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Design Trend: Walk-In Showers

Posted: Monday, July 27th 2015 in Bathrooms

When it comes to bathing at home, homeowners are seeking luxury more than ever before. They’re doing away from the compact shower areas and bathtubs of the past in favor of larger walk-in showers with more space to enjoy a spa-like experience. Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center has helped many clients throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey design and install walk-in showers, and we continue to see the trend grow through 2015.

Benefits of a Walk-In Shower

There are many reasons homeowners choose walk-in showers for their bathrooms, particularly the master bath. Walk-in showers are:

  • Luxurious—perfect for creating a spa-like experience!
  • Spacious with plenty of room to move around
  • Easily accessible and ideal for aging-in-place bathroom designs
  • Durable and long lasting
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Stylish and easily customizable
  • Easy to clean
  • And more

Designing the Perfect Walk-In Shower

At Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center, we are here to help you create your perfect walk-in shower. We will make sure ... Read More

Kitchens for Entertaining

Posted: Tuesday, July 21st 2015 in Remodeling

Filled with food and drinks, the kitchen tends to be a natural gathering place in the home, a hub of activity. If you like to entertain often, it’s especially important that the room design and products are well suited to hosting guests and laid out in a way you’re proud of.

The Best Entertainment Kitchens

When designing kitchens for entertaining, it’s important to consider the size of the room. While you don’t necessarily need a large space to entertain at home, a smaller room will limit the amenities you can have and will need to be laid out smartly to maintain functionality and style. The remodelers at Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center can help you remodel kitchens for entertaining, no matter the size! We have also come up with a list of qualities we think comprise the best entertainment kitchens:

Project Spotlight: Kitchen Remodel in Glasgow, Delaware

Posted: Monday, June 29th 2015 in Remodeling

Our clients in Glasgow, Delaware approached us to renovate their kitchen from top-to-bottom. One of our certified kitchen designers, Heather Hill, created a custom design to meet their needs featuring beautiful new countertops, expansive storage space, and high-end appliances. The result produced a beautiful kitchen with just the right aesthetic and an efficient layout.

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The Cabinetry

The cabinets were at the heart of the room design in this Glasgow, DE kitchen remodel, lining the room and providing plenty of storage space to keep all the necessary items tucked away. They were Showplace Pendleton cabinets with those along the perimeter of the room featuring a linen finish. In contrast, the cabinetry within the kitchen island has a sage green finish, providing a touch of color that enhances the room décor.

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The Countertops & Appliances

For the countertops, featured in both the ... Read More

Project Spotlight: Kitchen Remodel in Brookside, Delaware

Posted: Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 in Remodeling

Our clients in Brookside, Delaware, near the Newark area, wanted to create a kitchen with a modern, high-end look and plenty of storage space. So we set out to do just that, with an emphasis on creating sleek and highly functional cabinetry.

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The Cabinets & Storage Space

We helped our clients choose Timberlake Sonoma maple cabinets and customize the designs to accommodate drawers of varying sizes for varying uses. Cabinetry was installed above the sink and fridge area, as part of the breakfast bar, and under the countertops to keep clutter hidden away. We used an espresso finish and Top Knobs hardware to complete their high-end look. A Garden State tile backsplash complements the aesthetic.

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The Countertops, Appliances & Breakfast Bar

Corian countertops were installed as well in a rice-paper color. The stark contrast of the espresso against the light-colored ... Read More

5 Bathroom Remodel Ideas We Love

Posted: Friday, June 12th 2015 in Remodeling

If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom but don’t know where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center has been providing bathroom remodeling services to homes in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey since 1963, and we’ve seen and done it all when it comes to designs that work and those that don’t. Check out our bathroom design ideas and tips below!

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Bathroom Design Tips that Work

  1. Having plenty of light is critical to giving your bathroom depth and beauty. Task lighting can be installed near the doorway and mirror to perform specific functions, and accent lighting can also be added to further enhance the aesthetic. Windows and even a skylight can keep the space bright and flowing.
  2. Include bolder accents to provide visual interest, whether that means art work or a backsplash with bold tiles as part of the design. ... Read More

Remodeling for the Long-Term

Posted: Thursday, May 21st 2015 in Remodeling

If you are deciding where to invest in your home, it’s important to consider the long-term. The best home investments are those that benefit you now as well as in the future. So when you’re limited by budget or time, make sure to opt for upgrades that will improve your daily life now and provide you with the highest return-on-investment (ROI) later.

The kitchen and bathroom are obvious places to start but if you can’t afford to remodel these spaces completely, there are still changes you can make to spruce up the look and feel of your home and to set you up to resell it in the future without worry over its condition. We’re here to help you through the decision process with ease!

The Best Home Investments in the Mid-Atlantic: Cost vs. Value

Of course the best home investments aren’t the same for every family and every home. You’ll need to ... Read More

Designing Your Perfect Closet

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th 2015 in Remodeling

The closet has transformed from a small nook for some clothes to a spacious room that’s beautifully organized and serves as an extension of the bedroom. When done right, your closet design makes starting each day simple, eliminating clutter from other rooms and giving your bedroom a touch of added beauty.

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Closet Design Ideas

One of the best ways to maximize functionality and create the right aesthetic is through your closet cabinets. Walk-in closets offer plenty of space to store everything you need, from clothing to jewelry to shoes, but it’s the cabinetry that makes it organized and beautiful. Consider a combination of open shelving for easy access to your shoes and scarves with more traditional cabinets in place to keep your more intimate apparel. Depending on the layout of your space and your goals for the project, this can mean an island with cabinets in ... Read More

Mismatched Kitchen Islands and Cabinetry: Does It Work?

Posted: Thursday, April 30th 2015 in Kitchens

Mismatched cabinets and kitchen islands have grown popular in Mid-Atlantic home remodels. But is the trend meant to last? Will you still love your colored kitchen cabinets years from now? Or will they look tacky once their popularity fades? Here’s our take on the matter.

The Colored Kitchen Cabinets Trend

While a kitchen island that complements the cabinetry can offer its own appeal, many homeowners find it too “matchy-matchy,” and in some cases maybe even a bit dull, for their tastes. By choosing a mismatched island with colored kitchen cabinets of opposing shades, you can give your space a pop of color that’s unique without going over the top. Whether that means a solid black kitchen island with wooden cabinets or an island in a blue or green shade against white cabinetry, it’s easy to experiment with this trend to find a look that is your own. You can choose ... Read More

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