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Frank Kuhlmeier

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Project Spotlight: Japanese-Inspired Contemporary Bathroom

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Dec 9, 2014

This Project Spotlight master bathroom had the advantage of size, but excelled at little else. The original space felt dark, dreary and dated. The shower was difficult to keep clean, and the whole space needed an injection of style and function. The solution came in seeing the space transformed into a contemporary bathroom inspired by the fusion of modern and traditional Japanese design.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Bathrooms

4 Wine Storage Ideas

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Dec 2, 2014

There are many great, functional ways to store and display your wine.  Wine storage ideas range from stand-alone temperature controlled units to convenient sliding cabinet storage. We’ve provided some ideas that Cincinnati locals have used in their own homes to inspire you.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Lower Level, Kitchens

Project Spotlight: A Major Home Addition

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Jul 1, 2014

This month’s Project Spotlight features a major home addition for an active family of five. They enjoy the neighborhood where they live but it was time to add more space to their home. They needed an area for gathering and entertaining, and they wanted to expand the kitchen, garage and an entryway.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Kitchens, Additions

Covered Entryways and Front Porches: Adding Curb Appeal to Your Home

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, May 20, 2014

Curb appeal is important to any home. The exterior of your home sets the stage for welcoming guests and, if you’re planning to sell your home, attracting buyers. Entryways should be functional and practical. A covered entryway provides protection from the elements. A front porch can provide outdoor living space and a pleasant place to relax on warm summer evenings. 

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Topics: Outdoor Living, Design-Build

How to Transform Your Yard Into an Outdoor Living Space [Free Guide]

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Mar 11, 2014

Have you had enough of winter weather? Do you find yourself daydreaming about the warm sunny days of summer? You are not alone. During these cold, blustery days we compiled a new resource for homeowners, “How to Transform Your Yard Into an Outdoor Living Space.” In this 16-page guide you will see some of the best outdoor design ideas for recreation, relaxation, entertaining, outdoor cooking and creating a backyard oasis. There are many photos of projects we’ve built for customers residing here in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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Topics: Outdoor Living, Design Trends and Ideas

Project Spotlight: Renovated Galley-Style Kitchen in a Historic Home

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Jan 7, 2014

Many people are drawn to older homes because the style and craftsmanship can’t easily be replicated today. Renovation is often an adventure for both the homeowners and their contractor. If a house has been standing for over a hundred years, some of its history may be hidden by attempts to update the home by generations of owners. 

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Home Remodeling, Kitchens, Storage

Expand Your Living Space with a Basement Multipurpose Room

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Oct 22, 2013

Do you feel as though you need more living space in your home? The solution could be a basement multipurpose room.

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Topics: Walk-In Showers, Laundry Rooms, Lower Level

The Latest Trends in Bathtub Styles and Features

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Aug 6, 2013

Today’s bathtubs are designed for style and comfort. There are many options on the market. Tubs come in a variety of shapes and a range of sizes. When selecting a tub for your bathroom, first consider size, then materials and finally amenities.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers

Need More Living Space? Check Out These Lower Level Remodels

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Jun 25, 2013

If you have a growing family, love to entertain, have a hobby that requires space or need a place to work or work out, you may be finding that there just isn’t enough space in your home. An unfinished basement may provide the extra living space you need. 

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Lower Level, Storage

5 Bathroom Tile Design Ideas

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Apr 30, 2013

Tile is the perfect wall and floor surface for a bathroom because of its resistance to humidity and water. Tiled surfaces are generally easy to clean and maintain. When used as flooring, textured tiles can help prevent slips and falls.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms