Anyone who thinks you can’t lose something in an itsy-bitsy dorm room has never spent 30 minutes searching for a credit card in a clutch purse (cough, cough). Tile is a set of eight Bluetooth-enabled white squares that attach to essentials like your keys, your wallet and your thesis. It connects with an app that essentially plays Marco Polo with your lost items, letting you know when you’re near them.
The laundry room has floor-to-ceiling wall tiles with a graphic pattern that recalls antique ironwork and on first glance looks like wallpaper, but offers the benefit of a completely washable surface for this task space. A locally sourced basket offers a stylish way to transport clothes to and from the laundry room.
Pops of red stand out against the black penny-round tile wall in this contemporary kitchen. To add architectural interest to any kitchen, carry the same tile used on the backsplash up onto the rest of the walls.
The original window and built-in cabinets were retained since they are a desirable and authentic feature of the home's period. An antique table converted into a vanity with vessel sink adds a timeless touch. Subway tile lines the wall of this bathroom space, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.