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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: Project Spotlight, Bathrooms

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: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms, Flooring

Master Bathrooms Without a Tub

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Mar 27, 2018

We're seeing it more and more- homeowners ditching 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 master bathrooms without a tub and reasons why these Cincinnati-area remodels we've completed have said good-bye to the tub.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms

Bathroom Vanity Ideas to Consider

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Original Post: 8/26/15 | Updated: 1/23/18

The bathroom vanity is an important element in the design of a bathroom. The style, scale, placement, size, and storage of the vanity in your bathroom are all key to the room's function and feel. In many cases, the vanity is a crucial visual focal point, and may even be the only thing really making your bathroom unique or interesting. With so much resting on the vanity, it deserves a good amount of thought and planning in any bathroom remodel. Here are some bathroom vanity ideas to consider when designing a bathroom vanity.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms

5 Dramatic Before & After Baths

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Remodeling a bathroom is a great way to instantly improve a home. There's something rewarding about having a fresh, new private space that feels like a luxury no matter what the budget was. A bath redesign is a great opportunity to rework the functionality of your space to match your current needs and lifestyle, and can be a great way to add your own character and style to your home. Here are 5 dramatic before and after baths remodeled recently for your inspiration.

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Topics: Bathrooms

Project Spotlight: Stylish Dual Master Baths & Walk-In Closet

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Mixing traditional style with a rock-n-roll attitude, this Indian Hill remodel brought a cohesive and eye-catching design to four separate spaces, turning the master suite into an enviable destination in the home. Bold but curated selections in tile, counters, and hardware work in tandem with the classic and traditional bones of the cabinetry. This project encompasses dual master baths, a walk-in closet & dressing room, an a hallway that connects the spaces and adds additional closet storage.

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Topics: Bathrooms

Walk-in Shower Design Ideas [Free Guide]

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Post updated: 8/29/2017

One of the hottest trends in bathroom remodeling is a walk-in shower. Walk-in showers are a great option because they can be designed for almost any bathroom (the minimum space requirement is 36-by-36 inches) and customized for style and use. Walk-in showers can be built into a corner or integrated with a tub. They can have doors but also be fashioned without a door. A walk-in shower can be equipped with a variety of accessories to create a custom spa experience or meet the special needs of users.

Our free 15-page guide includes design ideas and remodeling suggestions to help you plan your project. Here are some of the things you will find in the guide:

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers

7 Bathroom Shower Design Ideas

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

More and more homeowners are choosing to forgo the traditional large tub and small shower combination in their master bathroom for a setup that better matches their fast-paced lifestyle. In many cases, this means giving more attention to the shower design for an experience that is as relaxing as it is efficient. While the idea behind this bathroom modification is to get in and out and on your way quickly, there's also a desire for the shower to be comfortable and adaptable.

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Topics: Bathrooms

5 Before & After Bathroom Remodels

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, May 30, 2017

Bathroom remodels are a popular home improvement project in large part because our ideas of what makes a comfortable and useful bathroom have changed considerably in the past several decades. Most homes are outfitted with a builder's idea of a good bathroom, which is often stunted by price limitations. In the projects below, we look at five bathroom projects that took a boring and basic space and turned it into a bathroom worthy of your dreams.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms

Project Spotlight: A Whole House Transformation in Western Hills

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, May 2, 2017

Sometimes a project comes along that we just can't pass up. In the case of this home remodel in Western Hills, the house in question had been built by Neal's back in the 80's. As our modern lives have changed, so too has the way the house needed to function, and so we were given the rare opportunity to improve our own past work to bring new function and beauty to the house for a new era.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms, Kitchens

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