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  1. goosta

    New Build in Texas

    Thanks! Do you have an image of an example you could post? I'm having a hard time picturing what you're describing. Also, just to clarify - do you think I'd be okay with one layer of 1/2" HardieBacker? Maybe with some extra support from my studs in places that need it.
  2. goosta

    New Build in Texas

    Thanks, yeah I will do some additional searching and see what I can come up with. I'm assuming it's preferable to have your tile layout figured out before building so that can dictate the top dimensions (to help with less cuts, etc...). I changed some things around since my first post, so I'm including a few updated renderings. The tile in the picture is just a generic tile texture.
  3. goosta

    New Build in Texas

    Thanks for the tip - that is a good point. The only thing I don't like with some of the larger tile is it kind of looks like a floor on a countertop to me (if that makes any sense...). Maybe I just need to find better design ideas. Would love to do granite but that's way beyond my budget unfortunately.
  4. goosta

    New Build in Texas

    Thanks for the quick reply DrDave! I haven't picked out the tile yet but was thinking 6x6 ceramic tile.
  5. goosta

    New Build in Texas

    I'm finally getting ready to start building soon but I still have a few issues to work out. During my research, I have found conflicting information on tile countertops. Some say 1/2" HB is fine, others say two layers of 1/2" HB is good, or I've seen that you must use a plywood base with HB on top. For budget reasons, I'd prefer the first option of just one layer of 1/2" HB, but I don't want to end up with major issues down the line. Any thoughts on this? Does it depend on the location? I'm in Central Texas. Thanks!
  6. I've been researching BBQ islands for a while now and am excited to get started soon. We are having a new patio extension being poured first, then a pergola, then I can start on the outdoor kitchen. After many design iterations in SketchUp, I think we've finally got a winner! Still haven't decided on finishing materials - probably tile countertop and stucco sides with the bar side finished in stone veneer. Would like to do more stone, but would be hard to fit in the budget. Planning on a 32" Blaze grill (even though the grill in the rendering is a Delta Heat). The two cut out areas will house a 36" Blackstone Griddle and a Blackstone Pizza Oven. Everything will be running on propane and I'm hoping to fit a 40lb. bottle inside the bar section (next to the grill). I've found so much helpful information and ideas on the forums here!