I am installing new backsplash as well as range hood. I am thinking I should install the range hood first and then the backsplash, unless the backsplash should go all the way up under the cupboards behind the range hood.
Should I install backsplash or range hood first?
I always tile first...run an extra row or 2 up past where the bottom of the hood/microwave will sit. Then install a couple up the sides of the boxes. That way the microwave will sit flat against the wall/tile. When you put the microwave up you will not end up with an awkward last row of tiles you either have to cut down or fill a large gap with grout or caulking!
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