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Kitchen question - anyone else tackled this problem?

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meladeso Sat 14-Apr-18 20:51:58

Evening all
I'm trying to work out what to do about a splashback / tiled area between worktop and cabinets.
I'm interested in white tiles, or a white splashback that runs all around the kitchen.

But - I have a bunch of poorly placed sockets, uneven heights and basically a ton of annoying - and therefore expensive - "cut outs".

Has anyone else had this? what did you do?

I don't want to just give up and leave it, but I fear the cost is going to skyrocket if it either all needs to be moved (i.e. sockets rewired) or either tiles or splashback cut out around carefully.


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meladeso Sun 15-Apr-18 20:28:15

Hopeful bump

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Millybingbong Sun 15-Apr-18 20:35:52

we just put the splashback over the sink and hobs. it works fine

Sarsparella Sun 15-Apr-18 20:38:52

I don’t think getting sockets moved is massively expensive tbh, if that makes it easier I’d just get them moved to a better spot

BothersomeCrow Sun 15-Apr-18 20:51:17

I have an upstand of the counter top that goes up about 6 inches all along, then steel splashback behind the cooker, and the rest of the walls is just painted.
Looks fine a few years on.

meladeso Sun 15-Apr-18 21:11:03

Thanks for the replies. I fancied filling the whole space with it between worktop and upper units iyswim,

I'm going to get a fitter round this week and see what he thinks about moving sockets.

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bestbefore Sun 15-Apr-18 21:17:18

Would a glass splashback work? They template it and fit around sockets etc and you can have whatever colour back you want - inc glitter!!

MonkeyPoke Sun 15-Apr-18 23:51:39

I've got a turquoise metro brick, I got the tiller to tile it around 6 different plug sockets, under cupboards, around boxing and behind the cooker where it does from surface height to extractor fan.

TheLongRider Mon 16-Apr-18 13:27:59

We have a long run of kitchen units 3.5m and when we looked at splashbacks, it would have included a join in the glass.

For that reason we left the area painted in a ceramic matt paint. It has been in place for a year and everything just wipes off with a damp multi-fibre cloth, tomato sauce, oil drops, everything.

The paint is Colourtrend, an Irish brand.

Millipedewithherfeetup Mon 16-Apr-18 13:33:58

Upstands and painted wall...use a stainless steel splashback on the cooker. It looks lovely and you are not stuck with the same colour scheme for years.

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