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Unread 12-09-2020, 06:25 AM   #1
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Backsplash Question

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First time posting here. I'm super excited to be apart of the community, as tiling has proven to be my passion. I have heard nothing but great things and thank you for any help now and in the future.

To start, this is a backsplash I'm starting soon. I will be using standard 3x6 Subway tile. My question is, should I stop the backsplash even with the cabinets and skip out on the top part above the sink windows? The thin line going up, as well as the crown molding at the very top are making me lean towards not going past the cabinets. Let me know what you guys think!
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Unread 12-09-2020, 07:36 AM   #2
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Welcome Tyler. I think you’d be fine just up to the level of the cabinets. You could do a contrasting paint or other feature on the other upper and sliver areas of the wall. Could also use a filler strip to visually “attach” the cabinets to the window frame, and then tile up above as well. Nice view out the window.
A risk with the slivers at the side of the window is that with the change of weather and moisture from the sink, there’ll likely be some seasonal expansion and contraction of the frame and little narrow slices of tile could pop out over time.
One unrelated suggestion (I’m full of ‘em, ain’t I?)...maybe consider additional under cabinet light bulbs in the corners. I did in mine, and really brightened up the whole thing.
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Unread 12-09-2020, 02:30 PM   #3
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i agree with Gozo. but, when done with the lower, you can somehow place some up above and see how you like it.
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Unread 12-09-2020, 09:06 PM   #4
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Awesome advice. Thank you! Decided to stop at the cabinets.
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Unread 12-10-2020, 12:10 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum, Tyler!

From my perspective, stopping at the cabinets will accentuate the larger wall cabinets. And running the tile all the way up to the ceiling would tone down the larger wall cabinets. 2 cents.

And while I don’t share Jeff’s concerns for slivers being broken loose because I’d leave a small gap to be caulked with flexible sealant, caulking that would be tough to physically get at.

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Unread 12-10-2020, 07:50 AM   #6
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how much space is there between the cabinets and the casing ?
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