With so many new and varied tile choices on the market, subway tile is often overlooked for more glamorous options. It’s easy to get distracted by the bright and shiny new tiles on the block, but don’t put subway tile on the shelf just yet. It’s time for a little creativity. With an average price of under $10 per square foot, you might want to give this utilitarian tile a second look.
Here are some creative options for subway tile for your home.1. Patterns
Traditionally, subway tile comes in 3″ x 6″ white rectangles. This size makes it easy to lay the tile in different patterns to fit any design style. Here are a few of the most basic [...]
If the eyes are the window to the soul, your windows are surely the soul of your home. Whether you’ve got wide bay windows with a stunning backyard view, casement windows that make it easy to flood your home with a fresh breeze, or a protruding garden window perfect for up-close wildlife interaction, your home’s windows are your link to the magnificent outdoors just on the other side of the glass. Unfortunately, the bird population doesn’t feel quite as charmed about your windows. In fact, an estimated one billion birds die each year in the US alone from window collisions. To birds in flight, a window is an optical illusion. They don’t see the panes of glass [...]
Eager to freshen up your home’s look and feel? New colors can be one of the most impactful changes that you can make inside your home, setting the mood for how your family uses and enjoys each room, and conveying your own sense of style and spirit. Interior colors can be described as bold, comfortable, or composed, with separate associated characteristics and emotions, which can be played off one another to define each area in your home as a unique space with its own tone and personality. As always when considering painting a room or whole house, be sure to ask for and use a paint sample on the walls, to get a better feel for how the colors will actually look given your [...]
The front entry is where it all starts. It is the first thing your guests see. It’s the first impression you create when welcoming friends and family into your home. Don’t overlook the potential right inside your front door. Here are some easy tips and ideas to create a welcoming entry.
Help your house put its best foot forward.Begin with your front door
Many times, we enter the house through the back door or garage and forget about the impression the front door makes. Don’t. Take a few minutes to ensure your front door is ready for unexpected guests. Make sure to dust off the front door and surrounding moldings on a regular basis. Nothing says [...]