This $0 Design Hack Is a Game-Changer for Bathroom Renos (Kitchens, Too!)
Projects & Improvements
The most boring software on your computer just got a whole lot more chic.
Feb 12, 2024
31 Bathroom Tile Design IdeasHome Projects
Because tile really makes the room.
Feb 2, 2024
5 Unexpected Places to Use Tile in Your Home to Increase Its ValueReal Estate
Granite countertops and carpeted floors can take a back seat.
Apr 23, 2023
This Company Makes Tile Completely Out Of Fish Scales
Not only can you make your home that much more sustainable using these fish scale tiles, but you’ll also be installing an instant conversation starter.
Jan 4, 2023
Not in Love With Your Backsplash? We Tested Adhesive, Removable Smart TilesHome Projects
Smart Tiles promises easy installation, easy cleaning and resistance to heat and humidity. As a renter, I wanted to give them a try.
Nov 18, 2022
B&A: A Small Black-and-White Bathroom's Colorful Redo Fits in a Dreamy New Tub
These homeowners were ready for something a little more colorful (and luxe!)
Oct 24, 2022
What No One Tells You About All Those Beautiful Cement TilesHome Projects
This might give you pause.
Oct 22, 2022
Pick Your Pattern: A Visual Guide to Tile LayoutsHome Projects
Before you leap into your kitchen or bathroom renovation, it pays to know the basics. When it comes to regular square or rectangular tiles, nearly every pattern can be boiled down to these five basic models. From here, you can begin to play with angles, alternating designs, and other treatments that will add dimension and lots and lots of interest. And for further inspiration, Nancy put together a great round-up of some creative subway tile installation ideas.
Oct 22, 2022
Go Big! 15 Fabulously Tiled Bathrooms from Real-Life HomesDesign Ideas
Does anyone else daydream about gorgeous tile? I do, and fortunately I have a partner who daydreams about someday installing gorgeous tile. Until that day, we’ll drool over these exquisite examples from Apartment Therapy House Tours, How-Tos, and Renovation Diaries… I’ve included tile information and/or sources whenever possible! TOP ROW: 1.
Oct 12, 2022
Durable Dekton Countertops Are Taking On QuartzHome Projects
But which is better?
Sep 9, 2022
These Tiles Are Made from Recycled EggshellsOrganizing
Who knew your breakfast waste could be so beautiful?
Feb 10, 2022
A Brief History of Hexagonal TileDesign Ideas
The turn-of-the-century trendy bathroom staple that's still going strong.
Jan 6, 2022
The Latest Tile Trend for Kitchens and Bathrooms Is All About TextureDesign Ideas
Bring a little relief (get it?) into your home.
Nov 18, 2021
These HGTV Expert-Approved Mirrored Subway Tiles Are Far from BoringLife
It’s a pleasant shock to see subway tiles in a fresh way, as shown by HGTV expert Breegan Jane in a recent Instagram post. 
Nov 11, 2021
Erin Napier’s Fresh Take on Traditional Subway Tiles Is Far from SquareReal Estate
White subway tile is the go-to tile for backsplashes and bathrooms for a reason. But “Home Town” star Erin Napier is inspiring her followers to put a twist on the old classic.Napier posted a photo on Oct. 17 from inside her bathroom, and it’s hard not to notice the marbled square-shaped subway tiles behind the bathtub daughter Helen is taking a soak in. Forget the traditional rectangular shape, and make room for square subway tiles.
Nov 1, 2021
Here's How to Translate Your Decor Style into Tile
Thinking of adding a tile feature? Read this first.
Oct 21, 2021
This Tile of the Year 2022 Brings the Outdoors InLife
It's got cottagecore vibes.
Sep 20, 2021
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Entryway Has a Luxe Take on the Classic Checkerboard FloorDesign Ideas
It contrasts so well with her dark blue front door.
Sep 20, 2021
This HGTV Star’s Geometric Entryway Tile Is the Warmest WelcomeLife
Plus, the exact tile if you want to steal the look.
Sep 16, 2021
A 1904 Dutch Canal House Has Over 22 Lamps, Quirky Art, and Very Unique TilesTours
Both Ineke and André work as artists and illustrators, so their canal house, which was built in 1904, is filled with art like paintings, drawings, objects, and more.
Aug 4, 2021
If You Like Temporary Wallpaper, You’ll Love This New CollectionDesign Ideas
Peel-and-stick tile that actually works — and looks great, too!
Mar 11, 2021
The Rock’s Geode Flooring Is Upstaging His Wild Arm Selfie
No offense to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, but his impressive forearm veins aren’t the star of one of his most recent Instagram uploads. His daughter Tia obviously is. But, Tia’s costar is an incredibly beautiful floor tile that looks like a prehistoric artifact that may or may not contain hidden fossilized treasures. “1st pic is lil’ Tia’s deep fascination with daddy’s callouses and how they feel and what they mean?
Mar 10, 2021
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Added Bathroom Tiles in an Unexpected Spot
It helps brighten up the space.
Feb 24, 2021
8 Ways to Use Renter-Approved Tile Stickers to Totally Transform Your RoomsDesign Ideas
If you thought tile designs were just for bathrooms or kitchen backsplashes, think again!
Sep 10, 2020
Here’s the Secret to Not Spending Too Much on Expensive TileHome Projects
It is a good time to love tile. Beautiful patterns and shapes abound. But unfortunately for those us on a budget, a lot of the most beautiful tiles are just way too expensive to use for a whole wall, a floor, or even a backsplash. So we’ve come up with some creative ways you can incorporate just a little bit of that amazing tile you love, so you can enjoy its loveliness without breaking the bank.
Jul 17, 2020
There’s a Shiny New Way to Make Your Tile Stand OutHome Projects
Tile can make or break your kitchen or bath renovation—and your budget. If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive way to add some sparkle to your space, look no further than this new trend. We’re no strangers to colored subway tile or colored grout, but the latest tile trend has some serious shimmer. This look is currently going viral on Facebook, with nearly 700,000 shares.
Jul 16, 2020
10 Badass Tile Shapes You Didn’t Know ExistedHome Projects
Sure, you're familiar with subway tile and square tile and penny tile and hex tile and maybe even fish scale tile, but there's so much more out there.
Jul 16, 2020
Looking For Fish Scale Tiles? Where to Find Our FavoritesHome Projects
Fish scale tiles (also know as fan tiles or scallop tiles) are one of our favorite shapes right now, so we’ve rounded up a list of sources for these beauties. Whether you’re looking for tile for your floor or your walls, terra cotta tile or marble tile or glass tile or cement tile, we’ve got something here for you.
Jul 16, 2020
Hilary Duff Is Giving the Internet Major Kitchen Envy with Her Bold TileDesign Ideas
In a May 11 Instagram video, Duff set up shop in front of her black-and-white patterned backsplash that takes up the entire wall behind her gas range.
May 18, 2020
This Free App Will Help You Visualize Wallpaper and Tile On Your WallsDesign Ideas
Before you waste time and money on pricy installs!
Apr 23, 2020
69 Stunning Kitchen Backsplashes You’ll Want to Pin For LaterHome Projects
No matter what your style or budget, there's an idea in here for you.
Apr 14, 2020
Here’s How To Get Dita Von Teese’s Gorgeous Geode KitchenReal Estate
Here's how to get the look.
Apr 7, 2020
Peel and Stick Products That Just Might Surprise YouHome Projects
Even more reasons to use these rental-friendly finds.
Apr 1, 2020
These Concrete Tiles Will Turn Your Space Into a Work of ArtDesign Ideas
You may not need to hang art in your space if you have tiles as cool as these lining your walls and/or floors.
Mar 14, 2020
Before &amp After: A Mid-C Modern BathroomHome Projects
Designer Gina De Pasquale renovated this Las Vegas residence that needed a little updating throughout. Her work is most impressive in the bathroom where she did a great a job of mixing high and low pieces, all while staying true to the mid-century aesthetic.
Mar 11, 2020
Sabina’s “Dated, Depressing” Kitchen Gets a Bright MakeoverHome Projects
Project by: Sabina Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania We moved into our house three years ago and it was love at first sight. We loved everything about it—except the fact that it was incredibly outdated. So, after putting up with our dated, depressing kitchen for three years, in June of 2015 we finally started our dream kitchen renovation. We had replaced a few of the appliances with our own when we moved in, so we didn’t opt to get all new appliances during this renovation.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Renovation Project: How To Build a Recessed Shower ShelfHome Projects
When remodeling a bathroom, consider adding a recessed shower shelf into your design. It’s a practical and streamlined way to add storage space for shampoos and soaps, without taking away elbow room. Built-in shower niches are also a great alternative to gunky corner shelves and rusty shower caddies. For all of you DIY renovators, read on to learn how to build a shower shelf of your own.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Project: How To Grout TileHome Projects
Applying grout is always exciting. It’s the final touch to all of your hard tiling work, and much less tedious and time consuming. (If you missed it, see my earlier tutorial on how to tile your shower.) Yet, there are still some steps to ensure the longevity of your grout lines and the lifespan of your tiles.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Home Renovation: How To Tile Your Bathroom ShowerHome Projects
Unlike painting, tiling isn’t as quick and easy as it looks. Tiling is for those who enjoy tedious, repetitive perfectionism. And I can’t say that I do, but in the end, the three days that turned into three weeks (seriously) was all worth it. Clean white subway tile transforms spaces — all in such a timeless way. So, before you start mixing the thin-set, check out the lessons I learned about how to tile your bathroom.
Dec 19, 2019
Shimmery Tile is About to Take Over Your Instagram Feed—If It Hasn’t AlreadyDesign Ideas
This is the new (old) way to do tile.
Dec 12, 2019
The Best Thing We Did To This Rental Bathroom Was (Almost) FreeCleaning
A weekend shower tile refresh that's both transformative and cheap.
Dec 5, 2019
This Big Bathroom Trend Turns Traditional Subway Tile on Its HeadHome Projects
This is a very welcome twist.
Dec 4, 2019
This 1920s Cuban Victorian Is a Perfect, Patterned, Colorful DreamTours
Colorful Spanish tile floors, an ornate door, high ceilings, stained glass, a big front porch, and two huge bougainvillea trees that encircle the front patio... this is a color and texture lovers dream.
Nov 22, 2019
A Rental Apartment in Germany is a Gorgeous Mix of Mid-Century Modern, Boho, and ScandinavianTours
When Anna and her boyfriend moved into this apartment, nothing had been done for the past 20 years, and it showed.
Sep 23, 2019
How To: DIY Paint Ceramic TileHome Projects
Got a bathroom or kitchen with an outdated colour palette? That burnt umber and avocado green tiling not floating your boat in the kitchen or bathroom any longer? Tiling around kitchen backsplash, floor tiles non-sink countertops, fireplace tiles and wall tiles all can be repainted even if they have a shiny finish (continually and regularly wet tiling require an epoxy formula). You might want to consider repainting those eyesore tiles rather than replacing them.
May 9, 2019
16 Eco-Friendly Kitchen CountertopsDesign Ideas
We like to keep good green materials resources tucked away for that eventual day when we own a home and are working on a design/renovation. So, here’s a list of some of the best eco-friendly and sustainable kitchen countertops currently on the market.1. Squak Mountain Stone: An alternative to quarried stone, these slabs are made of fly ash, post-industrial crushed glass, and low-carbon cement. Cost $50/sq. ft.
May 8, 2019
Before & After: My Cheap, Green Kitchen RemodelHome Projects
When I moved into my home, only one out of the three units was livable. The downstairs had been gutted and wasn’t much more than a glorified storage unit. You’ve gotten a glimpse of the bathroom via my Ace Hotel-inspired shelving post. Now I’m going to share my mostly recycled kitchen-on-a-shoestring.Diving into this project as a novice homeowner included lot of naivety and the necessity of getting a unit rented ASAP to help pay the mortgage.
May 7, 2019
Before &amp After: Andi &amp Dean’s Master Bath on a BudgetHome Projects
Budget is the name of the game, but you’d never know after taking a peek at Andi and Dean’s newly renovated bathroom. Following the purchase of their San Francisco Victorian last year, the couple has taken on the remodel room by room. Check out the amazing transformation of their master bath!After falling in love with an Anne Sacks tile that was slightly over budget, the couple did some research and found a similar Italian porcelain for less.
May 6, 2019
Before & After: Small Dated Bathroom Becomes DIY DelightHome Projects
June’s mom needed a bathroom makeover. As you can see, it was a little dated and — like most showers over time — needed refreshing. On a recent visit, June and her dad got to work and totally renovated the small bathroom over the course of a week. See what it looks like now…. June and her father did the work themselves, including tiling the walls and floors, for the 90 square foot space. They even built a custom tiled shower pan.
May 4, 2019
Make It Work: Unique Ways to Make Tile Kitchen Countertops Look Totally TastyHome Projects
We tend to think of tiled countertops as a cheap and imperfect solution, when marble or quartz just isn’t in your remodeling budget. Instead of approaching the update with mixed feelings, look to these surfaces as reassurance that your kitchen or bath will still fresh and clean — they just won’t break the bank. Using longer rectangular shapes automatically makes this surface seem more special and unlike most square tile countertops.
May 3, 2019
How To Tile a Bathroom FloorHome Projects
All this week we’re talking about bathroom renovations, starting with Ashley’s recent remodel, and following up with tons of helpful posts about the process! Tackling tile installation yourself can save big bucks— and can mean the difference between affording the tile you love and buying the tile you just kind of like. While it’s not rocket science, it’s also not a job for the first-time home project DIY’er (or anyone with bad knees!).
May 3, 2019
Before & After: A Classy New Look for a Brooklyn BathroomHome Projects
We love the idea of keeping the tile in a vintage bathroom, but unfortunately, sometimes that’s just not possible. The lavender tile in the bathroom of Laura and Matthew’s Brooklyn co-op was cracking in several places and needed to be replaced, and storage in the small, cramped room was almost non-existent. They envisioned a new bathroom that would be clean, modern and bright — while still maintaining a bit of the quirky character of the original.
May 3, 2019
5 Times Peel and Stick Tiles Totally Floored UsHome Projects
Peel and stick tiles sound like a cheap compromise, but they are a really great option for quick and easy changes that even a novice DIYer can totally pull off in a weekend. These days you can buy fun and graphic designs, classic checkerboard patterns, and even the look of real wood planks. These five examples show just how great they turn out. Traci Zeller designed the foyer for the Traditional Home Showhouse and used Mirth Studio’s gingham tiles on the floor.
May 3, 2019
The Most Beautiful Terracotta Tiles: Our 24 Favorite StylesHome Projects
Lately we’ve been seeing a trend towards more textured, storied finishes in the home, things that look like they’ve been there for years, whether made from reclaimed materials or new materials made to look old. Terracotta tile, with its beautiful texture and intriguing color variation, fits the bill perfectly. And it comes in all kind of finishes and shapes — not just earth tones and squares or hexagons. Here are 24 of our favorite terracotta tiles. 1.
May 3, 2019
Unexpected & Utterly Gorgeous Tile & Grout CombosHome Projects
Coloring inside the lines has never felt so bold.
May 3, 2019
Terrazzo: The Forgotten Flooring Material is Back, and Better than EverHome Projects
The wheel of design is always turning, and at no time is this more delightful than when something you remember from your childhood as being particularly dowdy is suddenly the height of chic. My mother’s sandals and culottes are suddenly for sale at Urban Outfitters, and similarly, the floors of my parents’ house are the hottest new thing in design. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to terrazzo.
May 3, 2019
This Versatile Vintage Classic is Back & in Bathrooms EverywhereHome Projects
Mosaic tile floors are having a renaissance. Of course, as many of you will point out, they never really left — lots of bathrooms, including the one in my New York studio, have floors like this that have been there for years. So these floors are not so much a trend as a classic that’s getting a (well deserved) moment in the spotlight. The bona fides of this particular kind of floor are many: they’re classic, they’re beautiful, they work with almost any style of bathroom.
May 3, 2019