With the winter holidays here, large family meals and how to make them may be top of mind for many. Several practical considerations in the design and function of a kitchen for everyday needs can often times be a valuable support for those occasions when preparing large meals becomes an event in and of itself. Here are 7 kitchen design ideas to make holiday meal prep a smooth and fun process.Read More
Neal's Home Remodeling and Design Blog
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.
One of the goals for most kitchen remodels is to gain more storage space. Organization is very important to optimizing the way a kitchen functions. Cabinetry makers have done their homework in researching the ways consumers work in their kitchens and have designed many cabinet accessories to solve their storage problems. These additions to the cabinets convert standard cabinets into specialized, or maximize storage spots that handle typical needs in the kitchen. Based on our experience, here are ten “must have” kitchen cabinet storage accessories designed to make life in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable:Read More
The style of cabinet door used in your kitchen is unquestionably the most important design feature. Door style and color set the tone for the space, and provide the backdrop to the unique elements that make one kitchen different from the next. Cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and appliance panels create the core of the kitchen’s visual look. With all the options for the form and style of the door, color, finish, and extra details, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. To help you stay on track, we’ve outlined the three key points to consider when selecting cabinet doors that suit you, your home, and your needs.Read More