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Practical Laundry Room Design Ideas

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Sep 13, 2016

The laundry room could very well be the hub of the home. It's a space where efficiency and function call all the shots, but it can also be a welcoming and comfortable room that does more than handle the dirty work. Here we take a look at some of the ways the laundry room can be designed to run at full capacity.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Laundry Rooms, Storage

Solutions for Awkward Spaces in Your Home

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Awkward rooms, weird hallways, odd spaces. We've all got them. From that out-of-the-blue angled wall, to the narrow room that isn't quite a room, but somehow doesn't qualify as a hallway either. In some homes, these spaces add character and charm, or possibly a sense of history or pedigree. But most of these types of spaces are throwbacks that don't quite mesh with the modern ways we live our lives and utilize our homes. Here, we've scoured our gallery of design work, and found four projects that tackled the design challenge of the awkward space in four very different ways.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Laundry Rooms, Home Remodeling, Kitchens, Storage, Entryways and Mudrooms, Additions

Tile or Hardwood in the Kitchen?

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Assuming that you're not particularly interested in keeping that linoleum tile your 1970's forebears installed in your kitchen, the choice between tile and hardwood is probably on your mind as you plan your kitchen remodel. With good reason, since both tile and hardwood bring a lot to the table in terms of style and function. There are pros and cons to both, and certainly examples of each to be inspired by. The ultimate choice, therefore, doesn't come down to "which is best", but "which is right for me and my home". So to help you answer that, here are a few of the major considerations of each for you to compare.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens, Flooring

6 Before and After Kitchen Transformations

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Mar 8, 2016

One of the best parts about remodeling your home is the opportunity to reflect on the changes you made by comparing before and after photos. In rooms like the kitchen, with a lot of parts and details, sometimes the differences between what it used to look like and what you changed it to are staggering, even when the transformation itself was simple. We've combed through our library of kitchen images and pulled out 6 Before and After kitchen transformations that best exemplify the common changes Cincinnati home owners look for in their remodels.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

Mixing Hardware for a Unique Look

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Step into the Neal's Design Showroom, and you'll quickly see that cabinet hardware is a big topic. With thousands of options on the market, from simple low-end choices to high-end custom or handmade options, there's a pull, knob or handle out there for everyone. Yet, even with all the possibilities, sometimes it can feel like too great of a commitment to pick one and go.  Sometimes a varied solution, combining different types and styles of hardware, can get your design where you want it to go.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

What to Include in a Family Communication Center

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Unless you were born with the ability to remember every single detail about the schedules, committments and needs of each member of your family, the chances are high that you rely on shared calendars, and any number of other organizational tools to keep it all straight. These days, mobile apps go a long way to assisting us with the task of keeping up with the family, but there are plenty of bits and pieces in the physical world that should be tracked, displayed, or exchanged. This is the usefulness of a Family Communication Center in your home. The communication center or kitchen desk is a single dropping-point for all the various things your family needs to know and remember as you each go about your daily lives.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens, Storage

Tile Trends in the Bathroom

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jul 28, 2015

There might 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 makes a good backdrop as well as 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 some of the key planning considerations for bathroom tile:

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms

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