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Is a Farmhouse Sink Right for Your Kitchen?

Posted: Thursday, April 23rd 2015 in Remodeling

Farmhouse sinks, also called apron front sinks, have become a major design trend for homeowners undergoing kitchen renovations in the Mid-Atlantic. Whether you live in Baltimore, Maryland or Wilmington, Delaware, you may have noticed your neighbors gushing over the latest designs. But while popular, it doesn’t mean this style sink is the right fit for every home.

Is a farmhouse sink a good addition to your kitchen? Let us help you decide.

Pros and Cons of the Apron Front Sink

The apron front sink isn’t just for the farm. It’s also ideal in all types of kitchens from Delaware to Pennsylvania to New Jersey to Maryland. And with a deep, rectangular basin and an exposed front, it is especially appealing in the traditional country style kitchen.

Benefits of installing a farmhouse sink in your kitchen include:

  • Unique style that makes an artistic statement
  • Numerous material options – porcelain, soapstone, stainless steel, copper, cast iron, and more
  • Easy ... Read More

Design Trend: Subway Tile

Posted: Tuesday, April 14th 2015 in Bathrooms

If you are considering installing new tile in your bathroom or a kitchen backsplash mosaic, subway tile is a beautiful choice with unique style. An extremely versatile tile style that can complement nearly any room design, subway tiles make a popular choice in Mid-Atlantic home remodels for both aesthetic and practical reasons. Let’s take a closer look at this timeless trend!

What Makes Subway Tile So Popular?

Subway tiles are rectangular tiles that got their name from the New York City subway system. They are used in both kitchen and bathroom applications and are popular primarily because they are:

  • Easy to clean
  • Stain resistant
  • Extremely hygienic
  • Light reflective
  • Easily customizable in multiple sizes, colors, textures, and patterns

The Subway Tile Backsplash

Subway tile can be an appealing choice for kitchen backsplashes. Not only is it extremely sanitary and easy to clean, making it ideal in an environment where you’re handling food, but it’s easily customizable to ... Read More

Taking the Stress Out of a Home Remodel

Posted: Tuesday, March 31st 2015 in Remodeling

Remodeling projects can be overwhelming and stressful to many homeowners. We’ve seen all different types of renovations since we opened our doors in 1963, and our experiences have taught us a thing or two we think may help take the stress out of your project. Follow the tips below, and focus on all that your newly remodeled space will bring you and your family!

Our Tips for an Easier Home Remodel

To make the process as stress-free as possible, we’ve found the following advice to be extremely beneficial:

Do your planning! We can’t stress the importance of this enough. Make sure you do your research and plan ahead to ensure the success of your project. Look into several contractors in your area to find the right one, taking into account testimonials, referrals (usually given upon request), certifications, and previous experience. A reliable contractor is critical to completing your project on ... Read More

How to Give Your Home Mid-Century Modern Style

Posted: Monday, March 23rd 2015 in Remodeling

Mid-century modern architecture is coming back to home designs all over the United States in a big way. Often characterized by large, glass windows and open floor plans, mid-century modern design originally emerged in the mid-90s with technologies and materials inspired by the World War II era. The trend brought homeowners a deeper connection to nature, encouraging them to go outside with expansive sliding, glass doors and more open setups.

Years later, mid-century homes have become popular once again as a way to give your home unique visual interest in a world where blocks of houses feature the same designs.

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Characteristics of Mid-Century Modern Homes

How can you bring mid-century modern style to your Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Maryland home? It’s simple! Choose your favorites among the following characteristics that define mid-century modern architecture today:

  • Large, glass windows and sliding doors bring in added light from multiple angles
  • Simplistic ... Read More

The Buzz Around Heated Floors

Posted: Tuesday, March 10th 2015 in Remodeling

Do you always wear slippers to avoid stepping on the cold floor? Are you looking for a way to maximize your home comfort? Heated flooring is an effective solution for homeowners looking to combat the chilly winters of the Mid-Atlantic and can help to create a more luxurious interior space. Often found in bathrooms, the heated flooring trend is extending to all rooms of the house.

The Benefits of Radiant Floor Heating

Heated floors are used to create a spa-like experience in the master baths of many of our clients’ homes in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. However, they provide numerous benefits aside from luxury, serving as an alternative to traditional heating methods in small applications and as a secondary heating source in larger rooms. Consider the following:

  • Radiant floor heating increases thermal comfort, warming not just the flooring itself but the room as a whole. The temperature is higher at ... Read More

How to Create a Universal Bathroom Design

Posted: Friday, February 27th 2015 in Remodeling

Do you have a family member or loved one who needs help getting around? Showering and using the bathroom can become more difficult for the elderly or handicapped, and having a universal bathroom design is critical. It may seem like a daunting task to remodel your existing space for accessibility, but expert guidance from the pros at Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center makes it easy.

We’ve created a list of tips for a handicap bathroom design that not only suits the needs of you and your loved ones, but is also stylish and reflective of your personal tastes.

The Best Handicap Bathroom Design Has:

An accessible shower and/or tub area. One of the biggest challenges for the elderly or those suffering from injury, illness, or disability often involves the shower. Getting in and out can be just as difficult as bathing for many, so it’s important your new handicap bathroom features the right ... Read More

All About 2015 Design and Construction Week

Posted: Tuesday, February 24th 2015 in Remodeling

January brought with it 2015 Design and Construction Week™ (DCW), where an estimated 125,000 industry experts convened at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the largest tradeshow in the field. Consumer Reports has released the hottest trends and products from this year’s show, and we’re here to reveal the findings and expertly implement your favorites into your next remodeling project!

The biggest and best trends revealed at this year’s Design and Construction Week included:

  1. This year’s show saw an increase in hand-less kitchen appliances and fixtures that provide clean, contemporary style and help improve sanitation within this space. Manufacturers are now creating such technology as dishwashers that are enabled by knocking, touch-to-open cabinetry doors, and faucets with hand-less alternatives.
  2. Many kitchen appliances once popular in commercial settings are now coming to residential kitchens for a simplified cooking and cleaning experience. Sous Vide ovens from General Electric (GE) are one ... Read More

Bel Air Showroom Now Open!

Posted: Saturday, January 31st 2015 in Remodeling

We are pleased to announce that the newest addition to our family of showrooms is now open! We began accepting appointments for our new facility in Bel Air, Maryland back in November, but we were still completing the finishing touches to construction. Now our doors are finally officially open—no appointment necessary! Just stop by our Bel Air kitchen and bath showroom whenever we’re open to browse through our products and speak with our designers.

Our Bel Air Showroom Features:

When you visit us in Bel Air, MD, you’ll find experienced designers on-site and ready to walk you through our product selection. We can provide recommendations based on your wants and needs and help you locate the best products for you and your ... Read More

7 Creative Storage Ideas for Your Kitchen

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th 2015 in Remodeling

Is your kitchen limited in space and lacking room for storage? Is it overly cluttered and disorganized? Whether you are in need of a new approach to kitchen storage or you’re looking to combine practicality with style in a unique cabinetry design, there are many ways you can get creative with your new cabinets. The design pros at Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center have come up with a list of creative storage ideas for all types of kitchens in the Delaware area. Keep reading to see what makes the cut!

  1. Refrigerated storage can be built into your kitchen island as an extra place to store beer and liquor when you’re hosting guests.
  2. Stylish wine racks can also be installed within your kitchen island design as a way to enhance the room décor, while also storing all the wine you need for your next party!
  3. Pullouts can be used to keep certain items ... Read More

2015 Home Design Trends

Posted: Friday, December 19th 2014 in Remodeling

With each New Year comes new fads in home design, and 2015 is looking to be no different. Real estate experts at Zillow have released their annual survey, predicting that the bright colored rooms and accent walls of 2014 will be fading away as homeowners seek new ways to spruce up their spaces.

The upcoming year will also bring numerous home design trends of its own: 

  1. Gold hardware fixtures are bringing the bolder colors and finishes of the 90s back to homes all over Delaware and beyond. They are expected to replace the traditional silver you’re used to and are ideal in bathroom designs lacking visual interest.
  2. Wallpaper is replacing brightly painted walls and solid colored accent walls as the trendy way to bring color to a room design. As the trend grows, homeowners can also expect more choices in terms of color, pattern, and texture.
  3. Blue is becoming the accent ... Read More