Choosing Grout Colors for Tiles

When designing our kitchen, we spent weeks (months?) deciding on backsplash and floor tiles. It had, after all, been my dream forever to buy a home a cover it in colorful tile. But when the tile installer came and asked us what color grout we wanted, I realized we hadn’t thought about that at all. And guess what?? It actually totally changes the look and feel of the tile itself and of the space as a whole. We ended up picking a dark green grout color that matched the tile. We didn’t want to outline each brick in a contrasting color like white–that would have made the backsplash look much more busy. Also, since these tiles are handmade, the darker grout helped to hide any cracks or chips in any of the tiles, where as the white grout would have accentuated the differences between each tile.

Grout Tiles
Here in the home of Emily Katz and Adam Porterfield (an outtake shot Form The New Bohemians) simple white circle tiles on the floor and walls are used with a contrasting black grout, creating a striking graphic motif. It’s a way to get a strong looking pattern without actually using patterned tile. Imagine how different this bathroom would look if they had used white grout!

Here, in Erica Tanov’s bathroom, (another outtake from the book) they chose a square mosaic tile in a soft gray and used white grout, creating a softer and more subtle pattern. Continue reading…

Simple Home Improvement Tips

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Top 10 Home Improvement Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

It doesn’t matter if you’ve bought a newly built home, a condo in a maintained community, or a fixer-upper—owning your own place brings out the home improvement itch in us all (or at least requires us to do necessary repairs and maintenance tasks). Here are ten pieces of advice to help turn your dwelling place into a better home. Continue reading: http://lifehacker.com/top-10-home-improvement-tips-every-homeowner-should-kno-1656251243

Bathroom Renovation

6 Bathroom Renovation Tips From the Experts

Walden firmly believes choosing expensive finishes such as natural stone, marble, granite and quartz will pay off when it comes time to sell. Many manufacturers offer tub and sink materials that are non-slip, non-porous and insulated, to keep your bathwater hotter longer. Continue reading: http://www.readersdigest.ca/home-garden/home-improvement/6-bathroom-renovation-tips-experts

Video: How to Lay Paving Slabs: http://uktv.co.uk/home/dgiped/kw/188

Tile, Stone & Grout

Today’s finest homes showcase stone and tile floors in their entries, living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and more. Stone and tile countertops and wall treatments remain a perennial favorite in kitchens and baths. Stone and ceramic tile products are available in a wide variety of materials, sizes, colors, and prices to fit every need. Continue reading: http://www.hometips.com/home_flooring_tile_stone.html

DIY Home Improvement Ideas and Helpful Tips: https://www.pinterest.com/trinshaye/diy-home-improvement-ideas-diy-design-upkeep-helpf/

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