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Kitchen Backsplash - Subway Tile in Corner in between pantry and door. Help!

Kitchen Backsplash - Subway Tile in Corner in between pantry and door. Help!


Old 12-01-12, 05:49 AM
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Kitchen Backsplash - Subway Tile in Corner in between pantry and door. Help!

We are installing a 3x5 Subway tile backsplash in our kitchen, but are at a loss at how we are going to add the tile to a corner we have. In this corner (shown in picture), we have a full pantry. Adjacent to the pantry, we have a corner cabinet and a less wide upper cabinet. Then, we have our kitchen door. How should we do the Subway tile for this?

Should we carry the tile across straight, all the way to the door even though the tile will be over a portion that has no cabinet underneath?

Should we not bother with a backsplash here at all?

Should we angle it down from the top to bottom cabinet?

Any suggestions you could provide would be great, because we have no idea! Thank you!
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Old 12-01-12, 06:17 AM
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I think I would run one course the entire width of the countertop at the bottom, but step back to the width of the upper cabinet above. IMO going to the doorframe or the angle would look hideous.
Old 12-01-12, 07:51 AM
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I agree with pcboss to go to the end of the countertop with a stepup. An angle wouldn't look nice, IMO.
If you want it to go to the door, then you need to put the tile down to the floor and up to the top of the upper cabinet.

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Unless you can move the outlet and switches, the step up is the way to go. I would try to keep the margin around the bottom and left side of the outlet the same or as close to same as possible.
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I would go all the way to the door. Transition to bullnose as you exit the upper cabinets. Once at the door casing, carry the tile all the way down to the floor and complete the wall.
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