What’s trending?

Let’s look at what’s trending in the kitchen and bath industry. 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 share with you the latest news.

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…

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…

Fischer Centerpiece Home Showcase

Fischer Homes is once again being featured as the Centerpiece Home in this year’s Indianapolis Home show. The Crestview-American Heritage design is part of the Grand Estates Custom Collection. The magnificent home is an impressive 4,370 square feet, boasting 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It’s soaring ceilings and elegant charm will pull you in, room…

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Making a Case for Marble

Granite countertops have reigned supreme as the king of kitchen countertop materials for several years, but it is not the only natural stone on the market. Marble countertops offer many of the same benefits as granite and are making their way into more and more kitchens. Granite may be the go-to, but there is a…

Kitchen Design: What not to do

Simple things can make or break a kitchen design. Knowing the differences between what looks good and what is functional, is the key to creating an amazing kitchen layout. After consulting with one of our own kitchen designers here at Sims-Lohman, we have come up with three important points to consider when designing or remodeling a kitchen.…