Designing my Backsplash
They are painting this week, which means the cabinets go in next week which means we are "This Close!" to countertops and finishing.
I've been waffling about our backsplash and could use your opinions.
We are putting Hanstone Tiffany Grey on our perimeter counters and Cafe Creme granite on our island.
Our fabricator has offered to include a matching 6" quartz backsplash. We are at the point in our budget where not paying anything extra is very welcome. However, I keep going back to the idea of adding a tile backsplash just behind the cooktop. This is partly to add just a little pizzaz to the kitchen and partly to help with the inevitable splashes and splatters that we make when cooking.
I've looked at Houzz, I've looked on here, I've done Google searches and haven't found anything similar to what I'm thinking about. I don't know if that means I'm crazy or innovative. ;)
The first option is my favorite (if I can just convince myself to bite the bullet and go for it). Stop the 6" quartz backsplash at the cooktop, add a nice tile all the way up to the hood, then continue the 6" backsplash the rest of the way around the kitchen.
The second option is to install the 6" quartz backsplash everywhere and then add the tile above that. The advantage of doing it that way is I have lots of time to look for the right tile and could possibly even tile the whole back wall above the quartz backsplash. This is the option I have seen a lot online. (sorry the image only shows the tile above the cooktop and not extended along the whole wall).
The third option is to just go for the simple straight, quartz backsplash and use a good scrubbable paint above the backsplash.
I could also just wait and not install a backsplash at all, save my $$ and do a full tile backsplash down the road.
I don't know what I'm asking really...Maybe I just want reassurance that I could go with #1 and it would look okay, or maybe I need to hear emphatically that I need to step away from #1 because it is a crazy idea.
If it helps, I don't like super busy backsplashes. I like things simple and clean. I end up with enough clutter in my life that I don't want it on my backsplash. But I can be a messy cook and would like an easy clean surface behind the cooktop.
I haven't looked in person for tile, but I'm sure I could find something nice. In fact, I'd love any suggestions if you have them. Our little town has two very small tile shops and the two large big box stores.