchenaddict's cabinets, but my husband wouldn't go for it. I love what you did to the right of the fridge. I kept wanting to sneak a narrow pantry there, but in the end I opted for extra space between the range and fridge. I can't wait to see it all finished! Sorry I am no help on the backsplash question, but I think firsthouse_mp is always right.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 12:20PM
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Could you please tell me how those shelves around the hood were installed?

BTW, LOVE your kitchen!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 10:04PM
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We did stainless steel mini tiles to the ceiling past the hood. Debated doing it both ways but like the result. Sorry it's not the best view as it's far off but it's all I have handy...

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 10:22PM
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theanimalia - very nice!

mpagmom - it's fun for me to see your kitchen with dark cabinets, too :). I'm so very glad I came across your kitchen...and your window. This window is a few inches shorter .. somehow they ordered the wrong size but it is still fabulous. I wasn't sure it would turn out as well in the dark cabinets but it is quite stunning, I think.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 4:52AM
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