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Master Bathrooms Without a Tub

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Jan 15, 2019

We're seeing it more and more- homeowners deciding to remove 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 examples of master bathrooms without a tub, reasons why tubs are removed, and what was done with the space instead.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Design Trends and Ideas

Neal's Design Remodel is Hiring

Posted by Alan Hendy on Wed, Jan 9, 2019

We're always looking for new talent to join our Cincinnati team.

Currently Neal's Design Remodel is looking for a Kitchen & Bath Designer

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas

Project Spotlight: Blue & White Kitchen in Clifton

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Jan 8, 2019

An arrangement of small spaces, the original kitchen in this Clifton home lacked sufficient working areas and ample storage. The breakfast room was cramped and isolated. Combining the spaces allowed the kitchen to be more open and accommodating. The style of the kitchen was updated to a modern-minded transitional style suitable to the home’s character and age. This kitchen project is a NARI 2019 Local Contractor of the Year Award Winner.

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Topics: Project Spotlight

Interior Color Trends for 2019

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Dec 25, 2018

As December draws to a close, you may be pondering new ways to refresh your home in the new year. While a remodeling project is certainly worth considering, sometimes even just a fresh color palette can do the trick. Luckily, color experts have done a lot of the legwork for you and have offered up a selection of "Color of the Year" choices to inspire your home decorating in 2019.

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Topics: Room Colors, Design Trends and Ideas

Our Most Popular Kitchen, Bath and Trend Blogs in 2018

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Dec 18, 2018

As the year begins drawing to a close, it's good to take stock of where we've been. For our part, we'd like to take a moment to look at the 5 most popular design blogs in 2018.  In your journey to remodel your home this year, you found these kitchen, bath and design trend blogs the most relevant.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas

6 Tips for Creating a Functional Laundry Room

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Laundry is one of the essential chores we all do, and a well-designed laundry room is an asset in any home. In the past, the basement seemed to be the perfect spot to hook up a washer and dryer. The mechanical considerations were easily handled, but the inconvenience of dragging everything downstairs (and back up again) never quite made those considerations feel worth it. Today, homeowners are creating laundry spaces that better meet their needs on any floor of their home. Careful planning, prioritizing efficiency, and regular maintenance now allow for many more possibilities. Here are 6 tips for designing a functional laundry room.

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Topics: Laundry Rooms, Storage, Lighting

Project Spotlight: An Open Traditional Kitchen in Williamsburg

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Dec 4, 2018

The homeowners of this Williamsburg home were experiencing several “pinch-points” in their kitchen where space and flow were disrupted. They desired a new space with an open and roomy design that would eliminate these restrictions and make better use of the available space. Creating a home with ease of use and natural flow was a priority.

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Topics: Kitchens

3 Ways to Collect Remodeling Design Ideas

Posted by Alan Hendy on Tue, Nov 27, 2018

When you're in the process of planning a remodeling project for your home, it’s useful to have a few different methods of collecting the ideas you have for easy reference later. These ideas can be shared with your designer to help them get a better sense of what you would like to see in your home. We recommend a combination of online and offline methods.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Home Remodeling

Bath Design Ideas for Daily Life

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Nov 20, 2018

When we think of new bathrooms, our minds wander into the "spa-like retreat" category that fills us with the sort of calm and quiet comfort we'd like to enjoy at home. While it's possible to create a bathroom that feels like an oasis from the world, there is also a need to account for how you'll use the bathroom in your regular, daily life. Soaking tubs and steam showers aside, here are 6 practical bath design ideas.

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Topics: Bathrooms

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Kevin Dunn on Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Original Post: 10/13/2016 | Updated: 11/6/18

As we head into the coldest months of the year, now is a good time to take care of the last-minute maintenance tasks that will help ensure that your home is prepared for all that winter has in store for it. The biggest priority for your home is to make sure that you don't find yourself needing to handle major repairs or problems when the weather is at its worst. Keep reading for a winter home maintenance checklist of what to look into.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Home Remodeling

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