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Maximizing Functionality in the Kitchen

Posted: Thursday, July 24th 2014 in Kitchens

A More Practical Kitchen Design

New advances in technology and kitchen design have made things easier on the homeowner in more ways than one. With a smart kitchen design and the right features, you can now enjoy an easier cooking, cleaning, and food preparation experience—not to mention a more organized overall space. So if you’re current layout is lacking in functionality, now’s the time to consider an upgrade. We’ve got just the ideas to get you started!

Quartz Countertops

Quartz is becoming a more popular choice over granite, and maintenance is a major reason for that. Quartz countertops are non-porous and virtually maintenance-free, so they’re perfect for a practical kitchen design. Unlike granite, they don’t have to be sealed and they don’t require routine maintenance every two years. Most manufacturers advertise that the only cleaning solution you’ll ever need is warm water and soap—and at Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center, we ... Read More

A Glance into Our Newark Bath and Kitchen Showroom

Posted: Monday, June 23rd 2014 in Remodeling

Our bath and kitchen showroom in Newark, Delaware is unique in its extensive manufacturing capabilities—meaning you can find nearly any product you need for your home remodeling project. From cabinets to countertops to plumbing fixtures and everything in between, we keep the finest quality products on display from leading industry manufacturers. With a focus on countertop fabrication and installation, our Newark bath and kitchen showroom has all the products you’ll find in our other showrooms—just more!

High Quality Product Selection

Our bath and kitchen showroom in Newark, DE features:

Countertops

 

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets

 

Plumbing Fixtures

 

Blinds and Window Treatments

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Window Treatments by Hunter Douglas Now Available at Newark Showroom

Posted: Wednesday, May 28th 2014 in Remodeling

Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center is proud to announce new, high quality window treatments available to our clients in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland! Hunter Douglas blinds are some of the finest quality in the market, offering homeowners unique options for privacy, aesthetic, and light control, as well as the ability to create a completely custom design. Contact us today and ask about these new great products or visit our Newark showroom to see your options on display!

Why Choose Hunter Douglas Window Treatments?

Hunter Douglas window treatments combine form and function for an artistic, fashionable design that’s beautiful and built to last. Benefits include:

  • Added energy efficiency
  • Various options for light control
  • Insulation against heat and cold
  • Options for advanced operating systems featuring added control and improved child safety
  • Lifetime warranty available
  • Furniture protection against UV rays
  • Numerous options for style, material, color, and pattern
  • Long lasting and durable
  • And much more!

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Quartz Countertops: the Next Big Thing?

Posted: Wednesday, May 21st 2014 in Countertops

For how popular granite has become in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, it is hard to remember that in 1994, just 20 years ago, the idea of using a natural stone for countertops was foreign to consumers. Granite was not only incredibly expensive at the time, but you would be lucky to find any real satisfying variation of colors available, as most locations only offered two or three different options. The granite that you could purchase was based upon where you lived, as importing/exporting anything outside of a local region was non-existent at the time.

At the turn of the century, however, you couldn’t count how many homeowners were replacing the solid-color laminate and acrylic countertops of the past with stunning and unique granite countertops, completely revolutionizing the remodeling market. Companies simply couldn’t provide enough granite to meet demands only months after granite was relatively irrelevant in the remodeling ... Read More

The Raised Dishwasher

Posted: Thursday, May 15th 2014 in Remodeling

Make kitchen clean-up easy with a raised dishwasher! It’s simple. By elevating your dishwasher just a few inches off the ground, you’ll never have to bend as far to load or unload the dishes—significantly reducing the strain on your back and knees! At the same time, it can reduce the time it takes to clean up for an easier cooking experience overall, making it the perfect choice for those of all ages, genders, and even individuals with disabilities.

Benefits of a Raised Dishwasher

A raised dishwasher, also known as an elevated dishwasher, offers many benefits. It’s a particularly perfect fit for the elderly, as well as for those who are pregnant or have disabilities that make bending down difficult or painful. But it’s also appealing for any homeowner who wants to improve the functionality and aesthetic of an existing kitchen design. Benefits of an elevated dishwasher include:

  • Ease of use
  • Convenience
  • Multiple style options
  • Less ... Read More

What to Expect from a Bathroom Remodel

Posted: Thursday, April 17th 2014 in Bathrooms

A bathroom remodel can leave you feeling rejuvenated, with newer, sleeker features and an improved layout that matches your vision. But planning a bathroom remodel can also make you feel stressed and anxious if you don’t know what to expect and don’t feel prepared as your project begins.

Planning a Bathroom Remodel

While our bathroom remodelers always strive to be as minimally invasive as possible, and we always clean up after ourselves at the end of the remodel, you can expect a certain degree of change as we work to get your bathroom finished. This is especially true in high traffic areas—like the main bathroom guests use or the master bath.

In order to keep your stress levels down, it’s important you plan for a number of things:

  • Unless you are only replacing certain portions of the bathroom, you likely will not be able to use it—or have limited access to it—during the ... Read More

How to Determine Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Posted: Wednesday, April 9th 2014 in Kitchens

Want to update your kitchen, but unsure what you can afford? Kitchen remodeling costs can vary greatly depending on the look you’re trying to achieve and your budget—but even those hoping for a lower price tag can find ways to upgrade the look and feel of the room, without breaking the bank in the process.

Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Of course, the more you’re willing to invest in a kitchen remodel, the more you’ll likely get out of the finished result. But if you’re under a budget or you’re happy with the existing layout, you can still upgrade key aspects of the room to create a newer looking space. See the average costs below to upgrade the kitchen, either partially or fully:

$50, 000+ Kitchen Remodeling Costs

To entirely upgrade your space with a full remodel, you’ll likely be looking at kitchen remodeling costs of $50,000 or greater. With a budget like this, you’ll ... Read More

Adding Color to Your Home Design

Posted: Tuesday, April 1st 2014 in Remodeling

Does it feel like your home design is missing something? Is your kitchen, bathroom, or living room monochromatic and dull?  Chances are that enhancing the style and bringing your room design from boring to beautiful is as easy as adding color. From bathrooms with accent walls to bright vases improving kitchen décor, color can often be all your home interior needs to accomplish your aesthetic goals.

How to Choose a Colors for Your Home Interior

Want to go bold with colorful walls all around the living room? Prefer to use your favorite colors as accents in a more simple or modern room design? Whether you want a warm, inviting home interior that’s perfect for the whole family or a more elegant, refined space to enjoy intimate gatherings with your significant other, the options are endless! At Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center, we offer the following suggestions to our clients throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, ... Read More

How to Plan a Shower Remodel

Posted: Thursday, March 20th 2014 in Bathrooms

We’ve mentioned before how custom showers are replacing tubs in popularity in 2014 as homeowners seek to recreate that open, spa-like feeling in their own bathrooms. Now, we’ll delve a little further into this growing trend to provide you with tips and ideas for your shower remodel project. And if you want to start shower remodeling today, we offer design consultations to clients in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland—contact us today for help making your vision a reality!

Shower Remodel Ideas

The following shower remodel ideas have grown particularly trendy this year:

  • Frameless shower doors help create that bright, open look that’s grown so popular in shower remodels of today. They add more depth, making your space appear larger, and contribute to a clean, seamless style bathroom layout.
  • Curbless shower stalls offer an even more open look, eliminating the curb at the foot of the shower to make the design more accessible. ... Read More

Kitchen Storage Ideas

Posted: Thursday, March 13th 2014 in Kitchens

Want to eliminate clutter in the kitchen? Looking for a more stylish cabinetry design to match the rest of the room décor? At Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center, we’ve come up with a list of kitchen storage ideas to help you find the perfect fit. Keep reading to learn more or visit our Newark showroom to see our selection of cabinets on display!

Kitchen Storage Solutions

Looking for a simple kitchen storage solution? Or a more intricate, creative design? Consider the following kitchen storage ideas for your home:

  • Glass-front cabinets: Since your items will be visible, glass cabinets may persuade you to stay more organized. It’s also a great way to display aesthetic objects, while keeping the messy pots hidden away behind closed doors.
  • Wall-mounted box shelf: A rectangular box shelf mounted on the wall is perfect for a modern kitchen design, offering a sleek storage alternative.
  • Corner cabinets: Make the most use ... Read More