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Practical Kitchen Storage Ideas

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Kitchens inherently provide a wide range of storage opportunities. While it's important to storage designed for dinnerware, cooking items, and food, there are 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.

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Topics: Kitchens

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: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors

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

4 Stand-Out Kitchen Flooring Ideas

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Design statements can be made in the simplest ways. For kitchens, which are already layered with elements, textures, colors, and a mixture of materials, often times the floor gets overlooked as a surface that can add drama or a "wow" factor. Here are some ideas for eye-catching kitchen flooring designs.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

Home Design Style 101

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Aug 7, 2018

You may or may not already have an idea of what your home design style is. If you do, that’s a great box to check off in the process of planning a remodel. If you don’t, taking a little time to narrow your style preferences down can greatly help. If you can go into your remodel with some confidence about the styles you like and want, it will vastly improve how quickly your designer can help find the products and layouts that work for you.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas

6 Islands to Inspire Your Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jul 24, 2018

An island can be one of the greatest assets to the function and style of the kitchen. The island's ability to pull multiple duties, conform to a variety of size, shape and configuration needs, and provide a way to add slightly different design notes from the rest of the kitchen make it something of a kitchen superhero. Here, we highlight 6 islands from some of our recent projects.

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Topics: Kitchens

Built-in Sideboard Design Ideas

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jun 12, 2018

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.

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Topics: Kitchens, Storage

Practical Kitchen Storage Ideas

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, May 8, 2018

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.

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Topics: 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

Hottest Interior Colors of 2018 Making Bold Statements

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jan 9, 2018

Every year, we get the excitement of discovering various "color of the year" choices from just about every corner of the color world. Pantone, the world's leading color expert, has selected the rich and vibrant Ultra Violet as the color for 2018. While there's a lot that goes into the color choice, by looking at current trends and making statements about the state of things possibly to come, Color of the Year choices are meant primarily to inspire and inform choices in decor, fashion, advertising, and the visual world around us. This doesn't always translate to the best color choice for your home, however. That's where the paint companies come in. 

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors

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