Bringing Tudor Architecture to Your Home
Posted: Thursday, August 27th 2015 in Remodeling
Tudor style architecture dates back to the early 16th century in England, with much of Medieval architecture incorporated into its designs. However, when most remodelers and builders of today refer to Tudor style architecture, they are actually referring to a more modern American Tudor style. The style is a revival of Tudor architecture that evolved into a mix of Tudor, Elizabethan, and Gothic architecture and became popular locally in the 19th and 20th centuries.
In modern times, it is known for its simple, rustic look and often referred to as Mock Tudor, Tudor Revival, or Jacobethan architecture.
Defining Characteristics of Tudor Architecture
The fine details of Tudor style architecture can give modern homes in the Delaware area a distinct and beautiful look. Tudor homes are often defined by:
- High ceilings
- Detailed woodwork
- Plenty of windows grouped together, providing natural light
- Exposed timber ceiling beams
- Fireplaces with rustic surrounds
- Arched, embellished doorways
- Warm colors
Tudor Style Kitchens
You don’t have to renovate ... Read More
Bel Air, Maryland Kitchen Remodel
Posted: Tuesday, August 18th 2015 in Remodeling
When we began working on this kitchen remodeling project in Bel Air, MD, the kitchen was disorganized, the cabinets old and outdated, the microwave completely fallen apart. Our clients wanted to bring the room back to life, and we wanted to help. So we set out to give the room a fresh new look from top-to-bottom with designer Chrystal Hess leading the project. The result was nothing short of magnificent.
Updating the Cabinets and Countertops
While the existing perimeter cabinets, manufactured by Wolf Dartmouth, looked worn down, they were not beyond restoration—so we were able ... Read More
Must-Have Appliances for a Smarter Kitchen
Posted: Wednesday, August 12th 2015 in Kitchens
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: the most impressive rooms depend just as much on intelligent design and installation as on quality products—especially when it comes to your kitchen appliances. New products are coming out every day that can make the cooking and cleaning experience much easier, while helping you create a sleek and beautiful room design. Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center has rounded up our list of must-have kitchen appliances we think would be perfect for your home—keep reading to see what makes the cut!
The Best Kitchen Appliances According to Us
Now, what’s considered the best kitchen appliances is subjective—but there are a few items that stick out to us in 2015. Here’s our list of must-have kitchen appliances:
- GE Profile wall oven – General Electric’s French-door wall oven has excellent baking, broiling, and basic oven capabilities. Plus, GE has created a smartphone app, GE Brillion, that ... Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Bathroom Design Tips that Work
- 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.
- 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.
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