Kitchen Cabinet Lighting
Posted: Tuesday, April 30th 2013 in Remodeling
Kitchen Cabinet Lighting
When we discussed kitchen remodeling mistakes to avoid earlier this year, we mentioned inadequate track lighting as a major fault with many kitchen designs. Don’t make this mistake in your home! After all, the kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home and you need lights so you can cook, entertain, and enhance the other components in your kitchen design.
Kitchen cabinet lighting is one way to improve the overall appearance of your room, whether you choose over cabinet lighting or under cabinet lighting—and we can help! At Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center, we’ll incorporate custom cabinetry lighting into your kitchen design to help you make the most out of your space.
Contact us today if you live in the Delaware area!
Under Cabinet Lighting
If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you know how important it is to ... Read More
Green Kitchen Design
Posted: Monday, April 15th 2013 in Kitchens
As we strive to maintain our environment, green design elements have become increasingly popular in our kitchen design and countertop replacement projects throughout the Delaware area. In fact, we’ve identified green kitchen design as one of the major kitchen remodeling trends for 2013.
Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center is a “Certified Lead-Safe Firm” with two project managers on staff that carry Certified Lead Renovator Designations by the Environmental Protection Agency. We are experienced in creating eco-friendly kitchens and can provide you with the highest quality kitchen countertops, along with all the materials you need for the kitchen of your dreams!
How Can You Incorporate Green Materials into Your Kitchen Design?
If you’re undergoing a kitchen remodeling project in your Newark or Harbeson area home, consider going green in the kitchen. Our home remodelers can help you with the selection process in terms of durability, maintenance, and style. We’ll work with you to ... Read More
Types of Tiling
Posted: Friday, March 22nd 2013 in Remodeling
No matter what you’re using tiles for—whether for the bathroom walls, kitchen backsplashes, countertops, or anything else—you have a lot of options. There are many different types of tiling available, each with its own advantages.
Kitchen & Bathroom Tile Options
Think about your aesthetic preferences and needs when considering the following types of tiling:
Glazed Ceramic Tiles
Glazed ceramic tiles are coated with glass-forming minerals and ceramic stains and usually have a high-gloss, semi-gloss, or matte finish. They resist stains and moisture better than unglazed tiles do.
Porcelain tiles are much harder and denser than other tile products and are more resistant to scratches and high temperatures. Also, since porcelain’s color goes all the way through the tile, scratches and chips are less noticeable.
Stone tiles are durable and hard, meaning they are resistant to scratching and other damage. They are also available in a wide array of colors and patterns. Three stones commonly ... Read More
Posted: Friday, March 15th 2013 in Countertops
Want to remodel your kitchen but don’t necessarily want to rip up flooring and tear down the walls and expand? There are other things you can do without completely remodeling—such as replacing the countertops. Even if this is the only way you update your kitchen, it can make a big impact!
And one of the best things is you have a lot of different choices. There are a variety of countertop materials to choose from for your kitchen (or bathroom):
Your Countertop Options
Marble: While one of the most beautiful stones, marble isn’t exactly a low-maintenance option. You have to take care to ensure your countertops stay looking nice—for instance, try to use coasters for all glasses, especially those with alcohol or citrus juice and keep in mind that marble can’t sustain heat as well as other materials.
Granite: Granite is a great alternative to marble—it’s more durable and able to imitate the unique ... Read More
Bathroom Sink Design
Posted: Wednesday, February 27th 2013 in Bathrooms
Are you planning for a bathroom remodel? The bathroom sink is one of the highest impact updates you can make. Not only does it affect the aesthetic of the space, it can also help make your bathroom more functional!
When it comes to bathroom sink design, there are two things to consider—the style and material. You have a variety of options for both.
Bathroom Sink Materials
What material are you interested in for your new bathroom sink?
Stainless steel: Stainless steel bathroom sinks are quite common in modern homes. They are durable and easy to clean, and they require minimal maintenance.
Porcelain or enamel: Enameled sinks are a great economical choice for your bathroom sink and, like porcelain, come in a variety of colors, not just plain white. Porcelain is the typical bathroom sink that many homeowners automatically consider, but enamel is similar and works just as well.
Copper: Although not as common in many bathrooms, ... Read More
Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid
Posted: Tuesday, February 19th 2013 in Kitchens
The kitchen is the hardest working room in your home. This is where meals are made, homework is finished, and friends and family gather. If you’re looking to update your kitchen soon, beware of these top seven remodeling mistakes so you can avoid them.
- Lack of counter space: When thinking about where to install new counters, consider how traffic flows through the kitchen. You want enough counters that you have room to work without impeding your ability to move around the room. Consider that you may want to permanently store some small appliances on the countertop as well.
- No work triangle: The “work triangle” links the three areas of greatest activity: the stove, sink, and refrigerator. These should be laid out in a neat triangle with no obstructions between them—it makes for an extremely efficient space. Forgetting the work triangle is one of the most important kitchen remodeling mistakes to avoid in ... Read More
Benefits of Stainless Steel Sinks
Posted: Tuesday, February 12th 2013 in Remodeling
While sinks top the list as the most-used item in your kitchen and bathroom, what do you really know about them? Which materials are the most stain- or scratch-resistant for bathrooms? Which kitchen sinks perform better when handling the abuse of hot pans or pots coming straight from your stove? Which sinks will resist chipping? Not all sinks are created equal.
When it comes to sinks, whether for shape or style—or for a kitchen, bathroom, or utility room—stainless steel is a good material to go with.
About Stainless Steel Sinks
Compared to sink materials such as iron, porcelain, stone, or composite, stainless steel is relatively lightweight. However, it’s available in a variety of thicknesses, so stainless steel sinks can vary in weight. The gauge of steel used in the manufacturing process dictates its weight and durability—for instance, a 23-gauge model will dent or scratch more easily than a model with a gauge of ... Read More
Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2013
Posted: Thursday, January 24th 2013 in Kitchens
Happy New Year! What are your resolutions? If one of them is to remodel your kitchen, now is as good a time as any to start. And Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center can help you—to get you started, we’ve compiled a list of kitchen remodeling trends for 2013!
Green design elements: Green kitchen design will probably always be popular! You have plenty of options when it comes to environmentally friendly elements—from bamboo cabinet veneer, cork flooring, LED lighting, recycled paper countertops, and more.
Neutral colors: A neutral color scheme (white and off-white, black, gray, brown, tan, etc.) is also a kitchen trend that is most likely here to stay. Neutral colors complement all kitchen styles, from traditional to contemporary.
Countertop updates: According to a Russell Research survey on 2013 kitchen remodeling choices, countertops are among the most popular, at 76 percent. Granite, quartz, marble, and laminate are all popular choices for countertop materials.
New ... Read More
Kitchen Sink Design
Posted: Friday, January 18th 2013 in Kitchens
If you’re getting ready to remodel your kitchen, you’re probably thinking about the countertops, cabinets, flooring, major appliances, etc. The sink often gets overlooked for the more exciting stuff, but kitchen sink design is important when it comes to the appearance and functionality of your space.
There are two things to consider for your kitchen sink—the style and the material. You have many different options for both.
Kitchen Sink Materials
What material are you interested in for your new kitchen sink?
Stainless steel – these days, stainless steel sinks are very common, and it’s no wonder why. They are durable, low-maintenance, and easy to clean—perfect for those who frequently do heavy-duty cooking.
Granite or quartz – granite or quartz sinks are hard to scratch, don’t fade easily, and look great. With these hard stone sinks, you don’t have to worry about hot pans ruining the surface.
Porcelain – porcelain sinks can be extremely stylish and are ... Read More
Benefits of Cabinet Refacing
Posted: Friday, December 21st 2012 in Cabinets
Cabinet refacing, often called “face lifting” can be a time saving, cost-effective alternative to a complete kitchen remodel. During the process of refacing, your existing cabinet doors and drawer fronts are removed, existing cabinet frames and finished ends are wrapped with new wood veneer, and doors and drawer fronts are replaced with the style, wood species, and color of your choice. If you need new drawer boxes, slides, or cabinet hardware, these parts can be replaced as well. All of this is accomplished while your countertops, sink, faucet, and appliances stay in place in normal, everyday working order.
Do You Need to Reface Your Cabinets?
Cabinet refacing is not for everyone. Before making the decision to reface your cabinets, ask yourself the following questions:
- Are your existing cabinets’ boxes in good, sturdy shape? Think of it this way—you would not put a new paint job on a car with a bad engine! Make ... Read More