Knowing what style your home is and what style you prefer is an asset when it comes to working with a designer for a remodel. Taking a little time to narrow your style preferences down can greatly help streamline what products, materials and other options make sense for your project. If you can go into your remodel with some confidence about the styles you like and want, it will vastly improve how quickly your designer can help find the products and layouts that work for you.Read More
Neal's Home Remodeling and Design Blog
When given the opportunity to move back into a childhood home, the homeowners of this Montgomery project saw the potential to turn the house into one that could serve the next generation with new memories. "I know it brings my parents a lot of joy to have us living there," the homeowner said. Not balking from the work of remodeling the house to fit their needs, the project scope was set at the grand goal of renovating the entire home. In this outstanding remodeling project, every room, and nearly every surface, was reconsidered, re-imagined, and redesigned into a truly transitional space- a traditional home with a modern feel. Trends and classic techniques are blended seamlessly throughout the home, tied together with unique and clever design touches with the help of Neal's designer Amanda Morehart.Read More
As we head into the coldest months of the year, now is a good time to take care of the last-minute maintenance tasks that will help ensure that your home is prepared for all that winter has 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 at its worst. Keep reading for a winter home maintenance checklist of what to look into.Read More
In recent years, the tiny home concept has been taking off as an option for vacation houses or permanent living spaces for the adventurous minimalist, but in many neighborhoods throughout the greater Cincinnati region, small homes or condos are an everyday way of life. First time home buyers often find that small homes are a good initial investment. There are also certain design styles of small homes that have withstood the test of time such as craftsman bungalows, cottages, cabins, ranch, and prairie style homes that have unique appeal to buyers. Luckily there are many tricks and techniques that can be included in your home's interior design that greatly help a small space feel larger. There are several decoration ideas, such as hanging curtains higher or using the same color in several rooms, but here we'll focus on remodeling, interior design and architectural tips that you can include in your home improvement projects.
Note: This post was originally written in November, 2012. It has been re-written with new images to improve relevance.