For an affordable way to get a finished back-splash look in your kitchen simply let your counter top installer know that you want to “turn the counter top up” about 4-6 inches, have your wall painted in semi-gloss and keep some magic eraser on hand for errant spills. You get the benefits of the back splash without the hefty cost. In addition, you can always add tile above the counter as your tastes and pocket book expand!
The design for our client’s Moroccan inspired Hillsboro Bungalow kitchen is featured in the Houzz.com article Countertop –Backsplash — Making the Perfect Match.
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Great idea. Does it matter what material you use on the countertop? Will this work for any surface, even laminate (I said a bad word)?
Of course, you can “turn up” the laminate counter top too! If you have a laminate counter (or even if it is not), but your back splash is subway tile or the like, then you can go up the counter 2 courses for a “short splash”. Sometimes, when my clients have “floating wooden shelves” (as was the case with the house featured in Houzz), we keep the subway tile at a minimum, so that the wooden shelves are the feature, not the tile. That is when we then go up the back of the stove with a tile, but keep the rest low. Hope this helps!
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