January 2019
Dear friend,

We have come to the beginning of the 2019 New Year. This is a good time for us to look back at the past year and appreciate all our amazing projects and our wonderful clients who entrusted them to us. It was an extremely satisfying experience for our T.W. Ellis team, and—believe it or not— we are looking forward to an even greater time in 2019! We wish the same for you!

The New Year is the perfect time to consider some delightful new ideas for your kitchens and baths that will elevate the look of your home into the year 2019 and beyond. We are sharing photos and descriptions of some of the latest designs in cabinet hardware available. Take a look!

And we have some exciting new announcements to make as well. We are proud to announce that our team has competed a fabulous outdoor patio for our clients. And we are thrilled that Tim Ellis will be installed as President of the NAHBR Council in February. Keep reading for more information and photos below.

Happy New Year!

Tim Ellis
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A Backyard Patio for Entertaining

This incredible 750 square foot outdoor patio and living space that Barry Ellis and our T.W. Ellis team has completed will serve our clients well. Stone pavers in Tuscon textured surface, along with an Old Towne Cobble charcoal border, provide an attractive patio.

This space is designed for the homeowners to entertain their family and friends outside in beautiful natural surroundings. Everything has been provided for this living space; Big Green Egg ceramic grill, stainless steel grill, granite countertop on stone base with built-in task lighting, and stainless steel drawers, fireplace with dual storage bins for wood, comfortable seating, and refreshing hot tub. A 2’ x 18’ seating wall offers seating for large festivities.

Our clients have already enjoyed their outdoor fireplace and are very pleased with their new patio. They definitely are prepared for some major fun when the warmer weather arrives.

Contact us today about creating an outdoor living space for you to enjoy with your family. Whether the available space is big or small—together we can find the perfect solution and bring your ideas to life.

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Tim’s Upcoming Installation as Council President

The International Builders Show hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) takes place in February 2019. The NAHB Remodelers Council will be installing its new 2019 officers during the show at a grand reception that is always an outstanding event for its members.

It will be a particularly special event for the T.W. Ellis team this year because our own Tim Ellis will be installed as 2019 President of the NAHB Remodelers Council. We are so proud of Tim! Watch for updates and photos in our following eNewsletters.

Make a Statement with Cabinet Hardware

Sometimes the smallest details make the most lasting impression. That certainly is the case with decorative cabinet hardware. When remodeling your kitchen or bath, you often find yourself more concerned with the cabinets and countertops, making sure your choices are perfect for the spectacular look you want. However, the hardware you select has a significant design impact on your cabinets. It will either enhance the appearance, or do just the opposite. Therefore, it is important not to make hardware selection a last minute decision. Take the time to consider whether the hardware is simply calling attention to itself, or is it intensifying the beauty of your cabinets?

Simple, clean lines with minimal decoration is forecasted to be the design trend for decorative hardware in 2019, whether the style of your kitchen or bath is transitional or contemporary. Today’s exciting warm new finishes—such as matte black, brushed gold and satin bronze—pair well with both white and dark wood surfaces, making your cabinets really pop. Popular finishes from recent years—like polished chrome, satin nickel, and oil rubbed bronze—are still available as well.
Hardware is one of the ways you can personalize your cabinets. The old rule that everything has to match no longer applies. Today, everything is about mixing it up; finding things that you love and pulling it all together to express your own personal style. Experiment with mixing different hardware designs that have the same finish, or use the same hardware design, but in different finishes. Knobs and pulls fashioned from natural stone, glass or leather provide other options. How refreshing it is to know that no one else will bring together the exact same combination of cabinets and hardware that you choose for your kitchen.

For a very modern, sleek appearance, your cabinets can be designed with hardware that is almost invisible. For example, hidden pulls are installed at the top edge of a cabinet door or drawer front so just a tiny portion protrudes, yet these pulls are quite easy to grasp with your fingers. Some cabinets have integrated handles, which means there is an inward notch or beveled edge that you can grab ahold of to open the door. And then there are push latches that actually are invisible from the outside. These latches are installed inside the cabinets, and when you push gently against the cabinet door it automatically opens.

In addition to aesthetics, one of the most important considerations should be how your cabinet hardware functions and feels to your hand. Since you continually open and close your cabinet doors and drawers, hand comfort and accessibility is vital. For some people with limited hand mobility, a pull may be easier to grasp than a knob. In this case, test out your preferred handles before you make the final choices.

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2243 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050


About Us

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
• Certified Graduate Remodeler
• Certified Green Professional
• Certified Aging-in-place Specialist
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