What’s trending in the newest designs for cabinet, countertops, and tile?

It’s important to anticipate the newest trends each year. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling, the impact of upgrading your kitchen is one of the higher returns on investment. It’s not surprising that the kitchen is the most requested home remodeling project our customers need. As a leader in our industry, we want to be able to guide you to make the best design decisions.

Magnificent Marble

Marble has long been a popular material for kitchen countertops. In fact, it has been a building material of choice for thousands of years. We know that marble is a natural material, but beyond that, how much do we know about it, and how is it formed? This post takes a closer look at Marble…

Chasing Waterfalls

  The Waterfall Edge. Uniqueness and personality are found in the details. Often, all you need is one or two unusual features to make a bold, one-of-a-kind statement. Because the kitchen is the heart of the home and a gathering place, an eye-popping detail in your kitchen can set the tone for the rest of…

Dunn Kitchen Showcase

This beautiful kitchen project was completed in the summer of 2017 for Arlene Dunn and her husband Steve Dunn. Steve Dunn is the President of Westport Homes, in Indianapolis. Arlene herself was very integral in the design of this gorgeous kitchen and had a very clear vision for the end result. With the help of…

Tri-Color Kitchen Showcase

Tri-Color: The Before and After Joe Chapman designed this incredible tri-color remodel in Centerville, Ohio, a small suburb outside of Dayton. This funky space is a 1970’s condo that was in desperate need of a major facelift. Featured in HouseTrends Magazine, the condo boasts tri-colored Pedini cabinets, floating shelves, and high gloss surfaces. The “before” photo…

Medina Kitchen Showcase

Large Family – Functional Space Designed by Cathie Emery of our Sims-Lohman Elyria location, this kitchen started off as a very small enclosed area with a breakfast nook tucked into potential kitchen space. It was renovated for a family that has SIX boys! They needed more of everything, from cooking areas to cleaning stations, and…

Sealing Countertops: Tips & Tricks

To keep your beautiful stone countertop looking brand new, free of stains and discolorations, you must routinely seal it. Here is some helpful information about sealing and protecting your tops! Do you need to seal all countertops? You may think that all stone countertops need to be regularly sealed, but that is not necessarily true.…

2018 Countertop Trends

2018: New Trends 2018 promises to be a year to remember, with bold and striking countertop trends making their mark on kitchen designs. This year is full of promise for new exciting styles. It is time to take stock of the current countertop trends! Below is a short look at the countertop trends that are making a splash…

Granite Finishes

Granite The most popular type of countertop material, granite, is appealing in part because of its diversity, and in part because of the varying array of finishes. The stone is available in a myriad of colors, including gray, blue, pink, black, red, green, and brown. Patterns of granite are also varied, and it is possible…

West Side Home Showcase

Dave Ott Homes built this West Side Cincinnati showcase home and partnered with a Sims-Lohman designer, Dave Thaler on the cabinetry and countertops. The plan included the kitchen, bar, master bath, home office, laundry room, and guest bathroom. A Crisp White Kitchen The kitchen cabinets are manufactured by Europa, with door style Crystal Lake Maple. The white finish…