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I agree! You just pretend its open. If you are doing an accent piece like the mural, try to position to be fully seen!

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Backsplashes Have Big Impact on the Design

It seems like a small piece of the 'design puzzle' but can make all the difference in the overall look of your new kitchen.


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I have a Wilsonart Solid surface countertop QUARRY MELANGE #9041. It has colors of taupe, black, garnet, white. I have a small kitchen. Trying to decide what size tile and Colour I should make the backsplash between countertop and bottom of upper cabinets. It’s a sunny, warm kitchen on the west side. I live in a subtropical country (Bermuda).
I chose small gray non shiny tile (pic # 1) and then wanted to put a tile border the width of the kitchen above the countertop. It looks kind of blah to me. OR

Pic #2 combine large beiges tile with mosaic or use natural Stoney square Tile with a combination Stoney/glass mosaic. The Quarry Melange countertop is beneath both. Any suggestions? Go with any of what I have or go back to store and get something totally different?
Should small kitchens have larger tile or not? Reading TOO MANY HOME IMPROVEMENT MAGAZINES. HELP,!!
HELP!!! Need some ideas. Will include pics of countertop tile and cabinets. Also want to do top and bottom cabinets different colors. Should the other walls be painted the same as the upper cabinets. HELP! I need a decorator but that’s too expensive for me.
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