Renovating Your Home Before The Winter Holidays

Posted on Oct 8, 2021
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Essence Mahogany Wood-Look Porcelain Floor Tile from Arizona Tile
Featured Image: Essence Mahogany Wood-Look Porcelain Floor Tile from Arizona Tile 

Home renovations during the winter months can be tricky. We all want to entertain our family during the holidays, but this can be tough if improvements are being done in those spaces. When hosting, we want our homes to be open and inviting, not hazardous and under construction. Not to mention how colder weather can disrupt supply chains. Having to stop your renovation halfway through to wait for materials and not finishing in time for the holiday season would be heartbreaking for any homeowner. The time to start planning your winter renovations is now — here are some tips and small home renovation ideas to create a warmer space for entertaining this holiday season.

More Wood Ciliegio Wood-Look Porcelain Floor Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: More Wood Ciliegio Wood-Look Porcelain Floor Tile from Arizona Tile

Hearty Hardwood Finishes

Hardwood floors are a classic in interior design, with good reason. Luckily, More Wood porcelain tile offers the timeless look of hardwood without the hassle of real wood flooring. Essence porcelain tile also delivers a wood-like design. Either make a perfect choice for your family room or guest bedroom. The hardwood pattern creates a strong, natural feeling that sets a great foundation for a welcoming space. Both come in a variety of brown shades, as well as tan and gray tones, which are sure to complement any room design.

Also, the porcelain material of this tile is far easier to clean and maintain than actual hardwood. Hardwood needs to be refinished every few years and can be damaged or warped by water. As it ages, it may begin to bend and pose a hazard to those walking over it. It also requires certain chemicals to clean.

More Wood and Essence are smooth porcelain surfaces. Cleaning is as easy as a quick wipe with a mop, and its longevity means it’s worry-free.  To incorporate the traditional vibe of hardwood without all of the fuss, consider bringing in a tile.

Dunes Denim 3 x 12 Flat, Arabesque Mosaic, 3 x 12 Wave, Leaves Mosaic,1-1/2 x 6 Straight Stack, and 2 x 6 Stagger Joint Glass Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image:  Dunes Denim 3 x 12 Flat, Arabesque Mosaic, 3 x 12 Wave, Leaves Mosaic,1-1/2 x 6 Straight Stack, and 2 x 6 Stagger Joint Glass Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

Welcoming Accent Walls

Accent walls are a wonderful way to add interest to space during the renovation. Using a tile to achieve the look, installation is simple and will create a long-lasting style feature in your home. We recommend using warm or neutral tones, as they have a cozy and welcoming feel to them. Guests will feel more comfortable and at home with a stylish accent piece in your space. 

Dunes glass tile has major feature piece potential. Offered in a variety of neutral tones including Pearl, Denim, and Sand, Dunes makes a lovely accent wall that can complement a wide range of room designs. In a kitchen, the tile makes a gorgeous backdrop for a small eating or working space, as well as a nice frame for your large appliances. It can also be a stylish backsplash above the sink.

Image: Anthology Earth 24 x 48 Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Anthology Earth 24 x 48 Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile

Anthology is an Italian-made porcelain that mimics the natural look of stone. This tile would make a bold and beautiful accent wall in the family room and can also be used as a stylish foundation flooring for a modern, yet inviting, room. Highlighting a fireplace, mantle, or central decor piece would round out the space and make a statement.

Available in Dark, Earth, Gray, and White-the broad color selections ensure that it can be incorporated into any room design. It comes in two finishes, including the R11 Anti-Slip Finish, making it the perfect choice for that patio or shower installation. It also features PROTECT® technology crafted with Microban®, which eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria and stays fresher in-between cleanings.

Concerto Glossy Griege, Glossy Pearl, and Glossy Clay Kitchen Backsplash Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Concerto Glossy Griege, Glossy Pearl, and Glossy Clay Kitchen Backsplash Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

Concerto tile is a pretty accent piece in any space. Since its available colors include black, white, and a range of warm hues, it can be added into any room design and flow effortlessly. It also pairs very well with natural stone or other tile series, including glass. Since it’s a subway tile, there is tremendous diversity in how you can lay your tile – horizontally, vertically, or in a chevron pattern. And since it comes in a glassy and matte finish, there is an endless combination of style elements for you to play with.

No matter what accent wall route you go, or whether you incorporate it as a backsplash or full-wall piece, this feature will give your home a big upgrade. The style is inviting and warm, so guests will feel at home during the holidays.

At Arizona Tile, your home renovation is our passion too. Our experienced team has the skills and knowledge to make your remodel a smooth process, no matter what stage you’re in. Contact us today for a consultation — we will walk you through the different ways we can help you make your winter home renovations a success. For more family room renovation ideas, check out this blog post.

Finally, don’t forget to take advantage of our online Design Tools. The Just Imagine visualizer lets you see how any featured piece will look in your home before you make a decision. We also have an Online Slab Yard to help you find the selection you’re looking for. At every step, our team is here for you.

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