How to cover ugly kitchen tiles in new home?

We just purchased our home and it is in need of updating. We don't have the money right now to do it, but are looking for the least expensive way to cover old ugly kitchen tiles. Not all of the tiles - just the ones with the ugly flower designs. Attached is a pic of my kitchen as is. There is the back splash and some spaced out tiles that need to be covered. I was hoping for something to tie in the floor as it is like in the copper color. But ANY ideas are welcome! Thank you!! Lauren Alley

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 15, 2018

    You can paint them much easier than replacing them. If you decide to replace, I recommend using a vibratory hand held saw to cut out the "ugly" tile.

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Aug 15, 2018

    Lauren, I've done this and it really isn't difficult. Here is a video for you, but I have to tell you, I didn't have all the tools that this recommends. If I remember I only had a screwdriver (to use as a chisel) and a hammer. Work from the center of the unwanted tile and carefully so you don't crack any of the surrounding ones. You can do it!!

    • Lauren Lagattuta Alley Lauren Lagattuta Alley on Aug 16, 2018

      I was going for more of a quick fix on move in. Then delve into a bigger project after we are settled. But now I know it is possible! I thought I had to replace ALL the tiles

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 15, 2018

    Lauren, how about using copper (shiny or burnished) on just the floor and wall tiles you don’t like. Use wide masking tape to protect the surrounding areas, then spray paint. Let each coat dry before the next. Use your regular cleaner and shine on your floor. The copper ought to last until you are ready to replace the tile, yet complement your style theme. Best wishes ☺️

  • Linda Linda on Aug 15, 2018

    I have noticed some pretty amazing transformation lately on Pinterest where people have painted tile. Here is one.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Aug 15, 2018

    Paint the backsplash a light coppery color and stencil darker designs every once in a while. Pull some color from you countertop.

  • Heather Olinde Heather Olinde on Aug 15, 2018

    You could definitely paint the floors then stencil them. That is actually a hot trend right now!

  • Bren Haas Bren Haas on Sep 14, 2018

    When it comes to tile in the kitchen I would totally talk to an expert at a flooring store. Most likely you will want to have the tile removed and make sure the sub-flooring is ok. The more you add to the floor the higher up it gets to your cabinets and appliances. Talk to expert at flooring store. Pick out the flooring that is perfect for your lifestyle in that room. BTW : I have remodeled 2 homes in the last 20 years that have sold for 80% more then we purchased the home for.