Bringing Tudor Architecture to Your Home

Posted on: August 27, 2015

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 your whole home to bring Tudor style architecture to your living spaces. A few simple touches can give your kitchen unique Tudor style that seamlessly blends in with the rest of your home design:


You can combine Tudor style architecture with modern architectural elements by painting certain areas white or adding artwork amidst the room’s woodwork. Your furniture selection can also help inject some contemporary style into a Tudor home design.

Tudor Architecture Materials

Tudor style homes of today tend to feature fine woodwork, of course, but that’s not the only material commonly used with this type of architecture. Stucco walls are also quite common, as are stone walls, often with a decorative trim. The most frequently used overall building material is brick, but if you aren’t building your home from scratch, you’ll likely be more concerned with the other materials used in the interior details.

Let Us Help You Bring Tudor Style to Your Home in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey

If you are looking to embrace Tudor style architecture in your Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey home, contact Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center. We have been remodeling homes in neighborhoods near you since 1963 and have the experience and skill to bring Tudor revival style to life in your kitchen, living room, and more. Whether you are interested in incorporating custom cabinets and kitchen islands into your home or want to remodel your kitchen completely to include a mix of Tudor architecture and contemporary style, our certified designers are here to help. Contact us today to get started with an initial consultation or visit us at our showrooms in Bel Air, Wilmington, Harbeson, or Newark.

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