Renovations don’t have to be costly, messy and time consuming.

Published 6:44 am Wednesday, May 23, 2012

(NAPSI)—Renovations don’t have to be costly, messy and time consuming. There are ways to avoid the headaches often associated with home upgrades. Tiles are a great way to add a punch of personality to your home and many tiling projects can be completed in just one day. With a few tools and some elbow grease, you can breathe new life and flair into any room.

Get creative inspiration with simple tiling projects you can use to liven up your home:

1. Call attention to one wall of a room with a bold tile accent. Be daring with patterns, or make it modern with subway tiles.

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2. Tile the kitchen backsplash to add color and protect the wall from cooking messes. Bondera TileMatSet, a double-sided, peel- and-stick tiling adhesive is a great tool to use instead of mortar and mastic, eliminating the mess and allowing you to grout immediately after positioning the tiles.

3. Modernize old trivets by using the tile adhesive to create a custom tiled pattern that pops against tableware.

4. Explore your creative side by designing a charming tile pattern on an old tabletop, which will add pizzazz to lunches and evening drinks.

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