Accent backsplash design behind freestanding range, or keep same?

purrusAugust 20, 2014

Hi all,

Subject basically says it all. I am using white subways for my BS. My range hood will be an industrial style stainless hood. My range is freestanding--i.e., it has a top part that extends above the backsplash.

My KD had mentioned putting a different tile type (like glossy white penny tile perhaps) above the range. But, is this done when one has a freestanding range? Most pictures I've seen online keep the tile the same throughout the entire backsplash in this case. thoughts?

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Adding: I have been known to overthink things. If this is one of those things, just tell me :)

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 12:42PM
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I would stick with the subway throughout the back splash and resist the urge to use an accent or different tile behind the range. I think it is a more timeless look. Accent tiles come and go in popularity so for resale simpler is best.


    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 1:53PM
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I agree with OntarioMom, I think we can over-decorate and sometimes "less is more." The more different design elements, the less each can be appreciated, especially in an average sized kitchen.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 2:52PM
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Ok, that is where my gut was anyway. I really wanted my quartz to stand out and be the focal point so I will just go with that.

It'll be cheaper too!!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 4:06PM
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One hard finish pattern per room is best from what I have read on Maria Killam's colour and decorating blog.


    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 4:11PM
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I'd resist as much because there really isn't enough room for another focal point above the range riser as for any other reason. Any accent would look squished.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 4:39PM
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Sjhockeyfan, that was what I was thinking and why I asked. I was also thinking that I will have them continue the backsplash even with the counters behind the range just in case I ever get a slide-in range, you know? My range is a great GE profile and only 3 years old so it shouldn't be soon, but just in case.

It's settled, and I am relieved that for once the simpler option wins out.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 6:31PM
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