In interior design, there are three large categories of design styles that you have probably come across if you've been looking into changing your home. These are Traditional, Contemporary, and Transitional. While Traditional and Contemporary design styles are somewhat easier to conceptualize, Transitional style is harder to describe. In very basic terms, Transitional design style fills the gap between rich, detailed Traditional style and minimal, angular Contemporary style. That's just a high-level definition, though, so let's take a closer look.Read More
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If you’re an avid home cook an intentional design and layout is essential to your kitchen. There are many details to creating a kitchen that will work flawlessly for any avid chef, whether you consider yourself an expert or amateur. The overall goal is to provide a space that is intuitive for the user and has the least amount of friction or obstacles to work around whenever you get into a flow as you cook. There's a lot to making this happen, but in this post, we'll focus on the three biggest considerations: space planning, appliances, and storage.
It is sometimes the case that one or two poor design choices aren't enough to negate the overall good qualities of a home, and so homeowners will live with a terrible kitchen, bath or other room for a long time, justifying that the rest of the house is perfectly fine. While a remodel can often be considered a luxury, for these types of situations, the improvements made to rooms with bad style, storage, or layout choices can dramatically improve not only the home, but also the homeowner's daily quality of life. This was the case in this kitchen remodel in Indian Hill, where an ugly, cramped and outdated kitchen stifled the family's character and needs.Read More
Recently we looked at some of the color trends making an impact on kitchen and bath design this year. In that post we focused on the use of color in cabinetry as well as the ways in which color trends can be used in combination to help a kitchen feel cohesive. In this post, we'll continue looking at trends as they relate to kitchen design, including some more color considerations, storage trends, and design details.Read More