WWWDW - Tile in Style

We aren't going to say that we couldn't do the above tile for you in your house, but we also are not going to lie and say our tile guys would love to do it either. Although we are fairly certain that they would like the challenge.

Tile can be one of the quickest ways to really change a room. Most people think of tile and automatically go to a backsplash in the kitchen or something in a bathroom. But more and more tile is being incorporated in other locations throughout the home. Don't get cornered in to the idea that you can only use tile where you'll be getting something wet. 

Stainless steel tile is trending on the popular side of decorating and design in homes currently. Pictured above 3x6 brushed stainless long grain metal tile in an alternating pattern. It's a very sleek and modern accent to just about any space, not just a kitchen as you see in this application.

The brushed stainless and polished glass accent in the picture above could look absolutely stunning as a trim piece or stand alone in several applications. Could you imagine trimming an accent window or running this in a 6 inch border though a shower or around a soaker tub?

Contemporary large tile floor and wall options are also trending up in design currently. As you can see above, minimizing the grout line and going with large gray's and dark colors on floors in living rooms is popular. The design is sleek and relatively easy to maintain for a long time.

The key is finding a color, design and pattern that you will be able to live with an enjoy every day. Keep in mind that carpet can be easy to pull up and replace, tile, while not permanent, is typically more expensive to install  but with the right care will last a long time. We love bringing your new ideas to our tile crew and our tile supplier as seems to have the newest trends and options.

KC Home Solutions - What Would We Do Wednesday (bathroom edition)

One of the coolest things about working for KC Home Solutions is that we get to see and hear about all of the trends in designs. We do our best to stay out in front of them as we can, but going to homes and hearing what customers want and their ideas can be really cool! 

The picture above reminds me of an estimate visit that we went to literally yesterday. The homeowner has a very small bathroom space and it is tucked in to an upstairs corner. Because of that the ceiling has a similar feel although a different angle. They are wanting to do a redesign of the space, making the room a touch larger. What I like about the above bathroom is the tile matched all the way around including the ceiling and the glass built in frame and door. Just proves that a small space doesn't mean that you have to settle for plain or ordinary.

Another trend that appears to be making a return is the dual fireplace between the master bathroom and bedroom. Can be both functional and artistic. I also really like the custom deep soaker tub and matching tile down the sides and walls. 

This last picture I wanted you to see is primarily for the flooring. Luxury vinyl flooring has become a request that we are now hearing a lot. It is completely waterproof and can provide the look of wood without the pain of upkeep. You can place this in any room and run it throughout the entire house to provide a seamless design look that ties the home together.