This is an ingenious way to make the most of unused space and keep the spices and sauces in the kitchen.
small breakfast nook with built in bench and low stools
Tile Backsplash Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel and Decor shows bottom of backsplash even with countertop but upper tiles go out only as far as shelves and cupboard
small kitchen with butcher block counter and open shelves, Smitten Studio. I love butcher block counters.