Tag Archives : tile

Improving the kitchen with new tile backsplash

Sometimes you just have to have a room gutted to the walls and completely re-done. Either it is seriously outdated, or designed in a period style you just can't live with  . . . or the layout just read more...
Improving the kitchen with new tile backsplash

Tile is not just something to cover your shower walls

But you already knew that, didn't you? Color, patterns, texture and moisture protection make tile a ubiquitous element in bathroom design. Necessary, yes, but done well, tile will turn an ordinary read more...
Tile is not just something to cover your shower walls

Does tile get you excited?

I love tile; tiled bathroom walls, showers and floors. Tiled kitchen flooring; tile in the entry. How about tiled patios? There a million types of tile, and they look great almost anywhere. read more...
Does tile get you excited?

Kitchen tile backsplashes set the tone for kitchen style

Whether you are planning to have a new kitchen tile backsplash installed or having your entire kitchen re-made, arm yourself with all the information you need to make the right choices. One of read more...
Kitchen tile backsplashes set the tone for kitchen style

Kitchen inspiration for remodels

Include a pantry right off the kitchen. Plenty of shelves and lower cabinets with doors or drawers will allow you to store items close at hand. Put things you use frequently on the shelves, where read more...

Home remodeling ideas

What are the most heavily used rooms in your home? The bathroom and the kitchen, you say? Yes, of course! So it should come as no surprise that these are also the most frequently remodeled rooms read more...

The perfect kitchen tile

Tile in kitchens is used primarily for flooring and for a countertop backsplash. The purpose of said backsplash is more than just functional. Sure, it will protect the wall and provide an read more...

Whatcom County residents update bathrooms

Why remodel your bathroom? Over the last 30 years or so, bathrooms have become an increasingly focal point of design in the home. As a consequence, more careful design and planning goes into bathroom read more...

What is Important in Bathroom Remodeling

Be aware there is a possibility that water damage could be uncovered when flooring or walls are removed; it is a common problem in bathrooms. Be prepared for this possibility and have contingency read more...

Decisions, Decisions; Bathroom remodel choices

Glass shower doors with custom tiled shower walls Some people have no problem making decisions on their bathroom remodel. But others struggle with this, fearful of selecting the wrong faucet or read more...

Are you desperate to do a master bath remodel?

Before photo of a bath remodel Are you desperate to the point of fantasizing about taking a sledgehammer to the room yourself? Then it is time to sit down and figure out how to make it happen. This read more...

What is the best material for your bath flooring?

There are a great many options for flooring, most of them OK, but some are better than others, based on cost, comfort and appropriateness for a wet environment. I came across an excellent article read more...

It’s the details that count!

When planning a kitchen remodel, we all know that the important items (and most expensive) are the cabinets, the appliances, the countertop material, and flooring. But . . . there are several read more...

Glamorous Bathrooms, large and small

  Warm tile colors run up some of the walls to give this bathroom a warm feeling. Simple, clean fixtures and patterns make this room work.       This small bathroom had a make over that read more...

Bath remodel featuring Schon free standing tub

This contemporary tub with wood framed legs distinguishes this master bath.  Tub filler is the Kohler Symbol Roman tub filler, with handshower in polished chrome. The shower tile has 3 soft read more...

Bathroom remodels

Black tile floor retro style   I'm intrigued by this dramatic retro-style tile flooring, done in black with white trim.  We've renovated many bathrooms all over Whatcom County. Here are a few of read more...

Award winning kitchen before and after photos

This is oue entry for the $30 - $60,000 category kitchen remodel that Rose Construction won a Whatcom County NAHB REX award for.   To achieve our client's main objective to open up the space read more...

Update your bathroom! Now!

Any remodeling project has an almost endless list of things to consider, from the all-important budget to the colors and style you want. In a bathroom, the part of the remodel that is outclassed by read more...

Bathroom basics – turn a boring bath into an experience!

There are endless websites with suggestions on how to improve or completely re-do your bathroom. It all comes down to two basics: your personal tastes and costs. I found a nice collection of bathroom read more...

You’ll love this shower tile!

This shower will greet you with a pleasant, warm feeling before you even step into it.  The earthy tones and large will tiles contrast with the creamy tones of the smaller, lighter floor read more...

Eldridge Kitchen Remodel

Before renovation, the kitchen in this historic Eldridge area home was outdated and didn’t take advantage of the home’s architectural strengths: The homeowners wanted a kitchen that would be read more...

Cramped Bathroom Becomes Historic Masterpiece

This is one of my (Melissa's) personal favorites, likely because this is the first completed project I saw after starting work at Rose Construction. A 1937 architectural award-winner, this historic read more...

Fun Home Renovations

Every year the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County, otherwise known as the BIAWC, hosts the annual Tour of Homes. This year we've entered a very fun home that we've done quite a few read more...

Trendy is Classic with Subway Tile

The problem with trends is that they're over quickly and can date your wardrobe or project. When you incorporate trends into your wardrobe it's easy to move on when the trend is over. However, that's read more...