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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bathroom have dramatically changed over the years, and even homes built 10 to 20 years ago can have baths that feel outdated and awkward.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: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms

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

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

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

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

Backsplash Options for Your Kitchen

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Updated: 3/20/18 | Original post: 3/24/15

The backsplash brings out the personality of a kitchen. Choosing a backsplash for your kitchen is a great way to show off your style. Backsplash styles and materials range from sweet and simple, to elegant and elaborate to coordinate with your tastes. It can naturally tie a design together or become a stunning focal point. If you need help narrowing down some tile design ideas, or just with finding a place to start, keep reading for backsplash options for your kitchen.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

Top 2018 Bath & Kitchen Trends

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Did you have a chance to attend the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show this year? Is your brain swimming with ideas to update your kitchen or bath? If you have a project planned for 2018, there are some exciting new trends emerging. We sent a handful of our designers to KBIS, to see and experience the most cutting edge kitchen and bath products, and technologies. Here are some of the trends they see emerging in 2018.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, National Kitchen and Bath Association

Project Spotlight: Old World Rustic Kitchen in Middletown

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Mar 6, 2018

The primary goal of this Middletown kitchen remodel was to create a space that was more open and packed full of function. The homeowner's old world rustic tastes called for a complete style overhaul, which provided opportunities to create a unique kitchen with the personality to match the style of the home.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

Interior Barn Door Ideas

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Adding quirky or unexpected elements to interior spaces is one easy way to bring interest and character into your home. One option that suits homes in the Greater Cincinnati area well is the use of barn-style doors. There are a variety of interior barn door ideas and installations that can be used throughout your home.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas

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