What do you do when you fall in love with tile that doesn’t fit your budget? Sarah and Ren Chandler, who recently completed a renovation of their Seattle home, found a creative solution: Even high-end tile can be affordable if you use it sparingly and install it in places that have the greatest impact. The Chandlers designated their new guest bathroom as the place to splurge on a favorite but expensive watery green glass tile. To fit it into their budget, Sarah and Ren interspersed it randomly -- placing one here and one there as they went -- within a field of economical white subway tile in their shower stall. A glass door puts the pattern on display.
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