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How to Design Your Home with Transitional Style

Designing your home can be overwhelming, especially if you are unsure of your style and how to execute it. You could be stuck with the design you choose in your home for years, especially in more costly investments like flooring. So the decisions that you make are important. Most homeowners don’t have a specific vision because they are unsure of the styles that can be used. Some love the modern style but also want more functionality and comfort in their home. Modern or contemporary styles tend to feel a little cold and stark, not exactly everyone’s choice for a family room. Combining comfort and modern lines give you a whole new world of design. This is what makes the transitional style more appealing than the rest. The transitional style is becoming ever popular, and there are some simple ways that you could start to incorporate transitional style without a full remodel.

 What Is Transitional?

To begin with, what is transitional style? Transitional style is a balanced combination of old and new styles that highlight ornate and elaborate details while also being sleek and minimal. A good mix of old and new styles is what makes this style so appealing, giving the best of each style. Popular elements of this style are crown molding, symmetry, polished finishes, formal look, tile that looks like molding, and European and English influences. As well as clean lines, more relaxed designs, honed and matte finishes, and simple and neutral colors and designs.

How to Incorporate Transitional Style in Flooring

Tile accentuates the transitional style in all areas of your home. Tile could be included in small areas, a backsplash in the kitchen, tile in the bathroom, and even your flooring. Using tile in your home increases the space’s air quality, and is generally a safer building material than some other flooring options. Keeping that in mind, using tile to help your home’s transitional look better than other building materials and it makes your home safer. Tile can be used in multiple designs and using various colors, giving more flexibility in the design. Tile can stick with the transitional muted colors or bring a bright pop of color to any area of your home.

The amazing thing about using tile in a transitional styled home is that you can choose ornate and elaborate designs or neutral palettes to help accentuate the more ornate decor. Such versatility! Bay Tile Kitchen and Bath provide everything a designer or homeowner would need to incorporate tile in a transitional style into any space, as well as any other flooring or renovation need. They have the ability to service multiple areas of your home, like bathroom and kitchen remodeling, countertops and flooring. They have all types of flooring when making decisions in your renovation, as well as multiple colors.

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How to protect wood floors with these 8 easy tips:

As another year comes and goes, the holidays approach rapidly. With holidays zooming towards you, there is so much to do and so little time to do it. With so much going on, not many people put much thought into how their floors will be affected this holiday season. Big presents can scratch your floors when pushed across the room, Aunt Jill’s high heels will scuff your floors as well. You can’t avoid the holidays altogether, but there are some precautions to ensure your wood floors stay looking their best, even after all of the festivities.

Regular Cleaning

Keeping your floors clean all the time is a great start to ensuring you keep your floors looking their best for as long as possible. Using your basic mopping solution will help seal your floors to avoid having them get scratched and scuffed. There is much debate out there regarding the proper cleaning solution for wood floors, but most agree, a damp mop (not a soaking one) with good old soap and water!

Doormats

Doormats can be cute and useful. Holiday mats bring a cute festive touch to any room. Placing the mats near all entrances of the house will help control the amount of dirt that gets tracked through your home.

Trim Pet’s Nails

This may seem like a given, but pets nails can be a nightmare to not only your furniture but your hardwood floors as well. When the nails get too long, they’ll begin to scratch your floors any time the pet zooms across them. Trimming them yourself or getting them professionally cut are both great options.

Protect Wood Floors by Using Rugs

Much like doormats, rugs can protect large areas of your floors. Area rugs tie a room together while simultaneously giving great protection.

Take Off Your Shoes

Shoes can cause scratches and scuffs to wood flooring. Encouraging guests to take off their shoes will not only keep dirt from getting tracked through your home but will also preserve your floors from high heels or marking shoe soles.

Use Pads On Furniture

Keeping felt pads on the bottom of all your furniture will help keep your floors from being marked up. Any time a chair is pushed in, or a table is
moved ever so slightly, your floors are being scratched. Felt pads help furniture glide on flooring instead of dragging and scratching.

Waterproof Tree Stand

If you have a live Christmas tree in your home, make sure the stand is waterproof! Christmas tree stands can be known to leak water if they get too
old. This water leaking in a place you can’t notice it will cause the water to sit and warp your floors. Water is wood’s worst enemy!

Use A Protective Coating

Using a special solution to mop your floors will help keep them in tip-top shape. Many solutions will coat your floors to ensure they don’t get scratched or scuffed this holiday season.

It pays to be smart when it comes to how to protect wood floors, with proper care and maintenance they will last you a lifetime! Don’t let the hustle of the holiday season keep you from looking after your floors, with a few easy steps you can keep them looking brand new. Bay Tile Kitchen & Bath provides an amazing variety of hardwood flooring options as well as durable, wood-looking tile. We can install your product or ours. Call today with any questions.

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Timeless Tile for your remodel

Using tile in your kitchen or bathroom remodel is a great way to be on trend.  The durability of tile could last years on end, be sure to consider a design that will have the same staying power when it comes to style.  You want to ensure the tile you install for your remodel has a timeless look that will last for years. Here are a few tips for a trendy yet timeless design using tile for your remodel.

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What should you consider when designing a bathroom remodel for two?

Are you moving in with a significant other for the first time? Or simply looking to remodel a bathroom so it’s easier for two people to use? There are some things you will want to consider when designing a space for two people to use together comfortably.

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What is the best design for cabinet storage solutions?

Are you like the many who have all of their baking pans in the broiler drawer of your oven, or your spices layered on small shelves or even your garbage and recycling containers out in the open?   No one wants to see or smell that!  What if there was a cabinet storage solution that hid the unsightly and organized your must-haves? With cabinets that are designed for specific storage use, you can easily organize and access many items in your kitchen.

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Which countertop options are right for you?

Are you in the process of remodeling your kitchen? One of the most important features of your kitchen is the countertop. As you probably already know there are many choices of kitchen countertop materials. From a variety of colors and finishes and a wide range of prices, you will certainly have a difficult choice to make. To help you narrow down your options here is a list of the most popular kitchen countertop materials.

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