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Before & After Fireplaces

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Now that the weather has finally remembered that it's winter in Cincinnati, thoughts turn to cozy evenings at home. Let's face it, though; not every home has a nice fireplace to curl up next to. A fireplace remodel is one of the best ways to improve your home interior, any time of year. Keep reading for before & after fireplaces we've redone in the area.

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Topics: Fireplaces

Trends in Smart Home Automation

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Sep 12, 2017

With all the technology already integrated into our daily lives and routines, it's no wonder that smart home systems are rapidly becoming a wish list item for many homeowners. The ability to control the way our homes operate through intuitive and innovative apps or interfaces can have a positive impact on many areas of our lives and the ways in which we use our houses. Keep reading for some of the ways smart home automation can be added to your home.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Lighting

Spring Seasonal Checklist

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Spring has now sprung, which means now is a good time to take care of the last-minute maintenance tasks that will help ensure that your home is prepared for what spring and summer have 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 blisteringly hot, or stormy, or in the middle of a vacation. Keep reading for a spring seasonal checklist of what to look into.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Hiring a Contractor

4 Universal Design Ideas For Any Room

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Whether you're planning for aging in place, or you just want your home to be more accessible, universal design concepts can be applied throughout your home. To get the most out of a universal design mindset in you home, not only should you look at major considerations in the kitchen and bath, but also pay attention to the ways in which those ideas can be applied to all areas of your home. Here are 4 Universal Design features that can make any room in your home “user friendly” for a lifetime.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Aging-in-Place, Kitchens

Newest Trends in Wall Treaments

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

An easy way to update the look of any room in your home is to refresh the look of the walls. Even a simple change of color can make a room feel like a whole new space. The options for wall treatments have been around for a long time which means that they keep getting technically better, or easier to install. So if it's been a while since you've taken a look at how to finished your interior walls, now is a great time to look again.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors

Our Most Popular Kitchen and Bath Design Blog Posts in 2015

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Dec 29, 2015

"Best of" lists are an end-of-year tradition. We look back at the year that has been to help us see a possible direction for the year yet to be. For our part in this New Year's tradition, we'd like to take a moment to look at the 5 blog posts we've shared here that you found the most helpful or relevant in your journeys to remodel your homes.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Lighting, Room Colors, Countertops

Get Your Home Ready for Summer With a Mini-Inspection

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Summer officially begins on June 21 this year- this coming Sunday. This week is your last opportunity to get your home ready for enjoying and surviving the hottest months. We've got you covered, though. Keep reading for our Summer Home Maintenance Checklist.

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Transform Your Backyard Into a Party Space

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, May 19, 2015

Grill-out, barbeque, picnic, or party - whatever you call it, inviting family and friends over for an afternoon or evening in the back yard is a staple of warm-weather life in Cincinnati. In many cases, these types of gatherings are casual and laid-back affairs, but that doesn't mean they aren't worthy of entertainment spaces designed to accommodate them. We've combed through our gallery of past projects, and have come up with several ideas for converting your backyard into the party space of your dreams.

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Topics: Outdoor Living, Design Trends and Ideas

4 Outdoor Living Details to Consider

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Turning your yard into an outdoor living space can bring both large and small changes. The large changes are what get the most attention and usually set the tone for the new exterior space. Pavilions, decks, patios and porches are all major additions to any home. Beyond these larger items, however, are a hundred details that make them work and make them yours. Based on the outdoor projects we have under our belt, here's four details we think you should consider.

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Topics: Outdoor Living, Design Trends and Ideas

Our Most Popular Kitchen and Bath Design Blog Posts in 2014

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Dec 30, 2014

"Best of" lists are an end-of-year tradition. We look back at the year that has been to help us see a possible direction for the year yet to be. For our part in this New Year's tradition, we'd like to take a moment to look at the 5 blog posts we've shared here that you found the most helpful or relevent in your journeys to remodel your homes.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Universal Design, Kitchens, Storage, Room Colors

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