Angel C
Angel C
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Asked on Apr 10, 2012

Vanity

Angel CHandyANDY - Handyman & All Repairs, LLCStraight Nails Construction
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So we are getting ready to order a new vainity top. It is going to have walls on both sides and I was wondering if we need side splashes. Necessary? Or nice to have? Trying to decide what we need. Thanks for the help!
12 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 10, 2012

    I prefer the "look" of side splashes...others don't. If the vanity is granite a precise fit can be had but if it is off...rather than tweaking the slab the wall often gets modified...then it becomes necessary to patch or cover that.

  • You don't have to have them by any means but they do tend to give it that "finished" look as well as conceal any spaces where the granite doesn't meet the wall perfectly. With the vanity being wall-locked, I would encourage you to go with the sidesplashes.

  • Burco Surface & Decor LLC.
    on Apr 10, 2012

    It will definitely give it that finished look! I dont think it looks that good just going straight to the wall. Its hard to describe it better than "it looks finished." i will see if i have some before and after photos to show you how the back splash and side splash make such a big difference. Here is a picture with a vanity we did that had the back & side splash.

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  • I would have them as it looks more finished, without looks like a mistake.

  • Angel C
    on Apr 11, 2012

    Thanks everybody!

  • Designs by BSB
    on Apr 11, 2012

    Agree with all here ... I classify it as a must if the top is 37" or smaller

  • Angel C
    on Apr 11, 2012

    It is actually 59inches wall to wall.

  • Becky H
    on Apr 11, 2012

    Another option would be to tile the walls around the vanity after the counter goes in. Basically, anything that will close any gaps between the wall and counter, not that the counter is not cut precisely, but walls are not always plumb.

  • Angel C
    on Apr 11, 2012

    I was thinking of that for an option. That is what is there now but it goes up the wall pretty high which makes the mirror higher. Not a big deal but I want to put it a little lower since it is the kids bathroom. I could do a thinner boarder of tile I suppose.

  • Straight Nails Construction
    on Apr 11, 2012

    If you are going to put a backsplash (tile or another surface) on the entire side and back walls, I say no. It is my opinion that it is a much cleaner look if you have a slab of granite with back splash above. If not... def use a back/side splash.

  • You want them...even with minimal use, the walls will get splashed and stained up without them...unless you are planning to run tile down the side walls?

  • Angel C
    on Apr 12, 2012

    Well I am sure we will go with one or the other. Man, I need someone to decide this for me! LOL! I hate making big decisions!

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