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In these times of uncertainty, what has helped us cope with anxieties about the future has been to stay busy and focusing on exciting goals.  One of our biggest hopes is that jobs continue and small businesses can stay operational during these trying times. We need to support each other, so on today’s blog we are giving you a few tile renovation ideas that are small-scale and budget-friendly.  Let’s band together by supporting fellow small businesses, manufacturers, interior designers, tile showrooms, tile installers, construction companies…everyone!  We’ve said it before, but we will say it again: You don’t need hundreds of square feet of decorative tile to transform a space.  See examples below!

 

1. Shower Niche 

Maybe you had a plan of covering your shower walls in patterned tile, but need to tighten your budget…we suggest adding tile to your shower niche!  We have seen designers use as little as four 6×6 tiles to create a unique, bold space in the shower.  You can still bring color and boldness by staying small scale.

mullholland tile on carrara in shower niche backsplash

Tile: Mullholland in Charcoal on 6×6 honed Carrara, kept in-stock. Design by Little Black House Interior Design

 

Traditional green bathroom with Iris collection on carrara shower niche

Tile: Iris pattern in Jade on honed Carrara, from our made-to-order collection. Design by Vivian Robins Photo by Sabrina Cole Quinn Photo

 

2. Bathroom Sink Decorative Backsplash

Who said you have to cover an entire wall with tile?  Smaller scale decorative strips behind bathroom sinks are very popular now and we can see why!  You can still make a bold statement with a few rows of decorative tile while dramatically keeping the cost of materials down.

Alston aliso hexagon tile on sink backsplash

Tile: Alston Aliso pattern in blue on our Carrara hexagon tile, from our made-to-order collection. Design by OWSI flooring

 

Dana Point Pattern (persimmon) Perle Blanc bathroom install

Tile: Dana Point pattern in Persimmon on tumbled Perle Blanc, kept in-stock. Design by Kym at BattagliaStile

 

Bristol Deco Dots on Carrara Strip Industrial Bathroom Wooden Mirror

Tile: Bristol Deco Dots on Carrara, from our made-to-order collection. Design by EB Interiors

3. Kitchen Backsplash

Transform your kitchen with less than 20 tiles.  A small-scale, rectangular backsplash accent feature is both timeless and also cost-effective. We can show you a rendering of what it would look like in your home. The effect is only a fraction of the cost but the result is a classic beauty.

Minore Blue Green limestone

Tile: Minore pattern in Green Blue on Light Travertine, from our made-to-order collection. Design by Charmean Neithart Interiors

 

In-stock Catalina tile on 6x6 carrara in modern spanish kitchen backsplash

Tile: Catalina pattern in Pecan on honed carrara, kept in-stock. Design by Jeff Seal Custom Homes

4. Kitchen Nook Backsplash

Do you have a cute little nook in your kitchen or living room?  Then add some decorative tile to it!  You might be surprised that if you look around your home a little harder, you will find tons of little spaces that need tile.  Pros: it’s super quick and simple to do–but will make a big impact!

Jennifer Welch Designs Nickel Duo

Tile: Duo pattern in Nickel on honed Carrara, kept in-stock. Design by Jennifer Welch.

 

Traditional kitchen backsplash niche featuring Stilnovo tile

Tile: Alston Stilnovo hexagon tile in Day on Thassos, from our made-to-order collection

 

Hope you liked our budget friendly renovation ideas. If you see one of our tiles that you absolutely love but wish you could change something about it, we have tons of custom capabilities from color-matching to using customer-supplied imagery.  Head HERE for more info!