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Kitchen Range Hood Design

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Sep 11, 2018

There are many pre-made range hoods on the market, and each has the potential to bring a unique style to your space. It may also be the case that a custom solution captures the character and style of the kitchen remodel better than any out-of-the-box option. Working with a designer to find the right kitchen range hood design can be a rewarding decision for your new kitchen, so it's important to understand the various questions that will come up. Here we outline 4 things to consider when looking at kitchen hoods.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

Selecting Kitchen Appliances for Your Remodel

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Updated for 2018

Your kitchen is the workhorse of your home. To accommodate all the tasks you need to do there, you'll be in need of a selection of appliances. There are thousands of appliances on the market at a wide range of prices, sizes, styles, and features. Before going into your remodel, it will be helpful to understand some of the basic options you might have for each of the main appliances your kitchen could feature. We've highlighted several key considerations for several popular kitchen appliance categories below.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

High-Impact Design Updates in the Kitchen

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

There are a few design changes that you can do in your kitchen that will easily amp up the character and style, even if you make no other changes. These high-impact updates can be fairly straight-forward swap outs or part of a larger remodel, and will make your kitchen feel like a new space.

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Topics: Kitchens

The Basics of Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Selecting the cabinet for your kitchen is one of the most important steps in your kitchen remodeling project. There are many cabinetry products on the market with a wide variety of features and prices. Before choosing, it’s important to understand a bit of how cabinets are made and the general categories of options available to you. Here are four basics to get you started.

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Topics: Kitchens

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

Before & After Kitchens

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Sometimes the best way to appreciate the impact of a remodel is to compare the before and after photos. We enjoy taking a look back at the transformations we've made to kitchens throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. Here are five of our favorite before & after kitchens that we hope you'll enjoy as well.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

Our Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Jan 30, 2018

As kitchen design professionals, each year we assess the recent trends in the Cincinnati area kitchens we created, and take note of what looks to have some staying power into the next several months. This year, we see a continuation of many of the design trends we've been seeing, as well as a few new trends that reflect the modern sensibilities of today's homeowners. We've selected the top five we expect to continue seeing this year.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

4 Kitchens to Inspire Your Remodel for Holiday Hosting Next Year

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Dec 26, 2017

The holidays are a time to gather with friends and family for celebrating, usually around food. Perhaps this year, you found yourself in a relative's stunning new home, or maybe it was your turn to host, and your kitchen was barely up for the task. As we head into the New Year, we'd like to fuel your imagination for the possibilities for your kitchen next year. Here, we'll take a look at four amazing kitchens designed with entertaining in mind.

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Topics: Kitchens

Our Most Popular Kitchen, Bath and Outdoor Living Design Blogs in 2017

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Dec 19, 2017

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 2017.  In your journeys to remodel your home you found these kitchen, bath and outdoor living design blogs relevant.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas

Kitchen Range Hood Design

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Oct 24, 2017

There are a lot of pre-made range hoods on the market, and each brings its own style to your space. It can also be the case that a custom solution captures the character and style of the kitchen remodel better than any out-of-the-box option. Working with a designer to find the right kitchen range hood design can be a rewarding check off of your new kitchen, so it's important to understand the various questions that will come up. Here we outline 4 things to consider when looking at kitchen hoods.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

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