Artful Homeowners Require Creative Remodeling Solutions
Apr27

Artful Homeowners Require Creative Remodeling Solutions

A sculpture garden in the front yard was a clear indication to Todd Schmidt that he was about to meet an artful pair of homeowners. Little did this home remodeler realize that the construction project they were going to award him would require a bit of artistry of his own. For over 10 years, the couple had lived in the home, a 90s era contemporary build that Schmidt immediately found to be “very tasteful, filled with plenty of clean...

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Ask the expert: Does gray work for traditional style?
Apr20

Ask the expert: Does gray work for traditional style?

We recently asked the Housetrends audience this question: If you could ask an interior design expert anything, what would it be? We picked some of our favorites and gave them to Debra Campbell, the owner of Fleurish Home, which has locations in Dayton (Springboro), Columbus, Cincinnati and Hamilton. Here is the second in a four-part series of Q&As with Campbell. Question: Is gray wall-to-wall carpet too contemporary for my...

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Requarth’s Timeless Cabinetry is just that
Apr12

Requarth’s Timeless Cabinetry is just that

The Requarth Co., proudly located in downtown Dayton, Ohio, has had a continuously operating mill since 1860 and been making things for more than 150 years, but it wasn’t until about two years ago that the company started manufacturing its own cabinets. “It seemed like every day someone would ask us if we make cabinets,” said Alan Lee, Marketing and Brand Manager at The Requarth Co. “At the time we didn’t, but we found there was a...

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Give Your Shower An Upgrade With Heavy Glass
Mar31

Give Your Shower An Upgrade With Heavy Glass

Could your shower use a serious upgrade? Many shower doors and enclosures are made from thin 3/16 inch glass, creating the need for bulky metal parts to hold the glass in place. However, there are better options available. Natalie Skocik, the Channel Marketing Coordinator for Basco Shower Enclosures, explained that heavy glass presents a multitude of luxurious choices for consumers. “Basco’s heavy glass is 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch in...

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The Best Place to Buy Major Kitchen Appliances
Mar27

The Best Place to Buy Major Kitchen Appliances

Big box retailers like Lowe’s and Home Depot sell more full-sized kitchen appliances than anyone else in the country, but this doesn’t necessarily make them the best places to buy them. According to Consumer Reports, national chains have begun turning off some customers due to a perceived lack of service and selection. This dissatisfaction is leading those shoppers in part to local, independent appliance dealers, who apparently have a...

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Brookstone building new homes in Boone County
Mar17

Brookstone building new homes in Boone County

Brookstone Homes, a fifth-generation Cincinnati-area homebuilder, now is selling homes in its new community in Burlington, Kentucky. Valley Creek Farms, located just off Kentucky Route 18, is in close proximity to grocery, restaurants, shopping, schools, the airport and access to Interstates 71, 75 and 275. The community will have two sections, one featuring lifestyle patio homes and the other with ranch and two-story single-family...

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