Hurling a sledgehammer at the drywall is a handy way to add storage space for a growing collection of books, Beanie Babies, or sledgehammers. Explore subtler household improvements with today's deal: for $55, you get $120 worth of home-project goods from The Tile Shop at any of its seven Chicagoland locations in Countryside, Lombard, Tinley Park, Naperville, Schaumburg, Deerfield, and Lake Zurich. This Groupon is only valid for in-store purchases. Some items may not be in stock.
The Tile Shop—as the name coyly suggests—specializes in tile for every imaginable surface and aesthetic style, making it easy for DIY handypeople to tackle small home projects, such as modernizing an avocado-green and penicillin-pink bathroom floor or re-grouting a small garden grotto. Underscore a kitchen with the appetizing orange of pirita siena ceramic tiles ($2.19 per square foot), then trim the counters in lizett beige ($3.99 each) for a complementary finish. Pick up a honeycomb pattern of hex matte black ($5.29 per square foot)—the quintessential backsplash for a gothy bumblebee—or add a touch of character to a small surface with a deep green verde butterfly mosaic ($11.99 per square foot). With its enormous selection of floor tiles, wall tiles, mosaics, and natural stone, the possibilities are as endless as a drive across Nebraska. The Tile Shop also has a plentiful selection of grout and tools for grouting it all together while grinning groutishly.
A home without tiles is like a condo association without a moat for its board of directors to lurk in; it just doesn't work. The Tile Shop's numerous warehouses are stuffed to the rafters with the stuff that nonsexual dreams are built and bathed on, and staffed by friendly, knowledgeable employees who are always willing to answer questions and lend a grout-flecked hand. For aspiring DIYers, the stores run free DIY classes every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. So grab today's Groupon to The Tile Shop and brace your fingertips for a satisfying session of home beautification.