Last thoughts on Back Splash Tiles

We’ve talked a lot about back splash tiles over the last two blogs and in this blog we are just going to throw out some final thoughts and ideas on back splash tiles: Subway tiles add a touch of color and shimmer to any kitchen, and subway tiles come in dozens of colors and are usually pretty easy on the budget, so creating an interesting and inviting kitchen backsplash gives you plenty of wow for your dollar. For example, selecting a simple subway tile with a beveled edge for your kitchen backsplash introduces…Read more …

Blacksplash Tiles Part 2

There are seemingly more tile choices every day. Exceedingly easy to clean and maintain, they are as practical as they are pretty, Eco friendly recycled glass tiles are becoming a trendy option. When used as the primary tile for the backsplash or as an accent, glass tile will add a pop to your kitchen. Ceramic tiles are now available in an unimaginable combination of shapes, colors, and sizes. The tried and true ceramic offers a true value when considering their durability and versatility.  The fact that ceramic pairs exceptionally well with almost any…Read more …

Kitchen Tile Backsplash Part 1

Adding a new tile backsplash is more than just a way to turn up your kitchen's style. Anyone who cooks frequently knows that an easy-to-clean backsplash makes good sense. And the good news is that the beauty and utility of a new backsplash can be yours in a matter of days. With thousands of beautiful tiles to choose from, deciding on your new kitchen backsplash is probably going to be your biggest task. It should also be your most exciting one: this is your chance to show your creativity and style! The kitchen’s tile backsplash…Read more …

Winter Snow Giving You the Dry Wall Blues

When the winter snows unleash it is our houses that bear the brunt of the heavy snowfall, and we are often left with leaks and flooding when the snow begins to melt.  We see the till tell signs of the stained walls and the buckled flooring, and we know that there is damage underneath the surface. One of the most common problems that occurs during winter is frozen pipes bursting and causing flooding and damage behind the walls.  The solution is to first call a plumber to repair the burst pipes to stop the…Read more …

Add a Gardening Room!

Now that the weather is getting a bit tricky outside it’s time to start thinking about taking activities inside.  One way to do this is by adding a Gardening room to your basement.  It can be an inexpensive way to extend your love of gardening to a year-round activity even in the wild and unpredictable Chicago climate!All you need at minimum is about an 8 by 8 foot wide space. First thing we do is lay an easy to clean tile floor, preferably with a drain, but it is but necessary.  Next up…Read more …