Installing Tile Backsplash and Range Hood in Kuppersmith Project House

In the kitchen of the Kuppersmith Project house, a glass tile backsplash was applied to the wall behind the stove. Once the tile had set, a Broan range hood was installed over the stove.

While the backsplash and hood have a contemporary style, they blend in great with this historic home. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford: From the shingles to the flooring, between doors and windows, from electrical to plumbing, and inside or out; what you put into making your house a home takes a lot of time and patience, to make sure you choose something that will stand up for years to come.

I wanted to take a practical approach to this by transforming this classic American Tudor, called the Kuppersmith Project, into a family friendly home, with an emphasis on energy efficiency. That means, from start to finish, I need to deal with products and materials that are made to last, and that’s exactly what I’ve put in to the Kuppersmith Project.

While the work outside the Kuppersmith Project has been going fast and furious, it’s been a little slow inside, because the stain on the wood floors had to dry. Before the clear poly sealer goes on the floor, the tile man sneaks in to put up the glass tile backsplash behind the stove in the kitchen.

This had to be done before Mark can install this cool, contemporary Broan vent hood. Even though it’s thoroughly modern, the hood blends beautifully with the traditional style of this kitchen.


  1. Is it typical to tile first then install the hood or tile up to the hood. It seems to make a cleaner finish with tiling first then install the hood. Thank you for your time.

    • Hi, Jonathan!
      It’s a matter of personal preference. DIYers may want to install the hood and then the tile because it’s much easier to open drywall and make adjustments while installing the hood than to find problems and cut into tile.
      Then again, you can install the tile first, dry-fit the hood, verify everything is correct, and then install the hood.
      The choice is up to you!

  2. Similar question to that of the previous commenter, but would love some additional information about the strategy of installing a chimney-style hood with a glass tile backsplash. Our contractor doesn’t want to install our hood because of past bad experiences with some complicated ones. The company from which we ordered our appliances just informed us that their installers won’t install the hood over a glass backsplash because they don’t want to be responsible for breaking the tile. We, too, have heard that glass tile is tricky to work with. We are at an impasse and can’t figure out if there’s a good compromise or strategy that will enable us to move forward. Any additional insights regarding strategy for how to install glass tile backsplash and a chimney range hood without cracking the glass tiles would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hi, Angie!
      We’re always looking for homeowners to call into our radio show and ask questions directly to Danny and Joe. We’ve reviewed your question and shared it with our radio producer.
      Take care. 🙂


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