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Cost-effective Tile Solutions for Home Renovators: Luxury on a Budget

Layla Sawyer

Undertaking a home renovation is one of the most exciting milestones you’re likely to tick off in your life. Having a whole space that’s completely yours to play with provides the ultimate canvas for creative expression. If you’ve come from a place where you couldn’t so much as hang a picture frame without annoying your landlord (shout out to renting), this new-found freedom can flood you with a rush of ideas. However, with big ideas often comes a considerable list of expenses, which can quickly start to feel overwhelming.

Hold it right there — what if we told you there are ways to achieve a boujie aesthetic without breaking the bank? Welcome to the world of cost-effective tile solutions, where style meets affordability. In this guide, we'll explore how savvy choices in tiling can elevate your home's aesthetics without straining your finances. 

Strategising Your Renovation Budget to Make the Most of Your Tiling Choices

Plan Ahead: You wouldn't set off on a road trip without a map, so don't start your renovation without a clear plan. Determine which areas need tiling and measure them accurately — this means less chance of over-purchasing and wasting precious dollars.

Do Your Homework: Research is key. Browse through TileCloud's collections to get an idea of the styles you like and how much they cost. Create a wishlist and a budget list, and see where they intersect.

Seek Expert Advice: Sometimes, a little guidance can save heaps of stress. Book a free design appointment, where our experts can offer insights on what tiles give you the best bang for your buck. 

The Balance Between Quality and Cost

Achieving high-end looks without breaking the bank

Quality Over Quantity: Instead of tiling an entire room with premium tiles, consider using them for feature areas like a kitchen backsplash or a bathroom feature wall. Surround them with more affordable options that complement the premium look.

Factor in Labour: Certain things can make a tiling job more expensive — think complex patterns or hard-to-lay designs. If you’ve got your heart set on something that’s a bit tricky for a tiler to achieve, be sure to factor that into your budget. 

DIY vs Professional: While DIY can save costs, ensure you're equipped with the right skills. A botched job can end up costing more in repairs. However, simple tasks like grouting can be done at home with a bit of research and patience.

Resourceful Solutions: Mixing Premium Tiles with Budget-friendly Options

Mix and Match: Want to save money while staying on trend? Lean into an eclectic style. Mixing a few premium tiles with budget-friendly ones can create a unique and personalised look. For instance, consider pairing a premium marble-look tile with a basic white tile. The contrast can be visually stunning!

Stay Timeless: While it's tempting to go with the latest trends, classics are classics for a reason — they’re designed to endure. Subway tiles, for instance, have been popular for decades and still look chic. Investing in timeless designs ensures your space looks stylish for years to come.

Marble bathroom with matte black tapware
Rose Bay Carrara Look Matte Tile

Sample Before You Commit

Before making a bulk purchase, order samples. This small step can save you from costly mistakes down the road. By seeing and feeling the tiles in your space, you can ensure they fit your vision and the room's lighting. Plus, it's an opportunity to mix and match, potentially discovering combinations you hadn't considered before. Sydney-based folk can also pop into the TileCloud showroom to take a look at our whopping selection in real life — you can feel the tiles for yourself and even nab some free samples. 

TileCloud sample packCoastal Style Sample Pack

Trust the Tiling Experts

Renovating your home doesn't mean you have to splurge on every little detail. With a bit of creativity, research and smart choices, you can lock down your dream look for less. Remember, it's not about how much you spend, but how you spend it.

Ready to kickstart your cost-effective renovation journey? TileCloud is your one-stop shop for stunning tiles at every price point. If you’re seeking some design inspo, our free style quiz is a great place to start — you can get some awesome ideas based on your existing style and what aesthetic you’re going for. Once you know what you’re after, it’s as simple as grabbing some samples and going from there — you can’t lose. Good luck!

Layla Sawyer
Layla is a creative at heart, with an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design and being the Senior Marketing and Ecommerce Coordinator here at TileCloud she has a passion for staying up to date with the latest trends within the industry. Known for going down a rabbit hole on Pinterest and being a sucker for a good mood board to kick off any project.