Dos and Don’ts for Installing a Countersplash

Dos and Don’ts for Installing a Countersplash

Have you began observing kitchens with countertops staying mounted as a backsplash on the wall? I have a several designer tips to assist information you if you are taking into consideration a “countersplash” for your kitchen or lavatory structure. 

A short while ago I opened up my House Stunning magazine and learned this term for the 1st time. It’s called “countersplash” and it is the scorching new craze to go on the countertop onto the backsplash.

So, just after looking at really a handful of excellent ones and terrible ones, I imagined we ought to converse about when you must (or should really not)  consider this notion for your house.

Due to the fact, as you know, each other post you will go through out there about the countersplash craze will notify you what a fabulous–’There is something about a marble backsplash that will never ever go out of style’–idea this is.


And we cannot eliminate bogs from this dialogue due to the fact it is going on there much too.

This trend will be finished terribly a thousand to one particular times. 

So that usually means for each and every bathroom or kitchen area that seems to be awesome, there will be 1000 that skipped it.  The types that we see in magazines are the kinds everyone will use as inspiration but without the need of that designer thinking about all the facts. And it will 99% of the time go incorrect.

How do I know this to be correct?

Because 99% of the kitchens and bathrooms in genuine estate listings are poor. Hold examining you are going to see what I mean.

Dos and Don’ts for Installing a Countersplash

✅ DO contain a shelf if you’re only running the slab up this significantly for the ‘no uppers’ look

With out the shelf, it appears to be like we ran out of revenue or marble.

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✅ DO generate a statement wall with the range so you can truly see the marble

In any other case, what’s the position? Marble is a whole lot additional high-priced than subway tile, just saying.

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✅ DO Preserve your marble peaceful except if it’s a lesser space like this. 

Just my belief, but this really fast paced marble (underneath) would end hunting like art on a countersplash and just look, effectively busy.

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I get that this e book matched blue slab may well be magnificent, but seem at all the other information that are correct. And recall, there will be thousands of kitchens motivated by this one particular but only a several that will search this fantastic. 

Frankly, I would only put in this kitchen if I was in really like with blue and I was going to live in this residence for the future 15 decades.

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❌ Really do not set up marble which is this significantly of a zebra assertion

Unless of course you’re loaded and can rip it out 10 minutes later after you are bored. I’m not kidding.

And especially do NOT develop a ‘carpet moment’ with it smack in the center. This is just way too significantly of a good thing that could have stayed just on the counter tops.

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❌ Really don’t use quartz with a popular veining for this look mainly because it does not glimpse pure

Not to point out this bathroom seems like aged flooring, new wall tile – did you observe that? Even though I obtain it hard to think another person would invest this a lot money on slabs on the walls and depart the previous floor so maybe this flooring was new at the time? 

A authentic estate listing photograph despatched to me by a follower on Instagram the place the house owners shall stay anonymous.

Also, glimpse even further into the shower and it appeared like the designer felt like the crescent window also essential to be accented with penny tile as properly. All that cash for a appear that still leaves us saying, “They remaining the old flooring from the Tuscan trend.”

PS. Absolutely everyone retains asking me about shiplap so if you really have a farmhouse or a cottage, that’s when I’d set up it. Enjoy this kitchen area so a lot and primarily the massive lamp!! 

A facet note (if we’re remaining picky) considering that the lamp and the chair show up to be a violet grey, the artwork must have matched superior but in any other case this kitchen is perfection.

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Try to remember, Boring Now Equals Timeless Later on

So here’s the bottom line of all this. When you enjoy the tendencies appear and go with your monotonous now equals timeless later on subway tile, you won’t have to be upset that you just installed Encaustic Tile on your backsplash just a several quick several years ago when it was trending (for illustration) and now want you experienced a slab there as a substitute.

Keep in mind, backsplash fads improve each and every two a long time and we usually tumble madly in appreciate when they do get there simply because they are NEW. As human beings, we adore new and when you see it done nicely all about social media, you feel you have to have it far too until they alter, Once again. 

About to you my lovelies, do you have a countersplash planned in an approaching renovation? Were being you thinking Zellige but then transformed your mind when you began looking at slabs all around the walls?

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