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2018 Bathroom Tile Trends

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Apr 24, 2018

There may not be any surface treatment better suited to the wet environment of the bathroom than tile. With a huge amount of styles, colors, materials, and installation options, tile can make just as good of a backdrop as it can a focal point. In a bathroom, your choice of tile can have a bigger impact than in a larger space like a kitchen, so it's important to consider all the options available within your budget and style. Here are the 2018 bathroom tile trends to consider that are key in planning your bathroom renovation.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms, Flooring

Transform Your Yard into an Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Many people enjoy spending time at home with family and friends, and when the weather turns warm, everyone often ends up outside to enjoy the fresh air and scenery. If you love the outdoors, you may be thinking about how to transform your yard into a living space for entertaining, relaxing, recreation and to extend the time you spend outdoors at home. An outdoor living space remodel can have a huge impact on your home. Here are some questions to consider and action steps to take that will help get your project started.

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Topics: Outdoor Living

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Kevin Dunn on Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Spring is an exciting time of the year when the weather begins to warm up and we look forward to enjoying more time outside. Now is the perfect time to do some quick and easy home maintenance to prevent larger, more expensive problems from occurring. Our list below is designed to give you a few ideas of things you can do to get your home ready for the harsh summer months. No need to tackle them all at once, just pick a few to accomplish each weekend, and you will be done before you know it.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Hiring a Contractor

Project Spotlight: Bourbon Country Inspired Basement Remodel in Glendale

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Apr 3, 2018

The main goal of this lower level remodel in Glendale was to create a functional space that pays homage to the rustic and traditional style of Kentucky's Bourbon country. The result is a unique space that mixes the feelings of a folksy saloon, moody den, and champion horse barn to create an imaginative space that's a sure winner.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Design Trends and Ideas, Lower Level

Master Bathrooms Without a Tub

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Mar 27, 2018

We're seeing it more and more- homeowners ditching the tub in their master bathrooms. Bathtubs, particularly large jet tubs, used to be the ultimate symbol of luxury, and while statement-making soakers are still in vogue for some homes, other owners are discovering that baths are just not part of their regular routines. Here are some master bathrooms without a tub and reasons why these Cincinnati-area remodels we've completed have said good-bye to the tub.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms

Backsplash Options for Your Kitchen

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Updated: 3/20/18 | Original post: 3/24/15

The backsplash brings out the personality of a kitchen. Choosing a backsplash for your kitchen is a great way to show off your style. Backsplash styles and materials range from sweet and simple, to elegant and elaborate to coordinate with your tastes. It can naturally tie a design together or become a stunning focal point. If you need help narrowing down some tile design ideas, or just with finding a place to start, keep reading for backsplash options for your kitchen.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

Top 2018 Bath & Kitchen Trends

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Did you have a chance to attend the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show this year? Is your brain swimming with ideas to update your kitchen or bath? If you have a project planned for 2018, there are some exciting new trends emerging. We sent a handful of our designers to KBIS, to see and experience the most cutting edge kitchen and bath products, and technologies. Here are some of the trends they see emerging in 2018.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, National Kitchen and Bath Association

Project Spotlight: Old World Rustic Kitchen in Middletown

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Mar 6, 2018

The primary goal of this Middletown kitchen remodel was to create a space that was more open and packed full of function. The homeowner's old world rustic tastes called for a complete style overhaul, which provided opportunities to create a unique kitchen with the personality to match the style of the home.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

Interior Barn Door Ideas

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Adding quirky or unexpected elements to interior spaces is one easy way to bring interest and character into your home. One option that suits homes in the Greater Cincinnati area well is the use of barn-style doors. There are a variety of interior barn door ideas and installations that can be used throughout your home.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas

Integrated Interior Cabinet Lighting

Posted by Alan Hendy on Tue, Feb 20, 2018

A trend captivating homeowners this year is integrated interior cabinet lighting. While in-cabinet lighting isn't new, it used to take special electrical work (with the added cost) to install, and therefore hasn't been on the radar of most homeowners until recent years. Now, cabinet makers are designing with interior lighting in mind from the start. With this advancement, the benefits of integrated lighting make it something worth considering for the modern remodel.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Lighting

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