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Project Spotlight: Charming Kitchen Remodel in Newport

Posted by Mike Hendy on Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Going into the kitchen remodel of this classic row house in Newport, already more than 100 years old, it was clear that the entire space would be completely reworked, and the back of the home’s brick fireplace would be exposed. Using that as a springboard for the remodel, the small kitchen was redesigned with the type of charm and timelessness suitable to the home’s pedigree.

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Topics: Kitchens, Project Spotlight

5 Inspiring Bathroom Transformations

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, May 29, 2018

Bathroom remodeling is a great way to improve the look and function of any home. The concepts behind what makes a good bathroom have dramatically changed over the years, and even homes built 10 to 20 years ago can have baths that feel outdated and awkward. Today's bathrooms favor open concepts rather than compartmentalized zones, and designs that provide a sense of luxury and style are always at the forefront. Here are 5 inspiring Greater Cincinnati bathroom renovations Neal's Design Remodel has recently completed. 

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Topics: Bathrooms, Design Trends and Ideas

3 Keys to Upgrading Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Alan Hendy on Tue, May 22, 2018

Enjoy your yard more with clever and stylish updates.

The principle idea of outdoor living is to extend the usefulness of your property by providing functional and comfortable areas outside of the house. While some homes come with great outdoor areas already, often these lawns, porches and patios don't account for the specific ways you and your family want to interact with your outside space. Below, we've highlighted a few of our favorite outdoor living considerations to show how personalizing your yard can improve your home's outdoor living areas.

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Topics: Outdoor Living

The 4 Basic Kitchen Floor Plan Designs

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, May 15, 2018

Most kitchen floor plans take into account the relationship of the sink, cooktop and refrigerator- the three components that make the kitchen a useful space. Designers refer to this as the "working triangle". In order to create a functional kitchen, it's important to understand which triangle configuration works best in the space. What we find is that most kitchens end up fitting into one of four basic floor plan designs. Every home is different, so the details and exact arrangement will always be a bit unique, but starting with the basics is a great way to see the potential for your kitchen remodel. Here, we take a look at each.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

Practical Kitchen Storage Ideas

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, May 8, 2018

Kitchens offer a fair amount or storage opportunities. While it's important to have the majority of the available space allocated to your dinnerware, cooking items, and food, there are often times 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

Project Spotlight: Master Bath Renovated into Two Baths

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, May 1, 2018

The second floor of this Terrace Park home had one bathroom, arranged like a typical master bathroom, but shared with the guest bedroom, via the hallway. This arrangement, while ample, was less than ideal for the couple. Instead, they were looking for a private bathroom, but also wanted the benefit of the hall bath for their guests. In this unique project, the master bath was renovated into two baths by rearranging and dividing the available space to create two functional bathrooms.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Project Spotlight

2018 Bathroom Tile Trends

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Apr 24, 2018

There may 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 can make just as good of a backdrop as it can 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 the 2018 bathroom tile trends to consider that are key in planning your bathroom renovation.

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Topics: Flooring, Bathrooms, Design Trends and Ideas

Transform Your Yard into an Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Many people enjoy spending time at home with family and friends, and when the weather turns warm, everyone often ends up outside to enjoy the fresh air and scenery. If you love the outdoors, you may be thinking about how to transform your yard into a living space for entertaining, relaxing, recreation and to extend the time you spend outdoors at home. An outdoor living space remodel can have a huge impact on your home. Here are some questions to consider and action steps to take that will help get your project started.

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Topics: Outdoor Living

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Kevin Dunn on Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Spring is an exciting time of the year when the weather begins to warm up and we look forward to enjoying more time outside. Now is the perfect time to do some quick and easy home maintenance to prevent larger, more expensive problems from occurring. Our list below is designed to give you a few ideas of things you can do to get your home ready for the harsh summer months. No need to tackle them all at once, just pick a few to accomplish each weekend, and you will be done before you know it.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Hiring a Contractor

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

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