Neal's Home Remodeling and Design Blog

10 Smart Walk-in Closet Design Ideas

Posted by Mike Hendy on Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Think of your walk-in closet as a small personal room. You want it to be efficient and match your personal style and needs. This is why design is so important.

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Topics: Storage

An Invitation to Visit Neal’s Newly Updated Showroom

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Apr 29, 2014

The Hendy family and the design team at Neal’s Design • Remodel are excited about recent changes in our showroom. We have added stunning new kitchen displays and products that will transform your cooking, dining and storage spaces. We would like to invite you to visit our showroom to discover some fresh and fabulous ideas for your own home.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens, Storage

Project Spotlight: Renovated Galley-Style Kitchen in a Historic Home

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Jan 7, 2014

Many people are drawn to older homes because the style and craftsmanship can’t easily be replicated today. Renovation is often an adventure for both the homeowners and their contractor. If a house has been standing for over a hundred years, some of its history may be hidden by attempts to update the home by generations of owners. 

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Home Remodeling, Kitchens, Storage

Need More Living Space? Check Out These Lower Level Remodels

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Jun 25, 2013

If you have a growing family, love to entertain, have a hobby that requires space or need a place to work or work out, you may be finding that there just isn’t enough space in your home. An unfinished basement may provide the extra living space you need. 

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Lower Level, Storage

6 Creative Storage Solutions for Bathrooms

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Bathrooms are generally smaller spaces that require careful planning to create functional storage. In addition to towels, storage is needed for cosmetics, toiletries, grooming supplies, hairdryers, curlers, medicines, tissues, cleaning supplies, dirty laundry and a waste basket. Organized storage is important to control clutter and optimize the space in these rooms. 

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

14 Creative Ideas for Pantry and Kitchen Storage

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Jun 11, 2013

Storage is an issue we often discuss with people who are planning to remodel or update their kitchens. More of us  are discovering the joy of cooking and there always seems to be new gadgets or food trends for home cooks that may influence how they plan storage. 

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens, Storage

12 Great Ideas for Creating More Basement Storage

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Jun 4, 2013

A basement can provide the room we need for things that can’t be accommodated in the primary living space of a home. For example, is your living room too small for a large flat screen television with surround-sound? Or is your sewing machine taking up space in your dining room or a guest bedroom? Are the kid’s toys everywhere? Has a special collection outgrown the space in your family room? The extra space you need may be just below your main floor.

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Topics: Lower Level, Storage

11 “Must Have” Accessories for Kitchen Cabinet Storage

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, May 14, 2013

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. Custom cabinetry makers, such as Wood-Mode, have done their homework in researching the ways consumers work in their kitchens and have designed many accessories to solve their storage problems.

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Topics: Kitchens, Storage

5 Practical Ideas for Remodeling or Adding a Family Room

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Dec 4, 2012

A family room can be an asset in any home. Family rooms are casual living spaces designed around the social and recreational needs of homeowners.

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Topics: Lower Level, Home Remodeling, Lighting, Storage

6 Tips for Designing a Functional Laundry Room

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Sep 18, 2012

Laundry is one of the essential chores we all do and a well-designed laundry room is an asset in any home. Many of us have lived in homes where the washer and dryer were placed in a basement near a utility tub. Basements really were the perfect spot to hook up a washer and dryer because of the mechanicals – outlets, plumbing and gas lines – located there and the fact that if a hose leaked or water spilled it could be contained and easily cleaned up. Plus, the noise of the machines could be muffled and dirty clothes were out of sight.

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Topics: Laundry Rooms, Lighting, Storage