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Project Tour: Charming Farmhouse Kitchen in Okeana

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Jul 6, 2021

Updating a home with history can be one of the most interesting types of remodels to undertake. An important part of the project is to evaluate the existing portions of the home or space that are worth preserving, and those that are ripe for change. These considerations come down to a variety of factors, such as sentimental or aesthetic perspectives, which will create a framework for the new ideas. This kitchen remodel in Okeana is a wonderful example of combining old with new to create a space that works perfectly with the home's character.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Kitchens

Universal Design Concepts for the Home

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Universal Design has become a standard in both home and product design. More manufacturers are giving serious thought to how their products are used in homes and who is using them. They want their products to accommodate a range of users from youngsters to the elderly. Safety is a primary consideration, and product designers are seeking better ways to prevent accidents. Universal Design is about designing spaces, products, and features that can be used by everyone and follows three guiding principles: Safety, Comfort, and Accessibility

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Aging-in-Place

Project Tour: Romantic Contemporary Master Bathroom in Blue Ash

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Nov 3, 2020

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 This is especially true with spaces that were designed with outdated ideas of what was necessary or useful in a master bathroom.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.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Bathrooms

Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Sep 29, 2020

This is an excerpt from our Homeowner's Guide to Outdoor Living. You can read the full outdoor living guide here.

If you do a lot of summer entertaining at home or just enjoy cooking family meals on the grill, an outdoor kitchen is likely high on your wishlist. Outside kitchens can be quite similar to their interior counterparts with the variety and practicality of modern outdoor appliances available to homeowners. To start deciding what you’d like in yours, you’ll need a specific list of the type of kitchen and entertaining activities you would like to be able to do outside. Think about how you like to work in a kitchen. How much food prep space do you need? Would you want your kitchen to include seating for family and friends and for conversation when you work? How would you prefer to manage clean up? How much storage will you need outdoors or would you prefer to do all the prep work indoors and use the grill area strictly for cooking?

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Topics: Outdoor Living

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