May 2019
Dear friend,

Spring is here, and we hope you are enjoying the warmer weather—and using any excuse you can find to get outdoors and enjoy it! It is the perfect time of year for tackling home improvement projects both indoors and out. For inspiration, take a look at some of the amazing features found in The New American Remodel 2019. This hybrid urban and agricultural home includes an orchard on its property, and also small indoor touches like an urban herb cultivator, conveniently located in the kitchen.  

Convenience and functionality are a huge part of why our T.W. Ellis team’s busy clients choose to renovate certain spaces in their homes. We show you how to transform a dated master bath into a luxurious and functional retreat that makes your morning routine easier and more relaxing.

After all, with the beautiful spring weather, time saved can be converted to time spent doing the activities you love! Keep reading for more time-saving tips and project ideas that inspire.

Happy Spring, and Happy Mother’s Day!

Tim Ellis and the T.W. Ellis Team
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Transforming an Outdated Bathroom into a Master Suite

You may be ready to take a functional space like your master bath and update it into a spa-like retreat encompassing more of your daily needs. In our fast paced lives, efficiency is key. Why not create a room that works beautifully with minimal effort? Remodeling your master bath can create a space to prepare for your hectic day, while setting a calm tone.

Separate and Dedicated Spaces 

A double vanity can work wonders for your relationship! A new master suite can improve ease of use for you and your partner. Even when morning schedules coincide, having a personal sink eliminates the struggle for space. Imagine not getting bogged down by one another’s toiletry items! The addition of a makeup vanity provides convenient storage for products, leaving countertops unencumbered. Dedicated spaces are timesavers, and preparing for a long workday, or an evening out, can feel relaxing rather than tedious or mundane. 


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TNAR 2019—A Captivating Remodel

The New American Remodel was displayed as an educational tool for remodelers and designers during the International Builders Show (IBS) this year. The history of TNAR 2019 is quite fascinating. The Design Build team discovered a sprawling 1950s ranch-style home in downtown Las Vegas and jumped at the chance to revitalize it. With the continuously rising prices of newer homes in the far away suburbs, many buyers are looking for remodeling opportunities closer to downtown. They like being where the action is.

This home wasn’t a part of a master plan, so the team had the ability to create something unique for IBS. Surprisingly, even though the property is just a few minutes from the Strip, it has an agricultural zoning designation. TNAR team declined the idea of raising farm animals, but instead chose to feature a remarkable backyard orchard with fruit trees and flowering plants.

The look of the home’s exterior is modern, but also conveys an aesthetic similar to the other homes on the street. The theme is organic earth tones with rough stone veneer, stained wood siding and dark metal roofing as the dominant features. Old railroad ties found in the existing backyard were recycled into attractive screening fences.


The new floor plan is arranged around a beautiful central courtyard. This type of layout is actually very traditional, dating back thousands of years. The C-shape creates a protective barrier from both sun and wind, enhancing the home’s energy efficiency. Nestled within that protective environment on the first floor is a comfortable outdoor living space, outdoor bar and large swimming pool with accompanying spa. Another large, inviting outdoor living area is located on the second floor.

Several walls that once separated the interior from the exterior were removed to eliminate boundaries between the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The same stone and wood siding on the exterior are used on the interior, creating a seamless transition. The wide open spaces create a perfect traffic flow for entertaining. Glass wall panel sliding systems allow these open rooms to expand even more.


It is quite obvious the house was designed for entertaining. The main kitchen includes two induction cooktops, an electric grill and teppanyaki, four wall ovens, two large refrigerator-freezers, and a workstation sink. The butler’s pantry adjoining the kitchen incorporates another grill, a pizza oven, a built-in coffee system, and an urban cultivator for growing herbs. In addition there are two outdoor kitchens, five gas fireplaces, and eleven flat screen TVs. There are definitely plenty of activities for get-togethers.

This home feels warm and inviting—a relaxing way to spend more time outside at home. Consider adopting some of these ideas when you remodel your home.

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Forest Hill, MD 21050


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Since 2002, we have been a customer service oriented company that is fully committed to communication, industry certification, continuing education, and quality craftsmanship. You can depend on us to exceed your expectations for your project.
• 2014 NAHB Remodeler of the Year
• 2012 HBAM Builder of the Year
• 2009 HBAM Remodeler of the Year
• 2015 NGBS Advisory Committee
• Master Deck Professional
• Graduate Master Remodeler
• Master Certified Green Professional
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• Certified Green Professional
• Certified Aging-in-place Specialist
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