There are so many decisions to make when you’re remodeling your kitchen – almost too many for a lot of people. Obviously there are the biggies such as the color of the cabinets, type of kitchen sink, style of countertops, etc., but it’s all of the little decisions that most homeowners aren’t expecting that can put them over the edge. Since I love talking and dreaming about kitchens, I thought it would be fun (and hopefully helpful) to occasionally throw some of these little kitchen decisions out to you all to see what you would decide. Let’s start with this one: “How far up the wall do you want your backsplash tile to go?”
Every kitchen is different, but often the trickiest spot to figure out where you want your backsplash tile to end is around your kitchen window. One option is to tile around the window and all the way up to the ceiling:
While another option is to end the tile lower down. Some people chose to end their backsplash tile at the base of their upper cabinets. Usually a piece of bullnose or pencil tile is used at the point where the tile ends and the untiled wall begins:
Others choose to end the tile a little further up the wall:
In most cases, I prefer to go big and take the tile up to the ceiling but there are certain situations when I think ending it lower down can be a better choice, such as when there is a space between the top of the kitchen cabinets and the ceiling (the image above is a great example of that). How about you? Tell me what you think – do you like the look of backsplash tile going all the way up to the ceiling or do you prefer to end it lower down?