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5 Edgy Trends in Today's Tile
Take a walk on the wild tile side, with unexpected designs for walls and floors courtesy of the Coverings 2013 show
"a walk on the wild tile side, with unexpected designs for walls and floors courtesy... odes to bravura modern, the tile industry is watching and responding. Here's a sampling... trending in tile for 2013, on display at the Coverings show in Atlanta in spring 2013.... alabaster to the grittiness of a graffiti-covered urban street. Whether inspired by the... Union Jack to get to the English language site - they are often on the upper right side..."
How to Light Your Bathroom Right
Get ready for your close-up in a bath that's a sanctuary with task, accent, decorative and ambient lighting
"encouraged to lock ourselves inside. With that kind of permission, it makes sense to use... how best to transform a bathroom into a relaxing, functional refuge with light. Here's... be easy to switch it out, except I spent $$ on the fixture and $$$$$ on the reno! I... get down to Florida until early Dec to see the finished product. Got to admit this is... ladder to clean the mirror to the ceiling? You mean it has to be cleaned? :) If guests..."
29 Home Projects to Make You a DIY Superstar
Patch up holes, turn trash to treasure, erase stains ... these doable DIY projects will better your home and boost your ego
"trash to treasure, erase stains ... these doable DIY projects will better your home... generation to generation, many of us still somehow manage to punch a dozen holes in the... where to begin. Fixing drywall holes, finding studs, unclogging a sink drain, re... manage to get in. It was necessary to keep a BB gun on-hand to deter them from coming... projects are on my "To Do" list. Now, I have to read the information and Just Do It!..."
Walk Through a Granite Countertop Installation — Showroom to Finish
"exactly what to expect during a granite installation and how to maximize your investment... few tips to help you maximize your investment as well.... may have to reconsider those options also to fit your slab. Q Make sure that you know... beading on all my slabs. If water is left on the coutertop I see water marks after... companies come to my house to give me a quote for beige butterfly. All the prices were pretty..."
Beadboard Panels Offer a Shortcut to a Classic Style
Traditional touch: Change up plain bathroom walls with beaded hardwood planks and trim you can install yourself
"chore to install, but you can get a similar look with beaded hardboard planks, and... to the tiles... just be sure to get the right glue, ask at the store, to adhere to... of boys to sit on a wet seat. Yuck! I love how they added the board and batten on top... or use tile grout? what color paint is on the walls? White paint, off white tile,... meant to say what is the color that is on the top part of the walls, it looks to..."
To Do: Choose Your Weekend Project
You know the one — it's been hanging over your head for months. Just pick one from your list to do now, and enjoy the change
"your list to do now, and enjoy the change... you plan to do around your house but keep putting off? Wouldn't it feel so good to tackle... motivated to cross one off the list. Here is my list. What project has been hanging over... would like to hang on a stairwell and don't want to "break the bank". RAJ WOW!!! Your... planning on doing it her way when I paint my wooden buffet. Good luck! Be sure to do... search on product complaints before switching to a hi efficiency washer and dryer..."
DIY: How to Make Backyard Hanging Shelves
"color to your outdoor space without taking up prime real estate.... glass tile mosaic pots on it so that its like a window box. An observation: You... chosen to allow for the plants and tops of the pots to be more visible from a distance... parts, drill two holes in the board that holds the pots, and then this might help... those options from @Architectural Antiques and @Mid Century Mosaics! @redrabbit141... weather here on the Washington coast and these have held up quite nicely, with little to..."
Top Tile Trends From the Coverings 2013 Show — the Wood Look
Get the beauty of wood while waving off potential splinters, rotting and long searches, thanks to eye-fooling ceramic and porcelain tiles
"thanks to eye-fooling ceramic and porcelain tiles... wood-grain tile look, on show in a big way at the 2013 Coverings trade show in Atlanta... sizes to choose from than ever. First introduced as a modern take on hardwood floors... walnut to wood from a well-weathered fishing boat in France. With reclaimed wood so on... buying wood tile is an alternative to searching for the perfect hundred-year-old barn wood... Tile is big business — Americans bought 2.19 billion square feet of it in 2012...."
Go Cuckoo for Coconut Furniture and Surfaces
Crack open a lesser-known ecofriendly design option: tiles, flooring, tables and more made from coconut shell and palm wood
"design option: tiles, flooring, tables and more made from coconut shell and palm wood... challenge to transform these waste materials into usable surfaces. Nusa, Kirei, Omarno... striving to create ecoconscious products out of coconut shell and palm wood, with adhesives... qualify to achieve LEED points as per the U.S. Green Building Council.... sustainable options out there. Coconut is new to me. I love the look. How beautiful and..."
Get the Hang of Rethinking Mirrors
Sure, sometimes it's hip just to be square. But if you want your mirrors to really stand out, it's time to reconsider the options
"hip just to be square. But if you want your mirrors to really stand out, it's time to... enough to simply hang a mirror on a hook and call it a day. However, by being clever... mirror on your mantel, have you considered applying a mirrored face to your entire... sink or to help small spaces feel larger through reflection. In these situations, it’s... there’s room to make a statement when incorporating your mirrors. Instead of hanging a mirror..."
Dream Tile, Sensational Style
From intricate mosaics to large-scale porcelain, splurgeworthy tiles create a luxurious air in the bath and beyond
"mosaics to large-scale porcelain, splurgeworthy tiles create a luxurious air in the... glass tile exploded in the 1990s, the first glass tiles were made more than 2,000... Dream tile such as this can run anywhere from $30 per square foot up to several hundred... going to splurge on a luxury finish, you can go all out. But these are so beautiful... It's okay to drool over these (they're tile, so the drool will wipe right off). And yes..."
Shape Up Your Surfaces With New Tile Textures and Forms
Take your walls and floors to a different dimension with innovative sculptural tiles, as shown at the 2013 Coverings expo
"floors to a different dimension with innovative sculptural tiles, as shown at the... taking tile there. Tile not only has taken on textures like damask, stacked stone... sculptural tiles adding new dimensions to walls. Tiles bump, undulate, weave, wave, crimp... touching them to check them out. Philippe Starck has even turned the way we look at joints... between tiles upside down. Here are some of the most interesting innovations I saw..."
Pep Up With Patchwork Tiles
Don't call them crazy — quilt-style tile patterns are bringing energy and playfulness to walls, countertops and even floors
"quilt-style tile patterns are bringing energy and playfulness to walls, countertops and... mixing tiles of various patterns and colors for a similar effect. The result will... great way to utilize all of your favorite colors and patterns in one place. Use the method... method on your backsplash, entryway floor or worn tabletop, and the patchwork pattern... (cement) tiles in her bathroom to great effect. To see more examples (or to customize..."
8 Statement-Making Kitchen Backsplashes Beyond Basic Tile
Look to metal, glass and even wooden crates for an attention-getting backsplash that might even save you some money
"Look to metal, glass and even wooden crates for an attention-getting backsplash that... stamp on your kitchen design by adding a bold backsplash. Go beyond standard tile... having to dish out a ton of money for a full remodel. Have you thought about using... boring to beautiful. Explore some of my favorite bold backsplashes here — they just... Another neat option is this tile backsplash option from Web Don, called Kitchen Palette..."
Guest Picks: Beautiful Backsplash Tiles for Every Budget
Explore 20 tiles curated by a pro interior designer, ranging from everyday affordable to art for the kitchen
"re 20 tiles curated by a pro interior designer, ranging from everyday affordable... subway tiles. That's a new one for me. Subway tiles tend to be my fallback, especially... especially on budget-conscious projects. But this project has pushed me to think outside... are easy to clean. Another way to achieve depth or texture is to use printed tile which... sacks tiles all day(all tile really). The backsplash tile I am about to rip out is..."