Kitchen backsplash dilemma
June 21, 2013
This is a photo of the kitchen in my guest house. I don't know where to start and stop the backsplash. I tried to find a tile that would add a bit of bling but nothing appealed to me. Any help would be appreciated.
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Aggie dba Aggie Designs
I would do an earthy stone one on the entire hood wall, and then continue it on the side under cabinets, but not above. You could do a thin natural stone subway in a herringbone pattern...

1 Like    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 5:30PM
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Ideally the entire wall surfaces should be tiled especially beside the stove.
    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 6:38PM
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Since it is a guest house, the only place you really need tiling is behind the stove. And there, you could create a focal point for the kitchen. I would encourage you to seek out a local artisan to create a truly unique and beautiful end wall.
1 Like    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 6:51PM
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Start at the edge of the cabinet, go all the way around keeping the same height. When you get to the stove take it all the way up and then back down to the original height as the opposite side all the way to the edge of the cabinet.
    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 7:00PM
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Glass Tile Store
I agree. start at the outer cabinet edge , left or right edge and end then end at the outer edge as well. For your room, I'd recommend this tile
    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 7:43AM
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JDM Countertops, Inc.
I think it'd be spectacular to do the whole wall behind the hood in a mosaic, but I understand if you don't want to since it's a guest house. Just keep the back splash all the same height, in that case, stopping under the uppers.

For a bit of "bling" how about something like these:
1 Like    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 8:20AM
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Jeffrey Brooks Interior Design
Your Kitchen is remarkable. The hood, cabinets, floors and ceiling beam are beautiful together. So I have two ideas you might like. If you run your tile from countertop to the bottom edge of the cabinet crown moldings the lines would work nicely. I'd bring the tile onto the adjacent wall/s from the same point down to the counter top.
With this scheme a mosaic like the one above would look great. You can run a simple pencil tile across the top of your new backsplash so that it echoes the base of your cabinet molding.
Next idea is to find a rectangular tile which is in keeping with the color of your counter tops. Porcelanosa make a beautiful porcelain which looks like sandstone and has a 3-d pattern like waves and others. Install these rectangles (about 9x18) running up the wall in line, not like subway patterned, do the entire wall only.
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