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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: Kitchens, Design Trends and Ideas

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: Room Colors, Design Trends and Ideas

Project Spotlight: Western Hills Lower Level Remodel

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Dec 5, 2017

For this Western Hills lower level remodel, the homeowners were looking to create a multi-functional basement that allowed for various types of leisure and entertaining. Their goal was to have pockets of rooms that functioned well together, but for each to have a specific purpose, maximizing the usability of the existing square footage. The homeowners’ wish list included space for a game room with a pool table, den, wet bar, home office, and a full bathroom. The blank slate of the basement provided an opportunity to explore a mix of traditional design to match the homeowners’ furnishings, and a transitional feel that would capture a more casual, relaxed feel in the areas their guests would gather.

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Topics: Lower Level

How to Determine Your Home Design Style

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Do a Google search for "find my design style", and you'll find a plethora of style quizzes. Most of them ask you seemingly random questions that will either hit your style spot on, or be humorously off the mark. While these quizzes can be a fun pit stop on the way to remodeling your home, understanding what style preferences you have isn't something you should leave in the hands of an internet quiz. Fortunately, there are some key places to look and questions to ask that can get you the answer a lot more accurately.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas

6 Trends in Kitchen Flooring

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Trends in home design can be helpful for determining the current and consistent tastes of homeowners. While some trends can be very specific to style, region, or budget range, other trends can be used as a starting point for planning your home remodel. While trends in other areas, such as fashion, revolve fairly quickly, home design trends have sticking power simply due to their very nature. Trends, particularly in the "background" materials like flooring, can provide great inspiration and still not end up being a "trendy" choice in the long-run. Keep reading for six trends in kitchen flooring we've been seeing in our Greater Cincinnati projects.

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Topics: Kitchens, Design Trends and Ideas

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