Does backsplash have to go all the way up?
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Keeping this in view, how far up should a backsplash go?
The standard backsplash in the kitchen, the area on the wall above the countertops but beneath the cabinets, generally runs between 15 and 18 inches tall for people of average heights. But more often than not, the backsplash is an afterthought and often is much shorter because of this.
Furthermore, should backsplash go on side walls? If you're in a kitchen, and you're doing the countertop-to-upper-cabinet-18”-high-backsplash, it's best not to wrap that around to the side wall if you don't need to.
Likewise, where should backsplash begin and end?
A common place for this to occur is in U- or L-shaped kitchens where the uppers end over a peninsula. In this case, I would suggest ending the backsplash in line with the uppers, so you still get a crisp vertical line. Windows. Sometimes there will be very small areas of wall between windows and a counter or cabinet.
Are 4 inch backsplashes outdated?
One of the biggest cons of a 4-inch backsplash over a full-tile backsplash is that the design is a little outdated. Though still a popular design, many kitchen designers tout the more modern and trendier full-tile design.