Sunday, February 18, 2018
Home and Garden

Expert Advice: Tie together your backsplash, countertops

In past columns, we've looked at a number of different backsplash treatments ranging from framed mirrors to custom artwork mounted behind glass. • This photograph shows another solution that we like to use. It is fairly common to use a 4- to 5-inch piece of the same material that your countertop is fabricated from up the wall above, then starting a treatment on the wall above that strip. • In this application the same material (here Carrera Marble) is continuous from the countertop and up the entire backsplash wall all the way to the upper cabinets. If the fabricators are very conscientious, they will be careful to piece the seams so that the natural veining in the material is also continuous from one surface to the other, letting the eye flow naturally across and around the room. • This treatment is especially effective with marbles and granites, but could also be beautiful with polished concrete countertops or engineered materials such as Caesarstone or Silestone. Slab stone yards will allow you to pick slabs for your project from their inventory, and you can even pinpoint an exact area to be used for a focal point piece (such as the backsplash above the cooktop in the picture) if there is an especially beautiful area of veining in the stone that you would like to see used there. • Though they may seem small, attention to fine details like these will make your kitchen special to you, and bring you pleasure each and every time you look at them.

Scott Scherschel and Chip Vogel are designers with Interior Spaces Inc. If you have a design question for Interior Spaces, email your question with a picture to [email protected] A solution to your question could be used in a future article.

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