May 2020
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May is National Home Remodeling Month, a great time to think about remodeling your home.

We’re all spending more time in our homes these days. With that in mind, you’re probably noticing those improvements you want to make – especially in the kitchen and bathroom. As you begin to envision your renewed bathroom or kitchen don’t overlook the fact that the hardware and finishes do have a major impact on the final effect. This month we take a look at some of the latest hardware trends for the kitchen and bathroom.

If you’re ready to remodel, it’s more than important than ever that you choose a qualified, certified remodeler like T.W. Ellis. As a long-time member of the National Association of Home Builders, T.W. Ellis upholds the highest standards of professionalism. This month we offer nine tips on choosing the right remodeling partner.


Tim Ellis and the T.W. Ellis Team


9 Tips for Choosing the Right Remodeler

Every May, the construction industry celebrates National Home Remodeling Month, so what better time to consider your next remodeling project? Whether you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen, improve your outdoor space, or add on to your home, T.W. Ellis is ready to help!

Now more than ever, it’s important to choose a professional, trusted remodeler. Here are 9 tips for making sure you pick the right remodeling partner.

1. History
While longevity is not a guarantee of quality, remodeling firms don’t stay in business by failing to serve their customers. T.W. Ellis has been serving Maryland for nearly 20 years. President Tim Ellis and the rest of our team can boast decades of experience in the construction industry.
Oversized pulls are aesthetic and functional.
Creativity Highlights Kitchen & Bath Hardware Trends
Cabinet and drawer hardware is a great way to shine and make your room stand out from the crowd. Whether its darker colors or creative designs, the busiest rooms in the house can benefit from some creative design and flair.
Black is Back
Or maybe it never really went away. Dark finishes are nothing new, but black matte finishes are growing in popularity. They can give the kitchen or bath a sleek, streamlined look that pairs well with modern designs and appliances. In a room with lighter tones and finishes, it can offer a stark contrast or it can subtly blend with darker cabinets.

Mixing Metals
Many homeowners are now choosing to mix finishes and show off a variety of looks. Matte black, for instance, mixes well with most metal finishes. You’ll want to pay attention to other finishes in your kitchen and bath, such as faucets, sinks and light fixtures when pairing hardware options. Everything from satin nickel to brushed gold to oil-rubbed bronze blends well together. Brass, albeit in warmer tones than in the 1980s and ‘90s, is even making a comeback. Rather than the shiny, yellow tones of years past, brass today is more subdued, with satin or matte finishes.

Matte black finishes are one of the most popular hardware styles today.
Rainbow of Colors
Your hardware can also be a chance to add a splash of color to your kitchen or bathroom. You can find just about every color under the sun for your hardware today. But be cautious—this is where a professional eye can really help. Remember that the color you like today may make you cringe tomorrow. (Avocado kitchens, anyone?) The great thing about hardware, though, is that you can always change the color later without much trouble.

Various Shapes and Sizes
Hardware comes in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. Your hardware can give your room a homey or artsy touch. You can also mix those styles to give the kitchen or bathroom some character. Maybe add a touch of glass or salvaged hardware for a vintage look.

Hardware is about more than just little knobs, too. Oversized pull handles are showing up everywhere, ranging in sizes from 6 inches to almost 2 feet. Oversized pulls not only add a design flair, but they are also easier to grab for people of all ages, especially those with limited mobility.

Patterns and Textures
Hardware not only looks different; it feels different, too. Raised textures are an important trend in the kitchen and bathrooms. Textures give a layer of depth and substance to your room. We’re seeing them in floors, walls and finishes, and hardware is no exception.

Hardware with a knurled or beaded texture adds a feeling of definition to the hardware and can also make it easier to grab. Patterns that replicate natural woodgrains or other environmental textures can help hardware blend into its surroundings.

Think about how new hardware can give your kitchen and bath a new, exciting look!
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