Post # 1
We are literally in the middle of back splashing our kitchen. Luckily hubby has taken a break so I have time to find this out before we continue. <br />Our upper cabinets stick out further than the breakfast bar. I wanted to start the tile inline with the counter but he thought it should be inline with the cupboard. Now I think it looks like crap and sticks out, looking very out of place. Thoughts?? We can either get rid of those two smaller pieces and then re-do the middle one (it’ll still stick out a bit but not nearly as much) or start that wall all over again (haven’t got to far).
Post # 2
I there, I think it looks great!! could you cut a piece on an angle and place it next to the counter, I think that may tie it in better, and you wouldn’t have to do the wall again!
Post # 3
No joke, DH and I were house hunting yesterday and saw a home with a brand new kitchen that had the same issue with the backsplash sticking out to be the same length as the cabinet but didn’t match with the countertop. We stared at it for 10 minutes trying to figure out what to do lol. I would shorten it. The OCD in us would forever be bothered by this…
Post # 4
For me it would bother me just as much to have a little bit hanging over or as much as there is now. Could you possibly make the last row’s last tile a longer one to come to the bottom of where the counter top is? I know the gap between the counter and it would be a bit bigger than the other grout lines but it might fill the space.
Post # 4
Honestly, I would bring the line straight up from the edge of the counter to under the cabinets.
Post # 6
yeah, i would cut a triange piece and put it on the bottom, from the counter to the corner of the tile. Just half a tile. Would make it look a little cleaner,
Post # 7
Sunshine23: OOHH, I love subway tile!! I would either have them end with the countertop, or try a tiangle piece like PP’s have suggested. It does look a little awkward like it is.
Post # 8
Sunshine23: Well I had to read your thread to see what a “Backsplash Emergency” was LOL!! I don’t think it looks terrible, but I definitely think it would look better lined up with the countertop. Can’t wait til I can get subway tile!!
Post # 9
I would have it end with the counter top. Looks ending at the counter would tuck it in right under the side of the cabinet from the picture.
Post # 10
Thank you! I’m glad everyone agrees. He finished working on it Sunday afternoon and since then, every time I walk by, it drives me crazy!! I’ll get him to try cutting an angled piece. If that still doesnt look right, we’ll (he’ll) have to redo it. Should have listenend to me in the first place 😉
Charliejeorge: Me too! I can’t wait to see it done. We chose a pewter colored grout to match the specks in the counter top. Should look awesome once it’s done.
Post # 11
I have seen this a lot more recently – and to me, it totally sticks out when you have the backsplash longer than the cupboards – like this:
For yours, I agree with other PP’s – just cut an angle going down and it’ll look great!
Post # 12
I would line the tile up with the countertop.
Post # 13
I would honestly do something like this directly under the cabinet so the backsplash was more over the counter itself.
Post # 14
RedHeadKel: I know, odd title lol. But I dont want him to do anymore if we have to rip everything down 🙁 At least we can fix it now before the rest of that wall gets done! He’s already cranky that he has to fix this!
Post # 15
I played with Paint to see what it would look like if you just added more to the bottom:
I like the angle piece at the bottom the best!