Design Tips for Architectural Styles: Tudor

Planning to remodel your home in 2015? New year, new home—it’s a concept many homeowners adopt and we think it’s great! Whether you’re planning to remodel in the near future or even just thinking about it, one of the first things to consider is the style of your home. Do you have a Tudor home and need design ideas?

Remodeling Ideas for Tudor Style Homes

Below are common characteristics of Tudor houses, design elements you may want to consider if you’re trying to remodel yet stay sensitive to your home’s original architecture:

  • Windows with muntins (consider oriel style windows)
  • French doors with muntins
  • Pale, neutral colors (white, beige, cream, brown, etc.)
  • Architectural arches
  • Copper and wrought iron fixtures and finishes
  • Kitchen backsplash
  • Wood (for countertops, ceiling beams, interior window frames/sills, etc.)
  • Fireplaces with Tudor style mantels

Tudor Homes in Washington, DC

The Wentworth team has experience remodeling Tudor style homes in the DC metropolitan area. We can modernize spaces while preserving the original architecture.

Take a look at the before and after of a fireplace in a living room remodel we completed in a Tudor house in the Forest Hills neighborhood of DC.












In a Foxhall Village Tudor home below, we updated the kitchen, adding modern touches while remaining true to the Tudor architecture.


Modern kitchen with touches of original Tudor architecture (wide arch and white colors)

Period Style Home Remodeling in DC, MD & VA

If you have a Tudor (or another style) home you’d like to remodel, Wentworth is the company to call. We have remodeled countless period style homes throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, building seamless additions and modernizing spaces while staying true to original architecture.

View our photo gallery of past remodels we’ve completed in your area and then contact our experienced, award-winning team. We look forward to bringing your home design dreams to life!

“ I would STRONGLY recommend using Bruce Wentworth up at Chevy Chase Lake -- it's a design-build firm so you have an integrated team working for you.  We started out a kitchen-family room project with another design-build firm and it would be hard to communicate exactly how much BETTER the design that Bruce came up with was. Bruce and his team also did a project for my daughter and her husband this past fall which was amazing. ”

L.M., Chevy Chase, MD