Tile can add another layer of interest and texture to any space; bathrooms, mudrooms, kitchens, etc.

Below, you’ll see some Before and After pictures of a kitchen our clients’ condo Downtown Minneapolis where we added some pizzazz by adding in a tile back splash.  When we were sourcing the tile we needed to keep in mind that it needed to work with the existing granite counter tops and it also had to be neutral enough to work with the flow of the main living space of the condo since it features an open floor plan where the dining room, home office and living room area all connected.

We ended up selecting a beautiful  handcrafted tile made with 70% recycled glass in a brick pattern from Fantasia Showrooms at IMS for this project.

The finished result is quite beautiful!

Top: The sink wall before the tile went in. Bottom: After.

Top: Overall shot of the kitchen before. Bottom: After.

Before and After pictures of the corner of the kitchen.

A couple more weeks have passed since our last project update . Check out the latest improvements on our project in Edina…


Top: Here is Izzy's bedroom earlier this summer before the windows went in. Bottom: This week her built in bookcases and bench were installed. What a great spot to sit and read!


Top: The upstairs family room before the fireplace surround and bookcases. Bottom: Jeff is working on installing the custom bookcases and mantle.


Top: This shows the wonderful in floor heating system in the master bathroom. Bottom: This week the tile and cabinets are going in! It's going to be beautiful!

We’ll have more to come shortly…  This week granite is getting installed, paint will be started, the wood floor should get stained and much more.  
The family is looking forward to being able to move in around Thanksgiving!

Hauthaus is always looking for new things, especially new and green things, so when a  new eco-friendly flooring and plumbing showroom opened up at International Market Square, we had to check it out… they are  called Us+on Design.

Us+on Design is a showroom with green and innovative products; everything from tile to stone to hardwoods to pluming fixtures. They offer products that are high quality, with great functionality, and that are affordable. Who could ask for more?

They have a broad range of green flooring and plumbing products. One of my new favorites a glass tile company. Their tiles are made of 100% recycled materials; and they are oh-so-pretty. A perfect combo…

It’s great to find products that are green that have a luxurious look and feel to them.  Here are some examples of this recycled glass tile….

tile green

tile jewel

tile red

tile black

tile variation

This company has tiles for kitchens, baths, pools, and much more. You can even create your own tile mosaic by selecting colors that are perfect for your project.

Let us know if you’d like to see a sample. We’ll gladly pick one up for you!

cheers, amber