The Best Places to Buy Tile for Every Budget

New tile can instantly transform a bathroom floor, kitchen backsplash or exterior wall, and there’s no shortage of options. Indeed, tile comes in countless shapes, sizes, materials and colors. Ceramic, porcelain, cement, granite and glass are just a few tile materials on the market today. Each tile has a unique aesthetic: Subway tile, for example, lends itself well to a kitchen, while rock pebble tile gives a bathroom a spa-like atmosphere.

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For an affordable kitchen update, try painting your cabinets.

Want to give your kitchen a facelift without draining your wallet? Consider painting the ­cabinets.

Wood cabinet refinishing entails removing the existing paint, sanding the surface (depending on the type of paint you are using) and applying new paint to the bare wood. This cosmetic project revives cabinets that have become scratched, faded or discolored, and breathes new life into an old kitchen.

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10 things in your home you never clean — but should

About 8 in 10 Americans say it’s important homejoy-house-cleanerto keep a clean home, a recent survey by global cleaning technology company Kärcher found. But some parts of the house get more TLC than others.

Your kitchen countertops might be spotless, for instance, but can you remember the last time you cleaned your oven racks — or the inside of your dishwasher? Did you even know you could clean the inside of a dishwasher?

Well, don’t fret — we spoke to housekeeping experts and got the dirt on how to clean 10 often-neglected home items.

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