Neal’s Design Remodel Collects Four COTY Awards


Neal’s Design Remodel, a full-service design-build company in Cincinnati, was honored with four 2018 NARI Contractor of the Year (COTY) awards.

Here is a look at each of these award-winning projects from Neal’s.

Residential Bath $75,001 to $100,000

Designer: Connie Hampton

Description: The showpiece of the bathroom is the eclectic-style freestanding soaking tub. With a copper base, mirrored mosaic tile accent and hammered nickel interior, the tub provided a good mix of details to match and play against. The bathroom is a smart space with several integrations and automations that are controlled through a touch-screen panel near the vanity. The automations include: motorized roller shades on the windows that can be controlled separately for custom positioning; lighting schemes using the recessed LED can lighting in the ceiling as well as the vanity mirror lights; a projection TV screen in the vanity mirror that is integrated into the home’s entertainment system; back-lighting on the mirrors; and music interface with speakers mounted in the ceiling.

Residential Landscape/Outdoor Living $60,000 and Over

Designer: Bob Voigt

Description: The new stone fireplace helps create a seating area and defines a new visual midpoint in the space. Skylights in the existing roof were kept for added natural lighting in the back portion of the new structure. The back door of the home, leading into the covered space, was replaced and new stairs were added. The fireplace is faced with cultured stone veneer. The outdoor kitchen has a U-shaped layout and contains a sink, trash-can cabinet, two 24-inch under-counter refrigerators, a large egg smoker and a 42-inch gas grill with storage cabinet below.


Residential Kitchen $100,001 to $150,00

Designer: Christina Temple

Description: The kitchen is traditional, with a color scheme that primarily is a combination of medium brown, soft cream and warm gray. A mixture of black, bronze, copper and silver toned accents helps to create a more eclectic feel. A highlight of the appliance changes was a new Blue Star range. Most of the appliances are clean-lined stainless steel, which brings a modern look to the room. Also, the new sink is a faux concrete farmhouse style. The backsplash is tumbled natural stone with an accent band. This band is natural stone in gray and brown combined with glass and silver metal pieces. On the prep island polished nickel hardware with textured face that looks like tiny glass mosaics help make that island feel like a separately added piece.

Basement Remodel Over $100,000

Designer: Christina Temple

Description: The new basement design uses bold but simple traditional elements to help give the homeowners’ traditional furnishings a visual foundation. These touches include the wine-colored carpet, wood and wrought iron stair railing, rich wood column wraps and granite used in a few key spots in the space. At the bar, the style shifts to a transitional design that retains the impact of the dark-toned wood, but marries it with a more modern stone treatment on the wall and bar. Along with the tiled flooring, this allows the bar space to feel more casual, which gives guests the cue that it’s a place to relax and have fun and not worry about formalities. The transitional style is then fully realized in the bathroom as a clean design with modern touches.


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