We're remodeling the kitchen. Should I tile around the windows? Also, I want to remove the lone cabinet to the left. what do you think?
Hi, We had a similar situation...and opted to tile from countertop to the ceiling, and hence did tile around the window. We also thought about removing one (left) side shelving for a more open look, and cleaner tiling...but opted to keep it.
Good luck with your tiling...
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I am not married to the cabinet on the left being removed except for the fact that I had the align the backsplash at the counter than the cabinet. here are more photos. the house is a traditional one built in 2005. i will replace the blue color on the walls. i am afraid to go around the cabinet moulding at the top. also none of my cabinets are ceiling height. i want a finished look.
Are you changing the layout at all?
If it were my kitchen I would remove the cabinet on the left and use that nice run of counter for prep. Maybe install a narrow shelf to grow plants.
If the wall tile is something simple and subdued I would tile around windows to the ceiling. If it's bold I would not.
Thank you for the help. It makes sense to remove the cabinet as you mentioned and put an open shelf with a short plant. The entire wall on that side of the house is beautiful windows all the way. This one cabinet seems odd but gives an end point so to speak. Your direction about the tile makes me want to leave it where it is at cabinet height because that backsplash is loud for me personally. I love the tile but don't want to over do it by taking it up the wall. Remember, the cabinets themselves are not ceiling height. So let me remove the cabinet now and check how it looks. Appreciate your suggestions.
I agree with removing that cabinet and putting a shelf in. I think that will look great! And I love the tile. What will you cover the blue paint with? White?
i think you wright and it makes sense to remove the cabinet as you mentioned and put an open shelf with a short plant
Phew. I am so appreciative of all your help! You guys are amazing. Thank you. I am painting the room with revere pewter gray which has warmth to it and it flows nicely into the family room making the layout look open and unified. I also have a warm gray flooring that is going in today. I will update this post with the finished photos.
It is so hard to make the maple cabinets work but I love them so much. 15 years, and they are still shiny and perfect. I had to design the entire kitchen with everything up for redesign but the only two non negotiable elements - Maple cabinets and Calacutta Classique Quartz white countertops. They had to stay. I was able to find the right colored backsplash that offered a transition from the cabinets to the countertop. I also think I am doing okay with the flooring but I will know when it is put today. I got very fixated on the backsplash layout. Thank you very much for the help.
I would perpetuate the tile from the backsplash all the way up and around the window. As for the cabinet on the left it provides a balance - if removed should be replaced by some shelves.
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another option is to end the tile at the same level as the window trim. I've seen this done and looks great. maybe someone is willing to photo shop.
Sorry I just saw your post.
We have the same set up as your cabinets - not going all the way to the ceiling, as well as similar crowning on top. Our cabinets are also identical color to yours.
The reason we opted to keep the shelf on the left side, was for the exact reason J Design Group indicated; we figured that it's there to provide a 'balance' to the kitchen.
One thing I did prior to having hubby yank that left cabinet out, was take a picture of the kitchen and then photoshopped the cabinet out! It actually looked really nice, but in the end we decided to keep it.
We used MOP shell for our backsplash. The original backsplash was 4" high with 6 x 6 tiles, which went on the main wall, and both its sides, in the kitchen. We decided on a more clean look of just tiling all the way up the main wall and leaving sides without.
I haven't taken any pictures yet as we are still in the process (grouting/moulding/etc.), but will be happy to do so once completed.
If you do decide to remove the cabinet to the left, and replace with shelving, keep in mind that any open shelving you want to up there has to match in color with the remainder of your cabinets! :)