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Listen to Rick Bartelt on News/Talk 1130 WISN’s “The Remodeling Show”

News/Talk 1130 WISNRecently our very own Rick Bartelt and industry partner Josh Brown from Bliffert Lumber joined Paul Kronforst on News/Talk WISN 1130’s “The Remodeling Show.”

Kronforst and representatives from some of the area’s most respected remodelers, contractors, and home improvement companies take your questions about products, services, and more.

Listen here!

An Ode to Herringbone

You’re looking for timeless options in your home – something that won’t be dated in a matter of a few years but still adds style and intrigue to your space. May we suggest herringbone? Before we dive into the reasons we love herringbone and show you some of our fabulous examples, let’s look at a simple definition:

[ H E R R I N G B O N E ]

NOUN | ˈher-iŋ-ˌbōn, ˈhe-riŋ-

Herringbone is a pattern made up of 45 degree angles that form a ‘V’ shape.

Now, why do we love it?

[ S T Y L E ] Whether used with simple materials or something more dynamic (such as marble), laying tile or wood in an unexpected pattern like herringbone adds an element of style and elegance. For instance, if this tile was laid in a standard grid or running bond pattern, it may not have been as interesting or unique.

Family Room Tile

[ T I M E L E S S ] Herringbone seems to be a pattern that stands the test of time. Perhaps, it’s the fact that it adds subtle interest and doesn’t overwhelm a room. You don’t grow weary of it like trendy or ornate details. It also isn’t associated with a specific time period, so in a couple of years, people won’t be saying, “That’s so 2017.”

Fox Point Kitchen Remodel

[ T E X T U R E ] If you’re looking for texture, herringbone may be the answer! Again, it’s an understated detail, adding just enough variation to create warmth and character in your home.

Wauwatosa Kitchen Remodel

[ M O V E M E N T ] Herringbone adds movement. It commands visitors’ attention and guides their eyes through a room, giving the illusion of more space.

Wauwatosa Sunroom Remodel

[ V E R S A T I L I T Y ] Herringbone isn’t reserved for one particular style. It can complement a contemporary space as well as traditional or rustic homes.  It also has various applications in the home – giving contrast to a traditional subway tile, spicing up the interior of a fireplace, adding texture to a hardwood floor, highlighting a niche in the bathroom, offering dimension to a tile floor. There are no limits!

Wauwatosa Family Room Remodel

Bartelt Family Featured in M Magazine

The Bartelt family was featured in the special “Faces of Metro MKE” section in M Magazine’s June 2017 issue.

Click on the photo to read the feature!

M Magazine FACE 2017

 

Design Discussions

Bartelt Design Discussion

Listen monthly for Bartelt’s 60-second “Design Discussion” on 620 WTMJ.  You can learn more about each tip on our blog.

Entertaining

 

Ceilings

 

Mudrooms

 

Open Concept

 

The Front Entrance

 

Nooks

 

Efficient Storage

 

Back-To-School

 

The Kitchen Island

 

Lower Levels

 

The Classic Bathroom

 

The Dining Room

 

Wet Bars

 

Sunrooms

 

Arches

 

Bathroom Storage

 

Simplicity

 

The Laundry Room