From the Floor Up

How to Incorporate Color in the Laundry Room

Posted by Houzz on Apr 26, 2017 10:31:00 AM

We see a lot of showhouse-worthy laundry rooms on Houzz, but reality for most of us is starkly different. Our laundry areas are often tiny, unfinished spaces — no flair, no style, just purely utilitarian. But we can make the tiniest of laundry closets boost our mood while we’re tackling this chore. The answer is to create a more finished look with color.

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Topics: Design, Laundry Room

Things Heat Up for the Pool Party!

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 25, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Unique Ideas for Your Soiree

The New American Remodeled Home pooldeck with Consulate in Embassy Silver

As the summer inches its way into full swing, it’s time to start thinking about doing some entertaining outside. What better way to throw a party than around the pool? A little planning and some creativity are all that stand in the way of your summer bash. Here are some ideas for a memorable party.
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Topics: Exterior Tile, Pool Tile, News

Social Spaces: The Clubhouse Phenomenon in Multi-Unit Residences

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 22, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The Millennial generation has been very influential—influential in design and lifestyle. Their full lifestyles demand a living space that gives them access to their most important priorities like connectivity, healthy activities, and social spaces.

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Topics: Commercial, Design

Top 5 Remodel Projects for Return on Investment

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 21, 2017 1:01:08 PM

Cost vs. Value

Ready to take the plunge and start the remodel you’ve been thinking about? When you are spending thousands of dollars on a remodel, it pays to find out what’s going to make the most sense to spend that money on.

Remodeling magazine studied 29 different remodeling projects in 99 markets in the U.S. and found out that certain projects did a much better job at getting you your money back than others. Here’s a look at the top five.

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Topics: Remodel, Redesign, Kitchen Tile Ideas, Exterior Tile

#Truth about Picking Color Schemes

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 19, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The Color Scheme Secret is Out

Picking a color scheme is deceptively difficult. If you follow all the rules and go by the color wheel, you risk looking boring and predictable. If you forget the rules and go with what makes you happy, you risk looking discombobulated and eclectic.

Here’s some secrets from the experts so you can perfectly select a color scheme that really works.

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Topics: Remodel, Redesign, Design

Modern Arabesque Tile

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 18, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Stone Mosaics in Crema Marfil marble Baroque (Arabesque) shape on the wall

Arabesque tile winks to ancient times, but fits easily into modern design when you know how to decorate with it. The tile's ornate intertwining lines can crisscross over a feature wall, backsplash, or fireplace surround to balance popular streamlined designs. If you're planning to weave this elegant tile into your home, here are some inspirational tips to help you choose the perfect tile color, pattern, and size, plus the right decor to pair with it.
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Get Farmhouse Style

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 15, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Farmhouse design has style that won’t quit. It’s traditional but can be easily updated to trendy transitional. Create a great farmhouse style in your home. Here’s how.
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Topics: Design, Backsplash, Countertop

How Pets Influence Home Buying and Selling

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 14, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Pets are not just man’s best friend, they have the power to make or break a deal. According to the National Association of Realtors, about one-third of potential home buyers forego making an offer on a house because it’s not a good fit for their pet.

The influence pets have on home buying and selling is huge and it’s getting bigger all the time. To see the numbers on how pets make an impact, check out the report, Remodeling Impact: Animals in Homes, or get the short version from Realtor Mag.

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Topics: Remodel, Redesign, News

Outdoor Kitchen Craze

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 11, 2017 10:30:00 AM


Saddle Brook XT in Farmhouse on the patio floor

Outdoor spaces have become a standard of living in most homes. They are a mirror image of the indoor space with all the creature comforts of the indoors like living areas, entertainment areas, and most importantly—kitchens.

The outdoor kitchen is the latest and greatest outdoor trend—and a very accessible one. No matter what size space or amenities you have, you can create a kitchen for your outdoor area. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your own outdoor kitchen.
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Topics: Exterior Tile, Design

Design with White Tile

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 11, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Looking for a neutral color to jazz up your bathroom, living room, or kitchen? Consider using white porcelain tile, which is available in various shades and shapes, to brighten and visually expand your space. From white subway backsplash tile to large-format floor tile, white is the way to go. Here are some inspirational tips and ideas to help you get started on your design.

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Topics: Subway Tile, Wall Tile, Design, Backsplash

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