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Old 03-18-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Never Done this before backsplash Question..With pictures

Well i'm putting up a glass mosaic 1'' x 1'' 12x12 backslpash. As you can see in the picture the dimmer switch i have is half under the cabinet and half not. We wanted to make the backsplash flush with the side of the cabinet above, however half of the light switch isn't under the cabinet.

1) Would it look weird to extend the tile past the sides of the cabinet?

2) If it would look weird what should I do?

Thanks for your help, the picture is posted below.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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If it's feasible,I would move the box over to the right more.One less thing to have to cut around.If that's not an option,you'll have to bring the tile out past the cabinet.Do a dry run and see if that looks ok to you.Have someone hold the tile up and the one with the good eye check to see if it's ideal.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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I wouldn't go past the edge of the counter.

take off your plate cove and see what side the box is on.
if it's on the right you can move it over with a new box and minimal stud cutting.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:26 PM   #4
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What is at the end of the paint? Is that a fridge or something or is that a corner and where your wall ends? If it is the latter there is a good chance that will be full of wood and real hard to move the box.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:29 PM   #5
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Levi, looks like the end of the wall. If you look down, you can see baseboard in the hall.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:38 PM   #6
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Levi, looks like the end of the wall. If you look down, you can see baseboard in the hall.
??? all I can see is black, and not down to floor level, maybe my puter shows it different or you are messin with me

If that is a corner though, you could also move the box to the left and have it all within the field of tile. I don't think it would look right having the tile extend past the countertop, but this is a personal preference nothing structural or industry related.
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your monitor is going bad Levi.
turn the brightness up.
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I just finished installing a tumbled marble backsplash in my kitchen and had the same problem. My switch looked like yours and was mounted on the left side of the stud. I turned the power off, removed the cover and switch and cut about a 12" X 12" hole to the left of the switch. Then you can remove the nails holding the box to the stud and the staples holding the wire. Next cut 1 or 2 pcs. of 2x4, mount to the wall stud and remount the box where you want it. Repair the wall, you’re going to tile it anyway, and that’s it.
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Wow I went and looked on my ladies computer and boy I feel like a retard now. Then she came out and my brightness was at 9% turned it up to 50% and voy la.

So back to the thread, I would check to the right and see if it is full of wood, if not move it that way. If is is move it to the left. Sorry for the confusion.
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Levi, of course I would mess with you....but, there really is baseboard this time.
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great

Thanks guys this is great information...

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Old 03-18-2009, 09:00 PM   #12
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What Rocky, the parts about moving the outlet or us letting you know you have baseboards in the hall?
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:16 PM   #13
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Rocky,

I am just a DIYer but I had the same problem. The previous owner extended the tile to the door jamb. You won't like it. If you can't move it right...move it left. It will be worth it. See pics for the difference. They aren't the best pics, but you will see what I mean.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:26 PM   #14
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Rocky, when you post photos, please ensure they are no more than 600 pixels in width so they don't distort the pages on some folks' screens and push our advertisers' information off the screen.

I fixed your first one above.

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Old 03-19-2009, 09:23 AM   #15
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Had the same problem. Couldn’t move the switch. I fabricated under plate from piece of wood, sanded it, stained it. It was slightly larger than switch cover and maybe ˝” thick. Tiled around it. Looks O.K. The switch on the left.
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