Your choice of countertop material for your kitchen or bathroom is a key element to creating the design and style of your space. There are many types of counter surfaces to chose from (and many color and style options within each), so it can be a bit of an overwhelming decision. It's helpful to know the popular materials and their properties, so we've outlined the 6 most common options below to get your started.
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This Indian Hill remodel focused on improving the quality and style of the master bathroom to better reflect the owner's love of chic country design. Treating the two bathroom spaces as one and removing the dated elements helped to create a new space that will suit the home and owners for a long time to come.Read More
A sunroom is a great feature for any home, providing additional living space that can be enjoyed throughout the year. A sunroom, or solarium, is a specific type of room featuring several large windows (not just open screens) that may be winterized, or may be considered a "three-season" room. The purpose of the space is to provide a comfortable room to enjoy sunlight and views, without actually being outside. This makes sunrooms ideal for both entertaining and relaxing.Read More
Selecting the cabinet for your kitchen is one of the most important steps in your kitchen remodeling project. There are many cabinetry products on the market with a wide variety of features and prices. Before choosing, it’s important to understand a bit of how cabinets are made and the general categories of options available to you. Here are four basics to get you started.Read More
Not every kitchen has the space or need for a sideboard, but those that do can benefit greatly from a built-in option. When a buffet is included in the design scheme, it offers an opportunity to add storage, counter space and additional stylistic details that can be different but compliment the main kitchen design. Here are some ideas for built-in sideboards from our past projects.Read More
Going into the kitchen remodel of this classic row house in Newport, already more than 100 years old, it was clear that the entire space would be completely reworked, and the back of the home’s brick fireplace would be exposed. Using that as a springboard for the remodel, the small kitchen was redesigned with the type of charm and timelessness suitable to the home’s pedigree.Read More
Bathroom remodeling is a great way to improve the look and function of any home. The concepts behind what makes a good bathroom have dramatically changed over the years, and even homes built 10 to 20 years ago can have baths that feel outdated and awkward. Today's bathrooms favor open concepts rather than compartmentalized zones, and designs that provide a sense of luxury and style are always at the forefront. Here are 5 inspiring Greater Cincinnati bathroom renovations Neal's Design Remodel has recently completed.Read More
Enjoy your yard more with clever and stylish updates.
The principle idea of outdoor living is to extend the usefulness of your property by providing functional and comfortable areas outside of the house. While some homes come with great outdoor areas already, often these lawns, porches and patios don't account for the specific ways you and your family want to interact with your outside space. Below, we've highlighted a few of our favorite outdoor living considerations to show how personalizing your yard can improve your home's outdoor living areas.Read More
Topics: Outdoor Living
Most kitchen floor plans take into account the relationship of the sink, cooktop and refrigerator- the three components that make the kitchen a useful space. Designers refer to this as the "working triangle". In order to create a functional kitchen, it's important to understand which triangle configuration works best in the space. What we find is that most kitchens end up fitting into one of four basic floor plan designs. Every home is different, so the details and exact arrangement will always be a bit unique, but starting with the basics is a great way to see the potential for your kitchen remodel. Here, we take a look at each.Read More
Kitchens offer a fair amount or storage opportunities. While it's important to have the majority of the available space allocated to your dinnerware, cooking items, and food, there are often times other practical storage needs that can take your kitchen to a new level of usefulness. When planning your kitchen remodel, consider these additional storage ideas.Read More