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Budget-Friendly Tile Projects to Refresh Your Home

Posted April 15, 2020

More time spent at home, means we are all starting to grow a little tired of our current ambiance. Who’s with us?

We’re here to help spruce up your home for Spring with some simple DIY home projects to make you fall in love with your space all over again.

It’s all about budget-friendly projects these days and today we’re talking about how and where you can make small changes for big impact. Check out your guide by space below for inspiration on changing things up.

Kid-friendly spaces

Need to keep the kids occupied without worrying about what they’re coloring on? Try using a glossy field tile like our 4”x4” Fresh White tile that is easy to wipe off most coloring materials. For added security seal the grout to keep it fresh all year long.

Glass tile also has the same effect with a variety of tile selections available. Aquamarine adds a pop of color, while Allegro White keeps it classy and functional with no added stress. Each option is available under $5/square foot.

Get the kids involved in a smaller tiling project and consider tiling a bookshelf or their play kitchens with a quick mosaic backsplash so even the smallest of residents get a refreshed space.

Living Areas

Transform the spaces that get the most traffic. From entryways, living rooms to mud and laundry rooms, these make for great DIY projects you can accomplish in a weekend with a small amount of tile needed.

Take the mudroom and laundry room, with a larger format tile like Dragonfly on the walls or Timber Picket for a wood-look on the floors or Castlerock for a darker mood, you can take your space from builder grade to custom-made overnight.

Give your living room or bedroom a tiled take on the traditional wainscot with mosaics like the Bayou Herringbone mosaic for some texture and depth or the Casacade mosaic for a more zen-like feel.

Swapping out your fireplace surround is also a simple DIY to warm up your space.

Kitchens

Update your backsplash with budget-friendly hexagon mosaic options like Gardenia (available in black or white) or Thunderhead Gray to match your style. Or get creative and tile a feature wall with open shelving for a new twist on storage.

Not sure how to hang things on tile? No problem, we’ve got you covered there too. Get all the details from Lindi Vanderschaaf as she gives you a great how-to so you can get the look you want.

Bathrooms

The bathroom. The one place in your home now housing copious amounts of toilet paper needs a little attention too. Installing a feature wall behind your vanity or refresh your powder room with flooring to gain new traction in this high traffic area.

Try Navy Blues for the vanity and Revolution for a patterned look on your floors. These are all great options under $4/square foot. 

Outdoor

Take tiling to the great outdoors with simple crafting projects using leftover tile. Mosaic table tops make for a great conversation piece while sipping on your morning cup of Joe. Smaller mosaic patterns like Glossy Pearls and Floral Terrace give added detail for your personal style to shine through.

Try tiling an outdoor bench with beautiful patterned tiles like our Tangier Charm or Potpourri Medley.

These patterns and more can be found all under $5/sqaure foot with only small amounts needed these are the perfect options to save while creating spaces you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Don’t forget your thinnest (tile glue), grout and sealer if you need it, all available at your local Home Depot.

Find more inspiration from fellow DIYers skim our Inspiration page for your next project.

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