Backsplash to the ceiling or not?


My husband and I redid our kitchen. Took out all the upper cabinets. Now we have missing trim by the hood. Trim is old and we can't find any that match. I was thinking to take the backsplash all the way up behind stove and hood. (Black stove is ordered) Son says no, what do y'all say? Yay or nay?

q backsplash to the ceiling or not
q backsplash to the ceiling or not
  8 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Sep 06, 2018

    I think the backsplash to the ceiling would look lovely. However, if not the ceiling, have you considered open shelving? That would give you a stopping point for the backsplash.

  • Lynleeben Lynleeben on Sep 06, 2018

    I vote to tile all the way to the ceiling. Would look more current.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Sep 06, 2018

    Taking the backsplash all the way up to the ceiling could be over powering depending on the type of tile you use, but it will cover up the imperfections on the wall. What do you plan on using? Are you planning on putting cabinets back up? You could even put in a shelf to hold the microwave/toaster oven. Or are you doing shelving (keep in mind that you'll be constantly rewashing anything on those shelves)? If doing the shelving, the tile can go behind them. If all else fails, you could replace the trim around the whole kitchen or just remove it and finish off the wall and ceiling.

  • Beth Eaton Beth Eaton on Sep 06, 2018

    Yes!!! Check out Jennifer Allwood's page (just search her on Google) and you can see what she just did in her kitchen. In one area of her kitchen she took the backsplash all the way to the ceiling. AMAZING!!

  • Heje Heje on Sep 06, 2018

    I say it is your kitchen, so do what you want and need to do. It will look great with that new stove.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Sep 06, 2018

    It is all a matter of preference. It will cost you more to do more backsplash but it will be a lot easier to keep clean.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 06, 2018

    Go all the way if you aren't going to put something there.

  • L. Creative L. Creative on Sep 06, 2018

    I have seen it done a few ways, although it may be code in your area to have a vent above the stove so I would check that first. Some go all the way up and some stop at the cabinet line. Some make a decorative tile area above the stove so that it looks intentional. Typically you can tape up the tiles to see what you like best and the black stove will look great but that color is a pain to keep clean and dust free....

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