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
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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.
Updating the style and function of a master bathroom is one of the best remodeling investments to increase the appeal and value of your home. This is especially true with spaces that were designed with outdated ideas of what was necessary or useful in a master bathroom. Such was the case in the Blue Ash home, where the bathroom occupied an unusual angled corridor and included inadequate storage and an over-bearing platform tub.Read More