Subway tile makes for a sleek and shiny backsplash for the Jack and Jill sinks in our Schumacher Homes of Akron Charleston A Model Home.
It’s been over 100 years since this classic decorative accent made its debut in the New York City Subway System, and its popularity has only grown – becoming a true American classic look.
Use different colored grout for a grid-like effect to your subway tile.
Subway tile offers an excellent choice because it’s both beautiful and functional. You can go colored or classic white, then achieve an artistic pop with a contrasting grout.
Use marbled or textured subway tile for a dressier look.
Subway tile makes an awesome backsplash for your kitchen. You can create a durable, easy-to-clean backsplash that will help make your kitchen into one of your favorite rooms in your new home.
The uses for this on-trend tile are endless – floors, walls, backsplashes, and bathtub surrounds; in stacks, offset, chevron, herringbone or other creative patterns! Check out Schumacher Homes Bathroom and Kitchen Photo Galleries for more subway tile inspiration!
The Earnhardt Collection Hummingbird by Schumacher Homes
Anyone remember the Seinfeld episode in which Frank Costanza screams “Serenity Now!” as a means of lowering his blood pressure? That phrase became one of the most memorable from the show because in the rat race of all of our lives, we can all use a little, “Serenity Now!”
“Like everybody, we keep a crazy busy schedule, and with all we have going on with the kids’ schedule, and our schedule, and family and friends, it feels like we’re just flying 90 to nothing all the time, like a hummingbird,” says René. “For us, our home is our retreat. It’s the one place we can relax and regroup and just be together. For us, Hummingbird was a reminder that no matter how fast we’re flying, there’s always something ‘sweet’ about coming home.”
The Hummingbird floorplan was one of the first designs built when we launched the Earnhardt Collection™ in 2011. The Tinsley family that built in SC, gave René and Kerry at tour of their custom Hummingbird, which they built as a retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle of fast pace life and relax with family friends.
The Tinsley Family with Kerry and René Earnhardt
Step through the front door of Hummingbird, and you will know you are home. The openness of the kitchen, great room and dining room are magnified by the spectacular two-story cathedral ceiling that makes the home feel enormous. Downstairs, you’ll enjoy a private owners’ retreat with a beautiful bath and two huge closets that are completely separated from the other two bedrooms upstairs. But you’ll still feel connected thanks to a spacious upstairs loft that looks down on the great room and dining room. You’ll also enjoy a roomy front porch—complete with your very own hummingbird feeder.
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