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Our Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2019

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Feb 12, 2019

As kitchen design professionals, each year we assess the recent trends in the Cincinnati area kitchens we've worked on, and take note of what looks have some staying power into the next several months. This year, we see a handful of new trends that reflect growing interest in unique or new finishes and colors, and in combining the modern needs of everyday life with traditional style concepts. We've selected the top five trends we expect to continue seeing into this year below.

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Topics: Kitchens, Design Trends and Ideas

Project Spotlight: Modern Craftsman Style Kitchen in Clifton

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Feb 5, 2019

This kitchen remodel project in Clifton was an exercise in careful editing. Updating the space into a functional and stylish modern kitchen was balanced with a need for the new kitchen to feel correct in the older home. Additionally, looking at the available space and making strategic choices on how to redistribute the square footage was a major key to this remodel's success. This kitchen is a 2019 NARI Contractor of the Year Local Kitchen Award Winner.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Kitchens

Practical Kitchen Storage Ideas

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Kitchens inherently provide a wide range of storage opportunities. While it's important to storage designed for dinnerware, cooking items, and food, there are 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

Fireplace Transformations

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Jan 22, 2019

Fireplaces can be a great addition to any room for additional comfort and warmth. Fireplaces can serve as the focal point of as well, which means they have the ability to make a major design statement. Keep reading to see four stunning transformations to inspire your fireplace remodel.

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Topics: Fireplaces

Master Bathrooms Without a Tub

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Jan 15, 2019

We're seeing it more and more- homeowners deciding to remove the tub in their master bathrooms. Bathtubs, particularly large jet tubs, used to be the ultimate symbol of luxury, and while statement-making soakers are still in vogue for some homes, other owners are discovering that baths are just not part of their regular routines. Here are some examples of master bathrooms without a tub, reasons why tubs are removed, and what was done with the space instead.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Design Trends and Ideas

Neal's Design Remodel is Hiring

Posted by Alan Hendy on Wed, Jan 9, 2019

We're always looking for new talent to join our Cincinnati team.

Currently Neal's Design Remodel is looking for a Kitchen & Bath Designer

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas

Project Spotlight: Blue & White Kitchen in Clifton

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Jan 8, 2019

An arrangement of small spaces, the original kitchen in this Clifton home lacked sufficient working areas and ample storage. The breakfast room was cramped and isolated. Combining the spaces allowed the kitchen to be more open and accommodating. The style of the kitchen was updated to a modern-minded transitional style suitable to the home’s character and age. This kitchen project is a NARI 2019 Local Contractor of the Year Award Winner.

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Topics: Project Spotlight

Interior Color Trends for 2019

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Dec 25, 2018

As December draws to a close, you may be pondering new ways to refresh your home in the new year. While a remodeling project is certainly worth considering, sometimes even just a fresh color palette can do the trick. Luckily, color experts have done a lot of the legwork for you and have offered up a selection of "Color of the Year" choices to inspire your home decorating in 2019.

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Topics: Room Colors, Design Trends and Ideas

Our Most Popular Kitchen, Bath and Trend Blogs in 2018

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Dec 18, 2018

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 2018.  In your journey to remodel your home this year, you found these kitchen, bath and design trend blogs the most relevant.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas

6 Tips for Creating a Functional Laundry Room

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Laundry is one of the essential chores we all do, and a well-designed laundry room is an asset in any home. In the past, the basement seemed to be the perfect spot to hook up a washer and dryer. The mechanical considerations were easily handled, but the inconvenience of dragging everything downstairs (and back up again) never quite made those considerations feel worth it. Today, homeowners are creating laundry spaces that better meet their needs on any floor of their home. Careful planning, prioritizing efficiency, and regular maintenance now allow for many more possibilities. Here are 6 tips for designing a functional laundry room.

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Topics: Laundry Rooms, Storage, Lighting

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