The current stove is a freestanding stove with the knobs on the back. There is no backsplash behind it – just a sheetrock painted wall.
This is the new stove. Because it doesn’t have that standup thing at the back, we need some kind of backsplash. First, at some point, we MAY change the countertops. We don’t know. I prefer not to go with granite so if all I’m going to do is change it to laminate, there’s no need til what we have needs to be changed. If/when we do change it, I’ll probably go all the way up the backsplash with tile. So, anything we put up now will come down so it will all match.
Second, trying to get someone out here to install a 36 x 36 area with tile . . probably not going to happen. I told Vince . . you do it! I know he can do it and it will look fine.
Third, the walls are a very light tan, the countertops are white-ish, the cabinets and floor are oak. I don’t want anything gray unless it has a lot of tan in it too. Most everything I would have chosen has gray in it.
This one is pretty as a sheet of tile but I don’t like it with the white stove.
I tried several tiles and I think I’m going with white subway tile.
It’s such a small area. If we don’t like it, we can change it. Easy for me to say since Vince has to do the work. It will be just behind the stove and extend a few inches past on either side.
All of these things should have been done already but . . they aren’t so Vince will get the tile tomorrow and hopefully get it installed soon.