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Water spray on counter damaging dry wall in bathroom?

Mikey
3 years ago

Hi folks:


Building a new house. Currently 1st floor bathroom there is no side splash. This bathroom is the most heavily used one by the whole family (6 person), and kids splash water a lot on the counter.



This is a similar picture found online.


Our builder warned us that without side splash, potentially after a few years the sprayed water would cause damage and leave mold to the drywall next to it. But the designer suggests to keep the side wall empty. We looked online and most idea photos don't have side wall with tiles. So we'd debating between aesthetics & practical.


Thoughts?

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