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14. Figuring out how far a stove backsplash should extend side to side can be tricky if it’s not limited by the sides of an alcove. Features like corbels, upper cabinets and windows flanking the hood can help define the area.

In this Sierra Madre, California, kitchen by Crescent Canyon Construction, a custom vent hood has corbels that taper to where the wall meets the countertop, sandwiching a designer Arts and Crafts-style tile backsplash. The perimeter backsplash outside the corbels, meanwhile, is stained tongue and groove.

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