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Our Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2019

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Feb 12, 2019

As kitchen design professionals, each year we assess the recent trends in the Cincinnati area kitchens we've worked on, and take note of what looks have some staying power into the next several months. This year, we see a handful of new trends that reflect growing interest in unique or new finishes and colors, and in combining the modern needs of everyday life with traditional style concepts. We've selected the top five trends we expect to continue seeing into this year below.

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Topics: Kitchens, Design Trends and Ideas

Project Spotlight: Modern Craftsman Style Kitchen in Clifton

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Feb 5, 2019

This kitchen remodel project in Clifton was an exercise in careful editing. Updating the space into a functional and stylish modern kitchen was balanced with a need for the new kitchen to feel correct in the older home. Additionally, looking at the available space and making strategic choices on how to redistribute the square footage was a major key to this remodel's success. This kitchen is a 2019 NARI Contractor of the Year Local Kitchen Award Winner.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Kitchens

Practical Kitchen Storage Ideas

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Kitchens inherently provide a wide range of storage opportunities. While it's important to storage designed for dinnerware, cooking items, and food, there are 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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Project Spotlight: An Open Traditional Kitchen in Williamsburg

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Dec 4, 2018

The homeowners of this Williamsburg home were experiencing several “pinch-points” in their kitchen where space and flow were disrupted. They desired a new space with an open and roomy design that would eliminate these restrictions and make better use of the available space. Creating a home with ease of use and natural flow was a priority.

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Topics: Kitchens

Project Spotlight: Kitchen in West Chester

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Oct 30, 2018

This casual kitchen in West Chester provides a lesson in thinking outside the box to get the most out of the available space. It's also an example of how to temper the bold character of rustic style with the straight-forward simplicity of transitional design. The result is a comfortable space that can host the family just as easily as a gathering of friends.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Kitchens

4 Stand-Out Kitchen Flooring Ideas

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Design statements can be made in the simplest ways. For kitchens, which are already layered with elements, textures, colors, and a mixture of materials, often times the floor gets overlooked as a surface that can add drama or a "wow" factor. Here are some ideas for eye-catching kitchen flooring designs.

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Topics: Kitchens, Design Trends and Ideas

4 Kitchen Storage Ideas for Families On-the-Go

Posted by Alan Hendy on Tue, Sep 25, 2018

If you have a family that is always on the move, keeping the kitchen organized can be a challenge. With a kitchen being designed as a living and communication space it’s easy for the room to become easily cluttered by snacks, backpacks or coats. Clever storage solutions can help keep your kitchen in order and store the necessities so they can remain at your reach, but out of sight.

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Topics: Kitchens, Storage

Kitchen Range Hood Design

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Sep 11, 2018

There are many pre-made range hoods on the market, and each has the potential to bring a unique style to your space. It may also be the case that a custom solution captures the character and style of the kitchen remodel better than any out-of-the-box option. Working with a designer to find the right kitchen range hood design can be a rewarding decision for your new kitchen, so it's important to understand the various questions that will come up. Here we outline 4 things to consider when looking at kitchen hoods.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

Selecting Kitchen Appliances for Your Remodel

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Updated for 2018

Your kitchen is the workhorse of your home. To accommodate all the tasks you need to do there, you'll be in need of a selection of appliances. There are thousands of appliances on the market at a wide range of prices, sizes, styles, and features. Before going into your remodel, it will be helpful to understand some of the basic options you might have for each of the main appliances your kitchen could feature. We've highlighted several key considerations for several popular kitchen appliance categories below.

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Topics: Kitchens, Design Trends and Ideas

High-Impact Design Updates in the Kitchen

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

There are a few design changes that you can do in your kitchen that will easily amp up the character and style, even if you make no other changes. These high-impact updates can be fairly straight-forward swap outs or part of a larger remodel, and will make your kitchen feel like a new space.

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