It does not have to be in the middle. You can place it where it‘s convenient. Just make sure that you can also use it as storage. If you are going to change your counters, make sure that you are able to install deeper counters. So you will be able to place in more appliances and you will have more space to work on. Remember the technique with improving your kitchen, no matter how small it is, is being able to create more space.
Really change up this space by using two different sized tiles. Install square glass on the majority of the splash then run a border of matching subway tile throughout. Or try putting the subway tile on the splash but squares behind the stove. How about setting the glass tiles on an angle so that the squares look like diamonds instead. Do this on the entire splash or just behind the stove.
The country kitchen is one of the popular kitchen designs. Country kitchens are bright and inviting. Country kitchens are a great way to wake up in the morning as they send off a cheery feeling. A country kitchen may have white cabinets to add to the light color. Tiles in the backsplash area of the countertops in a checkered pattern is very pleasing to the eyes. A stainless steel range hood is an added country touch that is very functional as well.