Week of August 12th, 2019 – Beach House Bonanza

Summer is coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of time for a beachside vacation. We’ve found some amazing oceanview condos and seaside escapes that we’d love to visit for their stellar design alone! After a long day soaking up the sun and sipping fancy drinks, these are the kind of beach houses we’d

Week of July 29th, 2019 – Hotel Design and Vacation Inspiration

Summer is here and lots of people take that as a sign that it’s time to take vacation. Unless you’re a camper, odds are you spend your vacay nights in a hotel. Feeling comfortable in your home away from home is something that hospitality interior designers take seriously – and it shows from some of

Week of July 22nd, 2019 – History of Design

Each decade has its own unique style or set of trends. Chances are, you picture very different designs when you think of the 20s vs the 70s. If you need a refresher, you can get a crash course in architecture and design from this handy Décor Aid article. While interior design styles are eternally evolving,

Week of July 15th, 2019 – Cultural Inspirations

Last week, we looked at amazing American design inspirations, but many designs are pulled from cultures around the world. The fusion of these elements is a testament to the mixing pot of the U.S. and our daring design community. This week, we pulled five projects and articles focused on design elements from around the world.

Budgeting for a Bathroom Remodel

Bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms to remodel. The average bathroom budget can cost between $5,000 and $25,000+ depending on a number of factors like size of your space, quality of materials, geographic region, and the number of items being updated. Putting a cool mosaic tile in a half bath, for instance, will

Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodel

So you’re looking to remodel your kitchen. But how much does it cost to renovate a kitchen? Depending on the size of your space and the quality of finishes you’re looking to add, the total can range between $8,000 and $30,000+. We can’t tell you how much you should spend to get your ideal kitchen,

Just Enough Tile is Not Enough Tile

You’ve measured your project space and know your total square footage, but there’s more to ordering tile than an accurate take-off. Ordering the bare minimum to cover your square footage is a recipe for disaster. The recommended overage or waste amount for tile is 20% to 30% depending a number of factors. Make sure you

Some Like It Hot: In-Floor Heating Options

Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland just outside the DC-metropolitan area, Architectural Ceramics is familiar with chilly temperatures in winter.  Before the weather gets cold or you complete your next tile project, consider using in-floor heating as a way to keep your toes warm during these next few months. Because of our vendor partnerships with Laticrete and

April Showers Bring May Flowers

If April showers bring May flowers, then Architectural Ceramic’s brings you a twist on the classic rhyme. Instead of flowers, let’s talk showers and shower tile. From the ground up, we’ll see what goes under and over shower floors and walls.  This blog post may give you a few ideas now that we hope blossom

6 Steps to Prep for an Appointment with AC

Have a tile project on your hands and not sure where to start?  How about with an appointment with Architectural Ceramics.  Our associates are eager to start the creative collaboration process with you. Whether working with a designer or tackling it on your own, here are six steps to prep for an appointment. Request an